You have no idea how proud I am of myself.
If you wanna know something about my weight loss journey, feel free to mssg me.
A lot of skin showing.. I know and I’m sorry about that.
I walked by the mirror and had to do a double take of my body, seriously can’t believe I look like this. I still look in the mirror expecting to see the girl I was a couple of months ago. I got a long way to go but heck I’m proud of myself! (Excuse the messy bed, I literally just woke up)
Im 5’5” and I don’t pay any mind to the scale.
I’m eighteen and 5’5. I’m only about halfway done but I’m very proud of myself so far. Follow my blog and ask me any question you’d like!
June 1-August 1. Took a hard look at my diet and really cleaned it up. Also trained abs 6 days a week.
So as of today it is 1 year since I began training and dieting! I met my initial target of 80kg in 9 months, and since then I’ve been working hard to try and get rid of the last bit of weight left while I maintain! I’ve completely changed my lifestyle, and I know that if I wanted to go lower I can and if I want to maintain my weight I can too!
Weights in photos from left to right
photo 1- 112.6kg (17st 10lb) July 2013
photo 2- 96kg (15st 1lb) October 2013
photo 3- 89.1kg (14st) December 2013
photo 4- 86 kg (13st 7lb) January 2014
photo 5- 80kg (12st 9lb) May 2014
photo 6- 79kg (12st 4lb) July 2014
and in the comparison photo
photo 1- 112.6kg (17st 10lb) July 2013
photo 6- 79kg (12st 4lb) July 2014
(I’m 176cm tall)
this is a week and a half results after jillian Michaels 30 day shred everyday and healthy eating. I dont let myself get bloated when I eat and I eat slowly so I can give my body time to realize that Im full. I know its not much but i was feeling really discouraged but when I compared the two photos I realized that Something is better than nothing and healthy weight loss doesn’t occur overnight. Goodluck to anyone else on their weight loss journey! :)
im 5’8 and 19 y/o
before : 170 lbs
now : 145 lbs
what i did/what you can do : (mainly cardio) : youtube workout, stationary bike, swimming, jump rope, jogging, fast walking
i’ll post my favorite workout on my blog later this week along with a few nutrition tips and on how you can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks
If you wanna know anything about my weight loss journey, feel free to mssg me, i love to answer question, anon or not :)
Do you know any guys who have lost weight?
Send them over to the blog (Weight Loss Pictures at weight-loss-pictures.com) to submit their photos. Only about 5% of our submissions are from men, and it would be great so see some more participate.
Looked at some of the photos from my day out yesterday and I can’t beleive how far I’ve come! 4st lost, healthy for life achieved. So happy! :D
5ft, 5in — both pictures: 128lbs/58kgs
this isn’t your typical before and after. the picture on the left is taken in december after my first semester of college freshman year. clearly dining hall food, late night munchies, neglected workouts, and lots of alcohol got the best of me - little did i know second semester would add another 22lbs.
when i returned home for the summer in may i was 150lbs/68kgs, my highest weight ever. these past three months have been spent killing it at the gym, running in the park, munching on fruits and veggies, downing h20, and scrolling through tumblr for inspiration (shout out to all you beautiful people).
the picture on the right is me today, august 2 - i even managed to dig up the same underwear and bra for you all ;) i have three more weeks before i take on second semester and another 10-12lbs to lose to hit my pre-college weight. stay strong lovelies <3
The greatest things come from hard work and discipline. When I made the decision to become an army officer of the United States, it changed my life.
Here is my story :
My journey has not been anywhere near to perfect, I struggle with body image MOST OF THE TIME! I still see myself and hardly like myself, I still get bothered by my stretch marks and how other girls stuff whatever they want down their throat and not gain a single pound, It is hard, If it was easy anyone would do it! I still believe I can reach my goal and get toned, and have the body I’ve always wanted! I will never compare myself to anyone, Who cares if I have stretch marks, Maybe I can still look sexy and confident when I reach my goal. It just takes time, and I need to remember that sometimes, and so do all of you! Im sooo sorry if I keep posting up before and afters, but I just have shitty days and I feel proud I have gone this far, because it’s hard, but it is definitely worth it! BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE, AND NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS! and remember, if your dreams don’t scare you.. YOU AREN’T DREAMING BIG enough! ;)
LEFT PICTURE- 195
RIGHT PICTURE- 170 lbs
fitness instagram- jarettzyinprogress
personal instagram- Jarettzyc
Two years ago, I was 172 pounds. I was overweight, unhealthy, unhappy, lethargic, and suffered from extreme depression. I binged on grossly unhealthy foods on a regular - usually daily - basis. When I became clinically depressed and anxious upon moving away from home and starting my freshman year of college, I turned to food for comfort without even realizing it. I spent all my money on fast food, take-out food, and unhealthy snacks. In the privacy of my single dorm room, I gorged on to-go boxes from my school cafeteria and unhealthy food I had previously stocked up on. I went from a size 4 to a size 10 in just over a year without changing my eating or exercise habits.
