The Difference 20 lbs Can Make! (with pics)

ErinMcMom Posts: 228 Member
Hi y'all!
So, I don't know if I'm officially a "success story" since I'm definitely not at my final goal, but I made some before and after pics today and was too happy with them not to share.

After having 2 kids (2.5 yrs old and 4.5 yrs old. 1 baby was a 10 pounder!) all of the baby weight never quite came off the way I'd hoped. I thought I had no time for exercise and I was happy eating junk on the go. Eventually I realized just how much my weight gain was effecting my confidence and how miserable I was to have a closet full of clothes that didn't fit me anymore, so I decided to jump in headfirst and get back into those clothes.

I bought a Fitbit to help me squeeze movement in throughout the day and started out with a goal of 10,000 steps per day. Now I average 20,000 steps per day and sometimes more. I've started c25k and I'll be running in my first 5k at the end of May! I eat what I want, as long as it fits into my calorie goals for the day (or for the week when it comes to eating out/special occasions).

Today I'm 55 days in and 20 lbs down. I'm starting to move back into my old clothes and my confidence is returning in leaps and bounds.



  • rosiegoes
    rosiegoes Posts: 16 Member

    congratulations :)
  • sjanejack
    sjanejack Posts: 158
    Great job! You can really see the difference
  • Sharky1964
    Sharky1964 Posts: 10
  • Great job! Keep up the great work.
  • jogy
    jogy Posts: 77 Member
    Wonderful! You look amazing!
  • sunitar292
    sunitar292 Posts: 77 Member
    You look awesome! Keep it up!! :flowerforyou:
  • chasingdreams18
    chasingdreams18 Posts: 110 Member
    Awesome job! Keep up the great work
  • rsoice
    rsoice Posts: 212 Member
    Way to go!! Keep on keepin on!
  • jaxgetshealthy
    jaxgetshealthy Posts: 11 Member
    You look really amazing - well done... I have 20 to lose and if I look like you in the next 55 days I will be chuffed to bits!
  • Excellent! Well done
  • michelle_816
    michelle_816 Posts: 621 Member
    You look amazing! I am 56 days in and down about 15 lbs! I do my pictures again next Tuesday and hope I can start seeing the results like you can on you! I definitely can tell that my clothes are fitting better! And I was able to fit into a size 10 dress for Mother's Day yesterday!

    You are inspiring!!! Keep it up! And mind if I ask how tall you are?
  • ackman2002
    ackman2002 Posts: 69 Member
    You look great. Amazing Job.
  • ErinMcMom
    ErinMcMom Posts: 228 Member
    Thanks everyone! :)

    @jaxgetshealthy - Thanks! You got this girl! Feel free to add me as a friend and I'll cheer you on and kick your butt into gear when you need it! ;)

    @michelle_816 - Thank-you and congrats on your loss so far! I'm 5'9"
  • cdcooper321
    cdcooper321 Posts: 157 Member
    Incredible!! And FAST! WTG!
  • soontobeskinnytbird
    soontobeskinnytbird Posts: 10 Member
    Yay - this is just what I needed today. I'm a week in and I weigh about the same as your starting weight and would love to be your current weight. Thanks, those pictures are a real inspiration.
  • amongstthewildflowers
    amongstthewildflowers Posts: 89 Member
    Wow, you look amazing! You can see a huge difference!! Great job.
  • shellma00
    shellma00 Posts: 1,684 Member
    Great job!! I needed this inspiration this morning!!
  • itodd4019
    itodd4019 Posts: 340 Member
    Great Work!!!
  • ErinMcMom
    ErinMcMom Posts: 228 Member
    Oh, and stats for the curious since I've gotten some PM's :)

    Starting Weight: 168 lbs - Current Weight; 148 lbs
    Starting Waist: 38" - Current Waist 30"
    Starting Hips: 43" - Current Hips: 40"
    Starting BMI: 24.5 - Current BMI: 21.8
  • dixiewhiskey
    dixiewhiskey Posts: 3,333 Member
    Yes my dear - 20lbs is all it takes. I wish I saw more stories like yours! You rock and look amazing!!