it's been a couple of weeks since i posted about my weight loss, so i thought i would stop in this morning to give you an update. so far, i have been focusing on the pounds lost, but know that it is more than just those pounds that count. it's always so hard to take my own measurements accurately, so i finally got jason to do them for me and i was astonished at the results.
the last time i took my body measurements, was a little less than a year ago.
left: august 2012 right: june 2013
now, some of you may be thinking, "how is she claiming she has lost 30 some pounds if she was only 157 last year. well, i am here to admit it folks... i gained all the way up to 175 lbs. from summer to the beginning of 2013. i was super depressed, i was in a rut, i was unhappy with my home, and i packed on the pounds. BIG TIME! it is almost embarrassing how disgusting i had become. and even more embarrassing that i have been putting myself out there for the last couple of years with fat butt friday, and failing miserably EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
the whole point of fat butt friday was to share my weight loss but, as i continued to fail, it became my way of encouraging myself as well as finding others who were struggling as much as i was. surprisingly, i found all of that along the way. and here i am today, with my head 100% in the game, losing weight, seeing results, and feeling great. i was so stubborn before. i actually thought i was going to lose weight while still hanging on to some of my bad habits.
you HAVE to eat healthy AND workout in order to see the results you want. i worked out EVERY DAY last year and lost maybe 5 lbs. but, i still ate all of the same foods and used the excuse that i worked out as an ok to eat the way i was eating. now, i eat clean and workout 6 days a week, and feel wonderful. I even put on a pair of shorts the other day that i wore the day i met jason.
total weight loss to date: 32 lbs.