May 9, 2012 |
In: Beautiful, Inspirational
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These two pictures made me stop and say "Holy shit!" xD
#1 Sugar in water????
Hmn, I was thinking the same thing…
It looks like, but it's just the reflection caused by the bended tip of the bag.
'#12 i mean… great success and all but i'm not sure if i really like her better after :/
lol That's what i was thinking too. She looks fine to me before.
I thought the same thing.
Na, she definitely looks better after.
I don't think its about looks here guys. If she transformed because she started eating healthier and being more active, then that's what should be important, not her looks.
I think Ije is right, healthy choices. Before didn't need to lose weight, but look how happy after is.
I thought the excersize photos would help the most but it is actually the healthy food posts that are motivating me. Keep these coming berry.
#12 GREAT before and GREAT after, way to go!
#12 is thinner than I am now in her "before"…..
#1 Ditch the Red Bull for Monster Rehab. 10 calories(3 grams of sugar)/8 oz. And the orange – OMG – tastes like Hi-C.
#12 – One word; Day-um!
#12 great job!!! I'm commited to working out & eating right, but I feel like I'll never have such success, any tips?
would love to hear #12 's story!
me too!, time she spended in this. She looks great.
Me three! I was going to post that as well.
me four! how did she do it!?!?!
Really needed this post today. It's someone's birthday in my office which means cookies, cake, brownies, and more. I had my one treat/splurge. Berry's got me motivated!
Sometimes it seems like offices are conspiring against us to make us all fat, haha! There's always friggen cookies and cakes and crap at my work and it's damn hard to resist all the time!
#12 You looked so pretty before but you look REALLY pretty after! Great job toning and tightening everything, you should be preally proud!!!
I am in the process of losing weight after my 3rd and final child. My biggest thing I know I need to work on is my will power. If I could get that in check, I think I'd be fine.. also.. if lettuce tasted like french fries and water tasted like….well, ANYTHING but water. LOL. Good luck to all the Berries out there getting in shape. and #12, way to go!! You look great!
A toning/tightening story would be AWESOME!! I just lost 60 lbs (well, now 52 as I gained a bit back) after my third and final child, as well. But I would love to tighten everything back up. I am actually starting the diet that got me there again, as I would ideally like to lose at least another 20 lbs. Finding the TRUE motivation that will keep you on your path to health/wellness is KEY!
I gained my weight with my pregnancies, and as the mom/wife role consumed my life, as they have a tendency to do, everyone else came first. My personal reason: I have a rheumatic condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). It is a painful, debilitating, and eventually crippling arthritis that effects my spine, neck, and hips mostly, but also effects every other joint in my body as well. Last February the pain became unbearable and my Rheumatologist had told me that I was now in a completely active phase of the disease, and the fusing of my spine is starting… I had just turned 30, and I thought that I would at least have until my 40's before my spine had started fusing (That is what AS does- it is an autoimmune disease that causes your body's immune system to attack the joints of your spine causing chronic pain and inflammation, which will eventually lead to your body creating bone where the joints were, thus leaving you immobile) . I knew that my pain was increased by all of the extra weight I was carrying, so I started a Medical Weight Loss diet in July. It is expensive…but look at it this way–How much money do you spend on fad diet crap that doesn't actually work. This works- period.
I wish I could say that my pain was alleviated, but unfortunately, it hasn't gotten better at all. Sitting at my desk 8+ hours a day is one of the worst things for it, but this Momma has to contribute to those darn bills. Hopefully I will by a winning lottery ticket someday so I can enjoy the movement I have before it's gone…but I try to just take one day at a time and be thankful for what I do have.
The point of my longwindedness (sorry) is if you REALLY want to succeed with your weight loss goal, you need to find a reason so personal, so inspiring, that motivation and will power will stem from your reason..not the other way around. And when you find that reason…put reminders of it EVERYWHERE. When temptation presents itself…always ask yourself "is this bite worth prolonging my success–would I rather reach my goal in __ weeks or __ months" ?
I hope this helps someone. KCCO!
Have you ever thought about trying yoga? With regular practice, it should help with mobility and flexibility. :>
Yes, I do Yoga. My doctor has told me it's probably the only reason I can still touch my toes Thankfully, it has kept me flexible to this point. I just have to be careful now with it being in the stage it's in. My lower back is where the fusion has begun, but it's not fused yet And, believe me, I am doing everything I can to prolong the process. The pain is really the only thing that slows me. The stiffness is still workable, as long as I take my time, and go at my own pace. I have two wonderful little cheerleaders (ages 2 & 4) who love to keep me motivated on the tough days. It's turned into a bonding time, which is AWESOME!
I hope my above wasn't taken as complaining. It was meant as more of a motivational thing. Does my plight suck, sure– but, things could always be worse. I'm otherwise healthy now, and I have a lot in my life that I'm thankful/grateful for. I wanted to share to show that even with a little adversity, anything you put your mind to is possible. It's so easy to fall into a negative frame of mind and forget about the gift's life does give.
#2 I don't count anything but water as water!
#16 you and me both, good luck!
#12 her before is my after.
her after seems impossible
Just hit her before and worry about her after after, maybe you'll never get there but atleast you got somewhere, remember the longest journey begins with a single step. Just start you might surprise yourself.
#12 proud of you girl! What matters is you are healthy & happy! I'd love to hear how you did it & what motivated you!
thanks for the motivation posts berry! i wake up every morning and immediatly check these out. i've been eating healthy and running all week, although today my boyfriend brought taco hell home for lunch because there wasnt anything in the house(hes not dieting), will run longer!!!!!
I just started working out and i look at these post everyday. I keep telling myself its not a diet, its a lifestyle change. I've done the extreme diets before and was only left with a warped body image and depression. I'm done with killing myself to be a certain way. I'm doing things the healthy way from now on. Please post more recipes and workouts!!!!!!! I LOVE THE BERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
#12 looked fine before. This is just perpetuating the idea that all women need to be super thin. Not cool berry.
everyone's body is different, as is each individual's idea of what their ideal healthy weight is. Maybe for her, the "after" is what works for her. She looks healthy and toned.
Well said, Amber. Now go back to ogling all the pics of dudes with their shirts off. Certainly no ideas being perpetuated there. Stupid cow.
#12 high five woman! way to go!!
#12 Looks like she worked very hard to achieve that way to go! I look like her before picture now and am very active, to achieve her after picture I would have to cut out almost everything I eat.
Berry, what's her story?
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