I have hips again, this makes me so freaking happy!!
Before: 185-190 lbs.
During: 160 lbs.
Goal: 130 lbs.
I’ve been a little discouraged lately and I have to keep reminding myself that I’m halfway there. I’m down ~30 lbs. from August 2013. I had been athletic in high school but without organized sports to keep me in shape, I let myself get out of control for awhile. I ate terribly whenever I felt depressed, which just made the cycle worse. I used to eat 3 jumbo cookies every night before bed (yikes!). I’d tried “fad” diets and pills but nothing helped. I hated the way I looked and never took any pictures of myself.
In August, when I took the before photos, I had decided to get things back on track. I started slowly weaning myself off sugar and salt and fat, which was HARD. Cutting out soda and desserts was the most difficult. That stuff is truly addicting. I eat almost 100% organic now, and sugary fatty salty food doesn’t taste nearly as good as fruits, nuts, and veggies. In December 2013 I started working out 3 days per week, and biking on the off days. The first week was the hardest, but it got more fun as I got stronger and quicker and got my balance back. Enjoy the process! Take it slow, love and encourage yourself, and don’t let a bad day or week or month ruin your journey.
By the way, that’s my first bikini in 3 years! Woot! :)
This is a before and during.
I have a little over half way to go… if you look at my cheeks they are now more muscle haha than just these massive thing that connected to all my face.. my cheeks and chin are now more defined
it’s been tough, dealt with a lot over this 8-9 months of weight loss… ever only gaining a few grams or so but i had a massive plateau for 4 months. I figured out that it was because of nutrition; and for my weight I was really fit… dancing many many hours, walking to and from places etc. So i added weight training, cleaned up my eating more and worked out harder !
The magic secret - it’s not a pill, or diet program, its positive thinking and really realizing that if you want something you can’t just sit there and pray for it.. you can pray that you gain the courage to go and get what you want but you can’t pray that it’s just going to happen without the work. I realised that when I was working but not as hard as a could and i realised if i want a great before and after picture I would have to absolutely fight for it, take all the necessary small steps to contribute to my goal for it.
10 kg difference 22 lbs
xx slow and steady weight loss
My name is Caryn and I’m 25 years old. I’m 5’4” and I currently weigh 176 lbs.
There are moments when I look in the mirror and I don’t see the progress. Days when I’m walking down the street and I leave myself a much wider berth than I really need. Days where I’m puzzled by the attention I’m getting. Times where I’m trying on clothes and by default I grab an XXL and and XL before I realize I have to come back out and pick up a medium or a large. Often, I forget just how much I’ve lost.
But looking at this, I realize how much has changed. 117 pounds are not pocket change. I’ve gotten my health and my youth back. No more sleep apnea. No more aching back. No more creaky knees and lethargy and migraines. I’ve energy for my baby boy. I’ve got the drive to cook for us. And I feel so much better in my skin.
It’s not perfect. I still struggle. And Lord knows there’s still more to lose. But I’m proud of this. And I’m excited to share the VSG/WLS gospel.
At my highest, I weighed 295 lbs and I’ve managed to whittle away 119 lbs through hard work, sacrifice, and vertical gastric sleeve in January 2013. I’m feeling so, so proud of what I’ve accomplished, and so excited for the change that’s yet to come. Over the last year and a half, I gained back my life, my health, gave birth to an ADORABLE baby boy, and have changed for the better in so many ways.
I’d love to have you along for me on this journey.
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Here is a picture of me wearing the same dress during two different stages of my health and fitness journey. The picture on the left is of me at one of my friend’s wedding in October. At this point I had been trying to loose weight and had lost 30 lbs since July. The picture on the right is of me on Easter 2014 in the same dress. 6 month difference and 40 lbs down! In totally I have lost 70 lbs. I can’t believe the difference even between the two pictures. I still have 30 lbs till my goal weight and only 3 months till my initial deadline I gave myself. Tomorrow I start clean eating and a friend of mine has offered to train me. I am super nervous but totally excited!!! Good luck to everyone out there in their fitness journey, we can do anything.
GW: 150 and toned
lf you would like to follow my story some more my insagram is mercej0732 and my tumblr url is possibleutopia.tumblr.com
I’ve done side pics here only, so I thought I’d do pictures from the front. I’ve lost most of my weight through Jenny Craig and am now eating my own meals. The last time I weighed in I was 153 pound, but I’m trying not to be obsessed with the scale and just go by how my clothes fit and how I feel. I’ve gone from a size 20 to a size 6, with my highest weight being 235 (no picture at that weight). I’m 5’5” and 51 years young. I’m not looking to be a hottie in a bikini any more, just hot for my age, fit, healthy and full of energy. Thanks to my T-Tapp workouts and healthy eating, I’m getting there more and more. :)
Before and during!! So proud of myself for how far I’ve come and cannot wait to see how far I can go.