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    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
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    before and after: 29lbs

    So pretty much the before pic december 2004 is a pretty good indicator why I stopped doing self portraits ----

    I started Weight watchers in April and 29 lbs later I can stand to look at myself again. I still have have 55 lbs to reach my ideal weight and since I have been sticking to it...I figured a photo journal would give me some incentive...

    I will treat myself to a self portrait when I lose the next 15 pounds(halfway mark of sorts)

    it's good to look at a pic and finally see myself again...even with no make up it looks a heck of a lot better than with make up in december...enjoy ;) wholy crappola I have a single chin again.

    hope it inspires some of you out there that are struggling with weight...

    disclaimer- this in no way portrays my views about weight and what's wrong or right to weigh---it just simply is my own hoorah for sticking to something and feeling healthier.
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    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    great job Natalie

    When somebody makes a goal, and sticks to it that is something to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your progress, and I am very happy and proud of you.

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    Re: great job Natalie

    gracias! how is married life treating you both...thanks for looking... maybe at the next Chicago gathering I can recalim my title...cuz when I lose all that weight---rick and adina better watch out ---it's onnnn!!!
    ;)
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    WOOT WOOT! Nat you Fabulous Fantastic Diva! I am so excited and proud of you. You are beautiful both ways hon, your light always shines! I am so happy that you are happy and stuck out a goal!
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    xoxoxxo back at ya...

    hey can you shoot me another email about the wedding stuff. I have some time on Wednesday night to answer emails...

    thanks for looking chica--- and for cheering---I heard it all the way here.
    I figured this post is good for accountability too...no turning back now...
    ;)
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Wow, you're doing a great job! I've been struggling with weight too but have finally found a routine that works for me...eat healthy, exercise, and watch your portion sizes! I'd like to lose another 10 pounds and then I will likely start eating bad foods again on occasion

    Congratulations on your terriffic success!

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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Trevor, What?! You look so fit...what poundage could you possibly need to loose? Oh well, a goal is a goal. You look great.
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Nat- I will been crazy nutso busy here. Ugh. More self ports honey!
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Great work!!

    It's such a good feeling to be able to look back and see the progress isnt it!

    Hope you acheive your goals.

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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Aww Natalie, that's quite an accomplishiment. So awesome, and such an inspiration! Great job girl!
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ash
    I'd like to lose another 10 pounds and then I will likely start eating bad foods again on occasion

    Congratulations on your terriffic success!
    portion control is everything for me...I will pick up exercising in about a month or too...

    I 'm glad your on your way to being healthier---although I agree that you don't need much to improve on cause you are quite the hottie <-------- (that's what I would say if I wasn't married)
    ;)

    more self portraits from you...you were going somewhere with the lighting and headshots you did a while back...more please (just a pseudo interest in the self portraits---- us girls just wanna get another look at you ) you blushing yet?

    thanks for looking and sharing your goals
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    While I myself could ALWAYS see the beauty you possess....

    DAMB RIGHT GIRL.... you are keeping to your goal and it shows!

    Sorry I haven't replied to your latest email(busy busy and I have 2 bruised ribs and my kidney hurts still), BUT when I opened it I said " holy sh!t.. she is loosing alot of weight!"
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by villenadecorte
    Nat- I will been crazy nutso busy here. Ugh. More self ports honey!
    I feel your pain... work is stressful but I love it...the bar is raised and I'm now assistant/store manager in training.... in two months I have to be fully functional to run the store by myself---since he will be training and assisting the opening of other stores. ugh...no pressure....

    self portraits will come after my arse gets smaller...I wanna be able to do a portrait like yours except my arse is so big right now that you might only see my cheek and no head over it LOL ;)
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran
    Great work!!

    It's such a good feeling to be able to look back and see the progress isnt it!

    Hope you acheive your goals.

