After the Cleanse

I never wrote what happened after the cleanse. It turned out a week later I gained four pounds. This was to be expected because I added carbs and protein back into my diet. I am finding I am not snacking as much as I used to be. I am craving more fruits then I used to. So I think the cleanse was a success. 

  
 Let us hope my cravings stay away..

  
 Last week I bought a dress that I love. I would have never had the confidence to wear something like this in the past.  I am usually a conservative person in my outfits because I do not think I can pull off clothes like this. My friends disagree but I think the TOMS make the dress.

  
 Do not worry..I did not wear the TOMS…
-Jackie

Transformation Tuesday: The Timehop App is the best Invention Ever

  
 I love the app Timehop. When I am down and feeling low I always look at this app. This app always shows how much I have accomplished. Not just weight loss but everything. Like fashion sense or a freakin hair style that did not hide my face. It is also cool to look at the app and go..”Oh! I did that this many years ago?!”  

 If you do not have the app I really recommend you get it. It is free and I look at it everyday. 

  
-Jackie

Transformation Tuesday: Last Five Years

 
 I felt I should share this picture. Not only have I lost weight in the last five years but many things have happened.  I grew up. 

  The 2010 me was awkward. I could not find a hair style I liked or I had no clue how to put make up on. In 2010 I was going to a community college about to go to a University to recieve a BA. Now I have a MA and will teach college in the fall. 2010 my confidence was no existing and I did not leave my comfort zone. 

 A lot has changed besides appearance. I felt I should share.
-Jackie

Transformation Tuesday: Graduation 

 
 Three years ago today I graduated Coastal Carolina University with my BA in English. It was a proud moment of my life. I worked so hard to accomplish such a task. Only thing was I was at my heaviest at 232 lbs.

 In January of this year I graduated with my MA in English at Monmouth University. To this day I still tell everyone it is one of the hardest things I had to do. Also I lost 80 lbs and that was extremely difficult.

 I accomplished so much in a short amount of time. Funny thing is I am in South Carolina right now and I was there three years ago. Who knew? So I am proud of everything and I can not wait to see where life takes me next.
-Jackie