As promised, I will be attaching all sorts of photos to this post (some awesome, some NOT). I have to control myself a little bit though. Going back through all my pictures, I ended up with like 16 I wanted to post. Which is just crazy. But I’ll post enough to let you see how insane my weight has fluctuated the past 4-5 years.
But I’m going to talk first!
I only work Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon every week because of classes. But they are always long shifts (9-10 hours) and by the end of the day I am usually freakin beat. Today I worked early. I’m kind of the designated opener in my little corner of the store. Which suits me, because even though I’m not much of a morning person, I love having my evenings to myself. I also find I can control my eating habits better if I am up early.
The past few days have been really great on the nutrition front. I have been eating a lot of Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine meals. Most of the time I pick ones that are lower in calories, then add things like veggies or fruit or low-fat dairy to them. They aren’t very satisfying alone usually, but I can tack on some healthy sides and I’m good to go. Snacking has been minimal, and when I DO snack, it’s always something like apples or almonds or a 100 cal pack. OH! And string cheese. Low fat, of course. But YUM.
I’m also a crazy dancing machine. Yesterday I spent another hour playing Just Dance 2 in my living room. I even drug bf off the couch to dance a few duets with me. haha It’s really fun, and you definitely feel the burn after a while, especially if you really try to match what the person on the screen is doing. I was doing all kinds of arm motions and kicks and squats and hops. There’s a mode in the game called “Just Sweat” where it keeps track of your songs and how much you moved around, then awards you “sweat points” at the end. According to the game’s manufacturer, for every 4.2 sweat points, you burn 1 calorie. Naturally, this is an estimate and would vary enormously between people… But I earned like 2,500 of these “sweat points” which would supposedly equal like 595calories. Not sure I buy that. But I could believe 300, maybe? Not a bad workout, considering it’s a super fun video game. Also, I look ridiculous playing it. (:
Alright… Enough chit-chatting. Let’s see if I can master this photo stuff… I’ll be adding then in chronological order, starting around age 18. Ok go! Also, it appears you can click on these to make them bigger… A few of them are really small?
Also about 18. This was my little sister’s Halloween Costume. She’s 6 years younger than me. I was just goofing off.
I think I was 19 in this one. NOT the most attractive. We were on vacation and I’d just woken up. But still on the slimmer side.
Definitely 19 here. Off taking pictures somewhere. I don’t have a ton of full body shots. I had gained a little weight between the last picture and this one.
20 here. Putting on more weight, slowly.
Me at work… Laaaame. This is only 3 months later, but there’s a pretty big weight difference!
Me, 20 still, another “picture taking” picture.
This was a little less than a year ago. When I first moved into my apartment. This is on here for good measure, to make sure you can all see how chunky I got. haha But not for much longer!
There’s also almost an entire year unaccounted for… But I just stopped liking my picture taken. Sooo… ya know.
I was once a normal weight, and I will be there again! Enjoy, everyone!
Here’s to hard work and determination,