Yesterday marked 2 years of being in maintenance for me. I have maintained my 100 lb loss and have actually dropped more. I started my weight loss journey January 11th, 2017. I changed everything. I got up off of the couch and became active in the gym. I changed my diet and started eating healthier and appropriate portions. In 8 months and 4 (September 15th, 2017) days I reached my goal of 100 lbs down.
There was a time I never would have shared my before picture. I shared it on Facebook for the first time about six months ago. I was so self conscious of how I looked, even after the loss. Truth is I had already lost 12.4 lbs when I took the picture. The picture on the right was taken 3 months ago and I’m close to the same now. I am currently about 5 lbs lighter and have a little more muscle mass.
I share this picture because it allows a true visual of my lifestyle change. I took progress pictures frequently and I always recommend it anytime someone reaches out to me. Progress pictures show change when the scale may not.
I share this to motivate and inspire. I had the naysayers and I was faced with the negative comments even after I lost 100 lbs. One that I vividly remember was “Will it Last”?
I share this in hopes that I can help someone improve their quality of life the way I have. Ex. 20 miles of biking consecutively this morning! I can guarantee that would never have happened for me at 260 lbs.
I share this because someone needs to see it today.
It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to the max. There will be temptation. BUT, I promise you when you reach GOAL... It's Worth It!!