Every summer my two high school girlfriends and I do a weekend vacation somewhere, and we've been doing it for years. Our first one, the one that unofficially kicked off this tradition, was in Washington DC in 2012. I was roughly 215lbs.
Here's me, standing in the Plexiglass vestibule of Julia Child's kitchen.
Here's me tonight, 50 pounds lighter, same shirt. Holy crap. Seriously, holy crap. I'm still 20lb from goal but I cannot believe how different my face looks. My eyes particularly...I can wear eyeshadow and liner now because my eyelids are no longer "hooded" and I don't get creases when I blink.
I never took the classic standing-in-your-underwear "before" shots, but the fact that we've been taking these vacations every year for the past 5 years has given me a good chart of my progress. I'm hoping I'll be near goal by our next one (first week of June) but if I'm not, I'll still look and feel so much better than our first year, or every year since.
Yeah, so basically this post is "OMG how amazing am I" but...dude, I've legit lost 50lbs since 2012. Hell yeah I'm going to self-congratulate.