My intentions are not to discourage anyone but rather to inspire other as well as to motivate myself into getting back in shape.
The reason I say this is because I have lost 70lbs in total but after gettingwith my very first boyfriend I went on a crazy love binge and gained back all my weight plus more. I no longer felt the need to impress anyone. I felt comfortable and happier than ever. Fortunately he genuinely loves me for me because we are still together even to this day after 2 years. When I first dieted I started at 240lbs but managed to get down to 170lbs. I am now at 260lbs and I am very ashamed with myself and I definitely feel like I let myself down big time. I have decided that I am going to try again to lose the weight once and for all. Even though I lost weight the first time by eating less, eating right, drinking nothing but water, and working out every day, I am going to put even more effort into dieting this time. I would like to share my before and after photos.
July 31st 2010 STARTING WEIGHT 240LBS:
August 14 2010 2 WEEKS LATER 220LBS:
October 4th 2010 190LBS:
Me at 170lbs:
Excuse some of the photos. A few were taken right after I woke up.
I wish I would of taken better before pictures and even though they are embarrassing considering how my shirt was lifted too much, I didn't take any others before the weight loss and I wanted to share them with you guys to show you the difference. The excess skin rolls under my arms shrunk.
My love handles were shrinking. My neck and collar bone became a lot more defined. It was exciting seeing the difference in my body as time progressed. At my job I went down from an XL to a SMALL. It was awesome and I cannot wait to feel that sense of joy again!
Last edited by sinfuldays; 07-23-2013 at 08:07 AM.
Reason: Edited photos.
i wish you all the best, the journey isn't easy, but when you're mentally ready you can accomplish it again. you're not the only one doing it all over again! i lost from 210 to 140, and then gained to 255...im determined to not repeat the gain again, but i have a long way to go to get back to where i was...good luck to you, you can do it.
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"
Right there with ya, sister! I went from 263 to 217....then got newlywed-happy and got back up to 249.8. Sooo....I'm restarting. I REFUSE to slowly kill myself again, even though he may be a bit out of his comfort zone with healthier food. We CAN do it...and we ARE worth the effort!
You're beautiful and inspirational. You can do it!
Losetogain: If you don't quit, you can't fail.
Rocky Balboa: You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.
You are going to do just fine! The best part of the situation is that you know you can do it! You have done it before. Having a partner that loves you no matter what is a blessing and a curse lol. I say this because I live it and I know how wonderful it is to have a husband that supports me and loves the way I am but I have caught myself using that as my main excuse when I don't want to try hard. I say, "My husband loves me the way I am." Which is great but do I love myself? Take care and good luck!
Thank you all for your kind words and support. I believe I am mentally ready now. I have been procrastinating lately but I definitely feel like I am ready this time especially because I am freshly going through a break up which motivates and pushes me more to focus on no one but myself. I don't know if the scale is lying or not and if it isn't I have already lost about 18lbs in less than a week. I am just going to continue pushing myself because 18lbs down is definitely something to help me continue reaching my goal.