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Title: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on March 29, 2011, 08:09:38 AM
One year ago today I cleaned out my pantry and logged on to this site. I posted my first post (see the link below) and declared I was going to change my life. I am proud to say a year later and 170 pounds lost FOREVER, that I am very glad I made that change. I have gone from a size 32 to a size 16 in one year. That is more than HALF my size! I still have a ways to go but I have to tell you I am THRILLED to be a size 16!! I have made some amazing friends on this site, learned about eating correctly and changed my life for the better. I want to thank you all for listening to me complain, bitch, moan, threaten to bury the scale, laugh and be amazed when it all works out. You are all great friends and I thank you for supporting me through this past year.  ;D

I also am posting my before and afters below.

My first Post:
http://fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=117.0 (http://fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=117.0)





Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: joagain on March 29, 2011, 08:21:41 AM
Congrats Sherriepie you lost a person !!  I am so happy for you ! sons a cutiepie


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: jen1975 on March 29, 2011, 08:27:17 AM
SherriPie - I have to say you are an incredible testament to willpower, to the lifestyle, and to yourself!  I can only be impressed and amazed by you and thrilled that there is someone like you on here urging everyone forward.  Bravo chica!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Doug Varrieur on March 29, 2011, 08:39:23 AM
Happy anniversary Sherri! You have such a great story to tell I look forward to your praise page in the new FTS book :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: DoreenBar on March 29, 2011, 09:16:59 AM
You are truely amazing...CONGRATS GURL!!!!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: gabrielle on March 29, 2011, 11:26:10 AM
Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: beebs on March 29, 2011, 12:00:03 PM
w00t!!!!
  ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: mouseissue on March 29, 2011, 12:07:36 PM
Happy anniversary in your new life, Sherri! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Your testimony reminds us that sometimes it takes a while to shake off a lifetime of how NOT to lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) and all the false expectations that go with it.

Did you know that, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average weight for an adult female in the United States is 162.9 pounds?

Bravo to you my dear friend... Bravo!!!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: momx04 on March 29, 2011, 12:46:23 PM
So proud of you!
You keep me going Sherripie!   ;)
Theresa


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Mimzy on March 29, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
Congratulations SherriPie! 

You are a inspiration to us all.

You have good reason to be extremely proud of yourself, and know we are all extremely proud of you too! ;D ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Rena on March 29, 2011, 02:41:31 PM
Happy Anniversary, Sherrie, and congratulations for coming so far! :) :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Maddysmom on March 29, 2011, 03:09:05 PM
Oh Congratulations & Happy Anniversary Sherri!  I wish I could just hug your neck & give you a well deserved pat on the back!!!   You, Owensmath, & Umpa have been my go to girls for inspiration and advice!

Wouldn't it be cool if we had an FTS consignment shop for members only!  ha ha   I am no where near a 16 yet, so I could've put those hand me downs to good use!  ha ha

Enjoy your day!!  You are amazing!!!!   ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on March 29, 2011, 03:19:28 PM
I remember when you first came.I wasn't sure you were gonna make it cause you disappeared for a little while.Now here you are the most successful person we have ever had on Fat to Skinny! I love your tenacity and strength. You did all this with no exercise proving there is no excuse for anybody that truly wants to lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) and get healthy.I am very proud of you my friend ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: katary on March 29, 2011, 04:18:02 PM
:) awesome blossom:)
              what a great # 170 :)
                  HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY, hApPy aNnIvErSaRy...........
                       HaPpY aNnIveRsArY,hAAaAaAaAapPy aNnIvErSaRy:)
                           and MANY more:)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: skychant on March 29, 2011, 05:12:55 PM
I am so proud of you! You never cease to inspire me. I wish you continued success.  I know that you will meet your goal.  The pictures show just how far you have come.  You are so beautiful.  I can't wait to buy the new book and see you in it.
Happy Anniversary!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on March 29, 2011, 05:30:33 PM
Happy anniversary SherriPie!!  Your post choked me up!  I am so happy for you!!  Good luck with your journey and I wish you continued success!!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Cyndi on March 29, 2011, 06:29:46 PM
Lord bless you precious Sherrie Pie! I have tears~~ so happy for you!! I'm right behind ya sis... i've never given up! ...not even for a moment~ even in this 4 month stall~~ i'm gonna make it.... All of us are, amen!! HalleluYah! Thank You Lord Jesus, for showing us the truth of hidden sugar and the Way out~~  \:D/ halleluYah! ....freeeeeeedom reigns!

