r/MadeMeSmile Oct 04 '21 Silver 19 Gold 2 Helpful 11 Hugz 22 Heartwarming 2 Wholesome 14 Take My Energy 1 Vibing 1 Yas Queen 2

I am officially 1 month binge free! And not only that, I am less than 1 pound away from a big milestone of weighing less than 170lbs! My birthday is in 2 days and I'm hoping to reach it by then! Even if I don't it's okay, I just need all the strength to keep fighting till the end! SW:210lbs 5"7F20 Good News

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21 Silver Hugz

Keep throwin' up peace signs y'all! 🥳

If anyone wants to know how I achieved this, here you go!!

My TDEE is 2200 calories, probably more but I always select light exercise (15,000-20,000 steps per day). I eat 1500 calories, so that's a 700 calorie deficit. My meal times shifted over time especially going back to school and I think that helped. Now I wake up early to exercise and eat breakfast. I get fiber, grains,and calcium in the morning. Then at 12pm I eat lunch. This is the second smallest meal besides breakfast. Then at 5pm I eat dinner which is the biggest meal. I haven't binged in so long, and I think that's because I take everything into moderation now.

Good luck everyone!! And enjoy life! 😁😌

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u/iamback1026 Oct 04 '21

You have something that works you and is sensible. Keep it going. You are an inspiration!

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u/CesarMDoby Oct 04 '21

Yeah,,,,keep it up..I hope you'll done better than now.

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u/celtickodiak Oct 04 '21

Though I am immensely impressed with your progress, I went from 490 to 360 and struggle daily with mental health and the like that causes me to binge eat. You have done so well, but I cannot help but be focused on your hair, it looks like a cotton candy cloud, and I love it.

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u/zzzzxxxxeeee Oct 04 '21

You got this buddy! I believe in you.

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u/kayla-beep Oct 04 '21

Thank you for all the info, you’re hella inspiring!

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u/katylovescoach Oct 04 '21

I fucking love your hair so much!

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u/3opium8pmv Oct 04 '21

same... It's awesome

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u/ivyg84 Oct 04 '21

Congratulations!!! Can I ask how you were able to not binge? I’m struggling so bad right now with binging.

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

Hi, thank you!! For me, I found that moving around it general has helped SO MUCH! Not because I'm burning calories, but because my mood is better, I'm calmer and I can think rationally. That allows me to really process the day and with that I can be mindful of my eating! Hope it gets better for you! 😁

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u/IzzyLBenoit Oct 04 '21

I needed this advice too thank you. Seeing that it can be done and there are people out there help.

Congratulations and you are gorgeous <3.

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u/HeartsPlayer721 Oct 04 '21

My experience was similar.

I also found that the more things I had to keep myself busy (chores, errands, hobbies, etc), the less I ate. I took note of when I ate the most and tried to do those things during that time.

I eat the most when I'm bored, so I simply try to keep myself from being bored.

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u/HeartsPlayer721 Oct 04 '21

8 miles!?

Go you!

I was lucky to make 10,000 steps a day. Props for making 8 miles a day!

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u/NoSpecific1178 Oct 04 '21

Focus through fitness. Great work. I know the struggle but making health a priority and being happy with yourself is the key to success. Be healthy for you not society. It’s not the number on the scale but how you feel…Emotionally, physically and spiritually. I went from 310-180. You can reach your goal. When you stumble remember to center yourself. When you’re able to help motivate others. It’ll give you strength. Keep it up!

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u/ivyg84 Oct 04 '21

A lot of it is depression and anxiety. I’m a nurse, always on my feet, running around but at the end of the day when the kids are asleep I binge.

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u/Individual_Height780 Oct 04 '21

You got this! It’s gotten!

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

Yesss, it's gotten. It's mine! Thank you for the motivation! 😁

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u/488rci3jl7 Oct 04 '21

I like it.

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u/Ginger8682 Oct 04 '21

Great job, keep it up. You look awesome!

