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What life can do to you...if you allow it (progress pics)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Last year I started a weight loss journey. Now, I have always been a slim/fit type female. But last year life just kind of took over and it began to consume me. I didn't even realize it until it was already done. I'm 5'5 and @ the time I went from 130 lbs to 148 lbs. Most people thought I was crazy for wanting to loose weight. People would tell me all the time I had a cute/nice shape (you can pretty much cover anything up with clothes lol). For a minute I listened to what other people were saying but eventually....I had to do somethig. I had to take control of my life again. I got all my bad emoticon out of the way. On Febuary 28th (it was on a Monday) I decided to get up and get back on track. I wanted everyone around me to understand where I was coming from and how I was not feeling all of the extra weight I had put on. Also, I have always wanted to become a personal trainer and I like to lead by example. If I did become a trainer, I want my clients to know that I had a challenge also so I know what it takes to work hard and reach your goal. With that being said, yes my boobs were bigger and my butt even more juicy (but it was also unshapely didn't realize that at first either) but I was uncomfortable in everything I wore. I think I may have busted a pair of pants or two lol. Anyway, I started my journey. I would take progress pictures every month or every few weeks, until I reached my goal. I wanted to get down to 125. By July 27th 2011 I was at 126 and I was fine with that. Because at this point I had gone from a size 6 (probaly and 8 since I had busted my size 6 jeans (when I gained weight, i refused to buy bigger clothes)) to a size 2. I was way cool with that. I felt so much better in my clothes, out of my clothes lol just in general, I felt good!!!!

Let me tell you, when I showed the progress pics to my family OMG!!!! they were shocked! Even my husband lol. He said "Trish, I had no idea it was like that." We just burst out laughing. I just kept saying I told you, I told you lol. It was hillarious! He said he guess because he saw me everyday and I always look good to him, he didn't notice I looked and felt that uncomfortable and tired. Of course there were some haters saying I was anorexic and I was starving myself....whatever. No one new what was under my clothes and how I felt except me!!

After I lost the weight it was on to putting on some muscle I had lost in the process. So today July 28th, I'm happy to say I have kept the weight off. I wanted to put on about 10 lbs of muscle, which would put me at about 136. I'm weighting 135 and loving it. I'm still lean and I'm happy to say I have not bust anymore clothes lol. What I'm about to do is such a big deal for me. I am nervous even right now about posting these pics but, I'm gonna do heart is pounding.

Love the smaller more shapely booty better:-)

Comparing myself from July 2011 (left) and Dec 2011 (right)

me today:-)

No ones perfect and we all fall off sometimes, but making the choice to get up and take control can make a world of difference.

Good luck to anyone who feel as though they can't do this. Believe in yourself and forget what other people say and do it for you!!!

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    WOW!!!!!!!! You look amazing and you must feel incredible.

    I am 5'10 and went up to a size 12. I don't know anybody who would have called me overweight but I felt AWFUL!!!!! Now I am a happy size 6/8 again and people definitely gossip about me but I feel fantastic :)
    2156 days ago
    wow you look great.hats of to you love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2156 days ago
    You look really fit and it's apparent from your post that you're happier!

    Great job, I think you've inspired me to take my own "before" photos :)
    2156 days ago
    Kudos to you for taking the initiative to improve yourself despite what the people around you were saying. Often times we let people around us talk us into staying in a state of comfortability. I haven't busted out of any pants (yet), my problem is that I have lost tone. My clothes are not fitting properly. I have a sagging problem. My pants are sagging in the booty and my tops are drooping in the front. I need to go shopping for smaller clothes. I have let others tell me how good I look with the extra weight. I have allowed compliments to keep me in a state of limbo. I just need to take the other people out of the equation and do me. Thanks to your blog, this gives me the spark I needed to get started on working on me from the inside. Thank you spark sister.
    2156 days ago
    Wow you certainly look fantastic. Good on your for working toward your goals, Succeeding and then setting yourself another goal. Keep working at it. You look amazing Trish, Tight toned and terrific. Well done emoticon emoticon
    2156 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    I understand your pain as we need to be happy within ourselves and to accomplish things for us. Our families, although they love us, are the biggest sabotagers we know. When you become a personal trainer, you can relate these pics to your clients as you are an example of what they can and could be. Keep on, keeping on and do YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2156 days ago
    Wow! You look amazing! I totally relate about busting the jeans thing lol! I've done that a few too many times. I'm in the beginning of my weight loss journy but I'm very hopeful! I lost 50 pounds a few years ago, and everyone told me I didn't have to lose any more and I look so great and I can eat this and that. Eventually I gained it all back and then some! How did you deal with those types of comments?
    2156 days ago
    You look great!
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