(I’m 5’10” for the record; 276 lbs vs. 172 lbs)
I don’t remember who said it. But recently someone mentioned how weird weight loss is. Like all of a sudden you look back and you’re like “woah, I used to be bigger.”
Or you’ll see a picture of yourself and be like “who’s that girl wearing my dress??”
Weight loss isn’t this magic bean that you take it and all of a sudden everything’s perfect. Sometime, even 104 lbs down, I’ll look in the mirror and not feel like I’ve lost a single pound. Or I’ll be standing next to a friend who’s the same size as me but I will still feel twice as big.
It’s a weird thing looking in the mirror and not really recognizing yourself. I’m glad I’ve done this slow or it would be even harder.
I will preach that food is the biggest deciding factor and none of this “abs are made in the kitchen” stuff. While its true, that’s not the point. Healthy food will make you feel healthy, but your body also processes it differently. I have a completely different body type this time around.
All that being said. Weight loss is 99.9% mental (that .1% is divided between food & exercise). If it’s not right up there or your doing it for the wrong reason, I’m sorry to say, but there’s no way in hell it’s sticking.
I’ve been following her for ages, and her progress is truly inspirational.