Post # 1
Alrighty, I know there are several (hundred! lol) of threads like this, but for myself personally, I want to see motivation, I want to see peoples progress. Maybe even some beautiful inspirational before and after pictures!
I recently started a pretty strict diet and exercise routine. After all the drama of trying to deal with dresses and postponing the wedding blah blah blah I got so stressed and actually gained a few pounds. So I just forgot about all that and realized the most important reason to do this was my overall health and confidence level. Is it difficult??? God yes! I’m a snack food junkie, we had just gone grocery shopping when I made this choice and I have junk food in my house right now! but my diet allows me to have a cheat day every week if I want, after the first month of strict eating! lol It’s sort of like the Adkins diet, but a modified version to fit better for what I need.
Anyhow, I have successfully lost the 5 pounds I gained and then lost 2 extras. So 7 pounds! Is that huge, no. But I want to celebrate any amount of weight loss because I am working so hard!
I’m not embarrassed to list my stats here.
I am 5’2 1/2!
I started this at 205
(my highest weight ever actually)
I’m done to 198.
So I’m under 200 pounds right now and that feels good. People don’t believe I weigh this much because I suppose I don’t look it, but I certainly feel it.
I have a before pic, but I’m having trouble posting it, I will try again soon!
Post # 3
Im not dieting or anything but: Girl keep up the hard work!!! i know its exciting to even see 1 lb of loss!!! just keep focused!!!! Positive vibes your way!!
Post # 4
Congrats! You’re doing fantastic!!
Post # 5
Here I am a year ago…
and here I am a week ago…
I’ve lost about 27 pounds. Struggling to get the last 20 off, but I can see a bit of a difference!
Post # 6
I also like to focus on 5 pound increments, which definitely helps make it feel more attainable. you can do it!
Post # 7
@MissNachoLover: i can see a big difference!! keep up the work!!!
Post # 8
Congrats on the weight you have lost! I was about 190 for our engagement pictures and now am down to 170, but I still would like to lose 20 more in 2 months. Probably not going to happen but I’m still going to try! It is really nice to feel better about yourself if nothing else!
Keep it up!!
Post # 9
@graygodess20: Yeah, my boobies are smaller, haha! Why are they always the first to go?
Post # 10
I weigh 230 and people never believe me. I want to get below 200 again so bad.
Post # 11
I am still a work in progress and always will be 🙂
Here is my most recent progress picture (there’s more in my blog, which I can’t link here, but I think is in my profile…):
Post # 12
@inky_1: You look great!!!
Post # 13
@MissNachoLover: Thanks 🙂 Though, honestly, what I’ve learned is that I always did 😉 …I think that’s important to understand. Your worth is dependant on who you are as a person…not a number on a scale. And you can be beautiful no matter WHAT size you are.
Post # 14
I’m dieting!! And it’s SO FRIGGIN HARD. I’m doing the updated version of the South Beach Diet. I’m doing Phase 1, wihch is a 2-week no-carb introductory period. I lost 8 1/2 lbs after my first two weeks and girl, 7 lbs isn’t “nothing” by any means. It’s so hard every day. I’m doing Phase 1 for 2 more weeks, because in the first book he said you can if you have a lot to lose. I’d like to lose 30lbs total and 20 by my bday (8/24) and I have about 12 to go by then. I’m 5’2 and started at about 144.6 lbs. I’m 136.2lbs today. I don’t have any before and after pictures, but I did before lose 25lbs and kept it off for TWO full years. Work interfered with my health (I wasn’t able to eat all day, I wasn’t able to work out, etc) and I quickly gained 30lbs in a matter of less than 1 year. Now, I’m back at it but it’s a constant struggle every day. I’m with you on junk food and I love savory food. I’m fine without sweets (unless I’m PMSing), but I LOVE food. I have a pinterest account with a ton of low-carb recipes pinned and some healthy carb recipes (for when I can start adding carbs back in), if you want to follow me.. I will link a recipe I made last night that was DELICIOUS! But, I know exactly what you mean when you say seeing before and afters is inspiring. I will also link you to a pin that I pinned that takes you to this girl’s blog where she lost a ton of weight and looks AMAZING! Pinterest is FULL of inspiration and motivation.
Good luck and keep it going!!!
Post # 16
@inky_1: Exactly. I know that for me, feeling better and having more energy when I’m smaller is the best perk!