It's a slightly dark picture, but that is 232.8.
I started this journey at 246. Outside of being prego, I never want to see that number again. And in fact, I would just like to never see that number at all.
|This is me around 246|
With diet and exercise. I was able to get down to 221 last spring (not this last spring, but the spring before).
|Heading out for a run-Spring 2011|
This isn't the best of pictures showing my weight loss but I for sure felt great and I looked great in clothes.
I have always been a big girl, and I am not a dainty lady. Even at my lowest in high school, I was 175...that was wearing a size 10 pants. I think a 10 is a great size! That fits my body. Too much lower and I look gaunt. And with my height, that is right at the top of my healthy weight range. So at 221, I was already starting to have more confidence and was generally feeling a lot better about myself.
But, like in the past, I somehow lost momentum. Thankfully though, not all of it. Even with some weight gain, I have always had something in the back of my mind telling me what I should be doing. I had times where I would track what I was eating, or times when I was hitting the gym not stop, but without doing them together, I quickly crept back up to 241.
|The hubs and I|
My "get your shit together" wake up call was this past Valentine's Day. I felt fat and bloated and ridiculously gross. No way in hell did I want to continue to feel that way. So I shifted gears yet again.
Now I sit at 232.8. It has been slow. My ankle hasn't been a big help, but it also is not an excuse. And I am glad I am headed in the right direction. There will be challenges coming up. Of course it's almost the holiday season. That poses enough temptation! But I just want to be strong. I want to be healthy, and I want to keep going. This has been a 1.5 year process, and I am down 13.2 total. And for that I am grateful. I am grateful that I weigh less than I did two years ago. I am grateful that I am active. Grateful that I am motivated.
|Girl got back-that, I want to keep!|