losing weight

I started this blog to keep myself motivated on my journey and to possibly inspire others in their own personal journeys. I’m not perfect, no where close to it actually. I’ve lost a little over 70 pounds and I’m STILL considered obese. It’s upsetting yes, but knowing that I’ve worked my ass off the past year to lose 70 pounds makes me feel good. Kind of empowered, really.

I reblog photos of girls with incredible bodies. I know that I will never look like that because of how large I was in the beginning, and still am. I know I will have loose skin, still have stretch marks, and probably will never see abs.

But what I will see is how when I finally get where I want to be, is that I did it. What keeps me going is knowing that one day, maybe even years from now I will be at my goal weight.

The only way to do it is to tell myself I can. You are your own boss. You make things happen for yourself. You can make a change. Do it for the feeling at the end. All of the sweat, tears, constant battles with the scale or dress sizes changing, it will be SO worth it.

You can do anything. No matter how long it takes, you CAN change yourself. I know it’s hard, it’s so damn hard. Confidence is something I’ve never had. But I’m hoping that doing this will give me confidence like I’ve never felt before.

Just please, if anyone took the time to read this, don’t give up. You will be so happy you didn’t. But if you do give up, it’s never the end. It is never too late to make a change. We all have bad days, weeks, months, even years. No one is perfect.

You’re beautiful as you are, no doubt about it. But if you decide you want to make a change, just know that you have my full support in whatever you do. You can accomplish great things. I promise it.


It’s amazing what a little effort & determination can do 🙌 Today I’m officially 20kgs less than my highest weight, I don’t think I’ve been this tiny since I was about 15, and I’ve sure as hell never had abs like this!! Pretty bloody stoked at how my comp prep is tracking, can’t wait to see what my amazing coach gets out of me in another 10 weeks when I hit the stage!

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Okay tumblr! Can we please take a moment to appreciate my hard work!? Lol. 100 pounds later :) started losing weight April 2014 (left). The picture on the right is of me today wearing the first bikini I have ever worn in my entire life. I’m so proud of myself! Can’t wait to lose more (: This journey has certainly taught me a lot! Stay tuned everyone!

Left: November 2014.  106.9 kilos. Unhappy. Can’t walk up a flight of stairs. Feel disgusting at all times, pretty much.

Right: March 2015. 86.9 kilos. A lot, lot happier. Can walk up a flight of stairs. Or three. And will do so, willingly. Feeling a lot better about myself and my life.

varsitea submitted: 

 Height: 5’8”

Before (2011): 210 lbs

Now: 150 lbs

The best advice I can offer someone on their fitness journey is to never give up. It may sound cheesy, but a weight loss journey is just that, a journey. For me it never really stopped. I still work out every day and I still eat healthily, although for me a healthy diet includes pizza every now and again! Stick with it, and please don’t ever compare your beginning to someone else’s end! That’s the easiest way to get discouraged. Progress is progress no matter how small! 

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Little bit of a face/regular, every day photo comparison. Usually I post body/planned before and afters, but here are two regular, candid photos of me that were taken.

First one was at my highest weight. A weight that I stayed at for over a year. 106.9kg. I cannot describe in detail how shocking it is for me to look at that picture. I never want to go back there ever again in my whole life.

The second picture was taken last night, at the club I work at. This morning, I weighed in at 83.1kg. Not many people say anything about my weight loss. I think it’s not very evident to the people who see me constantly, because they forget how much bigger I was. To a lot of people, I am still just a fat girl, but the lines are blurred and they forget that I was fatter. 

Not that it matters to me. I see a difference. I feel a difference. I’m getting there. 17 more kilos to go. These are the ones that are going to finally show to people what I’m made of.

fat-fit-fabulous submitted: 

 My name is Lara Kelly, it has taken me 3 years to lose approximately 130lbs (58kgs). I’m 22 years old and 5’9. My after photo is me last week at my local races! If you could click the link below and ‘like’ my photo, I could win a gold necklace for best dressed. Thank you in advance :)
Instagram: @larakelly93

Could you please click the link and like my photo to vote for me to win Best Dressed at the 2015 Bunbury Cup: https://m.facebook.com/ninasjewellery/photos/a.944721252235075.1073741837.232040473503160/944746592232541/?type=1&source=43&refid=56

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