My friend, Ellen, questioned on one of my last blog posts how I was not fat after eating a delicious delicacy of cookies and ice cream...which lead me to decide that I could brag a little bit about how diligently I have been working to be healthier and lose some weight.
Last November/December I was at my heaviest weight in years and I was ready for a change, really I was just ready to get active again. So I started my journey to figure out what I wanted to do and how I wanted to change. I joined curves for women and it really, truly changed my life. I met a group of women who are supportive, encouraging, fun, and caring; and it has encouraged me to stay motivated and committed to my goals.
Last December I set a goal that by this weekend I would be 20 pounds lighter. A big gamble, but one I knew I could achieve. So, without further ado here are the before and after pictures.
[February- I included this one because I'm wearing the same as above]
[Easter Weekend, about 2 weeks ago and successfully at my goal weight!]
After the wedding this weekend I will return to set a new goal and hopefully be to my total goal weight before I start my student teaching. 20 pounds down, 15 more to go! Thankfully, summer brings outdoor activities, lovely bike rides, and swimming - lots and lots of swimming!!
So here is to eating chocolate chip cookies with ice cream, and not being fat!