From then to now….

I thought that I’d share some more stats from my weight loss journey and a few pictures. Now, these are some horrible pictures and at one point I thought that I didn’t look at that bad in them… but when going back through some of them (what few there are) I realized that I was fat and that I didn’t look good at all. Some how I had convinced myself that I didn’t look that bad and while I knew that I had gained some weight (baby weight… HA) the full realization of how much didn’t hit me.

me - Christmas 2010

 This was me at Christmas 2011. Not looking my best.

me - May 2011

And this one is from May of 2011 where I look slightly better. My sister and I took a picture together (she’s cut out for security purposes) so we can track our weight loss from year to year and help encourage one another.

In both of these pictures I can see the weight in my face, around my middle, and in my hips & thighs. I was also wearing a size 16 in both of these pictures. These will serve as a reminder of where I was and where I am now and more importantly where I am heading in the future.

me - September 2012

This is me now! I took this picture this past Friday (yes, in the bathroom at work) to share with my sister because she is one of my biggest champions. Those jeans… those are my brand new size 12 jeans that aren’t saggy in the butt, don’t need to be held up by a belt & aren’t puckered because of that belt. Those jeans fit perfectly and I love them!

I think that this is a comfortable size but I’d like to get to about 155 pounds or so and a size 10. But I’m happy with the results and am working on toning up some of the flab! By summer I will look pretty damn good for a 40 year old mom of 4 kids!

Here’s a little update…

These are the measurements that I shared with you when I started the Cinch program.
Chest: 34
Waist: 36
Hips: 44
Thighs: 25.5
Arms: 13
Weight: 180
BMI: 27.4

And here are my stats as of August 6th.
Chest: 33
Waist: 33
Hips: 43
Thighs: 24.5
Arms: 12
Weight: 167.5
BMI: 25.5

Measurements today
Chest: 32.5
Waist: 32.5
Hips: 42
Thighs: 24.5
Arms: 12
Weight: 163
BMI: 24.8

That makes the total inches lost 9 and a loss of 17 pounds total. I’ll be honest… I was hoping that the numbers would be better. But I think what’s more important is how I look and feel.

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I have been provided with Cinch products by Shaklee in return for taking part in their program for 6 months. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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