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Before and Current (299-250 lbs!)

Wow. I have not been feeling well. All sorts of health issues were happening all at once. Hypomania, infected tooth, severe tummy troubles caused by my fibro pain meds, a fibro flare and severe insomnia.

Through it all though I managed to not gain! Even though my satiety signals, once my mood destabilized, were ENTIRELY turned off. So strange, I googled, it seems to be a thing with brain chemicals and blah blah. So when I first noticed it and googled it, and was aware, I calmed down and dealt with the hunger, knowing it would pass once I got things under control.

I'm feeling about 90% better. I think by tomorrow I'll be all better. I have FOUR doc appts this week anyhow. blah.

Well, my weight has gone from 299 to 250 lbs. I am ONE measly lb away from a 50 lb loss, but, I had bought some new clothes (from target's plus section, I have not been able to fit in even their plus stuff before!) I'm generally currently a 2-3X, at target I was a 3-4X, which is fine, at least they fit!

So, I wanted to wait until I got to a 50 lb loss to post pics but my hair and make up were done and blah blah, hehe, so I thought I'd just take them at 250 lbs. :D

For those new to my blog I'll post before's so you can see!

Before head shots:

299 lbs                                               299 lbs

Current head shots:
250 lbs                  250 lbs

Before full body
299 lbs 

Current Full Body
250 lbs (I realized photobucket can do fun stuff now!) hehe!

Anyhow, I LOVE that purple lavendery type shirt I got from target, and was so happy to get some new tanks cuz all my old ones which used to be 'fitted' are now baggy. If I weren't kind of sick right now, I'd feel great. ;)


  1. Wow, 49 and counting. You are almost there.

    I have Fibro so I understand and not getting enough sleep isn't great for that, right? I'm sure you are hungry because you are tired.

    You can see the difference in the pictures, but I have to tell you, you have gorgeous skin and very groovy hair.

    Like your Stop Racism button ... oh yeah, I try. I even have to deal with it at work if you an believe that?

  2. Yeah the lack of sleep HURTS. :(

    Thanks and thanks and thanks!

    I just got some new powder I MUST rave about since you mentioned skin. haha. it's cargo, blu ray hd powder. It's photosomethingorother so it looks good in all lights and was created to make skin look better on camera for hd tv! It doesn't come with a little powder applicator thing, which is good I think it's best for this stuff to use a brush, blush/kabuki or something. I have a little thing I carry mine in and you dont need a ton,a little goes a long way.

    And thanks I used to be involved with anti racist action all through high school, that was their old sticker, so you can tell I've had it on that mirror about 12+ years. ha.


  3. You are a beautiful lady now matter what your size. 49 pounds gone is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations! I hope you feel 100% like, right now, and good luck with the doctors appointments. Stay well.


  4. I agree with Jackie. And about Target, I found the same thing with their sizing. I had to go up a size from what I bought at Avenue.

    Love the lavender!


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