Post # 1
Hi Bees…I started posting a couple weeks ago because I needed to (re)kick-start my weight loss. I have been sorting through pictures on my computer when I came across some of my ‘before’ pics from a couple years ago. It made me realize one of the suprising reasons I wanted to lose weight in the first place. Back in May 2009 I weighed 235 (5’6″) and had low self esteem. I was a new mom yet I had almost no pictures of me with my beautiful baby girl. Each time we were at a gathering I would be the one handing my daughter to others (my mom, my sister, friends) and taking the pics. Here is a rare pic of my daughter and I @ 235 lbs:
That was May 9, 2009 (ignore photo stamp date…I was too lazy back then to even set the date…check the big belly for the actual date on the shirt 🙂
I began cutting calories down to aprox 1500 and working out 5 days a week. Over the next 9-10 months I had lost around 50lbs.
This pic was taken Feb 2010…I was around180lbs.
As more and more people began to notice/compliment me on my weight loss..The more I eased up on my workouts and I slowly began ‘cheating’ on my diet. Fast forward to today…I am at 191 (down a few pounds since my re-start). I feel like I am back on track and headed to my ultimate goal of 140 lbs. I am hoping to make it there before our wedding next year . I am looking forward to the photographer taking beautiful pictures of my little girl and I
Thanks again for the support and kind word Bees!!
Post # 3
Awesome job! Keep up the good work!
Post # 4
you look amazing!! congrats! Keep up the great work and you will reach your goals. SUCH an inspiration…thanks so much for sharing! I currently weight just a few lbs less than your start weight and am a few inches taller but am in the same boat you were. I hope that one day, soon i can post my weight loss story here too! 🙂 congrats
Post # 5
That’s amazing! congratulations!
Post # 6
That is AMAZING!!! I have been there too and no what an accomplishment this is!!
WAY TO GO AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Post # 7
Wow! Great job!! I can relate to your story and I’m glad you posted this to give me some inspiration!
Post # 8
Thanks bees….I love the support…it helps. And keep it up to everyone who is still working torwards their weight loss goals!
Post # 9
Wow! You look so much younger in the 2nd picture!! Keep it up! 🙂
Post # 10
Good job!! You look great!! I also think that you look way younger in the second picture. You can do it!
Post # 11
AMAZING!!!! You look fabulous!!! Keep up the good work. By the way, your daughter is adorable 🙂
Post # 12
Congratulations on what you have accomplished, so far 🙂
You should continue to be very proud of yourself 🙂
I am also doing a restart. I gained almost 15lbs after we were married just because I was back to eating bad things. You have inspired me with your story to move forward even more than I already have. I started a workout program and also started tracking my food about 3 weeks ago and have only lost 3lbs. You have made me want to work harder to get to where I want to be.
I look forward to some updates on you. I am cofident that you will accomplish your goal, even sooner than you think 🙂
Also, your little girl is so adorable and I am sure that when she is older and you share your story with her she will embrace you and be so very proud of her mommy 🙂
Post # 13
@noritake22:Thanks!! It is a struggle everyday. I know how aggrivating it is to be eating right/working out and to only loose a few lbs….but at least you are losing!! Good luck to you and thanks for the kind words
Post # 14
@madymommy24: Thanks!! I agree…she is pretty adorable!
Post # 15
I am looking to re-start a re-start. 😉 I weighed at least 210lbs at one point in my life. I lost it all once I was off medications. I also became a lot more active. I eventually got down to 125lbs. I felt amazing. I strutted my stuff like you wouldn’t believe. I guess I became too damn comfortable and gained a lot back. Thankfully it’s not all. FI and I began to go back to the gym and watch what we were eating. Of course, we failed and fell right back to where we are. It took me crying the other day to realize that I can’t stand the way I look anymore. I’ve lost all confidence. So, tomorrow is a new day and a new journey! I wish you the best of luck and hopefully we can make it!
Post # 16
WAY TO GO! I started a weight loss journey last year, but I have been on a break for several months as well and want to get back with it. I am restarting my journey this week too – we can do it! Are you counting calories? What kind of workouts are you doing? I am using myfitnesspal.com (since it’s free!) to track calories, but I don’t really know what I’m doing as far as exercise goes. Keep posting about your progress and we can all help each other! You look great!