- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’ve been wanting to post something here about emotional eating for a while. I’ve pretty much struggled my whole life with emotional eating, even before I really knew what it was. I’ve always turned to sugary, high-fat foods when I’m down, which has taken a toll on my weight & my self esteem. I would binge on sugary foods, and then I’d feel bad about myself, making me want to eat even more. A vicious cycle. After gaining 35 pounds over a few months time, I took charge. I started the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels, & lost 7 pounds in a month, and started feeling a lot better about myself. Since then, I’ve kept my eating habits in check as much as possible, I still have a binge at times, but I’m really working on it now. I won’t blab anymore, I’ll just show you the pictures I’ve taken along the way. I was up to 160 pounds in December of 2009, and I’m down to 125 now. I cut out soda, rarely have fast food, and just overall make better choices for myself. My sister sent me a picture she’d found of me when I was at my highest weight, which made me decide to share this today! Hopefully it will inspire someone. 🙂
^160 pounds, very noticeable in my face.
^ Not a flattering pic.. my stomach when I was at 160 pounds, before I changed my diet & started the shred
^My arms he 1st day of the 30 day shred.
Soooo yeah, not a flattering look at all. Now for the afters!
^ after the 30 day shred! I was down 7 pounds, and lost a LOT in my stomach area!
^my arm muscles halfway through the shred 🙂
^Me right after I finished the 30 day shred 🙂 Much thinner!
^ and this was me on our wedding day 🙂 down to 125 pounds!
So it can be done! It really shook me when my sister sent the old picture to me today, I had just finished at the gym. Never want to be in that place again, and I’m much happier & healthier now!