My weight loss journey, the journey so far.
In University I was so focused on school, work and spending enough time with family that I stopped focusing on myself. I became an afterthought. Until my step sisters wedding. I was thrilled and excited to get out of the house, wear something nice and see family on their happiest day. That is until the day. Being a student I had not money, which meant wearing something I already owned.
Not a problem for me I had dresses from grads and other weddings, this one was casual so no fuss no worry I had something! Yeah something that did not fit well. I hadn’t realized how much weight I had gained because my jeans and large sweaters still fit, well dresses fit differently. This is photo one here. This is me at my breaking point, at my heaviest at 220 pounds. This was that day I realized I needed to focus on me. I needed to pay attention to my health.
Photo #2 is me two years later.
Graduated and working full time. I got in to an active job, started eating healthy and really focusing on myself (with the help of my brother, who has been a saint putting up with me). I am down to 180 pounds in this second photo and feeling SO much better than I was before. This second photo was taken a year and a few months ago today. I don’t have a most recent picture but plan to put one up soon, but I am down to 165 and still losing slowly.
Today I put on a brand new pair of size ten jeans and could do them up without sucking my soul in through my stomach! SIZE TEN! I was pushing size 18 in the first photo. Today is a good day, and although my weight loss journey has slowed, it has not stopped. I am getting healthier one day at a time, learning more with every meal, with every set back and craving. I feel better than I have in years!
Everyone’s weight loss journey is different, everyone’s body is different, no “diet” is made for everybody. I have done this while still enjoying the occasional pizza movie night with my man. Going out for lunch with mum and breaking and eating all the chocolate in the house on “shark week”. Keep your eyes peeled for my post about meal prep and planning meals ahead. This is possible, sometimes it is just not the right time, for me, now is the time!