After my dad went thru a physical and found a few health problems that I related to years of over eating or eating the wrong foods I got scared for me and my kids. I was unhappy with myself and needed to change.(Before- Thanksgiving 07)I started by joining weight watchers. I was categorized as being Obese. I stuck 100% to the point system for the first 4 months, moving to the overweight category. I then took a break to see if I could keep it off by myself. I did! I started again in August and lost a bit more to put me in my target weight bracket! I have since stopped using weight watchers and using the knowledge I learned while on WW and applied it, becoming accountable for my own actions when it comes to food and exercise. I am not losing the 2lbs per week that I was at first but the numbers are going down slowly. I still have my problem areas but who doesn't.
I started last year by taking measurements shocking! I lost...
natural waist line-4.5"
thick part of my waist-5.5"
widest part of my hips-4.5"
(Before- Dec 07)
The biggest surprise was the losing 6" off my thigh! That is disgusting!! I lost a foot in my thighs alone! Jake of course hasn't noticed the loss of my thighs as he has other parts of me ;P LOL I have gone from a size 16-18 to a size 8-10. I feel better about myself and happy that I accomplished something I set out to do.
(During- May 08 wearing size 14jean)
The hardest part of this has been getting rid of the fat girl mentality and not using food as a reward/comfort. When I look in the mirror I don't see what I am, I see what I was. Over the past two and a half years I have deleted every picture of me. I couldn't stand looking at myself. I have gotten rid of all my fat clothes as I have shrunk out of them, so I would never go back! So I can't even do one of those pictures they do on The biggest loser holding up a pair of the old jeans. These are a few photos I managed to dig up off an old drive of my before, during, and ending with my present photos. I look forward to a new year to continue my healthy life style, and hopefully lose those last few pounds and work on toning up those few problem areas I am self conscious about.(Recent in my first ever size 8 jeans)