Cyndi


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on March 29, 2011, 06:40:57 PM
Thanks everyone for all the kinds words and messages. I am so thankful to Doug & Umpa for bringing FTS to all of us. I just can't imagine still living like I was, life is just so much better now!



Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: mouseissue on March 29, 2011, 06:44:40 PM
Lord bless you precious Sherrie Pie! I have tears~~ so happy for you!! I'm right behind ya sis... i've never given up! ...not even for a moment~ even in this 4 month stall~~ i'm gonna make it.... All of us are, amen!! HalleluYah! Thank You Lord Jesus, for showing us the truth of hidden sugar and the Way out~~  \:D/ halleluYah! ....freeeeeeedom reigns!

Cyndi



Hi again Cyndi! :)
Long time no see!

So you've been stalled out for four (4) months?
That's a LONG time, Cyndi... Something is not right! :-\

Please start posting your menu plans at: http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?board=32.0 (http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?board=32.0)
We'll help you ferret out the culprit of this overly extended plateau.

Tony


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Joanne on March 29, 2011, 07:56:54 PM
Congrats Sheri! keep it goin!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: beebs on March 30, 2011, 05:44:03 AM
Where did izzet go?  :o


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SuzyQ45 on April 01, 2011, 10:11:49 AM
I am in awe of you.  What an inspiration you are.  Congratulations to you.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: institches9709 on April 02, 2011, 07:02:05 AM
Hi Sherri,

I am still considered a newbie, but I just had to add my 2 cents worth!  Everytime I read your post I just get so inspired with what you have done to change your life.  You are a whole new person and it is all because of this program and what YOU chose to do with it.  It reminds me if I work mine with more diligence I can too make a big difference in my life.

So...........a great big CONGRATULATIONS from all of us who are still trying to work our program for all of the wonderful inspiration you share with us everytime you post.

God bless!

 :-* :D ::) :-* :D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on April 02, 2011, 04:18:10 PM
Hi Sherri,

I am still considered a newbie, but I just had to add my 2 cents worth!  Everytime I read your post I just get so inspired with what you have done to change your life.  You are a whole new person and it is all because of this program and what YOU chose to do with it.  It reminds me if I work mine with more diligence I can too make a big difference in my life.

So...........a great big CONGRATULATIONS from all of us who are still trying to work our program for all of the wonderful inspiration you share with us everytime you post.

God bless!

 :-* :D ::) :-* :D

You are so sweet. It really is all just about FTS and following it. I have tried every diet in the world from Jenny Craig to Atkins and I just couldn't do it. Finally with FTS it all clicked. I really think the big thing is not feeling like I'm missing out on anything. Somehow Doug has put together a lifestyle that works and allows us to eat fun stuff and loose weight. I am eternally grateful for his book and how it's changed my life. I went from hiding at home to being the one that now instigates going out and trying new things.

Thanks Doug!




Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Mimzy on April 02, 2011, 11:15:51 PM
WOW SherriPie everytime I look at your ticker it has moved again!