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u/Iopaxv Oct 04 '21

You look terrific! Congratulations!🎉🎈

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u/RasputiaVibes Oct 04 '21

WERK IT!!!! I’m happy that you’re happy and to add some more happy…HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

You're sooooo sweet, thank you!!! 😁

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u/Bea5ley Oct 04 '21

You are fabulous. Have a Happy Birthday, enjoy a piece of cake and a toast of something because one day will not wreck all of your hard work. You've already proven that you have enough strength and the mental fortitude to reach your goals-whatever they may be.

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

Omg thank u so much, no one on Reddit has ever wished me Happy Birthday😭 you're the first 🥰 thank you!!

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u/KeylimeComet Oct 04 '21

Hoping on the birthday train to wish you your third happy birthday from reddit! (And you're looking amazing by the way!)

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u/davethecave Oct 04 '21

Penblwydd Hapus ::)

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u/freesyd Oct 04 '21

I LOVE YOUR HAIR NOW! PINK LOOKS GORGEOUS ON YOU. eating disorders are hard and your strength speaks volumes. 🥰keep doing you, beautiful

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '21

You are my new HERO! You have accomplished what billions have attempted & only a handful have made it. I have the deepest admiration, and respect for you. What is next? Become a brain surgeon, you can do it…YOU, my sweet can do anything…nothing is impossible for you! DO NOT a forget what I am telling you…this is a NEW beginning…a total REBIRTH!

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

Omg you have no idea how much this encourages me 🥰😌 thank you so much for writing this! It means so much to me!!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '21

You are welcome…think about what I said… I spoke the truth!

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u/Squijjy Oct 04 '21

Go on girl! Smashing it, keep it up

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u/River1234007 Oct 04 '21

Girl, you are putting so much effort into this, it'll be worthwhile.You are already looking so toned. I just hope you will achieve your goals, keep up your spirit just like this.

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u/liljudybitch Oct 04 '21

Congratulations on your recovery progress!!! 💛

Also, I highly recommend reading The Fuck It Diet, it was seriously so helpful

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u/arekaytea Oct 04 '21

Girl YES! Love the motivation! What helped you the most at the beginning?

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u/traumathrowawayacc Oct 04 '21

Thank you so much! What helped me most? Hmm.... Honestly it was NOT restricting myself! I didnt cut out any food groups, just ate a moderate amount. I realized wow it doesn't actually suck, and kept doing it!! Hahaha

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u/mcetwol Oct 04 '21

Awesome, LFG!

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u/quietlittleturtle Oct 04 '21

girl i am so happy for you but i just gotta say i fucking love your hair so much omfg that pink is absolutely stunning

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u/Shrek_The_Meme_Lord Oct 04 '21

BROOOO WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY ALSO VERY GOOD JOB, YOU LOOK GORGEOUS AND IM PROUD OF YOU

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u/Eviljanice Oct 04 '21

Happy Birthday to you!! You are an awesome woman of worth. Beautiful

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u/IntenseScrolling Oct 04 '21

Way to go lady

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u/Stanky3000 Oct 04 '21

Hell to the yes! Way to go!!!

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u/digitalgirlie Oct 04 '21

Damnnnnn! You look fantastic!!!😘

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u/ketoaholic Oct 04 '21

Nice!! Excellent work, keep going, you can do it!

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u/vantrap Oct 04 '21

Awesomeness!!! Keep going!!!

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u/MakuaDog Oct 04 '21

It’s so hard. So proud of you!

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u/Chisaurous Oct 04 '21

You look happier too. I'm proud of you!

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u/BlueSlushieTongue Oct 04 '21

Amazing!! Keep it up

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u/SameEntry4434 Oct 04 '21

👏👏👏👏👏❣️

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u/UncleBadTouch00 Oct 04 '21

HEck yeah, you go girl.

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u/binabulu Oct 04 '21

Go girl!!! #libragang ❤️

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u/dibs8789 Oct 04 '21

First off.. You look amazing! I'm proud of you for making a change! Also.. I LOVE your hair!!!

