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Dec 12, 2010 - Out with some family.

At a wedding over labor day weekend Sept 2010. Felt so fat this weekend I avoided so many great things that were happening.

My body 1.2.11 - don't love the headless images (I'm more than my body), but just wanted a good before photo of what my body looked like.



Almost three weeks into this I already I can already feel the difference. Not sure it is visible to other people right now, but my legs feel stronger, my butt feels tighter and my pants are fitting a little better. Also, when I bend over, or when I put my shoes on, I feel like there is a little less belly there. I took at photo on Jan 19, 2011 - nineteen days in:

Jan 19, 2011 - I can feel the difference, not sure people can see it.

Jan 1, 2012 - I still don't love taking photos of myself...but this year I'm going to try to do more. I want to document the last 30lbs. And I think it will be good motivation. After a bit of a stall the past 6 months, I am re-committed to making this happen. Despite being unemployed and feeling a bit lost in life, I want this more than anything. I need to take hold of the opportunity (and free time) and make great things happen for myself. Time to create the life I want.

Jan 11, 2012 -Squeezing into size 12 smallest pair ever as an adult. 185.8.lbs


One year into this process, I can definitely see the changes. But I'm not where I want to be. I have some more work to do. I want to get my body to a place where it will allow me to do everything I want to do. I want to feel good taking photos. I want to tone up. I want to lose the last 30lbs!! I'm hoping to take more photos this time around.

Comparison from 1 year ago and 28.4 llbs!

1.6.12: 185.6 lbs
Arms: 13 inches
Hips: 43 inches
Bust: 41 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Dress Size: 14
Thighs: 25 inches

I'm gonna try to add photos once a month here and take way more photos of myself during this process and add throughout the blog.

March 31, 2012

I happened to wear the same outfit to the gym that I wore last year in one of my progress photos.  A year ago I was still afraid to take "naked" photos of myself (it's pretty polished up in photoshop), so I feel like it's hard to tell the difference for real...but I think you can see I'm a little bit smaller. A few inches at least. And I will take it. The last 6 months I have pretty much been at a standstill, but no more.

May 20, 2012 {Happy Anniversary to my Parents}

About a week ago I decided to change my weigh-in day from Friday to Sunday. Might not seem like a huge deal to you, but this is big for me. I've used the weekend as a crutch, my chance to not track and drink wine. The problem was that the weekend wasn't just staying in the weekend anymore. And also, after not tracking the first three days of my week, it was really hard for me to get into tracking during the week and staying on plan. So changing my weigh-in day also meant changing how I was approaching this. I'm planning on tracking all week and spreading out my indulgences. So far, so good. I had a great weekend. 25 mile bike ride, Brigitte's graduation party and a trip to the Flea market. Feeling pretty good right now.

My cousin's graduation party. 185 lbs.
December 2012