12 responses

  1. Karen Marie Kedzuch
    January 7, 2014

    Booya is right Beckie, Congratulations!

    • Beckie
      January 8, 2014

      Hehe… Thanks!

  2. Kiri
    January 7, 2014

    Congrats Beckie! Having a multi-layer-accountability scheme is obviously working really well. Having both a carrot (cheerleading and encouragement) and a stick (visible failure) makes succeeding all the sweeter. Low calorie sweeter ;)

    • Beckie
      January 8, 2014

      Ha! Thanks! ;)

  3. kristin marvin
    January 7, 2014

    Unbelievable! Every time I do see a picture of you it looks like your weight is great. I always thought “thin” when I saw pics. When you said 5’8″ and a goal of 150 I about died, mouth dropped!! That is because I am 5’9″ and about two years ago got down to 170 and I felt quite trim (size 12–very loose). I felt if I lost more it would be too much. I had lost 30 pounds from no treats. Simple as that. My daily cookie intake (fell off the wagon) got me right back up to 195. For now I am OK with that. I beat myself up for awhile but knew if I wanted to be strong enough I could do it so I needed to shut it or deal with it. I have never had a weight problem or dieted. Just gettin’ older and can’t pack away what I used to! But for now I’ll enjoy the cookies. You are so DANG slim woman!!! Congrats!!!

    • Beckie
      January 8, 2014

      And you are too sweet! Just keep it coming!!! ;)

  4. crisgoode
    January 7, 2014

    So awesome! Way to go!

    • Beckie
      January 8, 2014

      Thanks so much. I need the encouragement! :)

  5. waldenbunch
    January 8, 2014

    That’s terrific, Beckie! For me since I’m older (51) it becomes even more important. I have lost family members to heart disease so my goal is simple. Eat less, move more. So far I’m doing great with the eating part but haven’t done so well on the exercise part. I obviously haven’t found what works best for me, but I’m working on it! Congrats!

    • Beckie
      January 8, 2014

      I think it’s key to find something that you do enjoy, whether it’s a healthy snack or a workout routine. If you hate it and simply suffer through, it’ll never stick. Best of luck finding something that works for you!

  6. Vicky Alberto
    January 8, 2014

    I have been meaning to lose the “last 5 lbs.” for the last 5 years since having my daughter. Well, I lost 12 lbs. in one month due mostly to having acute gastritis after an allergic reaction to antibiotics. Every time I went to eat it felt like I was trying to stuff food down AFTER eating a huge meal – even though I was completely empty. So, I had to make every food a very good choice to get better by Christmas. Anyways… I had no excuses before since I had studied nutrition for well over a year a while back (thinking I wanted to become a dietician). My advice to anyone… read The Body Reset by Harley Pasternak. I essentially have had to follow this type of regime for 2 months since getting sick (not to anger my stomach with fried foods and such). He really has the best approach to sensible weight loss with fairly quick (yet lasting) results. I have studied almost all of the popular gimmick diets and complicated programs even after my studies… and they ALL fail somewhere — whether it be delete a food category such as carbs or many diets assume that every calorie is equal (NOT!). Harley even gives vegetarian alternatives and I like the way he explains WHY certain foods as essential and HOW they work. He explains this in an EASY to comprehend way (unlike my old school textbooks, LOL). Anyways… just thought I’d share because his regime is the closest big, huge summary of my year’s worth of very expensive post secondary textbooks. Plus it obviously works… I’m still down 10 lbs. and have eaten a LITTLE bit of chocolate every day since Christmas day

    • Beckie
      January 9, 2014

      Thanks so much for sharing. I will check it out.

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