*suddenly gets hit by the weight of being part of a tv show which will make history in less than a month, and everything I've endured will have been worth it because the loves of my life will finally have their happy ending, sherlock holmes and john watson will be out of the 130 year old closet, and acd's wish of making a gay detective and his doctor husband will finally be accomplished*
Before, January 2015: 190lb(86kg)
After, January 2016: 120lb(54kg)
I took the first picture last January. I hit my highest weight, 225lb, in June 2014 and had been losing slowly since then. I got to 180lb in autumn, but I had been drifting off my low calorie diet. I ate very small portions, mostly lean cuisines and weight watchers. It was hard to stick to, and I gained 10lb over the holidays.
So that January I made a New Years Resolution. I wanted to be healthy. Two ways I could do this were by quitting smoking and changing my diet. I wanted to lose weight, but I didn’t want to feel so deprived. I had grown up vegetarian and already loved fruits and vegetables, so I decided to go vegan in 2015. No more tasteless diet foods, I ate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and learned how to cook for myself. I always had a big salad for lunch, and I cut out processed foods. I also got a fitbit and made sure I hit my step target most days. I discovered a love of running as well, and I never thought I’d enjoy exercise so much!
I LOST 70LB(34kg) DURING MY VEGAN 2015!
If you are making a New Years Resolution to get healthy and lose weight, I recommend a strictly plant based diet. IT CHANGED MY LIFE!! Go vegan in 2016! Plant based diets are beautiful, wonderful, delicious, and I FEEL GREAT! Follow my journey at losinggain.tumblr.com
I hit my longest goal weight today! I haven’t been this weight since like 11th/12th grade in high school! I’ve lost 12kg, dropped 2 dress sizes, and regained my health! I’m actually feeling good about my body again! 💪🏼🌸
Round two compete! Got in some chest and back in and it felt pretty good! Then I went and got a taco salad hold the taco and scarfed it down like a mad man! 😂😂 I was starving (figuratively of course!)
I got an awesome message from a tumblr friend ( @itismytimenow )congratulating me on my success. Sometimes I forget what I have done and take it for granted! So here is a before photo set! On the right I was on the cruise that started it all, I had a miserable time because of my self ideas and outlook. I weighed over 430 pounds and was not even thinking about my health. Got back and decided to change! Since then it has been ups and downs with my lowest weight hitting 248. Life happened and on January 20th I weighed 325… I am back in it to win it and today am weighing between 309 and 312 depending on the day!
I appreciate y'all for your support and want to give it back! Y'all can do whatever it is you are trying to do! Let’s do this!
Made my three hour break at work today worth it. Went to the gym, hit some weights, did some cardio, took the time to thoroughly stretch (especially my hips since my right hip flexor is so sore). Took a shower, ate well and made it through my 9 hour work day. 💪
Now the bf and I are hanging out and are about to watch TMNT 2 and eat smart pop! I get to chill out and sleep in tomorrow morning! Woo! 😄
I belong to the From Fat to Finish line group on Facebook. I HIGHLY recommend watching the documentary, it’s on Netflix, and the group is super supportive and motivating! Lately, people have been posting photos of their scales as they finally hit “one-derland.” Something that I SO look forward to, but that also feels impossibly far away. Sometimes reading other people’s stories is hard for me. The last one that got posted they said that they had lost over a hundred pounds in a year. Then I look at myself, having hit my highest weight about 6 years ago and now sit about 40 pounds less than that. 6. Years. Later. My weight loss has been quite the roller coaster. I hit 90 pounds down this last summer and then gained 70 back. Now I’m back down a bit.
It’s hard to believe that you can do it when other people seem to be doing it so much faster. But that seems to be my life in general. I feel like I’ve always done things at my own pace. When I was a kid I had a hard time doing basic “growing up” things. I cried at the first day of school many years. I went through with my first communion, but at some point stopped going up to get it at mass for a while, eventually I did, but I don’t remember why I stopped or why I started again. I never wanted to go to camp. In fact, before my senior year I went to a week long sleep away camp and cried and had massive panic attacks and went home part way through the week. My parents made me go back. I did community college for 2 years because I freaked out while going to register at a college in Chicago (I’m from the Seattle area, so it turned out to be a bit too far away and scary for me.) When I did end up going away to school, in my same state, I had such bad panic attacks that my parents stayed a bit longer and I refused to stay in my dorm room. I got myself so worked up that I would throw up. Eventually all of these things turned out to be fine. I may not have loved camp, but I did love being away at school. Now I’m 29 and live with my parents, so I’m still doing a good job of avoiding that whole growing up thing, but it’s something I’m working on slowly, but surely.
Weight loss (and running) just feels like another one of those things. Other people seem to be able to do it and when it clicks, it clicks. I’ve been running now for about 3 years. I did my first 5k in May of 2014. I’ve worked my way up to being able to finish half marathons, but I’m slow as all heck. I got faster, but then got slower after gaining weight back. I guess what I need to learn from life is to be more patient and forgiving of myself. I always seem to figure it out eventually and I just have to have faith that I will with this as well. It just doesn’t make it any easier to see other people do it so fast. I guess that’s all I have to say about that.
Here’s a selfie I took earlier when I was laying in bed after work. I did my makeup today. I’m going to try to do that more, since it makes me feel good.
Granny swayed a little. Her eyes had an unfocused look. Oats glanced at her, made up his mind, staggered rather theatrically and sprawled in the dust. Granny blinked, shook her head and glared down at him. “Hah! All too much for you, eh?” she said hoarsely. Trembling fingers reached down for Oats. He took them, taking care not to pull, and stood up. “If you could just give me a hand,” he said, as her grateful weight hit his shoulder.
– Oats makes a choice |
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
tbh im so relieved when my friend doesnt think the same guys are hot as i do bc then i dont have competition but im also like really pissed off when they dont?? like i know i have good taste bitch u better get ur eyes checked