Weight loss journey

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.

 

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09/26/2015 Age 16. 240 pound range 

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.

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1/16/2018, Age 18, 186 pounds

 

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.

 

2 thoughts on “Weight loss journey

  1. Angela, I am so proud of you! You set a goal and you went after it. I appreciated you stating how you had to push through even on days where you was not happy with your actions for one day. Learning skills like that will help you throughout life!
    Aunt Penny

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