Friday, April 6, 2012

My Motivation

These jeans were my rock bottom. The fat on my sides used to lop over the sides. They were tight around my thighs. They were the only jeans I had that fit and I refused to buy a larger size. That is when I decided it was time for a change. I couldn't live that size anymore. Not only was it unhealthy, but it made me unhappy with myself. So I started working out 3 times a week and making changes in my diet. It started out slowly, but when I started feeling differences in my clothing, it only motivated me more.

Believe me when I say, if I can do it, ANYONE can. I was a mindless eater. I gave absolutely no thought to the things that I would eat in a day. Now, I know that if I want to have ice cream later, I need to make a few adjustments in my diet during the day. There isn't anything I deprive myself of.

Even on days that I had absolutely no motivation to work out, I would convince myself that it was only 30 minutes. I could do it. After I did it, I was glad I got off my butt.

Last night, my husband was reading the blog and said that he couldn't believe that I had lost almost 70 pounds. It is hard to tell when you see your spouse every day and it comes off gradually. I sent him this picture this morning and asked, "Do you believe it now?"

I will never wear those jeans again.


  1. Wow! You were a beautiful woman at your highest size, but your hard work and dedication have brought you to an even higher level! Kudos to you!

  2. You are amazing, my friend :)

  3. Amazing! You are a motivator!!! I Look up to you