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07 September 2012 @ 09:46 pm
I was a member here a few years ago - at the age of 20, when I was 5'7" and 165 pounds, I thought I was fat. Now? 165 is such a distant goal.

I moved out of my parents' home, got a promotion into a desk job, and started birth control all at the same time when I was 21. When I was 22, I spent almost 9 months unable to breathe ( and therefore unable to exercise) as the result of a tenacious case of bronchitis. At the age of 23, after 6 months of chiropractic care, I had breast reduction surgery that brought me from an H cup to a C cup (although I'm now a DD again). Then my boyfriend and I broke up and stopped living together, and I was majorly depressed.

I'm now 27 years old, working full-time but doing little else. I keep telling myself that I'm going to lose weight, but then making excuses or postponing my efforts. When one of my sisters got married a few months back, I had to get the dress in a size 20 to fit my bust (my waist/hips were a size 14). I looked at pictures after the wedding and was ashamed of myself - my jawline is disappearing, you can't see my collarbones, and my shoulders have started looking oddly round.

I was doing pretty well with my weight loss for a while, but then I stopped keeping track of everything. I stepped on the scale tonight and holy crap, I am 220 pounds.

Two Hundred Twenty.

This is the heaviest I have EVER weighed, and I'm disgusted with myself because 6 weeks ago, I was 198.

So...obviously I need to crack down.

Today, I started logging my food again. For at least the next couple of weeks, I'm cutting carbs (except for a serving of frosted mini wheats each morning - they're high in iron and I don't eat a lot of red meat) and cheese out of my diet. I will also be taking pictures every week to (hopefully) keep myself motivated.

I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds between now and October 27 (going to California on vacation). Encouragement is appreciated!
27 March 2008 @ 02:10 pm
Hey everyone!!

Yesterday at work, I was browsing flikr, and I randomly found an image someone had posted of their weight loss progress. I was so happy to see their success, I got the idea to do a general search for weight loss pictures, and boy did I get quite a lot of awesome, inspiration pictures!!

I collected my favorite ones and stored them to my computer to look at when I need a little motivation. I thought you guys might like to see.

What I like most about it is that these people are all different shapes and sizes, from different parts of the world, with different body issues, and each and everyone one of them overcame their weight struggle with hard work and perseverance. Weight loss takes time, as you'll notice by the dates on these. But it's worth it, and it's a lifelong change.

Image heavy!! Dial-up users are forewarned!

Probably NSFW, but no nudityCollapse )

Thanks for looking! I hope this helped inspire and motivate you to stay strong. Cross-posted a few places, so I apologize!
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