This is my first time submitting before and after pictures. And just today was the first time I ever posted such on my blog.
I’ve lost around 130 pounds in the last 2.5 years. Through diet and exercise. I’m in the best shape of my life, and I feel more comfortable than I ever have.
I still have trouble looking at these pictures because in all honesty, my brain doesn’t see that huge of a difference. At least not what I feel like 130 pound difference SHOULD look like. But there are definite changes, and, I’m happy with what I’ve done.
My journey will continue, I’m not there yet, but I want people to know it’s possible. No matter how much you have to lose, YOU CAN DO IT.
I’m 5’2”, 22 yrs old. My highest weight was 208 about 1.5 yrs ago. My current weight is 161 lbs.
I am 35 lbs down since I officially started in Jan of 2012 on my lifestyle change. 30 more lbs to go woo!
My before and after of my long and joyous journey of bringing health and fitness into my lifestyle. This is the first time I have compared a photo of myself before and after, and it feels wonderful :)
omg so inspirational!!!
A few weeks ago, during my lunch period, I sat on the toilet in the stall of the school restrooms. I’m alone, minding my business. All of a sudden, a girl (who is unknown to me) runs into the bathroom, enters the stall next to me, and proceeds to purge…for a matter of 5 minutes. She curses herself, stands up, flushes, walks to the mirror, and criticizes her curves aloud, all by herself.
She was obviously unaware of the fact that I was in the room, and I was just in shock. For some reason. Maybe that’s a tad overkill, but that’s how I felt. I didn’t know how to react. Whether I should run out of the stall asking if she was okay, pretend I didn’t notice, or just sit silently, seemingly unknown…which is what I did.
For the rest of the day, it bothered me, and somehow I stumbled upon this blog.
Learn to love yourself! Life can be so beautiful, if you let it be. I understand that some of us are seriously ill, as I myself once was. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you are in control of your surroundings and your emotions. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you are worthy; that you deserve to laugh, and love, and enjoy life. Life can be awesome. And as cliche as it is, you are perfect the way you are. Everything that sets you apart from the crowd is beautiful. It took me a long time to accept that, myself, but just take the time to think about it. You are freaking awesome! And you have control of your whole life! You! Not a single other person on this planet; it’s all you.
I’m done with my rant, but I wish everyone the best. I’m sorry I don’t have a story to share; maybe I don’t understand. Maybe it’s not as simple as I make it out to be. But please just give yourself another chance.
My prayers to all to suffer in silence.