For my Self Love Sunday - I am going to embrace part of my body I am still learning to love, my legs.
Years of obesity and poor circulation have caused permanent discoloration. It is now part of me. For years I refused to wear shorts because of what “they” would think.
But, I am done with that now. My legs are pretty amazing if you think about it. They help me get around and play with my kids, they have ran hundreds and biked thousands of miles, they can max out most of the machines at the gym! :)
With their help, I’ve lost 100 lbs. I’ve learned about self love and now know my outward appearance is just one, small part of who I am.
So this is who I am. Take me or leave me. I am good either way :)
Feb 2015 — July 2016. Difference of 102lbs. Sometimes I look at myself and don’t see a change. Then today I really was able to appreciate how far Ive come. I still have a long way to go, but this progress is with 5 consecutive months of plateau, plus 2 months of yo-yoing 10lbs. Hitting 100lb weight loss (naturally) was surreal for me, and really motivated me to lose the next 60lbs I want to. Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on. I love you all. 😘
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The difference of a year. Im not sure what I weighed in the first pic. I think around 350lbs, my highest weight being 365lbs. The pic today is around 282lbs.
For five months I lost/gained the same 15lbs by trying to use techniques that wouldnt work, eating small bits of poor food, and hardly working out.
Mid-December I finally decided it was time to stick to low carb (which is doc recommended for my thyroid) and work out 3 times a week. With school I havent worked out as much, but I still feel good and am losing weight. This just gave me the push to get a small salad instead of pasta at dinner tomorrow, and follow my goals.
I wish I could see my progress when I look at myself, part of me worries Ill always see who I was 80lbs ago, but Im not going to focus on that. I have summer to prepare for. 😄💪