fightingforskinny: 5,7” still have ways to go but I’m already so proud :)
weightlossandlife: I know it doesn’t look like much but believe me it FEELS like a lot!! The jeans fit SO MUCH BETTER! I am now able to zip the jeans with just a little bit of sucking in, my butt doesn’t show unless I bend over and I am very proud of myself. There is no stopping me now!
toxicandies: 5’ 5”
Thank you for these wonderful words!!
Before: 160 or high 150’s
After photo is not the final, still in progress c:
Things can change.
June 2010 - May 2011
201-ish - 158-ish
sophia113 says: It has more to do with the change in size than the weight difference
i-will-bethin says: I do tend to agree with the anon. Maybe have it as a submission guideline? I’ve seen a loss of 5 pounds be a huge difference, but it tends to be rare… That’s my opinion on it though.
ruby4069 says: I don’t think you should make a rule about how much weight is lost for your submissions becuz some people who do only have a 3 pound weight difference may have lost fat but gained muscle. I’ve seen some of those and you can see how toned they are, I still think it’s inspiring.
Anonymous says: I think there should be an obvious visual change. There haven’t been many, but there have been a few submissions where I had to do a double-take because I couldn’t see a change and it turned out that it was 5-10 pounds, which on a larger person, isn’t much… a 10lb difference would be a good guideline, but like you said, muscles makes a huge difference. Btw, The most recent post from 210-150 was AMAZING. I’ve been looking for people who look great at 150-160, and her bikini confidence was truly inspiring. :)
processofshrinking: :) I’m 5’3 and I’m going to keep going till I reach my goal of 120.
zeroto13: I had submitted one before, but this shows my progress a lot more…
25 pounds down, 7 to go until a healthy weight! <3
Started April 1st - 166lbs
Today May 28th- 140lbs
exercise and healthy eating
Firstly, one of the submissionees mentioned in the anon’s message, lemaudit, rightly defends herself saying: Hey, I just wanted to throw it out there and defend myself from anon. I certainly do not have an eating disorder. I eat a minimum of 1500 calories a day and I have to force myself to eat more lean protein. I’m building lean muscle, which burns fat. I posted my results here because I would like to inspire girls that you CAN squat 125 lbs and lose weight, not get “bulky.” Anyway, thank you for posting my results and for running a great blog. <3 Xtal
That’s exactly what I thought and why I refused to delete your picture upon the anon’s complaint. Thank you for submission.
cris- says: hello! i’ve just been bombarded with all this talk of BMI from your last anon, and as you have so many readers, i’d simply like to discourage those who are exercising regularly or toning up from using BMI to determine how much they still have to lose. it doesn’t distinguish between muscle and fat, so even athletes are put in the ‘obese’ category according to BMI. the classifications (underweight, normal, etc.) also cannot be generalized across different ethnic groups. a much healthier way is to measure body fat % :) usually you can do this at your gym. just a friendly note! and i really love seeing your photos. :)
Thank you for this. It’s certainly something to consider! BMI is a guide only and not definitive.
love4pugsley: Height: 5’7”
Losing weight has been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Only good things have come from it. I still want to lose 10 lbs. but for once I’m content with myself and how I look.