I was going to take a picture of me at my current weight, but the day before I was going to take the picture I got a GINORMOUS zit on my chin, making me look like a chubby crack head, so now I have to wait till it disappears to take a pic. I was able to find a "before" pic, but it is just me from the boobs up. I had a picture taken of me when I was 3 pounds from my second goal, so I put them together in one picture. I can see the loss of weight just in my face!
Since the 2nd picture was taken I have lost an additional 14 pounds!
I found myself hating having my picture taken. Telling people to take my pic from the boobs up because I was so embarrassed to show how much weight I had gained. Now I am thrilled that I have a waist again, thrilled that I do not have to wear body shapers to hide bulge, thrilled that I can fit into my old work slacks without muffin top (well, one pair still gives me muffin top).
The only setback so far has been going to the States in June where I had 2 weeks of maintaining my weight (thank GOD I did not gain anything). The thing that I believe has kept me on this diet for so long is that I am not depriving myself of anything. I still eat what I want, but I just watch the caloric intake. I found a few websites that help a LOT in helping me keep track of what I am doing. WebMD has a planner that you set all of the information in there and it tells you how much you should eat how many calories you need to burn to achieve weight loss. The second one is Spark People which does the same thing, but it also has a community forum of people with similar goals as you do, and they are super supportive!
I am all for support in weight loss, so if anyone is on a similar journey, get in touch with me and let's do this together!!! If anyone wants to start on this journey, do the same... I know that support from others helps a shit ton... that and a good scale.
I used to hate the scale, but since I got my scale, the Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome Digital Scale, just seeing the weight drop down bit by bit (.2 lbs or .4 lbs even) is enough to keep me motivated. Those scales that you step on and they spin to your weight just do not show your weight accurately. The scale I have (mentioned above) is accurate to .2 of a pound! That is awesome!!!!
So confession time for me: I will reveal my weight... ugh, this is so hard....
When I started this diet, I weighed 225 pounds *GASP*, as of this morning I am 188.4 pounds; if that is not motivation, I do not know what is.