I weighed 304 Lbs at the start of this journey, and today I weigh 170 Lbs. I've lost 134 Lbs and 103 inches so far, including 12 inches from my chest, 15 inches from my waist, and 17 inches from my hips.
I was wearing a size 4X or 24W pants, and size 3-5X tops. Now I am wearing size 12 or medium pants, and they're loose, and medium tops.
My health has improved dramatically. I have an entire cupboard of meds that I no longer need. Instead of taking 6-8 asthma meds per day, I am down to only 1 rescue inhaler. I used to need my rescue inhaler 4-6 times per day, and now I can go months without needing it at all. I only need it when my asthma is triggered by a cold or flu, allergens, or super cold weather. That is a life changing to me.
I couldn't walk for 10 minutes before and now I can walk for hours, swim laps for 1-2 hours, and ride my bike all day long. I so miss bike riding, but there is about 5 feet of snow on the ground right now, lol.
I used to have to shop at Pennington's, and now I can shop anywhere, and the clothes are much cheaper. I'm wearing a top that cost $7.00 and pants that cost $12.00 right now...before the weight loss I could never find deals on clothes like this.
I am happier and feel hopeful about the future.
|Me fitting into 1 leg of my old pants|
|Me in one of my old tops|
|My old favorite hoodie|
|Side view of my old favorite hoodie|
I'll keep this hoodie forever, even though it's so big on my now. I still even wear it around the house at night; it's super warm and cozy.
I had a great year, and I'm not done yet. I still want to lose more, so I can reach my goal weight.