I tried to find the earliest scale picture that I had and it seems as though I didn't start taking pictures of the scale right away. Here is the earliest scale picture I have. I must note that on my last doctors appointment after Tyrus was born I looked at my chart and I weighed in at 319.So if my weigh in was 219 approximately two years ago (Tyrus is nearly two) then this number below would officially put me at a 100 pound loss.
Now I didn't start officially "trying" to loose weight until one year ago (May 2nd to be exact). The picture below was right around that time. Since May of last year I have lost 62.8 pounds. That's about five pounds a month which is absolutely perfect for me. I know I get very frustrated because it seems like it comes off so slowly...but patience is the key in weight loss along with persistence.
I have gone from this picture of obesity...
to this picture of health.
Its been a whirlwind of a year. Its really hard to stay consistent and loose weight. There are lots of stumbling blocks along the way...there are lots of people that tell me...."You need to stop being so obsessed with calories and just live a little." The reality for me is I had to become obsessed about my bad health to find good health. I feel kinda funny posting this because I know 100 pounds gone is a huge victory but I still have 69 to go and then I have to find a way to maintain. This will probably take me another year.
How did I do it? Again, just for those that don't know, I did it by eating 1400 calories per day and completely skipping deserts and junk food and of course exercise nearly every day. I don't think that everyone has to do this but for me it was essential for me to not treat myself with food or reward myself with food. Instead I rewarded myself with new Zumba videos or a new pair of socks or a new pair of work out pants. Food for me became necessary for survival...not pleasure.
Here are my measurements in May of last year:
My buttock: 60.5 inches (now 50.5)
My waist: 49.5 inches (now 42.5)
Upper arm: 17 inches (now 14)
Wrist: 7 inches (now same)
Calf: 22 inches (now 19.5)
Bust: 50.5 inches (now 45)
See how far Ive come? See how far I have to go? Time for more Zumba.