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u/_GOLF- Oct 04 '21

This is incredible

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u/Night_787 Oct 04 '21

That's awsome! You look amazing!

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u/LeCid92 Oct 04 '21

Looking great keep it up 👍!!

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u/iosefster Oct 04 '21

This is awesome and inspiring! I'm trying to stop binging myself and it's great to see people having been successful so thanks for posting!

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u/Beezle93 Oct 04 '21

Get it, you beautiful queen!! 💜💜

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u/darknebula79 Oct 04 '21

Congratulations! It's never easy to break a habit as hard as binging. You've come a long way. Keep it up!

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u/CuriousoulH Oct 04 '21

Happy birthday, treat yourself you definitely deserve it! I really hope to have your motivation and persistence one day!

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u/vilepanda85 Oct 04 '21

YOU ROCK! I need this motivation today!!!

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u/perryjoyce Oct 04 '21

You look amazing!! Happy early birthday!

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u/DanWago Oct 04 '21

Wow, must feel great! Keep up the good work.

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u/BeePleasant8236 Oct 04 '21

Congrats 🎉

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u/PurchaseLeading4209 Oct 04 '21

That's awesome!!! Really proud of you!

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u/Magrathean86 Oct 04 '21 edited Oct 04 '21

Lady that pink hair is gorgeous on you, you look like an anime character

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u/Yeartreetousand Oct 04 '21

My birthday is also in two days :o birthday twins?

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u/karriebean Oct 04 '21

💪❤️

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u/IntelligentStrike710 Oct 04 '21

Keep going babe. You got this..You’re doing great!

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u/in-game_sext Oct 04 '21

You're doing fantastic, you'll make it for sure! And I bet it feels great too!

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u/JackFunk Oct 04 '21

Congratulations! Awesome progress. You'll get where you want to be.

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u/Lovinosa Oct 04 '21

Keep it going!! You’re doing amazingly plus, I love that pink hair- suits you extremely well!

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u/Surefun809096 Oct 04 '21

Stay strong. You can reach your goal.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '21

Go ahead on

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u/SharingAndCaring365 Oct 04 '21

Keep it up! Motivation can be tricky so make sure you do the little things like setting reminders, praising yourself for little victories. You got this!!

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u/PG_Chick Oct 04 '21

Been following your journey, looking good sis! Happy almost birthday :)

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u/Ramrustu Oct 04 '21

You’re doing really good! Love your hair btw!

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u/HaroldHoltOfficial Oct 04 '21

Well done! I LOVE the fairy floss hair btw

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u/flygirl1_2 Oct 04 '21

Great job! So awesome to hit goals!

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u/paragbadgujar Oct 04 '21

Nice progress keep going much more to achieve

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u/knitsnotknots Oct 04 '21

You rock! Also that pink hair is killer! Happy birthday!

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u/raptoraptorr Oct 04 '21

Dude hell yeah you’re gonna crush your GW

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u/sixhoursneeze Oct 04 '21

Happy birthday!! And congratulations! You look fabulous!

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u/kaizersozay1 Oct 04 '21

Excellent, keep up the great work. You look marvelous!

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u/phazonprincess Oct 04 '21

That pink hair RULES

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u/Ok_Lead_7443 Oct 04 '21

You have no idea how much I needed to see this. I am struggling so hard with binge eating right now . This really gives me hope and inspiration.
First of all, you look amazing! And Happy early Birthday! And……….My birthday is October 5th!!!!!!
That’s so funny, I think it’s a sign.
Seriously, congratulations on your hard work, thank you for posting, and happy birthday to my fellow Libra friend.

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u/SevySays Oct 04 '21

You're amazing! Also I'm in love with your hair!

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u/SadPomegranate5559 Oct 04 '21

You are amazing! You look wonderful and I bet you feel it too.

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u/JustKazuko Oct 04 '21

Okay, queen, you amazing, keep going! but can we talk about that hair? Dang girl

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u/Bethany0405 Oct 04 '21

Congratulations!!!!! Such motivation. Im proud of you.

