Hi girls!! Although I've been insaaaanely busy with schoolwork for the entirety of this quarter, and thus have not been posting on 3FC, like, at all
, I *promised* myself that I would at least come back to post my progress pics when I reached the 100-lb mark... These last 20 lbs have been the hardest ones so far, that's for sure--I've had a couple plateaus, most recently wavering between 167-169 lbs for the past month or so, BUT I am extremely pleased to announce that today (after a week of steady losses due to TOM, which always gives the ol' metabolism quite a kick) I weighed in at 162.2 lbs
So, as promised, I busted out the camera today and took my requisite 38472 pictures... Here are the results! As usual, any comments from you ladies are extremely welcome!
First, those "before" pictures we all know and love:
(Ps. The first pic should say "May 2007
," not 2008!)
Aaaaand, on to the progress pics!! And I'm not joking--there are a LOT of them!
Random body angles/comparisons (just for kicks!):
And finally... Oh yes.... You knew they were coming... Some infamous Meredith self-portraits
I hope the second one properly conveys my joy, hehe!
Sooo... I guess that's it! As far as my opinion of the pictures goes, I'm pleased with the difference I see, but of course (as you might expect) it's still extremely difficult adjusting my body image to connect with what I look like now--I don't *feel* all that different, y'know? But I know that I do look
pretty darn different, so it's weird to be in this in-between stage where I feel like I basically have no idea what I look like to other people--when I'm still looking in the mirror and seeing jiggly arms and heavy thighs, etc, it's hard to feel like I'm "normal" yet, though according to my BMI, I am no longer overweight (as of 164 lbs--YAY!). I dunno, I guess I'm just hoping that my view of myself will adjust with time; I'd hate to think that I'll never be able to see myself accurately!
Also, I can never say this enough, but again, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone on 3FC for all of your love and support--I am 150% positive that there's no way I could have done this without you all, and this site has been the most priceless resource throughout the entire process so far... I don't want to get all gushy, but seriously, thank you so much, girls. It sounds weird when you think about it, but you really might have saved my life! Who else can take credit for something as cool as that?
Much <3 to you all!! See you at.... GOAL!