95 days, 21lbs down, and confidence gained. (With pics).
edited September 2015 in Success Stories
Today marks my 95th day of logging. I wasn't going to make a success story over it until I took my monthly progress pictures. I was feeling like I wasn't getting anywhere in the last month, until I looked at these two images side by side. The picture on the left was taken a bit after I started, so I was already down some.
However, the importance between these two pictures is only 6lbs. I am finally learning the the scale is not the defining factor in weight loss because at 5'9", weight loss just not show that much more me immediately. So this really surprised me. The left image is at 159lbs and the right one, from this morning, is 153lbs.
As far as what I have been doing, it has been a combination of at least 8-10 miles of movement a day using my Fitbit Charge HR and DailyBurn videos when I can. I'm a teacher so it's not difficult to get steps in. I eat back about 200-300 out of 800-900 exercise calories a day. I eat just like I did before, but less of it.
I am finding that finally being successful at weight loss has been bringing me new confidence. I have social and general anxiety, so I normally keep to myself. But as I gain confidence, I have been reaching out to others. I even go on lunch walks with the other teachers daily.
I am not done with my journey with about another 10-15lbs to go, but I am glad how far I have made it. Also, feel free to add me for support.
Wow! It is good to see that the scale really isn't the only tool to gauge success! Good job!0
Awesome job!!!! Proof that taking before photos is so important, you can really see the progress!0
Great job! Looking good!0
Great job good looking0
Fantastic! You should be so proud of yourself and your abilities as an individual. (:0
Thanks for sharing. I am at day 77 and my goal is 20lbs @ day 95. 7lbs to go.0
Thank you everyone.
I also forgot to add my first progress picture with this morning. This is about a 15lb difference.
You look great... big inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Keep up good work.0
Way to go!0
You look fabulous!! Good for you!0
The scale doesn't tell the whole story, but your photos speak volumes! Well done - you look amazing!! I'm especially impressed how you've been encouraging others to be healthier. As a fellow teacher, I thank you for being such a good example to your students and colleagues!0
billieljaime wrote: »You look beautiful and thank you for dedicating your time to teaching
Aw thank you. This means a lot.
runner_boy wrote: »The scale doesn't tell the whole story, but your photos speak volumes! Well done - you look amazing!! I'm especially impressed how you've been encouraging others to be healthier. As a fellow teacher, I thank you for being such a good example to your students and colleagues!
Thank you so much!
Very well done lass :-)0
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