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I finally feel like a success story...

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by MrPinkies, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. MrPinkies

    MrPinkies Silver

    Hi friends...

    I know, I know.. I went MIA on the forum... Life kinda got busy there for a minute.. but.. I guess... it's time to stop and smell the roses!! (right? well.. not so much in 30 degree winter weather in Michigan..)

    So... I've made the decision that my family and I are the ultimate success story..

    I am officially down ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FOUR POUNDS!!!!!!!!!! Yep.. 1-5-4... 154.. A little over 110 pounds of that was due to the Leptin Reset. Am I still dreaming?!!? No longer 3XL.. or a 2XL.. or even an XL.. or even a L.. Friends.. I went from a size 26 to a size 10 (and still shrinking!).. I am a MEDIUM!!! It took me a long time to get the hang of things.. but.. I think.. somehow my dear husband finally got through to my thick skull how this all works.. I had a lot of trial and error days.. but.. I never thought I would be under 200 lbs again... My brain still has troubles on occasion with the fact that I am under a size 12 even (which is what I was in High School and when I met my husband I was a size 14).. I've corrected my cholesterol, blood pressure, and the ever dreaded PCOS... I'm on the official count down of 15 lbs... 15lbs and winter in Michigan? No prob, bob, I got this! LOL

    My dear husband is down to 135 pounds (from around 180ish).. Still smaller than me, but, I am no longer 100+ pounds heavier than him.. which embarrassed me to no end..

    and... of course.. I have to include a section about Autism.. because that is how I operate these days... So.. One of these days, I would LOVE to shake your hand, Dr Kruse.. I hope I don't come off as creepy.. :D

    So.. for my husband, the Leptin Reset, did a LOT for his Autism and anxiety issues.. Go read his success story and blog: Autism with a side of bacon.. :)

    For me, all of my sensory issues for the most part are 98% GONE!

    For my kids.. all I can say is.. pure MIRACLE.. Life has certainly changed in the last year.. My son gained over 2 years worth of language.. His repetitive behavior is 95% of the time- manageable.. and the other 5% is rare and cured with a nap... He is in a general ed classroom with an aide and I can't even begin to explain the tears I had rolling down my face when the teacher was explaining to me that Ryan LOVES to partake in answering questions during class with correct answers.. and that he is starting to ask friends to play with him.. Lizzie is completely caught up, in a preschool class without help, and we are hoping when she turns 6 we can drop the label completely.

    Since we have changed every single light bulb in our house.. got rid of our cell phones, iPad, TV, and turned off the wifi.. MY KIDS SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!! They get tired and put themselves to bed every single night without a fight at 8/8:30pm. I am not joking.. I almost wish I was.. Not a single friend believes me!!!

    It's our goal to get the magnetico booster pads at tax return time.. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! I'm also looking forward to skin removal surgery in late June of 2014.

    Last... "impossible" is just an opinion..

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  2. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    Fantastic! Loved hearing your update and success story :D
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  3. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Awesome. Congratulations on all the successes.
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    BOOM.........Im clapping for you. You took an idea and executed.
  5. Inger

    Inger Silver

    I just want to HUG YOU.... Mrs Pinkies!!!!!!!!!!!!! You make my heart jump from joy and I am so freaking proud of you!!!! You are like a bright shining candle light for sure!!! You light my heart up - such stories are so desperately needed in this world where almost no one is willing to take the steps you have done with your hubby. You have been greatly rewarded!

    THANK YOU for sharing your story. We need to spread the word :D

    PS. You look just awesome!!!!!! :)
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  6. cantweight

    cantweight Gold

    Kate I'm in tears!!! I love that this happened for you....that you guys made it happen!! Wait till your kiddies are older and grasp the amazing things you have done for them. Congratulations :)
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  7. nicld

    nicld Gold

    Pure AWESOMENESS!!!!!!
  8. Martin

    Martin Gold

    Beautiful! That's what this site is for. A pathway thru the Conventional Tripe and onward to a better life. Congradulations!

    PS You look great in jeans!

    BGH, impressed as he can be!
  9. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Kate - I am so over the moon for you .....You are a force to be reckoned with - you and Christopher together are unstoppable! Have your parents come around? How many folks see what can be accomplished with strength and love and kindness and just pure guts... because of you and Christopher?????

    Are you still dancing?

    I love your before and afters ...... I hope you grow your hair long again......

