@Dawn1234: It’s funny that you say my weight doesn’t sound too bad, because I thought the same about yours lol 🙂 at 5’6, you are only 9lbs more than me, so I’d say we are on almost the exact same weight loss journey when you consider the height to weight difference.
I think this is a really good idea for us, and I hope we both really do stick with updating on a regular basis, because I really thrive when I have somebody who helps keep me accountable and just listens and shares. My Fiance has gained 25lbs in the last 2-3 months and he really doesn’t seem to care. I wish we could both lean on each other to do the right thing, but it’s hard when he doesn’t feel the pressure like I do.
I can really relate to eating whatever you want without even really thinking about. For a long time I literally denied that any amount of eating could make me gain weight. I avoided scales and went about my “merry way” eating whatever I wanted. I was so wrong, because when I finally weighed in about a year ago I was just 1lbs under 11 stone. I have struggled for a year with fad diets and basically starved myself, but this time I am so dedicated that I don’t even feel hungry. It’s sort of wierd. Before this, I could have probably eaten 4,000 in a day and not thought anything of it. Living off of fast food will do that to you..
I haven’t weighed under 9 stone since I was a Freshman in high school, and now I am going to be a Senior in college next semester. So it’s been 6-7 years since I’ve felt good at all about myself. Wow, that’s hard to think about.
I think it would be great to do weekly weigh-in’s. I also think we should update each other as often as we feel we want to, but at least a couple times a week so that we can keep each other on track. If we faulter, we should be able to tell each other and start fresh the next day. I think that’s key, because usually what happens is that I will splurge on a huge meal and never tell anybody and then just end the diet because I feel like I ruined everything anyway. I don’t want to do that again!
I also agree with monthly photo updates, but if you’d like, you can share them as often as you feel like it. I will definitely be uplifting but honest with you. At this point, there is of course room for improvement in both of us, but I genuinely do not think we are all that far from feeling great and looking the way we want. A few months and some lifestyle changes should fix us right up 🙂
These are 2 photos I just took today, I’m not sure why the date stamp is messed up though. Also, ignore the mis-matched socks haha (I’m known for this). And frizzy hair lol. Also, I apologize for basically showing you half my ass. It’s so big at this point I don’t really have any swim bottoms or underwear that fully cover. Yikes lol. Also, I agree with how bad it is to see yourself from the side. Jeez, I’m not happy about that at all 🙁