Monday, March 3, 2014

Old Before & After Pics

Like I had mentioned before, I was skinny until I was like 7 or 8 years old and then I became overweight. I was pretty much that way until I decided to do something about it when I was 21.  I lost 30 pounds on the Atkins Diet in a month and a half. I know, it was crazy quick.

"Before" in 2000
"After" in 2003
 Somewhere between our wedding in 2006 and 2009, I managed to gain back the weight, plus about 8 more pounds.

In August of 2009, we went swimming at our friend's house and  we took some pictures. These pictures that we took really opened up my eyes. I then lost about 35 pounds by exercising and counting my calories. I mainly kept under 1000 calories per day.

This was in August of 2009. Ewww...yuck.
This is what I saw and I knew that I had to do something about it.
In December of 2009, this is what I looked like.
Here's to the embarrassing part. Since this picture in 2009, I had gradually and then quickly gained back all the weight plus about 30 pounds. I am so disappointed in myself for letting it happen. That's what I get for eating/drinking what I want, when I want, and sitting on the couch while doing it. Boo. Dumbass. Unfortunately, this picture below is me a week ago.
I don't feel this big, but cameras don't lie.
I am happiest when I am comfortable with the way I look. I know I can lose the weight again and I look forward to the journey that lies ahead of me. I will be posting weekly updates on my weigh-in days (Mondays) starting with my first one after this post. :)

P.S. Yes, I realized that I am an airhead and put "weightloss" on the board, when it is two different words. I realized it after the picture that I took today, so I will have it fixed for week 2. ;)


The Jewells said...

Came across you blog while on Two Hearts and a Dream. 7.6 lbs lost so far...that is fantastic. Keep up the good work!!

JoJo said...

I am rooting for u all the way! You can do anything u set ur mind too.

shay said...

Good luck on your weight loss journey! Stay strong!