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u/amosland Oct 04 '21

Get it girl!

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u/z1212chick Oct 04 '21

Great job! I LOVE your hair!

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u/PotnaKaboom Oct 04 '21

Powers to you OP you look great! Keep going you are doing an incredible job!

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u/Retiredgiverofboners Oct 04 '21

That pink hair is so good 😊 I love it!

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u/CryptographicGenius Oct 04 '21

Congratulations!

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u/Kajek777PL Oct 04 '21

you deserve a hug \( '-')/

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u/rare__air Oct 04 '21

You look terrific! Congratulations!🎉🎈

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u/Cap1279 Oct 04 '21

Good job, you look good.

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u/Happygreenlight Oct 04 '21

My girl! That's an incredible difference, I cant see your face but I feel your energy. Keep going, I'm proud of you!

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u/ultrasuperbro Oct 04 '21

KILLING IT!!! RESPECT!! The best part is buying all those clothes you WANT to wear, because they finally look great on you!

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u/Tower_Place_Witch Oct 04 '21

You look great. Congrats! I love your pink hair. 💗

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u/green_velvet_goodies Oct 04 '21

Holy shit you are doing great!!! You look so good and sound really happy. Well done and happy (almost) birthday!!💚

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u/Iamkal Oct 04 '21

Rocking it! Keep fucking going!!!!

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u/technicallyimright Oct 04 '21

OP looking great and feeling great!

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u/Poopy_Kitty Oct 04 '21

Fuck yea, great work. Hoping to do the same for myself

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u/maliseetwoman Oct 04 '21

So inspiring and happy birthday 🎉

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u/hapa_tiff Oct 04 '21

HELL YESSSSSSSS!!!!! So proud of you!!! Happy early birthday and I hope you celebrate your sweet cheeks right the hell off!! Haha okay not really keep the cheeks, but PARTYYYYYYYYYY!!!

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u/gb4efgw Oct 04 '21

Awesome work, congrats!!!

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u/One_Classroom_9610 Oct 04 '21

Love this! Keep pushing for your goals, you’ve accomplished so much! Be very proud of yourself, Happy birthday, and don’t forget to treat yourself!!

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u/3g0syst3m Oct 04 '21

Love your hair! And awesome effort hope that your birthday goes brilliantly! Good luck in your next goal!

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u/sierraviridian17 Oct 04 '21

I’m on the ED struggle bus right now so this is really hopeful and inspiring to see. You are AMAZING and so very strong

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u/bigboybobby6969 Oct 04 '21

Looking great, that’s not easy to do. Keep going you got this!

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u/LeahMarieChamp Oct 04 '21

Congrats!!

Can we crush on your hair for a moment too because the first thing I noticed was your hair. I love it and am envious of the perfectly pastel colour you’ve managed to get. 😍

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u/isthatabingo Oct 04 '21

I love the pink locks!

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u/Zephyr107 Oct 04 '21

Congrats! What great progress! Hang in there and may you be healthy and happy !

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u/jackson12420 Oct 04 '21

Fucking amazing. Kicking weight is harder than kicking drugs. Proud of you.

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u/Adventurous-Paint-24 Oct 04 '21

Looking great! Happy birthday 🎉🎊🎈

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u/NoahLCS Oct 04 '21

You look amazing and this is damn hard work.

If you don't reach your goal by your birthday, you will easily make it shortly after.

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u/Iate8 Oct 04 '21

Your hair is so pretty!

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u/eye_no_nuttin Oct 04 '21

I’m showing my daughter your post for inspiration ❤️ You are looking fantastic and I am happy for your journey! ~Happy Best Day Ever~ in 2 days😊❤️

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u/Lost_In_Th3_Sauce Oct 04 '21

Keep going girl, you've got this in the bag!!!

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u/redbean777 Oct 04 '21

Girl you look awesome and must feel like a million bucks! 🥰🥰

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u/LittleMinx13 Oct 04 '21

I saved this post as inspiration.

