My weight loss journey started in March of 2017. And as of right now, I’m still on that journey 10 months later. I’ve come a long way from way where I was but I am not where I would like to be.
This first picture was before I had really put my mind to losing weight. In that picture I was a sophomore in high school. I knew that I was overweight and needed to change but really hadn’t put my all into it. I was good at the exercising part, just not what I was eating. I ran cross country but would then go home to eat all sorts of junk food not really thinking about what and how much I was eating. Because hey, I worked out today and I deserve whatever I want, right? Wrong. It took me a year and a half and one solid wake up call before I had to realize that I had to change that mindset and change my life for good.
Flash forward to December 26th, 2016. I went and talked to a military recruiter where he weighed me, because I had no idea how much I did weigh. I weighed 245 pounds and I was devastated, not being able to believe that I had let myself get to such a point. I was told that in order to actually join I would need to lose weight and when I had lost some weight maybe they could tape me and I would be in the clear. This was my wake up call.
However between January and February my weight fluctuated but I didn’t see any major weight loss. In March I finally started to track how much I was eating and my activity. This is where I saw the most results. When I first started to calorie count, it had made me realize that I was eating way more than I thought that I was. Which was good for me to see because for a long time I had no idea why I was gaining weight when I thought that I was doing so good.
I was getting up and going to workout everyday eating well and the weight started to come off. Of course there would be days that I would slip up and it would suck but I had to push through those days no matter how hard they were to come back from.
Today I am down almost 60 pounds (58.6 pounds to be exact). I am not where I would like to be yet but that is apart of this journey that I am on. I would not be where I am without those who have constantly supported and pushed me throughout this process. I would not be where I am without you.