It amuses me so much when I go back and look at pictures of when I was a lot bigger and what I am now. I am very proud of my body transformation and understand that this can't be a fad- its a lifestyle change. I really don't want to go back to the days where I was so limited on things to do or wear because of my size.
I literally did not allow myself to wear sleeveless shirts so that meant no halters, tank tops, tube tops, BATHING SUITS etc. I would only wear dark flowy tops that hid my belly and I would have to turn my body sideways all the time in pictures.
Its so weird how I just let myself go like I gave up and then ended up being 175 lbs at my heaviest. Literally one day I woke up and was like omg I can't do this and started to lose weight. Well I def put an action plan together. Cut portion dramatically and increase gym from once or none a week to 5 times a week! I had lost about 20 lbs last year but then I moved up to the Bay area in August 2009 and gained 10 lbs. I was adjusting to the So Cal and Nor Cal change! haha no excuses tho. This was also another inspiration to join Team Challenge.
This year I got bit by the running bug and lost 20 lbs since January. So to date I've lost about 40 lbs. Today on the scale I was 133.2 lbs. What a difference.
This entry is my inspiration to never go back to that point. It takes a lot of work, sacrifice, and dedication but let me tell you - its way worth it to not look at yourself in the morning and hate your body.
Going to a Jay Z concert
Bday party at the end of 2007 - can this dress be any more shapeless?
This wasn't even that long ago but 10+ lbs make a big difference
I wore the same outfit from above and boy did it feel different. :)
Wedding in SF- Some people from college didn't even recognize me!
It may be hard to imagine but I didn't even allow myself to wear simple t shirts because I didn't want it to hug my body so its nice to wear t shirts now!
Let this blog entry be some type of inspiration to you or a good job at already doing this! ANYONE can lose weight as long as you keep at it. Don't let anyone bring you down. Life is short.
Disclaimer: People are beautiful in all shapes and sizes this entry is aimed for people that may want to lose some weight, a lot of weight, or become healthier. Its not meant for any ill will or bashing.