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Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #331
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NIKKI!!!! Wow girl! You look good and you are ROCKING that bikini. I hope to be looking that good and on that beach on my 40th birthday LOL (not too far away).

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #332
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Wow! I'm 32 and I hope one day I'll look as good as you in a bikini.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:29 PM   #333
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Both are awful pictures. I have no idea the shadow on my chin that looks so dark. But this is the only pictures I have

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:34 PM   #334
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OK I'll play...

me at about 220-225 I was 26 years old

me on my 40th birthday I hover between 150 and 155 pounds I am 5'3"


I hope this works I have never done this before!!
HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I have a gurl crush
YOU LOOK FANTASTIC! I hope to one day look 1/2 as decent as you do at the beach

Fantastic job Nikki!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:39 PM   #335
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Wow... this is an incredible thread... so many success stories, unreal. Well, I'm going to take the plunge and post my before pic (not easy on the eyes, so beware... :-)

My story is pretty boring and typical... been heavy all my life. Childhood was pretty stressing being fat. Then went into adulthood the same, except that it was getting continually worse with each year. I now have three children (ages 5, 10, 15) and with all the stuff that's part of raising 3 kids, all the activities, PLUS a really stressful and demanding corporate job (60+ hour weeks), the pounds just kept adding up year after year. Life was misery.

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Height: 5' 5"
Body Fat: 34%
Waist: 43 inches

Ending Stats
Date: March 2010
Weight: 155 lbs
Height: 5' 5" (<---- not sure why list this one twice heheheh)
Body Fat: 10%
Waist: 29 inches

Before/After Pics



I've added muscle along the way, but the focus was really fat loss for me. Now I'm starting to focus on adding muscle now that I can actually see them. :-)
WOW! Simply WOW!!!! Great job Pablo!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:47 PM   #336
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OK I'll play...

me at about 220-225 I was 26 years old

me on my 40th birthday I hover between 150 and 155 pounds I am 5'3"


I hope this works I have never done this before!!
Girl you look great! I hover between 150-153 lbs and 5'2", how come I don't look like that?! I must be doing something wrong here.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:09 PM   #337
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Great job everyone.

You all look hot.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:26 PM   #338
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OK I'll play...

me at about 220-225 I was 26 years old

me on my 40th birthday I hover between 150 and 155 pounds I am 5'3"


I hope this works I have never done this before!!
WOW!!!! Nuff said.....
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:15 PM   #339
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Nikki-you look wonderful!! That's 5'3" and 150? YEAH!! I am inspired. I assume you exercise to look so hawt!! Very inspiring, I just hit 41 and would love to be that lean around that weight. Thanks for posting!!

Skeeter-amazing!! You look 20 years younger!

Pablo-great job!! That's a lot of muscle now that you're super lean.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #340
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I would like to say I am so happy I finally posted on a before/after thread I keep looking at them for motivation and am always finding a reason not to post...
I have been wearing the world's goofiest grin all afternoon reading everyones' comments and want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.
To all the other posters of before and afters I think you all look amazing and thank you for posting pics...and to those humming and hawing about doing it I think you should this has been an amazing day!
Pati- you are so sweet!
Pablo- Holy Crap!! Good Job!! Our start and current weights are the same... and my husband wants your abs.
Karen and Julie...I know I have akward stats and measurements...It's why I am thinking of divorcing my scale, it and I do not see eye to eye.
I exercise 6 days a week and DH and I are slowly plugging away at P90x.

Thanx again!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:30 PM   #341
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Nikki, you look amazing! You look like you weigh 120 or less.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:36 PM   #342
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Both are awful pictures. I have no idea the shadow on my chin that looks so dark. But this is the only pictures I have
Skeeter, you look amazing!! Well done!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:43 PM   #343
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #344
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:10 PM   #345
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:20 PM   #346
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Everyone looks good......

But DAMN NIKI!!!!
If I was lesbian I would totally hit on you! hahahaha
You look good girl, thin but still curvy, now if I could only trade bodies with you. lol
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #347
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lots of fantastic inspirational stories in here! congrats to you all!
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:36 PM   #348
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #349
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #350
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Oh My gosh... What can I say?? Just went through this whole thread... You all look soooo amazing! What and inspiration! I am soooo happy to see it does work!!! I am being too impatient. You have all worked so hard I am sure. God Bless you all! I hope someday I can post my pics!!!! I sooo badly want to ask you all what you ate... how much.. bla bla bla. But I am going to try and search it all out... Congrats to all of you!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #351
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It worked and you look fantastic!! Look at how much smaller you are! Great transformation!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #352
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:08 PM   #353
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:56 AM   #354
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:45 AM   #355
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:37 AM   #356
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:37 AM   #357
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OMG JAMI!!! You got guns girl!!! You look fantastic!
Thanks Angie!! wow, I haven't seen you in a long time girl!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:54 AM   #358
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Oh man, I've said it before and I'll say it again: YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

Nikki, holy CRAP if I have curves like that when I reach 150 I'll be on the beach in a bikini too rockin' the heck outta them!!

Skeeter, Jami, you two look fantastic!!! And MissJess!!! Whoa girl, you look HOT!!! Hubba hubba, this thread is full of hot babes (and Pablo!)!!
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #359
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Wow... hmmmm... so many smokin' hot bodies (ahem!) I mean... physiques!

@lisabinil:

Yeah, you're right. I knew from Day 1 what kind of physique I wanted to end up with (health-wise and composition-wise).

My workout regimen consisted of 3 workouts per week, 45 min each.

I had to do this out of necessity for several reasons...

(1) I was out of shape and could not do workouts back-to-back every day. So I had to do them on non-consecutive days. Turned out that it's the best thing to do anyway to allow good recovery and avoid injury.

(2) I have a job that demands 60+ hours a week, and I have 3 children (ages 5, 10, 15) and with all the stuff they're into after school and weekends, realistically, 3 workouts a week is all I could squeeze in at first. I would be "active" every day, but as far as structured "workouts", I kept them to 3 per week. Results were good.

As for what I did in each workout.

* 20 minutes of weight training (resistance training)
* 20 minutes of cardio (not steady state tho)
* 5 minutes cool down (walking)

My weight training was just bodyweight exercises at first. Then I added light dumbbell weights after awhile. Then it progressed from there.

(Btw... it works for ladies too. I've seen some ladies do some GREAT toning and reshaping just by weight training with light 5-10 lb dumbbells. Just saying cuz I know a lot of women are scared to use any weights at all for fear of looking masculine. From the hotties I've seen (ahem!) I mean... from the hotties I've been *told* about, this is not the case.

Before/After photos are so motivating and inspiring.

Thanks everyone for posting. Let's keep it going. C'mon!

Who's next!?!?!?
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #360
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(Btw... it works for ladies too. I've seen some ladies do some GREAT toning and reshaping just by weight training with light 5-10 lb dumbbells. Just saying cuz I know a lot of women are scared to use any weights at all for fear of looking masculine. From the hotties I've seen (ahem!) I mean... from the hotties I've been *told* about, this is not the case.
I totally agree with this! Heavy lifting is what got me in the shape I'm in! I started with 15lbs and worked my way up. If it gets easy, I increase. Now I use 25lb dumbbells for my bicep curls and 45lb dumbbells for my flat bench chest presses. So many women are afraid of weights!!
I hardly ever do any cardio. I keep a strict diet and I train with heavy weights 4 days a week.
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