Before is May : 160lbs.
After is October : 130lbs.
Height : 5’6
It was a slow start, I was still trying to get my life together after a mental breakdown that lead to months and months of junk food and binge drinking that only put back on the weight i was trying to lose from medications. I gave up all my unhealthy habits and got a job, started adding activity into my life (which often was 14 mile round trip bike rides to get to and from work. not to mention work itself doesn’t let me stand around often) and finally started eating healthier options rather than opting for Mcdonalds. I cut out most dairy due to learning i was lactose intolerant, i stopped drinking soda, I still eat candies and cake and whatnot but in moderation rather than full on binges. (I also make it a point to drink plenty of water and just the simple fact of being hydrated gives me so much more energy than i used to have!) Simple changes, but they made a big difference in the long run.
I’m proud of how far I’ve come, both physically and mentally in the last seven and a half months. :~)
I’m free from drinking, free from self harm, and I’ve learned to love myself and treat my body the way it deserves to be treated.
Left picture: 223 pounds
Right picture: 176-178 pounds
This picture is to myself even I ate a big meal on Thanksgiving that I didn’t turn back into what I used to be
I still ate rather healthily, but I just ate more than I should have at that beautiful dinner
In general though I have been slipping slightly, mainly because of end of the semester stress, but my slipping isn’t that I’m eating unhealthy, I think it’s more of me not eating enough to keep my metabolism going, so I needed this before and after to keep me going, and I would love some encouragement
My stretch marks disappeared and that’s a huge accomplishment for me! I’m so happy my skin is starting to smooth out and hopefully in a few months I’ll be happy enough with my body that I can wear my first bikini!
Guys! Again, people who want to start, you should start right away! People are who are progressing to who they want to be, KEEP GOING. Those who are happy with who you are, I’m so happy for you!
Thank you again for this amazing blog and the support.