Okay so these photos are slightly over a month apart in which I’ve lost around 25-30 pounds. How did I do it? Well let’s start with what happened my senior year, and a bit of background. I’m from a home environment that was exceptionally toxic. Domestic violence, drugs, poverty... the works. So as you can imagine I was extremely stressed out quite often. When I was 16 I had my first grand mal seizure and was shortly after diagnosed with epilepsy. The combination of the stress level I had and the medication I was put on made me gain around 20 pounds. I had been miserable. My senior year I began hanging out with my friends more often and being from a state with nothing to do, we often just went out to eat, went to the movies, or a plethora of other things that often had to do with food. I gained another 10 or so pounds from that. So by the end of my senior year I was suffering really bad from stress and depression and (TRIGGER WARNING EDS) sought comfort in bulimia and laxative abuse. This did not do anything but make me feel more broken inside. I would never recommend. When I got to college (eight hours from my home town and toxic house), I decided to cold turkey become a vegetarian and began thinking very hard about what I was putting into my body. I did (and still do) a water fast twice a week (48 hours max), to adjust my body to smaller portion sizes. When I do eat I try and eat very clean, a lot of veggies in a lot of colors, and drink so much (and only) water. I’ve never felt better mentally. I joined a women’s fitness group, a yoga club, and go to the gym regularly on my own. For the first time I feel in control of my weight, my fitness, my health. I still have very far to go (my side angle I always look thin, I’m wider from a front angle), and so much training to do, but now I’m ready to do so. Remember that you can come from where I was and excel. What are your goals that you want to achieve health-wise? (The before photo is in the black shirt)
Everyone is so sweet! Thank you for all the encouraging comments and I hope you guys reach your own goals as well! It’s all about setting a schedule, finding a balance that works for you (as in how strict you are with yourself... some people say I’m too strict and that I’ll give up but it’s been over a month and I know I need to be as strict as I am or I’d have fallen off from it. So listen to your self for that stuff), and just doing it.