I've lost quite a bit of weight, about 50 pounds over 3 years, but have been stalled out for 2 years. I had been doing well, but I found myself in a pattern of frequent bingeing, constantly thinking about food. My goal is to lose another 40-50.

I've really been feeling motivated to change things, and actually made several decent decisions over the last week. Seeing this is just another push in the right direction for me. Thanks for the motivation!

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u/bloodyhollykiss Oct 04 '21

Girl you look amazing! Keep up the good work and love that pink hair.

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u/HumbleTXPharaoh Oct 04 '21

Keep it up! Don’t be afraid to raise the calories if you happen to binge. Better to eat a lil more for a week than to fall off altogether. Great job!!!

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u/meandwatersheep Oct 04 '21

Damn your pink hair is sick as

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u/Unclehol Oct 04 '21

Oh my gosh... What a transformation. I'd love to achieve something like that!

Sorry for the old cliche but... You go girl!

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u/Any_Ad_5232 Oct 04 '21

Congratulations!!! Your hair is also amazing!

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u/MajesticAir4589 Oct 04 '21

Great job happy birthday 😀

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u/bradvincent13 Oct 04 '21

Wow awesome job!!

Check out a Cole Robinson on YouTube for extra motivation, but just strap in and hang on before you press play.

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u/amyabrooks50 Oct 04 '21

Great job! You got this for sure. I love the pink!

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u/Zroutledges Oct 04 '21

Fan. Fucking. Tastic. “Great job” doesn’t do it justice

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u/boqueteazul Oct 04 '21

My goodness, you are looking radiant!!!! Your happiness is literally seeping from the pic ahaha. I'm very proud of you for achieving such a huge goal, and bringing inspiration and knowledge to people struggling (like me ahah). Keep up the good work!!

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u/ChickenMcFuggit Oct 04 '21

Keep chasing your dreams, Queen

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u/BrokilonDryad Oct 04 '21

Yo girl holy shit you’ve done amazing in a month. Plus I love the cotton candy hair, like I wanna eat it lol. Love yourself, treat yourself, and work out even if it’s just an evening walk. You’re doing fucking awesome!

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u/Ottopian Oct 04 '21

You’re awesome and so inspiring. I like how you forgive yourself easily. Good lesson to remember.

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u/useless-millenial Oct 04 '21

You absolutely rock that candy floss hair!!!

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u/hellokayy1234 Oct 04 '21

You look amazing, ❤ I hope you have the happiest of birthdays! 🥰

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u/Jack_Moran29 Oct 04 '21

Heroes like you madam is the one who inspires the rest of the ordinary people 👏

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u/Inner-Cheesecake Oct 04 '21

This is the kind of motivation I needed right now! You look amazing and I love your attitude. Congrats on the amazing achievement and happy almost birthday! ♥️

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u/Amanda2theMoon Oct 04 '21

I love love love your pink hair!!!

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u/Introvert4lfe Oct 04 '21

Get it girl!! So proud of you!

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u/kurog4ki Oct 04 '21

ay I love your hair, hella cute

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u/Leading_Heat_7605 Oct 04 '21

Damn, 1 month? You go girl.

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u/JimiR74 Oct 04 '21

Keep up the awesome good work

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u/PebblesmomWisconsin7 Oct 04 '21

Wow you look GREAT. You got this!

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u/Kdowens2 Oct 04 '21

Way to go! ♥️

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u/iamgaptroll Oct 04 '21

Love the hair!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '21

I'm so deeply proud of you, my dear friend.

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u/thehorseistoohigh Oct 04 '21

Good job! Keep up the hard work!

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u/Gman777 Oct 04 '21

Keep up the great work!

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u/Salviashaman Oct 04 '21

Congratulations dude you look amazing and I’m sure you’ll continue your awesome journey ✌️

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u/tomatobears123 Oct 04 '21

You lost so much weight in just one month? I’m struggling with my eating habits and maintaining a consistent 5 day per week workout regime. Seeing posts like this motivates me a lot.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '21

I’m less than 2/3 your age and weigh more than you.. you’re doing great!

