My weight loss journey – In picturesPosted: March 7, 2011
Yesterday, when I walked into my boyfriend’s parents house, the first thing I heard was “Wooowww! Melissa is wearing jeans! I don’t remember the last time I saw you in jeans!”
The second thing I heard was “You look SO skinny! Like, SUPER skinny! Daammmnnn!”
This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard that lately. At school last week, I had several people mention that I look a lot thinner. That’s because in the last 10 months, I have lost about 40 pounds.
Those that know me personally know i can be a little of a self-portrait fanatic. I take a lot of pictures of myself – and during my weight loss journey, that hasn’t changed. It’s been very well documented. It really helped keep me on track, but I didn’t know if I was ever going to actually post any of these pictures.
Here is the first 10 months of my weight loss – through some very low-quality pictures.
Before I started – May 1, 2010
May 31, 2010
June 16, 2010
July 8, 2010
August 27, 2010
September, 2010 – Life happened
I don’t have any pictures from September because I was a little more focused on other parts of my life. I did take a very important step in feeling better about myself, though – I got a job. It was a sad time for me because I couldn’t dedicate as much time to things I love (such as this blog), but I finally had the financial comfort in my life – something I hadn’t had in a while. The financial stress was taken off and I was actually getting out of the house. These both definitely helped me with my weight loss goals later.
October 3, 2010
November, December, January and February
I don’t have any pictures from any of these months, but this is when most of the biggest changes happened. In January, after losing about 30 pounds by myself, I joined weight watchers to finish my goal. It worked really well – and is still working.
March 6, 2011 – Yesterday
I have about 10-15 pounds left to get to my goal, but I haven’t been that size since middle school. That part makes me nervous. But I’m working on it!
*P.S. … I like to pose with my hand on my hip, huh?