I stole the idea from Brooke: Not On A Diet even though she most likely stole it from someone else. I like doing before and during pictures because it always motivates me to keep going. It is amazing how pictures can change your look on things. I hope to do more before and after pictures after Jamaica because when I went to Vegas last year I lost 20 lbs. It would be interesting to do before and after pictures with 80 lbs lost.
My transformation is rather insane because not only did I lose weight but I also gained confidence in myself. My clothes actually fit me for once. Also my hair style has changed which is pretty awesome. If I was over weight I would have never gotten my hair cut.
Back in 2012 I was living a life of being unhealthy. I was living on my own at Coastal Carolina University and I was making bad decisions for my health. I was unhappy with how things were going too. I looked to food and alcoholic drinks for comfort but it was making things worse. Moving back home really helped me change my health for the better.
When people ask me now about my weight loss I am not doing this to change my appearance. I thought I was beautiful but I was not healthy. I also did not have confidence. I was 232 lbs and 5’1. Usually clothing stores do not cater to a plus size shorty. Clothes never fit me and I never felt confident to wear certain things. I also just could not stand how unhealthy I was. I had my gall bladder removed at the age of 22. I knew something had to change and I did.
I am living a happy and healthy life now. I have lost 80 lbs and I hope to lose 100 lbs overall. Once I do that I will see where my journey will take me. I have a huge amount of confidence and a great healthy life. I could not ask for anything more. Weight loss and being healthy is hard but I am here to help. =)