This is how I used to feel... but not anymore.
The month after Brett left, I started this "weight loss journey"...
7 Months later, I have lost 25 pounds!!
(every time I say that out loud it is still hard for me to believe)
Every day I see myself in the mirror...
and because of that, it is hard for me to notice some changes (big or small).
That is... until I see a picture of myself, reminding me of what I used to look like.
THEN I see what everyone else sees!
So, here it is... the before and after picture's that I promised.
(you should know that it was VERY hard for me to decide to put these online for EVERYONE to see BUT because I should probably be more PROUD then embarrassed... here they are.)
GEH, THAT DOESN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE ME!!!!
Every single time I look at these before picture's
I seriously shake my head in disbelief and think to myself,
Wow... is that REALLY what I looked like!?!?
The thing is, I honestly never thought I was FAT
and maybe I was, maybe I wasn't...
(I knew I wasn't skinny but never thought I could lose 25lbs!)
but seeing these picture's... losing that weight, definitely did not hurt!
Today, I am just SO GLAD that I did this!!
Not only am I 25 lbs. lighter,
I am also HEALTHIER, happier, and more confident in myself then ever before.
I feel like a different person, not only on the outside but on the inside as well.
These last 7 months weren't easy
(and for more reasons then one)
Working out at least 5 days a week and being more conscious of what I ate, was a HUGE change for me!
I seriously thank God that I had the motivation that I did, to keep going and that I never gave up!!
I know I have said this before,
But I have never been so proud of myself, EVER.
I have tried many different "diets," "tricks," and "programs" and NEVER got the results I was looking for...
This time I did it the right way and look what happened :)
(who would have thought I just needed to eat better and exercise lol)
I am SO EXCITED for Brett to see my transformation!
It's crazy to have changed this much and my husband has yet to physically see me...
the anticipation is KILLING me!!! :)He is going to be SO surprised (& proud as well)!!
So now comes the hardest part (in my opinion)
-Keeping the weight OFF and not going back to my old ways and bad habits!
That is obviously the LAST thing I would want, after all of the hard work I have put in and the changes I have made!
The truth is, if I want to stay the way I am today
I am going to have to work out for the rest of my life and continue to eat right...
(I know there are days where that is just going to sound awful)
but that is what I AM going to have to do.
I will NEVER let myself go back to that "before" picture.