THE STORY SO FAR.. | This is going to be a long one.. It's #transformationtuesday and whilst there's a transformation in this picture clearly.. it's not something I'm feeling particularly proud of in this moment.
The left picture.. 2010 on holiday in Egypt at my heaviest weight at around 258lbs.. I wasn't very happy and doing any sort of exercise at all made me extremely uncomfortable and out of breath.
The middle picture.. in 2013 pre-surgery, the lowest weight I'd ever been at 135 lbs, I'd lost over 120lbs, I was feeling amazing, I'd not been running all that long.. but was truly enjoying life again.
Fast forward to now.. ashamed to say that I weigh 35 lbs more than that middle picture.
For those that haven't been following me all that long, I had surgery back in 2014, I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation due to loose skin from my weight loss. I went into surgery weighing about 147lbs, I'd probably say I was maintaining around 140-143, I was on holiday just before surgery and gained a few.
I had a rough recovery from surgery, it was alot for my body to handle, I was out from exercise longer than I anticipated.. things kinda just went downhill from this point.. I guess I'd got what I perceived as my dream body, I was at a decent weight, I was loving my new body.. and I guess I got too complacent and wasn't paying too much attention.. I've been half heartedly attempting to lose the weight again to no success over the last few years, in between setbacks and busy periods and more weightgain.. but I needed a shove and this was it.. seeing my old photos is a real eye opener.
Don't get me wrong, Im super proud of my initial weight loss but I feel like I'm going backwards right now. Ive always wanted to be real with you guys on here and this is it. This is where I'm at.. something's got to change.. otherwise I'll be back where I was in 2010. Weight loss is hard.. but it's only half the battle. Maintenance is so much harder. Something I'll work on for the rest of my life.