I started trying to watch portion sizes and eat better, and I struggled on my own for 4 months, over the course of which I only lost 14 lbs. Then, in February, I began to look closer at the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan because a couple of my dear friends were having great success with it. I went totally on plan February 28th, and was quickly amazed at how easy and sustainable the plan was and how quickly the weight was dropping. In July, I realized that I needed to do more to tone my body, as I was beginning to have some of the dreaded loose skin issues that come with extreme weight loss. I joined the gym and began lifting weights. Since then, the weight loss has slowed a bit, but that is because I am building muscle and burning fat. I have been losing inches like crazy and am finally starting to see some definition in my muscles and have firmed up all over.
As today is my one year "get fit" anniversary, I am happy to report that I have lost 73.6 lbs, 76.5 inches, and 4 sizes, but I have gained so much more. For the first time in my life, I have high self confidence and a positive body image. I am healthier than I have ever been, and I have so much more energy. I haven't reached my goal. I still have a little over 75 lbs to lose, but for the first time in my life, I actually have confidence that I will reach my goal. I know that if I put in the work, I will see results. I am so proud of how far I have come and all the progress that I have made.
I have had a lot of people tell me that they don't know how I find the motivation to keep at it, but all I can say is that you can't find the motivation, you have to make it. You have to want it badly enough to do whatever it takes to get it. I want it more than I want anything else in this world, and so I am going to get it. I am never going back to the miserable, unhealthy person that I used to be.