The thing is, in high school, I ate the exact same way. I was constantly eating unhealthy food in startlingly large quantities. My freshman year of college was just when my poor eating habits starting catching up with me. It wasn’t until I saw a particular picture of me posted on Facebook that I realized just how out of hand it had gotten. When I saw myself as I truly was (instead of ignoring and denying the growing problem), it felt as if someone had punched me in the stomach. I came to the realization that I needed to change my habits and lose weight.
Although I desperately wanted to change, I continued backsliding into my old ways for the remainder of the summer (June, July, August, and even some of September). I sat in my classes at the beginning of my sophomore year of college, feeling fat and extremely uncomfortable in my own skin. Fellow classmates tried to befriend me, but I couldn’t even bring myself to even look them in the eye because I was so ashamed of my weight and how I looked.
Finally, I decided enough was enough. I was sick of living life on the sidelines - afraid to participate in certain activities, interact with certain people, seize certain opportunities, etc because of my weight and lack of self esteem. I decided - right then and there - that I was going to make it a priority to change my unhealthy habits once and for all and lose the excess weight. I tried a few different ways of eating and finally found one that works for me (a wheat-free, sugar-free, low-carb lifestyle with moderately high protein and high fat consumption). Through months of dedication to nutrition, endless hours of research, and making my health a priority, I lost over 25 pounds. By losing the weight, I regained my self-confidence, health, and happiness.
Going low-carb and cutting out wheat and sugar is what I’ve found works best for me. In just the first month and a half of starting that way of eating, I lost over 10 pounds. I was thrilled to have finally found something that worked so effectively. However, I was put on Accutane shortly after losing the 25 pounds (and steadily making my way to a 30-pound loss) - and developed a thyroid condition as a result. For almost my entire course of Accutane, I was so confused as to why what had worked so well for me had suddenly stopped working. Losing weight was impossible, and I actually began to gain weight (one of the main symptoms of an thyroid condition).
I haven’t had a cheat day since April 2013 (even during a month-long trip to Europe in summer 2013), avoid carbs/wheat/sugar/overly processed foods like the plague, and I even incorporated some exercise - yet I still put on 10 pounds. Needless to say, I was confused, depressed, and discouraged. I didn’t understand why, in spite of doing everything right, I was not only unable to lose weight but also was gaining weight. When I stumbled upon an article listing the symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disorder, it was a Godsend. I had every single symptom on the list (and then some), so I went to a doctor, voiced my concerns, got a blood test, etc. My test came up as only borderline for hypothyroidism, but I am not allowing that to deter me. I am convinced I have either that or Hashimoto’s (in conjunction with high corisol levels as well), so I am going to insist on being given additional, more in-depth tests in order to get to the bottom of this undeserved weight gain and host of other health issues.
I have been fully dedicated to my weight loss journey since October 2012, and I am beyond ready to reach the goal I’ve been striving towards for so long. All the odds have been stacked up against me and my weight loss goals, but I refuse to give up and give in to temptation. I can only imagine how much more weight I would have put on as a result of this condition if I had allowed the discouragement to get to me, just thrown in the towel, and started eating unhealthily again.
I’ve had my slip-ups way back in the past, but long ago, I came to the realization that that slice of pizza, piece of cake, bag of chips, etc just aren’t worth it. The 10-15 minutes of satisfaction derived from eating that unhealthy food doesn’t even come close to the satisfaction of making healthy food choices on a daily basis that nourish my body, rather than destroy it, and being comfortable in my own skin. I’ve made a lot of progress and my hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s/corisol levels (or whatever it is I have) undid some of it, but I am not giving up.
I still have a long way to go, but I have made it a priority to focus on the progress I’ve made so far rather than all the progress I have yet to make. My diet and nutrition are so much better than they used to be, my will-power is stronger than it ever has been before (I even refuse to “cheat” on vacations and weekends), and I make my diet a priority - dedicating hours to preparation, cooking, and making/packing snacks for on-the-go healthy eating. I hope that, by continuing my way of eating, getting diagnosed with/getting treatment for my condition, and making exercise much more of a priority, I will finally reach my goal.
The way I see it is, this is a lifestyle change. I have a lifetime to perfect my exercise regime, diet, and self-image. For me, it’s not about losing a ton of weight in a short period of time - only to return to my old habits and gain it all back. It’s about losing weight at a healthy rate, getting my health to an optimal level, increasing my thyroid function, and never again allowing my weight to drag down my general happiness and self-confidence levels - and maintaining that progress (in all aspects) for life.
I can’t wait for the day when I can finally just maintain my weight instead of working to lose the weight! Although I’m only about halfway there right now, I’m happy with my progress thus far and am looking forward to slowly but surely making my way to my ultimate goal weight and body.
(Oh, and PS - I’m 5’6 and weighed 172 lbs at my highest weight, and I currently weigh 148 pounds. My goal weight is 125 pounds.)
Hey, I just wanted to show you my butt progress.
I am 5’6’.
On the left up I am about 155lbs, on the left down I am about 146 lbs and on the right I am 141 lbs.
The magic is in squats and running.
Find time to make 200 squats 6 times a week and go run for at least 60 minutes times a week and you will see results.
You can’t even imagine how I love my but now.