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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Transformation Tuesday!

Have you ever heard of #TransformationTuesday? It's a popular hashtag on social media that occurs on....yep you guessed it...Tuesday's! Basically you post a picture of a transformation. It could be a picture of you as a baby and an adult. Or the ladies may post a fashion or makeup transformation. One of the most popular ones is the before and after (or then and now as my friend Dani likes to call it). And this refers to mostly weight loss. I posted my very first #TransformationTuesday picture last week with this caption:

Only 6 months ago I was miserable in my own skin. I was running all the time but wasn't happy with my body. I was overweight and knew it but just didn't have the fight to do anything about it. About a month after this Disney Marathon Weekend I became determined to get healthy. I've since lost 24 pounds and feel amazing and so healthy!

I got such a response from posting this picture! So many people commented on how great I looked and felt! Thank you all so much! But one of my favorite comments was asking how I did it. What did I do to lose weight? And how could I help them?

If you've been reading my blog for awhile then you know I've been using the app My Fitness Pal to help me count calories. The biggest part of losing weight in my opinion is logging every single thing that you eat. Because even that bite of that cookie adds up! And logging calories has naturally made me start choosing healthier foods...because they are less calories! :-) I promise to do a longer post about my weight loss success later!

Posting these photos is not because I am vain. I post them to encourage others. I want them to know that I've been there. And I overcame! And I lost that weight that was literally weighing me down.

I post these photos in the hopes that I can encourage someone else to become a healthier version of themselves!

Losing weight is hard work! And I'm not ashamed to show my success! I'm not ashamed to show the new glow in my smile from feeling and looking healthier and healthier!

And I will admit that looking at the pictures from then and now makes me feel good inside too. I feel more confident in myself. And that is a good thing!

My weight loss journey is not over yet. I still have about 5 more pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. But this has been more than just a diet. This has been more than just losing pounds. This has been a lifestyle change for me. And it's one that I plan to keep for the rest of my life!

QOTD: What is your favorite healthy snack? (I need some more ideas) ;-)



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