I had a moment recently where it finally hit me how much I've lost and how different I look. I was chatting with my sister online and she's always been slimmer than me - her doctor told her once that she was in just about perfect physical condition. So, as my older, perfect sister, I've always held her up as an ideal. Well during our chat, I learned that I weigh only 8lbs more than her and my waist is actually about 3 inches smaller! She's not gotten heavier, it's me who has gotten smaller.
I have lost over 45lbs (over a very long period of time) and have gone from a size 16/18 to around an 8 (sometimes a 6!). I have been overweight (obese at times) since adolescence. my goal was to not leave my 20s having never been at a healthy weight - I am currently 29 years old.
I have about 10 more lbs to lose before I start jsut trying to maintian my new weight. Learning this news made my motivation skyrocket.
Another thing, I was reviewing photos taken during a vacation my husband and I took a couple weeks ago and I saw just how different I really do look. It's been a hard mental block for me to get around, but it's starting to hit me that I've been successful and I know that if I just stick to it I can finish this journey and lose those last 10 lbs.
I wish everone the best of success on their own journeys! Sometimes, it seems hopeless but look at where you've been, and success you've had (big or small) and celebrate your hard work and feel good about yourself!
Good for you ! Congratulations !
We usually live blind .. so it is so good to take photos during your progress :)
Thats the only way I can know and see my body changing ..