I bet if you listen you can hear all of us cheering you on.  You are so close to your goal... you go girl!!! ;)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on April 04, 2011, 08:18:43 AM
Izzet got a new job promotion that is making her crazy beebs.She comes and goes :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: beebs on April 04, 2011, 09:59:08 AM
Awwww :P


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: skychant on May 01, 2011, 01:54:27 PM
I am posting because I want this to stay up in the forum listing.  I just think it is amazing and everyone that comes to the site should read it.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: TooSweet on May 01, 2011, 05:02:39 PM
It is amazing!!  Congratulations SherriPie!!!  You go girl  woot woot!!!!   ;D ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on May 02, 2011, 08:11:25 AM
I will pin it for you skychant :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: zombiegirl74 on May 02, 2011, 08:49:23 AM
Hi Sherrie Pie! I first want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOOOOOO!!!!! ~doin a happy dance for you~
Second I want ot say THANK YOU! June 1st will be my one year anneversery...with an 8 month hiatus..there were many many reasons for this, but no excuses for sure.

I am kicking myself for ever stopping, I had lost 50 pounds in 3 months with no excersize! Now I am back in the game, and I not looking back! I went from a 22 to a 14, and I cried! I never thought I would ever be small again!

 Excuse, I tend to talk in exclamation..I get so excited hehehe :D I also have a ways to go, but being a part of the FTS family is definatley helping me on the second leg of my journey. I thank God that I have changed enough of my eating habits to not gain any weight back WHEW

YOU my darling, are a major inspiration to me today, and for that I thank you yet again :)
God Bless ~zombiegirl :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: skychant on May 02, 2011, 01:17:13 PM
Thank You Umpa  :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on May 03, 2011, 07:18:54 AM
You are very welcome :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: izzet on June 03, 2011, 02:01:13 AM
I am so very proud of you for your dedication and perseverance with the program!  You are and look amazing!  Such an inspiration!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on June 03, 2011, 07:05:25 AM
Izzet it is so nice to see ya again. :) We have kept things as organized as we can while you were away. :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on June 06, 2011, 11:36:38 AM
Izzet you're back! We've missed you. ;)

Little update....only five pounds away from my final goal! 195 lost!

A month or so ago I thought I might try to loose another 20 or so but I am learning I'm really happy where I am right now. So I think when I hit the final five gone I'll learn about maintaining. I can't believe it's almost done!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: joagain on June 06, 2011, 12:07:54 PM
Congrats Sherriepie


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: mouseissue on June 06, 2011, 02:02:21 PM
That's wonderful Sherri! :) :) :)

I've too toyed with the idea of adjusting my goal weight.
But I think the wisest thing to do is see how I look and feel as I approach it.

I went underweight by about twenty pounds in my early 20s. I looked gaunt and felt weak.
After putting the 20 back on, I felt and looked much better.
The sad part was, I did not stop at 20 because I was not living an FTS lifestyle.
I did not know how to readjust my eating patterns to maintain my "ideal" weight and be satisfied with what I was eating.

My current goal weight is set to my "ideal" weight when I was in my early 20s.
Being much older, I may reach my new "ideal" before I reach my current goal.
But I'll consider crossing that bridge as I approach it.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on June 07, 2011, 08:08:00 AM
195 pounds!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: izzet on June 07, 2011, 04:06:58 PM
That's wonderful!  I felt the same way and decided to hang out at my size 8 for a while and see how I feel. Weight fluctuates a few pounds up and down but I feel good.  Hey isn't that a song? lol  I still need to do something about my upper body flab on my arms. It seems to be the last to go but it's better.  Maybe another 10lbs and we'll see.

Keep it up girlfriend!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on June 08, 2011, 07:11:39 AM
SherriPie I am so excited for you.  You are going to have an amazing summer.  Lots of new things to explore.

Izzet, I have been using Bio Oil on my skin.  It is helping with my neck and my arms.  It is for scars, stretch marks and aging skin.  Seems to help.  It can be found in Canada & the US.  I've seen it in my local pharmacies, Walmart & Costco.  http://www.bio-oil.com/en-us/ (http://www.bio-oil.com/en-us/)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: mouseissue on June 08, 2011, 10:11:57 AM
Hi ShihTzuMom1! :)

Does Bio Oil really work?

