This is has been the one post that I’m proud to share!
Back in 2009, I thought it was a smart idea to go on birth control being that I wasn’t ready to be somebody’s mama. It took less than a year to gain 50 pounds! With my eye kept closed, I ignored my massive weight gain. I got off the birth control for a few months and then, my doctor recommended taking birth control pills that added another 20 pounds to me. My top weight was 220 pounds. I’m sure you’re saying, “It’s not that serious”. Coming from 145 pounds, hell yes it is!
Confidence? Nowhere to be found!
Pride? In the bottom of my closet behind my size 6 jeans!
Judgment? Every time someone asked me if I was having a baby!
Something had to give. I was miserable! I avoided shopping. If it weren’t for my boyfriend at the time I would’ve been freezing my ass off winter of 2010 because I wouldn’t buy a jacket. I just didn’t understand how to shop for my size. I went from a 36C to a 38DD in two years. I didn’t wear a decent bra for those two years! It was terrible! I just couldn’t do it anymore.
After my break up in 2012 and still a whopping 220 pounds, I needed a change. I wanted to get back to SELF! I signed up to the gym, went on occasional walks with my friends, and added healthier breakfast to my diet. That made a 10 pound difference that I gained right back because I wasn’t consistent!
2013 was the year! I made a resolution and stuck to it! I went to the gym all hours of the day, week, and month! I challenged myself to run, changed my diet completely, added foods that I thought were pure hell to taste, and prayed every time my knee went out! I bought workout clothes and shoes to help motivate myself. I was alone in this one. I wanted no one’s help, this I had to do for myself. It was a deeper way of loving me.
Going into 2014 I was down 30+ pounds. As of today, I’m down to 40+ pounds and counting. I want to be at approximately 160-170, but I’m comfortable in the skin I’m in. No lies! I got my stretch marks, some back fat that I’m working on, and now this winter it’s time to work on my stomach!
|Before and After|
Day 2 of Honesty, Weight loss is one hell of a thing but, I’m proud as shit!