Well in some aspects I am a major slacker (this blog) but in other news I have a timeline that I would like to show-one that while I'm not proud of the beginning point I am proud of where I am now. This blog is mine to remind myself of the journey and path my life has taken. It is definitely not where I thought I'd be. Looking back I never felt overweight or unattractive-and I have always had a knack for being able to dress to my size and shape and look smaller than I actually am. Now for the picture...then I'll talk about it.....
I don't have many pictures from 2010 or 2011-I refused to have it taken and when it was I usually deleted it. The picture on the far left (in blue) was taken at the digging up of a time capsule from freshman year with my "AJ Girls" at this point I was my heaviest-I weighed 215-220 pounds and I was wearing size 18 clothes. I am now at 150 pounds and a size 8 or 10.
Many times along this journey I have been asked what my goal weight is-the truth I haven't had a goal weight at any point-my goal was simply to feel healthy again-I wanted to be in control of my life and decided that I would start to be healthy and just see where that took me.
My secret? There isn't one-just being healthy again. I refused to give up any foods at all-those of you that know me know that I LOVE my treats, soda, and snacks. So with that in consideration I very possibly could have lost the weight faster but would gain it right back because I couldn't give it up permanently. So instead I changed my biggest meal to lunch and I try (not always successfully) to not eat after 7 pm on school nights. By always having treats/snacks available at home (and in my purse) they really aren't as much of a temptation and I don't need as much to satisfy my snack urge.