Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What a Difference a Year Makes

Although this is not a weight-loss blog, I feel the need to share my story.
Not much to the story other than I saw the scales tipping up into the 170 range and at 5 foot barely an inch, that was not good. I felt like my clothes were either too tight or just a cover-up of the pounds I was trying to hide. I had not been up this high in weight since being pregnant with my children. I knew it would be just a matter of time until I started having health problems and that something needed to be done. I decided to do something about it and started walking to work 3 times a week which is .75 miles each way, eating a low carb (when I could) diet and cutting out sugar almost completely.


These pictures were taken a year apart in February of '09 and '10.



There were a ton of salads and protein involved but the end result was worth it. It took me about 6 - 8 months to lose 40 pounds - I went from a size 12 - 14 to a size 6 - 8 (8's are actually big) and even though I have gained 5 pounds, people continue to tell me that I look like I've lost more weight. That's more like it! I tell people it must be moving to the right places because I am not losing at the moment. I am currently at 135 and know if I put my mind to it, I can lose those last 15 pounds.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Congrats, great job!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Wow, I didn't realize you lost that much weight, great job!

Amy said...

Congrats! I can tell you're very proud of yourself, and you definitely deserve it.

Shell said...

Great job! Way to stick with it :)

Susan said...

KUDOS!! to you.

Latté Mama said...

That's awesome! I'm having such an awful time trying to follow any routine/eating habits. Hardly any sugar huh? I love carbs with coffee!

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

That is so great. I love hearing success of REAL people doing it themselves. Inspiring. New Follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Tammy said...

Congrats, it's certainly not easy! I'm always looking for inspiration, especially from fellow moms!! Savour your success and enjoy your coffee :-)

cathyjoy said...

you look amazing! i need to follow your example but, you know, getting my big white ass off the couch takes more energy than i have!

Anonymous said...

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