So this picture isn't from a year ago exactly, but it's from my birthday last year.
Let's call this my braggy post. How have I changed since last year? In so many ways. My testimony has grown, I've become more confident in who I am, and . . . I've lost over 20 pounds. It feels amazing. I try not to talk about it too much because, well, I don't know why exactly. But I'll talk about it now for a little bit. With every new year I make a new list of goals. And from like 2003 until 2010 every year one goal on the list has been to lose weight. I just wanted to be healthy and feel comfortable with my body. Both of my parents had diabetes and I didn't want to get it as well. I knew the best weay to prevent it was by maintaining a healthy weight but I just didn't know how to do it. Well, in 2009 I joined the gym with my sister. And surprsingly, I found I loved the gym! Working out regurlarly made me feel better physically as well as mentally. But I only lost 5 pounds that year. But this year, in July of 2010, I finally decided enough was enough and I found the will power to lose all the weight that I wanted. I don't starve myself. I just carefully watch what I eat and don't overdo it on the goodies.
And it's amazing! Just from people who haven't seen me in a while looking at me in suprise and telling me how good I look. It does wonders for your self esteem and I keep telling myself I should have done this years ago. I've still got a little ways to go but I know I can make it!
16 Weeks :)
5 years ago