    Thanks for finally dropping by! I was sure you hadn't forgotten us......just very busy working on your masterpiece ...and what a masterpiece it is ....xo
  10. SeaHorse

    SeaHorse Gold

    Teared up reading this.....what a fantastic family you are!
  11. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing and good for you for taking control.
  12. MrPinkies

    MrPinkies Silver

    1. Have either set of parents come around? nope.. even though they compliment how well things are going for us.. I don't get it, but, at least Chris, the kiddos, and I are doing this together.. and the kids are actually, even the three year old, are having a grasp that this is a good thing for them.. We are talking a LOT about "good choices for my body" type conversations.. and the conversations about "taking care of our temple", our only home... someday.. I will pull out my pictures at 309+ pounds and the weight loss journey I have taken over the last year and a half.. I have lost over 36 inches around my hips... I have lost over 24 inches around my waist.. etc etc etc... I NEVER want ANYONE to ever go through obesity like I did.. I don't wish that on ANYONE.

    2. Am I still dancing? YES! I have some pain in my knees, but, oh well.. I am loving my classes that I am taking.. I'm in classes that the majority are 14 to 18 years old.. very talented girls... me.. in my mid-30s.. keeping up and crushing combinations that I haven't done in 15 years... talk about feeling GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD... that is it, my friends.. that is it..

    3. Did Chris tell you to tell me to grow my hair out?!!?!!?? Any payments in hopes that I'd listen to you? LOL just kidding.. yes, I chopped my hair.. and now.. I'm growing it back out!

    4. Miss you greatly! I'll be on the forum more often~ just for you!

    5. I forgot to mention, I'm going back to school in Jan. to finish up my degree~ Human Resource Management. Year and a half to go!
  13. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Kate ....I adore you and your attitude!!! I loved your hair in your before pic ..... very feminine and VERY sexy ...:cool:

    You are on fire girl .... love it. What are you going to be when you are all grown up?????

    I hope you are keeping a journal ..... I am waiting for the book......

    Is it your Dad that is the Doctor? I can't remember..... So - all this enormous success - on every front .....isn't hitting a home run with him???

    I guess it is so scary for a Doc to get out of their comfort zone ..... everything they have been taught might be suspect....

    It takes enormous courage to step outside, and relearn a lot of what you were taught ......like JK did and is doing....
  14. Kimora

    Kimora New Member

    Totally amazing transformation you are such an inspiration. Thank you for posting an update and the pictures.
  15. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Amazing and wonderful!
  16. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Awesome, Kate! So happy for you and your family. Everyone else, well they're free to do/think what they will.
  17. MrPinkies

    MrPinkies Silver

    My parents get why we are doing it, but, feel that it's complicated.. Whereas Chris's parents think that if we prayed and believed hard enough, all of our problems would go away- reap what you sow- kind of thing.. I laugh hysterically when they both tell us that it's too complicated and confusing.. Is it REALLY that hard?!?!? For me, anyway, life has been WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY simplified.. I make everything from scratch myself.. I still have pancakes and cookies.. just made with different ingredients.. nothing was taken away really, other than, the convince of pre-made things.. but the more I actually put things into practice, I've realized that it really does NOT take that much more time to make things from scratch.. it's a bunch of BS and lies we tell ourselves.. One of the BEST things I have EVER learned through my weight loss journey is to NEVER lie to myself again/being honest to ourselves.. That is exactly why my new favorite quote is "impossible is just an opinion"... It speaks to me on so many different levels..
  18. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I is important to take initiative.

    God helps more those who help themselves, here on earth.
    Those who are waiting passively will also be helped, in Heaven.

  19. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  20. MrPinkies

    MrPinkies Silver

    yeah, I might have used the wrong words there.. Chris's parents are living in denial... can't do that in the land of Autism.. well.. you could.. but.. what does that do? it accomplishes nothing..

    It is our job as parents to help our children be successful- to be independent, have a job, live on their own, etc etc etc..

    If it wasn't for the ketogenic version of the leptin reset, EMF "stuff", and over 100K dollars on various therapies (which were a waste of my money compared to the diet and EMF stuff), my 6 year old son would still be around 2 years old, MAYBE even 3... I don't think many people grasped the success we have had with him over the last year.. It is important to take initiative, you are correct... but praying to God and wishing in hopes to change my son.. The idea of God, etc, doesn't make any sense to me.. besides, it seems selfish to ask God to do such a silly thing in the first place compared to other things in the world that need his attention..
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