This is me last summer. It's the only photo I could find of me that shows me from the neck down. I avoided photos! But here's my fatness, even though I'm desperately trying to hide my gut. I know there's this photo of me riding on my parents' tractor where I look like whale, but I think I deleted it. I was 186 lbs. I know some of you may weigh more than that, but I'm 5'5" & that's the fattest I've ever been (except when I was pregnant). It did not feel good. I had no waist. My clothes did not fit. I did not like looking at myself in the mirror. :(
This is me today. Two days before my 30th birthday. :) I ran my very first 5K today & I finished it in 39:51! On Mother's Day this year, I started the "Couch to 5K" program & I stuck with it (for the most part). I decided it was time to get off my ass & get some exercise. I did not diet. I don't do sit ups. I still eat cheese for lunch & ice cream before bed. I just got off my ass & started running on my treadmill three times a week. I've lost 10 lbs, 2 sizes, and several inches. I'm far from skinny, but I've made a couple of simple changes in my life & I don't hate myself anymore. :) I also feel better, I sleep better, I have more energy, I can wear SOME of my pre-pregnancy clothes again, and I make better choices for my kids & me. We've cut back on the fast food & I make sure we eat more fruits & veggies.
I really just wanted to post this b/c I know some of you have read on my FB page about how I've been running & you might think that you can't do it. But you can. I'm lazy. I love food. I hate exercise. But I got off my ass & now I'm a slightly better me. :)