My pictures have been posted all over the internet at this point, but this place really helped me cope with some tough parts of my weight loss, so I felt like I should make a post here.
I'm 5'3/5'2.5, and I was 197-200 pounds starting off, and now I maintain somewhere between 127-133. It took me a little under a year to lose it, and I've spent the last year maintaining. And by maintaining, I mean undergoing a massive self-esteem transformation just as big as my physical one. I learned a lot about myself, and that to strive for skinny instead of healthy is a scary, dangerous mindset. I now no longer weigh or measure myself, and I try to help out women of all ages with body image and self-esteem.
This is where I was half a year ago:
Linked because underwear/bikini
This is about where I am now, after realizing that maintaining such a low weight had a poor effect on my social life and self-esteem:
Linked because NSFW again
That picture represents so much to me. It's specifically important for me because it signifies my journey of how I wanted to be super skinny, then found out how it was unhealthy and hurting me, and a year later, here I am. I don't weigh myself anywhere, I lead a balanced life, and yeah, while I'm not perfectly skinny, I am healthy. I feel good. It's a good message, I think.
To find out how I did it, check out my guide here: http://www.redhairandgirlyflair.com/...st-weight.html
And also, while I'm here, I'd also like to mention I've entered in a "real" women modeling contest looking for a body positive, healthy woman to promote better self-esteem. Please vote for me?
(NSFW- underwear/bathing suit)
If you have any specific questions about my journey, or want more pictures, let me know!