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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A little bit proud

I have been working since April on becoming a healthier me.  I guess I never really thought I could do it..... We see every day on TV those miracles where people lose 50 lbs and 100 inches off their bodies.  It was a fantasy..... something I wished for but never thought I could accomplish.  Now I'm not saying I was fat by all means.  I like to call it.... Pleasantly Plump.  After getting married, I started my baking frenzy.  It was all about the CARBS.  breads, pastas, pastries, you name it.  I was constantly indulging in "good" food.  I was also in denial about how it was affecting my body.  I didn't want to notice how tired I was getting during the day and how it was affecting my mood.  I finally couldn't take it any longer.  And it sure was not easy to change.  At first, it was all I could think about.  I would go to the store and all I could think about was the oatmeal creme pies 3 isles down from the frozen blueberries I was unwillingly putting in my cart.  It was complete torture.  But I knew I needed to make the change.  I still crave bad things from time to time but now that I have fed myself healthy foods and gotten my self on a good track, I can have those things from time to time and not feel guilty about it.  Do you know how good that feels!  To feel great about my body, enjoy a decadent brownie, and still feel good afterwords?  Oh it's heaven sent.  It's amazing the energy I have and the change in my self-esteem is beyond words.  (Justin,  I know what you are thinking when I say I have more energy..... please discount the 8 hours I sat on the couch watching 24 reruns last night.... such a moment of weakness... hahaha)

I'm still working hard but I'm to a place where I can't keep the results to myself!!!

Beginning Weight: 161 lbs.
Present Weight: 138.5 lbs.
Total lost: -22.5 lbs.
Total inches lost: 19 in.

Here is a picture of my face in April compared to one that was taken yesterday.  I never knew it was such a difference!

It feels a little weird being this proud and sharing it so openly.  I hope no one confuses it with arrogance and that it's just me relishing in the fact that I achieved a goal that I never thought I would be able to achieve!

Happy Wednesday everybody.  It's gonna be a good one. :)


Craig and Trisha said...

You're looking great, Liesl! You've always been beautiful!

Coco Draws said...

Wow, congratulations! :)

Candice Despain said...

Way to go girl! And the best part is that YOU feel great, the will power and control you've proven to yourself must feel amazing! You're too cute, and I'm so happy for you! Truly an inspiration!!!

jojoandtherealworld.blogspot.com said...

Awesome Job!!! So happy for you!

his little lady said...

You should definitely be proud of this, girl! Many congratulations! And I feel like I'm going through this same thing. Now being married I've gained at least 10 pounds, because all you eat are pastas, bread and fast food. I would love to know what you've been doing. What you've been eating, etc. Definitely think you should do a few posts on that. I would be waiting patiently for each one!!! ;)
xo TJ

vinterny said...

Hello! I just found your lovely blog and begun to read and felt that I had to post a comment on this very entry because it is such a great achievement and as many has written before - it is definitely something to be proud of! With that said I must add that you really do look stunningly beautiful in both pictures! All the best! :)