50 lbs.

Last October was the first time I hit the 290s. I knew I had to do something, but I was so overwhelmed to be so close to 300 lbs. I was embarrassed that I let myself go that much, but I had no motivation to do anything about it. I remember thinking that there was no way I could start in October, since the holidays were just around the corner. Then, the new year showed up. I knew it was so typical to have a weight loss resolution, but my motivation was back. I was wearing size 26 jeans and had some 3x tops. I was headed towards the max size that most plus size stores go, and I just couldn’t live like that anymore. I weighed 298.5 lbs. on day 1.

It’s been a long 10 months, and while my weight loss isn’t as fast as others, I’m still proud of myself. I’ve lost 50 lbs. Sometimes, I look at the scale in disbelief, because I was so used to the 290s. I feel like someday the scale is going to tell me that it’s been lying all along, and this is all a dream. I know that won’t happen, but coming this far just doesn’t feel right. I’ve never lost this much weight, and I really didn’t think I was capable of this.

While I still have my cheat meals, I do have to say that this journey has been hard. It’s just a huge mind game. I feel like I’m getting better with my willpower, but that didn’t come easily. There were many days where I wanted to grab for a pint of ice cream or buy a certain snack that I missed, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop at one serving. There were times during C25K where I just wanted to quit, but I didn’t.

Here’s my progress pictures…before on the left…now on the right.

50 lbs. lost collage

  • My 2nd 5K is this weekend. I’m averaging a 15 minute mile, so I’m hoping I can do this 5K in 45 minutes. :-)
  • I fit in size 20 jeans now, which is the jeans size I wore before our wedding. 3 pants sizes down!
  • All of my clothes from the skinny side of the closet fit. Most of my clothes from last year look frumpy.
  • I’m currently 8 lbs. away from the weight I was for our wedding. (WOWZA!)

I’m so stoked to be able to go get my first pair of boots. :-) These rewards really make reaching milestones that much more fun! It’s a huge enough reward to see myself getting smaller, but it’s just the icing on the cake to know that I get to treat myself to something fun that I wouldn’t normally spend my money on. :-)





  1. AmieSaint says:

    Congratulations, girl! I have *so* many tips for your Disney trip when you make your final goal!!!!

  2. I’ve been following along and just wanted to say awesome job. Can’t wait to see more! Enjoy shopping for some new boots!

  3. That’s fantastic! Way to go!

  4. Congratulations! That is something to be really proud of. You are a true inspiration.

  5. Congratulations! You truly are an inspiration!!!

  6. 50 pounds?!?!?!? THAT IS AMAZING. A bag that weighed 50 lbs would be incredibly heavy to pick up and hold. You were carrying that around and now you aren’t. So wonderful, enjoy the boots and your success!

  7. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! YOU LOOK AMAZING! In those pics I am blown away by the difference in your face, your boobs, and your back! Like, HOLY DIFFERENT PERSON! So proud of your effort and hard work and how real you’ve been with us. You are so motivating!!! Keep up the great work!

  8. Congrats!!! You are an inspiration!!


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