Before and After, Then and Now…I have a hard time sharing these photos, but I do it.
I love seeing others weight loss and since I had a really good workout, like no pain in my back good, I might be feeling light-headed enough to not care. Or I’m just accepting things for what they are and what cannot be changed, but improved.
I know the secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. And yet, I’ve been sloppy this summer. Remember, I needed to buckle down before Memorial Day? I wanted to, but my back didn’t. I’ve struggled with my back, but worst of all my eating because oh food is my friend (until the pounds creep).
Thanks to the Timehop app, every day I see snippets of my past. These photos from BlogHer 2009 are the kick in the pants, I need.
I cringe, but at the same time I’m glad someone else took and shared them because now I see where I was.
I know I wasn’t doing myself any favors with that hair and lack of makeup. I’d say I had given up on myself but I don’t remember anything particularly bad at that time in my life, but nothing stands out as wonderful either.
I was just coasting through life waiting for something to happen to me, instead of making it happen*. I guess that’s still a way of giving up on myself.
I keep reminding myself, I didn’t gain this weight in one year (nearly 15 years of sedentary desk jobs hasn’t helped) and it will take more than a year to lose it while reprogramming to rid myself of the less than ambitious habits I’ve carried along the way.
*Aw yeah I included Mariah!