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. :)