The picture on the left is from summer last year (2015), the photo on the right is from a few weeks ago (October 2016). There’s a -40lbs. difference between these two pictures.
I’ve always been over weight my whole life. I’ve struggled with binge eating, I’ve tried crash diets…nothing really worked. In 2010 I began making progress with weight loss and lost 20lbs. My lowest weight had been 150lbs.. However I went from clean healthy eating to doing nutrisystem which while it worked, it was not a sustainable diet for me.
My weight stabilized around 160-165 for a few years. About a year into dating my now fiancé I packed on 20lbs. and ended back to where I started in 2010 in the 180lb. range. I decided to go vegan in September 2015. During this time I noticed that I had lost the 20lbs. that I put on from cutting out dairy from my diet. My weight went back down to 160lbs. quickly (probably within a month). After that I decided I wanted to lose more weight, so I started eating less. I was counting calories and doing smaller portions which helped me lose another 10lbs.
I ended up back at my lowest weight of 150lbs. I decided I was going to break through my 150lbs. plateau. I went full on vegan and started going to the gym 5 times a week. I now weigh 139lbs. I still have a long way to go until my goal weight but I’m really proud of my progress so far. :)
I also have a tumblr! You can follow me and my weight loss adventure at @whitneyk824