- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I’m normally not one to comment or post on the fitness board but the past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling (pardon my french) like a sack of shit. I’ve been overweight my whole life, and lately is when I’ve been at my heaviest. I’m actually disgusted with myself. I had a new year’s resolution for 2011, which was to lose 30 pounds. This was my before (I’ve always looked like this, but these are recent pictures):
And by June of 2011, 6 months in, I made my goal, just short 3 pounds. Here’s my after, after I lost 27 lbs.:
I think I made some significant progress by losing those 27 lbs. I felt great and looked better than I ever had. But recently I gained it all back and then some. It started with my last year of college, which was SUPER stressful on my body and daily habits. I would get 3-4 hours of sleep per night maximum, then go to class all day and then work till 11 at night and stay up till 4 doing homework. I was so stressed out I actually had a breakdown because I couldn’t keep it all bottled up anymore. So I gained all the weight back and then some, and I’ve been planning our wedding which is also stressful and stressed out about my last semester of college. Well I’ve graduated now and am working full time without the stress of school, but I still have the aftermath of everything that’s happened, and I’m grossed out.
So, to make a long story short now, I’ve committed myself to a lifestyle change rather than a short-term diet. Last night I began watching and working out to Jillian Michaels, beginning with her 30-day shred. It was so hard, and I’m very sore today, but I’m more determined than ever to make a change. I’ve also thrown out so much junk food from my house and even made a new shopping list with things like apples, tuna, eggs and yogurt to replace junk like croissants, ice cream and potato chips.
My main point here, bees, is that I’ve committed myself, but I just need motivation and support to achieve a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. My FI is totally supportive, but knowing I have you bees here to keep me going is a wonderful bonus! I know this won’t be easy, but if everyone could share their struggle stories and how they worked through the struggles, and just let me know what I can do to keep myself in check with everyday temptations, I would appreciate it! I need all the support I can get!