Thursday, July 28, 2011
Insert catchy weight watchers title here
Yea that's me...all of me over the past 2 years. I am going to be real honest, the picture in 2009 I thought I looked good. I mean I knew I was a bigger girl, I was always the big girl that was just who I was. I never thought that would change.
May of 2010 I decided it was time to at least try and make it change and honestly, I never took a "before" picture because I had no faith in myself that I would be able to lose weight. I have been a yo-yo dieter for what feels like forever and never had any success.
I've talked about this journey a lot on here see this post and I am not trying to preach to anyone. I just know that there are other women and men who secretly feel the same way I felt 2 years ago, like there is no help, no choice. I am just writing to say that there is.
Today, I weigh 135 lbs. (holy cow I just wrote that on the Internet) I never, never, never, ever thought I could get to that number, my personal original goal was 150 and well I blew that out of the water.
I can even put into words how it feels to know that I am healthier and have no doubt added years to my life. It is indescribable how it feels to wear a size 6 dress (I used to wear a 12-14) I am literally half of my old self.
You won't believe this but I hate talking about my weight loss, moving back closer to my hometown I have seen a lot of people who I haven't seen in a while and there is always that OMG you look amazing comment. It does make me feel good but also incredibly awkward and I am not sure why. I guess I don't want it to define me.
If you are thinking about weight watchers or any other program just do it and you might surprise yourself. This journey has been long but I have done it, mind you all the while enduring foot surgery, changing jobs, and moving.
I promise it will not be easy but it is totally worth it.