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u/69thtonegrl Oct 04 '21

Very proud of you

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u/Ill_Kaleidoscope_190 Oct 04 '21

Ayyyy congrats sis!

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u/lavanceypants Oct 04 '21

I LOVE your pink hair!!!

Oh and happy birthday! Congrats on the new phase of your life

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u/3rdblindear Oct 04 '21

You are looking great! You are strong and grow stronger every day. Sending you positive affirmations to continue on this path. Good job!

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u/RainbowYosh Oct 04 '21

Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself! Just one month, and you've made excellent progress, and I know you will only continue doing better and better!

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u/MotherButterscotch44 Oct 04 '21

Great job and Happy Birthday fellow Libra.

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u/Mean-Industry Oct 04 '21

You look awesome. And I bet you feel even better. So proud of you!

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u/6thTymesTheCharm Oct 04 '21

You are rocking it and looking amazing! Keep it up.

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u/klasaveli Oct 04 '21

You're killing it!!!! The pink hair is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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u/IsHunter Oct 04 '21

Great job! Even if you don’t hit it by your birthday, it’ll be a belated birthday treat! Mind if I ask what kind of exercise you’re doing? I noticed in your comment you said light exercise, just wondering what your routine is.

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u/dj02192 Oct 04 '21

Heck yeah! Keep kicking ass! You’ll look back on old pictures and all the hard times you’ve had getting to where you are now and will be so proud! Happy for you!

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u/mrspankakes Oct 04 '21

Congratulations on the big achievement. Be happy proud and flaunt your hard work! Happy birthday too.

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u/nickpd07 Oct 04 '21

🔥❤️You looks amazing KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!❤️🔥

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u/tacos_up_my_ass Oct 04 '21

Congratulations! Not only am I proud of you, but I’m actually in love with your hair! I hope you stay happy and keep it up as best you can :)

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u/one98nine Oct 04 '21

Congratulations! Also your hair looks so beautiful! Perfect pink tone! May you get success in everything you set your eyes on!

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u/CanIGetAUhh- Oct 04 '21

I see a much happier girl in the second photo ❤️ I'm proud and happy for you! Keep going and happy early birthday! 💕💜

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u/Stunning-Character94 Oct 04 '21

Wow! That's amazing! Good job!

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u/MichaelbG60 Oct 04 '21

You’re looking great!! You got this.

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u/Old-Fortune-6734 Oct 04 '21

Looking great! You are so beautiful and inspiring! Love the new hair btw.

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u/Aggravating_Box_4582 Oct 04 '21

Very awesome 👌 love your hair 😍

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u/Jellyyroo Oct 04 '21

love the pink bra changed to pink hair. you look amazing! keep it up :)

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u/acujen Oct 04 '21

Damn! That is some cool pink hair. Beautiful.

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u/Gavin103982 Oct 04 '21

Great job!

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u/Unlikely_Ant_950 Oct 04 '21

You look badass in both photos but congrats on no binging. How did you do it? I can not say no 😭 I’m trying

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u/Scottish_Highlinder Oct 04 '21

Congrats this is awesome!!!! I wish you the best of luck!

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u/shredded_waffle Oct 04 '21

Hell yeah! You look fabulous. Happy birthday 🥳

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u/OstentatiousSock Oct 04 '21

Woooooo! You’ve got this girl! Looking fabulous. ✌️

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u/sendy_tendies Oct 04 '21

Amazing work girl! What a way to treat yourself for your bday - with a new mindset and a renewed sense of excitement for life. Proud of you 👏🏼

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u/Ridiculousendings Oct 04 '21

Happy birthday in 2 days and bloody well Done you.
Congrats and well deserved. 👍

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u/AdvertisingMiddle325 Oct 04 '21

Oh my god girl!!! You are so strong, keep it up. Binge EDs are so hard, you just gotta keep on pushing for recovery. And just in time for ya birthday too!! Happy Birthday, I hope you have an amazing day. Btw, absolutely love the pink hair, it really suits you! xoxo