If you’ve read this blog since the beginning, you saw my journey as it unfolded. If you’ve only started reading recently, you may have seen my before and after pics.Â But a reader recently asked for me to do a post showing pictures from my journey, and I liked the idea.
So, below you’ll see pics of my journey as it unfolded as well as my best guess of my weight at the time. (I wish I had been a little better at documenting my weight on here, but c’est la vie. Also, sorry for the crappy quality of some of these pics.)
Start: February 2009, 189 pounds
April 2009,Â approximately 6 weeks in, 169 pounds (whoa! I forgot I dropped weight that quickly). I remember that this dress was a size 14, and it didn’t fit when I started, but fit at this point, and I was psyched.Â
May 2009, 164 pounds. These pants were a size 12, and they were huge, but I still wore them because they hadn’t fit the summer before, and I was excited to wear them. This is right around when I started loving shopping again 🙂
Also May 2009.Â The first size 8 I was able to fit into. It didn’t fit well, but it zipped, so I was thrilled.
June 2009, probably about 160 pounds. Wanting to lose weight to be confident in Aruba as a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding is how I started this journey, and this is the bridesmaid’s dress. I ordered it around when I started losing weight, in my size then, so when it came in June, it was HUGE. The tailor had a lot of work to do! (I lost even more weight in the 6 weeks between this and the wedding, so it still ended up being too big at the wedding.)
July 2009, 157 pounds. I remember feeling SO badass in this outfit.
Late August 2009, 150 pounds, maybe? I had dinner with my old boss and she took a picture of me to show her husband how much weight I’d lost! I felt so confident here. It’s so nice to finally be able to wear tank tops and not want to wear a cardigan over them.
September 2009, 145 pounds, Junior League homecoming. This was our beginning-of-the-year party, and I remember seeing friends I hadn’t seen since the year before, and EVERYONE telling me how good I looked. It was awesome.
October 2009, maybe 143 pounds. I’m going to stop guessing on weight here, because I was only within a few pounds of my goal weight at this point.
February 2010. Definitely at my goal weight!