Several people have asked for another before and after with an update on my weight loss pictures. Because I love you, I am posting this, but be careful what you wish for, people. I will deliver. And it might not be pretty
I’m posting these pictures because you asked for them…not because I’m proud. I’ve let my weight creep back up, but it’s not due to a THM failure. Nope. It’s due to a failure on my part to do THM. Can anyone else relate?
Six months ago, my weight was starting to creep back up, even while being (mostly) on THM. But the most concerning thing was the troubling health issues which I wrote about here and here. About mid 2014, I had hit a low with how I was feeling, and a high with my weight since reaching my goal weight 18 months prior. Due to my mental state, I was at a dead end with personal research or with knowing how to self-treat, so I bit the bullet and sought help from a naturally minded holistic Dr. I’m SO glad I did.
(p.s. sorry about the obnoxious watermark…my photos were being ripped off and fraudulently used to sell other diet products & plans.)
For the past 6 months, I’ve been working SO hard on getting my health back, and was eating a super restrictive plan to help clear my liver and get things back on the right track. My weight dropped off, and I was feeling great. And I’m STILL feeling great!
And then Thanksgiving.
And my anniversary.
And then the New Year, which was closely followed by 4 birthdays in my house that fall between January 1st and the end of February.
And then Valentines Day…because I am already counting up excuses reasons for cheating in the future. Sometimes before and after isn’t a clean, straight shot. Sometimes it’s a little bumpy and lumpy.
All that to say, I’m about 10 pounds over my low. Darn all of that scrumptious holiday food and birthday cake! I’m still muffin topping it in my size 8 jeans, and I went full time back on plan this week. So I should be waving goodbye to the muffin tops soon enough. I know what to do to get my weight back down.
It was actually therapeutic to dig these old saggy baggy before jeans out and try them on. I’m still swimming in them even with a little weight back on. It’s good to remember how far I’ve come!
So there is my 2 year before and after update in all it’s gory glory. If you’re disappointed in me, get in line behind my Grandmother. I’m going to be honest: [bctt tweet=”Weight is not at the top of my list for what makes a person good and special. #THM #GwensNest #beforeafter “] My problem is that I have food pretty high up in the category of what makes life special and good. Can I get an Amen?
I know I’m not the only one battling a little holiday fluff. This is real life, you know? Sometimes you’ve got to celebrate. And sometimes I’m naughty. Now you know. And now we can all get on with life and celebrating it in ways that are good for us!
For those of you who were rockin’ and rollin’ through the holidays with your healthy selves, don’t be like me. [bctt tweet=”Let this be a little early Valentines warning to you: don’t cheat and muffin top out of your jeans. #THM #GwensNest before/after weight loss photos- “] For those of you who have the muffins to remember the holidays by, I send you sisterly greetings. Let’s get on track! We can do better than this.
So glad to be back to blogging and back to life! What did I miss? Got any *MUST* try recipes for me this week? How can we make Valentines special and less fluffy pants? I need to know these things.
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