I have some stretch marks that I've been carrying around for a number of years.
Although some are disappearing with my weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/), others look like there with me to stay.
They really look bad when I get a sun tan.

If this stuff will reduce or eliminate them, I'd be super happy! :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: izzet on June 08, 2011, 07:58:30 PM
ShihTzuMom1

I have heard good things about the bio oil and almost bought some one day...will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the tip.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on June 09, 2011, 08:05:57 AM
Let us know if it works for you guys. That sounds like good stuff.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on June 09, 2011, 08:22:08 AM
All I can say is that my neck and arms are not as saggy as they were.  I'm in my early 50's so my skin is not as elasticky as it used to be so I think this is helping.  I put it on shortly before I go to bed each night.  I also used it a few years ago on a scar from surgery.  It didn't totally take away the scar but it is not very noticeable.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: waddly on June 17, 2011, 07:46:56 AM
Wow, 198# down. That is truly remarkable! Stories like yours are incredibly inspiring. Great job.

Rory


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on June 17, 2011, 07:53:59 AM
Thanks Rory. FTS makes it really easy, it just takes some time. Now if I can just get those last two pounds off!  :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: mouseissue on June 17, 2011, 01:49:24 PM
Thanks Rory. FTS makes it really easy, it just takes some time. Now if I can just get those last two pounds off!  :)

Hi Sherri! :)

Those last two pounds will disappear much like the other pounds did.
You'll hop on the scale one day and... POOF!... They'll be gone! ;)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on June 17, 2011, 09:55:32 PM
I am so excited for you SherriPie!!  You are going to have so much fun shopping for clothes.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!! UPDATE
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 24, 2011, 08:23:42 AM
Congratulations Sherri! who has now lost 201 pounds in 15 months :)



Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on June 24, 2011, 12:06:49 PM
When doug showed me your picture yesterday Sherri it  BLEW ME AWAY!!!! You look great! ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: joagain on June 24, 2011, 12:22:08 PM
Sherriepie is the FTS BOMBSHELL !!!!!!!


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: morgan on May 02, 2012, 03:20:35 AM
Woo hoo sherripie - I'm just starting on my journey and you're ending yours.  Congratualations.  That is absolutely fantastic. ;D
Bet you do happy dances all over the place.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on May 02, 2012, 08:33:31 AM
This wasn't the end .Sherripie lost 230 pounds.Changed her life.She is amazing and one of the kindest women you will ever meet :)


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: SherriPie on May 02, 2012, 03:21:39 PM
I think with FTS it's never the end. I just continue on, maintaining and being thrilled that I am not in that same boat that I used to be. Now my husband and son are on the program. Both are about 15 pounds away from their goal. I owe Doug and Umpa so much thanks. This book and lifestyle saved me and I really like who I've become.




Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on May 03, 2012, 09:20:02 AM
****HUGZ***** :-*


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: msrita on May 24, 2012, 01:30:28 PM
Bravo! You are an inspiration.


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on May 25, 2012, 08:49:37 AM
It gets better msrita sherripie went on to lose 230 pounds ;D


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: Elizabeth779 on April 08, 2013, 11:31:05 PM
Hi Sherriepie -- have been reading your posts and responses.  You lost well and in a short time.  Since you are a writer, did you blog or diary about your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) and whaat  you were eating, not eating, doing, exercising, feeling, thinking during the time you were losing?  If you did, I think I would enjoy reading it for insights that might possibly help me on my FTS journey. 


Title: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: umpa on April 09, 2013, 08:02:25 AM
In real life Sherripie is a writer she has written 2 books. She is also in the Real Estate business. She is very successful :)


Title: Re: Re: My One Year Anniversary on FTS- 170 pounds GONE FOREVER!!
Post by: jay12 on May 03, 2013, 01:03:49 AM
Congratulations