2 years ago today, I made the decision to turn my life (and my health) around.
I weighed in at 332 pounds.
I had just lost my Mother to cancer.
I felt horrible.
I looked horrible.
It was a dark time in my life.
I put on a smile for my husband and kids,
but in reality,
I was falling apart inside.
On a whim, I started counting my calories
I never thought that I’d stick with it.
In a year, I lost 90 pounds.
Year two was not as easy as year one.
My weight loss really slowed down.
It’s frustrating, but I’m hanging in there.
I’ve come too far to quit now.
I lost 20 pounds in year two,
bringing my total lost to 110 pounds.
I may not have lost a lot in the last year,
but that doesn’t make me any less proud of where I am now.
Two years ago I was wearing: 26/28 jeans, 4x/5x shirts and 26/28 dresses.
Today I wear: 16/18 jeans, 1x/2x shirts and 16/18 dresses.
Fun fact: I wore a size 18 dress to my senior prom 16 years ago.
The bottom pair of pants are what I wearing in the above photo.
They are a size 26.
The pair on top is a 16!
My wedding ring is 2 sizes too big!
I was really hoping to have a better loss for this year,
but I’m really not complaining.
I know what I am capable of and it can
only get better.
I ran a half marathon less than 2 weeks ago.
I couldn’t have done that last year.
I feel so good about how I look and how I feel.
My confidence has increased 10 fold.
I love shopping for clothes!
I don’t have to search for the biggest sizes any more!
I’m really looking forward to the next year and what it has in store.
Whether it be another 20 pound loss, or only 5.
I will never go back, only forward.