It wasn't pretty and I knew that. But I also knew that I was determined and was about to kick some weight loss ass and it would/could only get better from there.
I'm glad I took it now. I have decided to take a picture every time I lose 20lbs - which I have now done. Its nice to see how far I've come. I don't think I really realized what I looked like 20lbs ago. I suppose after my next 20lbs I'll look back at today's picture and think the same thing. But for now, I appreciate and enjoy the change in myself and am thankful for all the hard work I have done to get this far.
It is the best gift I could give myself.
Twenty pounds off my body makes a big difference. In so many different ways - not just my appearance. My physical abilities and endurance have greatly increased. My mental health has been positively affected. My confidence has risen. I have dropped two clothing sizes. I am more comfortable in my own skin.
I'm suddenly feeling a bit self conscious about posting these pictures now...
Bah! Here goes nothing...
Here's the difference 20lbs makes on a 5"2 frame.