Friday, September 3, 2010

My Weight Loss So Far.....

Well, I thought I would share a picture of how I am shaping up....lol.  I have now been on my exercise and calorie counting program since July 7th and I have lost 27 pounds.  I am 5'9" tall and right now I weigh 153 pounds.  I am feeling stronger, GREAT overall and am really enjoying wearing some "old" smaller clothes as well as some new ones.
When I started my weight loss I was wearing XL in tops and  I was squeezed into size 12 capris/shorts and was getting ready to have to buy 14's.  I went shopping the other day and bought a couple of tops (this is one) size Med. and my new capris are Levis 515 in size 8, and they are not tight AT ALL!!!!!!  WOOHOO!    
I am still working on a few more pounds and besides still walking, targeting specific areas as my legs, upper arms and belly.  Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.♥ 

47 comments:

Marilyn said...

You look fantastic! Congratulations. You have done a great job and really stuck to that diet/exercise plan. Way to go!! It sure has paid off. You look wonderful!

Libby said...

DARLENE!!! You look awesome!!! and what a pretty smile!!! and you have done it a healthy way not anything crazy!! What an inspiration!
Have a great long weekend!
Libby

Amelia said...

Darlene, Your new look is a "Miss America" look. You have worked hard and it is definitely paying off.

Enjoy the long weekend.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow Darlene! A HUGE congrats to you. You look fabulous.

You are such my idol right now. I just can't budge with my weight. And you know, I KNOW what I have to do. Heck, everyone knows how to loose weight and keep it off, I just can't get it going. I exercise (always have) quite a bit - 4-5 times a week doing cardio and weights. I know it's my diet, but it's so hard to push the things I love away. Did I mention I love to eat! My goal would be to loose 15 to 20, but I get a little depressed thinking maybe it's not meant to be.

Anyway, sorry to go on, don't want to take away from your great success. I should really use you as my inspiration.

Keep up the great work and thanks so much for sharing.

duchess said...

Yay for you!! You look terrific!
Great job on the determination - can you send some of that to me through cyber-space please.
Keep up the good work (but not too much) we don't want you blowing away.

Laura said...

Great job, Darlene! 27 pounds since July - you should be very proud of yourself. You look great!

Trixie and Tess said...

You look beautiful, Darlene!!

Carol said...

You look fabulous, Darlene! You inspire me to start eating healthy!

Smiles,
Carol

Caren said...

Wow! You're tall girl! Great job! You look awesome!

Ruth Ann said...

You look awesome! And are such an inspiration to me! I'm 5'7" and was 170 lbs...and was wearing the sizes that you mentioned. I am so inspired by your story that I'm going to start working out as well! I have lost a little weight through watching what I eat, but I'm going to start exercising now!
Have a great holiday weekend!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Darlene- You have always looked great, but look at you now! Woo Hoo! You are so pretty.:) Lori

horse loving lineman's wife said...

You look Awesome!! Great Job!! Keep up the good work!! :o)

Lana said...

Darlene, you look amazing! You are such an inspiration! I weigh too much right now and would love to lose weight (I keep saying when I get back to work I will)! Congratulations! You look great!

Ginger said...

Hi Darlene, you look great. You are a pretty gal!!! I need to go back and reaad some of your old posts to see how you are doing it. I need to lose weight really bad.
Just started dieting 2 weeks ago.

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

WOW what a great story! Its so nice to feel good and of course look good! Way to go...it will make the holidays be so much easier...you have to be proud of yourself along with your family too!
Thanks for sharing~
Leslie

Twice as Nice said...

Good for you!! You look marvelous. What kind of exercising are you doing? Keep up the great work and have FUN shopping.

Noll's Nip said...

You have much to be proud of. Good job!

Shannon said...

You look amazing!! Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
You look amazing. You have done so well. You really do look fantastic and so beautiful in the pictures.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay
x

April said...

Well, just look at you, Darlene! You look fantastic! Whatever it is that you're doing...well, it's working! Keep it up, girl!

linda said...

What an amazing job you're doing! You look fantastic!

I've been on a diet since the beginning of July also and have lost 9 lbs. I've got 6 more to go! Yay for both of us!

