I thought I would do another progress thread, my last one was when I was halfway to goal at 27 lbs lost.
As of today, I have lost 45 and a half lbs, and have only 8.8 lbs to goal
(I rounded it up to 10 for the title
) Here's a quick summary of my journey so far:
I started this journey originally a year ago and stopped around Christmas time after losing about 16 lbs. During this time I quit smoking and focused on training at work. In April I revamped my diet due to finding out I had a gluten intolerance, I also started weighing daily again.
In May I started adding in work outs, 30 day shred and finding other stuff to do around the house for exercise. I joined a gym in the summer and played around with learning how to run and doing a weight lifting circuit about four days a week. I don't like endurance exercises and wanted to try and strength training, my weight wasn't moving anymore as well.
I started weight lifting and dropped some more weight, started building some awesome muscles. In September I started stalling again and almost came to the point where I was going to maintain at around 160 lbs. It then clued into me that I needed a structured eating plan.
That's when I went to Atkins, it's been almost a month on it and I've lost almost 12 more lbs since then. I ate similary to how the diet was so there wasn't much to modify, and it works well for me.
Here's some progress pics! (I take a lot of bathroom photos, it just makes it easier)
First is at 194.4
, I feel like I don't recognize myself anymore. The second is me mid May when I started to lose the weight again, I think I was about 180-178
. Third is mid to late June. I'll admit I am sucking in my tummy a bit, I think I was just trying to show the difference in my body in the wrong way, haha. I was in the low 170's-high 160's
. Fourth was taken Oct 6th, I was at 152
Last was taken this morning at 148.8
. Excuse the messy room, I was getting ready for work and my fiance was nice enough to take that from bed, haha. I love that I can fit my calves into boots now and buy clothes at regular sized shops. When I look at the first and last together, it's still hard to believe that was ME. I'm just so glad I took the action to better myself.
Thanks for all the support, 3FC!
(And thank god my boobs never shrank!)
(old thread can be seen here, Halfway to weight goal, 27 pounds gone, now overweight and not obese!