|Senior Year of HS ('07). I had recently had mono and lost about 15lbs,|
so I was probably around 180ish here.
|HS Graduation. 180ish again.|
|Winter (January!) 2008 - Recruitment Week. Pretty close to my|
lowest post-HS weight here. Probably about 175. (I'm in the burgundy sweater)
|Spring Break '08 (Freshman year of college). Probably around 175ish here.|
|80's night in Dublin. I weighed around 190-195 for most of my trip,|
but gained 5-10 in the last month or two of the trip.
|My 21st birthday! Getting beer... before I went home to study for my final|
the next day (the sad truth). I was probably about 195ish here.
|College graduation (May 2011). I believe I was around 205-208 here.|
I weighed right between 200-210 for much of the year following my college graduation:The scariest part is, honestly, I didn't even see myself gaining. I thought I looked about as good as I always had. I've never been FILLED with body confidence, but -- in my adult life -- I've never really had low self esteem.
But, as with all weight loss journeys, there was a turning point. Mine was a double whammy. Here's part I:
|Early October 2012|
|October 2012: After my first ever 5K, The Color Run|
I was right at my highest weight here, about 228lbs
I saw these pictures and was shocked. I was doing C25K! I wasn't a good runner, but I was running 3x a week or so. However, my eating habits were out of whack. I'd think nothing of having Jimmy Johns for lunch multiple times a week, telling myself that with my running, "it'd all even out." Weird how, even though I kept running, I ran into turning point catalyst #2:
|Mid/Late October 2012. Highest weight: 228lbs|
I mean, I never thought I was a small person (my coworker to the right is pretty small), but I never felt so gigantic. I just don't even look like myself here, at all. It was beyond the point of "oh, that must just be a bad angle," it was a recurring issue, and I was finally ready to take control and change my life.
So, that leads us to my current journey! The above picture was one of the last taken of me pre-Weight Watchers, which I started November 14, 2012. I began losing weight pretty quickly, and have more or less been losing weight consistently for the past 7 months. Here's my journey in the right direction:
|49lbs down in June 2013!|
|50lbs down (July 2013) and proof that I own real person clothes!|
|60lbs down in October 2013, and trying on |
bridesmaid dresses for my best friend's wedding!