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Darlene! You look marvelous and are so gorgeous!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christina said...

Fantastic Darlene! You look wonderful. Way to go.

Ramona said...

Darlene, Darlene, Darlene ~

You look fantastic! Way to go girl. Size 8...that must feel so wonderful. You are such an inspiration and you are saving your own life.

You are totally motivating me....have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Smiles my lean friend!

Ramona xoxo

JEANNE said...

Hi Darlene, I LOVE your photos, you look beautiful. I am so proud of you. My daughter is 5'9" and she weighs about 145. She wears a size 10. I am inspired by you to lose weight. I know losing weight is a hard job. Your exercise is the key to keeping it off. I bet Lexi is proud of her pretty mom and so is your hubby. Good job.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Love, Jeanne

Stacey said...

Hi Darlene! I'm stalking my bloggy friends tonight. Too busy working to post these days.

You look amazing! You should be so very proud of yourself. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Darlene - that is so awesome! I totally know how hard that can be - you are awesome.

Julie Harward said...

YOU LOOK AWESOME...and what is so neat is the hard work you have done to get there...I need to do that! :D

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh my goodness girl you look wonderful!!! I thought you looked great back in June too...but now you look down right skinny...in a good way!!! Amazing and so proud of you for doing it the healthy way!!! ((The hard way))
I bet you have so much energy!!!
I know you are so happy!!!
(Now I need to get on the bandwagon)
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!!!

Anne Fannie said...

Wow Darlene, you look fabulous!
A job well done!
Hugs, Ann

Tommie Jo said...

WOW! Congratulations!

Kerin said...

You are doing great girl!
I think it's wonderful that you have worked so hard to reach your goal and that you are sticking to it!
Hope that you have a great Monday!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Thanks for popping in to see my kitchen! Hope you'll have a wonderful Labor Day!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Wow! Darlene, you're so YOUNG and THIN!

Will you still talk to me?

Happy Labor Day.

Southern Fried Gal said...

You look great, girlfriend! I'm happy to celebrate your accomplishments with you! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Labor Day!

Beth at Aunties said...

You look incredible! Congratulations on your hard work which paid off very nicely.:)
I can tell where Lexie gets her beautiful smile from.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!! Did you know you are wearing the same size as me now! You actually look younger too?(how did you pull that off?) I can't believe the difference in you Darlene-I thought you looked great before! Wow!

You are quite the inspiration girl!

Love,
Me

Michelle said...

GREAT JOB!! I am thankful for this post. Today while getting dressed I started feeling down on myself because I have gained weight. You are an inspiration, that it can be done and in a short amount of time you can see progress!!

Deb said...

Congratulations on your weight loss Darlene - you look fantastic!
Now I am really regretting eating that scone :-)

Rambling Girl said...

Look great! Not sure how you did it...I might be mistaken but did you do weight watchers...my doctor told me yesterday that I need to do it and loose some weight. It is just so hard...was this program hard? What can you share with me on this?

Farm Chick Paula said...

WOW! Look at you, Darlene- in the words of Trace Adkins- you're ONE HOT MAMA! *LOL* You've done a fantastic job- I know you're so happy!

JC said...

Wow !!! Congrats to you....

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
oh my that is an awful lot of weight loss since July ..how ever did you do that?

It does feel better doesn't it? I sure know how that goes...you look wonderful Darlene. You have done so well sticking to your plan.

hope you've had a great day
Judi

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Darlene, I am just catching up on all the posts I have missed in the past couple of weeks and WOW!! Girl, you look fantastic! And, I so needed to hear an inspirational testimony of weight loss and feeling better! You rock! Awesome!! After reading this post, all the others pale! I'm trying to work up the will power to start counting calories tomorrow. I've been walking for several weeks... but, it takes both. Congratulations on your success! I'm cheering you on!

Anne Fannie said...

Darlene you look awesome!!!! woohoo you go girl!

Sammy said...

That is so cool you're sharing. Dieting is so rough and almost everyone had to do it! You look great!

Carol said...

You look fabulous...but I can't imagine that you lost the weight eating the delicious-looking mac-and-cheese I see posted below!!! LOL!!