100 lbs. lost

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100 lbs. lost

Post by Paula » March 10th, 2009, 6:10 pm

I finally hit my goal weight yesterday. 100 lbs. gone in less than 11 months!!!


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Post by showmanceline » March 11th, 2009, 1:11 am

You look wonderful!
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Post by Helen » March 11th, 2009, 2:46 pm

WOW... That is incredible.. You look fantastic Paula. How, how, how can I do that?
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Weigh to go!

Post by Smart Red » March 15th, 2009, 9:02 am

Congrats, Pauls! That's fantastic (provided you didn't do it like karslake). You have every right to be very proud of your efforst, and proud of your 'new' look.

Hopefully, that 's where I can be in . . . what, January, 2010? Not bloody likely! But anything closer is fine with me.


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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by michelle » May 12th, 2009, 10:04 am

You look great!! How did you lose the weight?
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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by markokc4863 » May 12th, 2009, 7:56 pm

WOW!! I want to know how the heck you did that?

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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by NancyP » May 13th, 2009, 11:18 am

Congratulations Paula! I know how hard it is as I've battled my weight my whole life.You look great. Nancy :D
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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by freckles1880 » July 10th, 2009, 8:37 am


Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by Elizabeth Martineau » July 10th, 2009, 9:45 am

Paula, you are gorgeous, and how much better for your body. Congratulations!


Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by Mark » July 10th, 2009, 12:19 pm


You are my inspiration! I have more then you to lose but I will do it- your picture change is outstanding! You must be so proud of yourself- I can tell you I am! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! wowwow wowwow wowwow

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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by ladyheart » July 12th, 2009, 7:20 am

That's incredible! It must feel so fun. I remember being thin. Besides heart, what was your inspiration?
Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy & CHF 1996
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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by Paul S » July 15th, 2009, 1:39 pm

Wow, what a great, super, stupendous, accomplishment. I'm at a loss for adjectives. Please, please tell us how you managed to do this in 11 months.

TLP, Too Large Paul (285lbs)
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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by oleblueize » July 15th, 2009, 4:34 pm

Congrat!!! How did you do it? Please share.
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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by Shail » August 2nd, 2009, 12:42 pm

wowwow My daughter is once again trying to lose. So far 50 in about the same time. What did you do? I will pass it on. I have great respect for you. After watching my daughter fight this over and over again, I know the work, dedication and pain it takes to lose large amounts of weight.

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Re: 100 lbs. lost

Post by ruthy » August 5th, 2009, 1:19 pm

wowwow .. remarkable , you look fabulous , you should be very proud !!

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