The before is May 2012, right before I graduated college. I was at my heaviest weight of 260, drinking 5xs a week, and living on takeout. I’m currently 213 (47lbs lost! Woo!) and have completely changed my diet, stopped drinking mostly, and exercise 5xs a week instead! I’m 5’7, with a goal of losing another 40lbs or so, but mainly improving my fitness for my first 5k in July, and roller derby!
This is cool I guess. 20 pounds to go. There’s like 7 weeks between these two photos. And only like 10 pounds.Ignore the stupid face in the first photo.
Can we just take this is for a second. Damn.
First photo 172 (February)
Second photo 142.5 (may)I’m 5’7
Reposting because before pic shows my arms and legs a little more than the other one!
Okay, so I’m a bit scared to post a progress picture, but I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far and it’s time I let it show.
This is my choir dress, the thing I had to force myself to wear for every performance the past four years of my life. I just recently had to return it (I graduated! 😊), so I took the opportunity to take a few last pictures in it. At the time I got it, I fit (tightly) into a size 20 and my director insisted I try on a 24, to make sure I was comfortable. Since then I grew into it to the point where (if she had it) she probably would have given me a size 28. Now I’m proud to say that this size 24 dress is far too big to wear at all.
The top right picture is me letting the dress wear as it would naturally, and the bottom right is me holding in the extra material to where it fits. I’m wearing the same pearls in all three pictures, because I feel like a lot of my progress is in my face/neck. In the first picture, it looks like a choker. Notice the difference in the sleeves too. And before, the dress hung a good couple of inches off the ground, now it drags a few inches (which you can’t see in the photos).
In the first picture I weighed a whopping 293 pounds and the dress was literally bursting at the seams. The pictures on the right sit about 4 months apart and 40 pounds lighter. It’s not much, but it makes a huge difference, as you can see. I’m not even close to finished, but I’m well on my way! :)
17 years old
Progress picture so far! I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’ve definitely noticed changes. This is what working out every day and eating clean does, and more importantly I’m in the best shape of my life.. I feel great. I obviously know I still have a lot more weight to lose, but I’m proud of myself! Those times when I wanted to go for late night pizza with my friends, or skip the gym to go to that one event I stuck with it, and that’s what I will continue doing because there’s nothing more satisfying then results for your hard work.
This me….I’m just 73lb lighter and much happier!!