    Kieran.
    hey you thanks....thanks for the well wishes...
    ;)
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Lara
    Aww Natalie, that's quite an accomplishiment. So awesome, and such an inspiration! Great job girl!
    muchas gracias.... glad I could inspire...been struggling with weight issues for about 8-9 years...when you get married and have a family it's so easy to take care of yourself...you can probabaly relate ...thanks for cheering and looking Lara
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    While I myself could ALWAYS see the beauty you possess....

    DAMB RIGHT GIRL.... you are keeping to your goal and it shows!

    Sorry I haven't replied to your latest email(busy busy and I have 2 bruised ribs and my kidney hurts still), BUT when I opened it I said " holy sh!t.. she is loosing alot of weight!"
    inner beauty is good but really I just wannna be a hottie


    sick and tired of having the 'ole cliche..."what a pretty face you have"...forget that....

    Larry is very happy hope Michelle is doing well...

    how'd you hurt you ribs fool??? xoxoxoxoxox
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Talking Way To Go Natalie!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    So pretty much the before pic december 2004 is a pretty good indicator why I stopped doing self portraits ----

    I started Weight watchers in April and 29 lbs later I can stand to look at myself again. I still have have 55 lbs to reach my ideal weight and since I have been sticking to it...I figured a photo journal would give me some incentive...

    I will treat myself to a self portrait when I lose the next 15 pounds(halfway mark of sorts)

    it's good to look at a pic and finally see myself again...even with no make up it looks a heck of a lot better than with make up in december...enjoy ;) wholy crappola I have a single chin again.

    hope it inspires some of you out there that are struggling with weight...

    disclaimer- this in no way portrays my views about weight and what's wrong or right to weigh---it just simply is my own hoorah for sticking to something and feeling healthier.
    I want to lose 10 pounds. Sounds easy enough. You are truly an inspiration!

    Oh yeah, I posted those other photo's you wanted to see under the "Other Hobbies" post. :-D

    BTW, I love your Yoda quote in your signature! ;-)
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    Re: Way To Go Natalie!!!

    Congrats Nat!

    I know how difficult it is, been working sticking to my exercise routine. Much easier to lay in bed...

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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Fell at work ..which is a non OSHA approved environment ;)
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm You are one heck of a cutie. Its easy to see why your kiddlets are so adorable.


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    Fantastic, and guess what?

    I can personally relate to what you're accomplishing, Nat. I, too decided I've finally had enough of being overweight. I've never been heavy in my life, and put on all the extra weight in recent years since I moved up to Central Florida. I see pics of me (like those taken at the Chicago Gathering) and I honestly don't know who that person is.

    Anyway, I've lost 20lbs. in the last couple of months by getting back to what I love to do: eating right and working out a lot. I've also gotten back to getting up early, and now find I'm getting much more work done, and feeling infinitely better about myself...

    Keep it up!
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Way to go Nat!!! A little weight loss always improves my mental outlook as much as anything. I hope that I can be as focus on the task as you have been. Doc says take it off, but it isn't him giving up the pasta and the cheeseburgers. Oh well....
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Way to go Nat!!! A little weight loss always improves my mental outlook as much as anything. I hope that I can be as focus on the task as you have been. Doc says take it off, but it isn't him giving up the pasta and the cheeseburgers. Oh well....
    I have a bacon cheeseburger once a week
    (whopper with cheese/bacon) really and I still eat fast food I just even out with other less fattening things...on that day...

    I haven't given up any foods I like just the heartburn and stuffed to capacity feeling...
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: Fantastic, and guess what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Anyway, I've lost 20lbs. in the last couple of months

    Keep it up!
    yay you!!!! you still hold the title so far for nicest legs on PR (based on the pic of you in your moderator page) and meeting you at the Chicago gathering didn't alter any preconceived ideas of how good looking I thought you were
    ;)
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: before and after: 29lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm You are one heck of a cutie. Its easy to see why your kiddlets are so adorable.
    LOL your funny....how was your mini getaway?
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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