Losing It!

I have lost close to 65 pounds and I am so proud of myself. I feel a little more confident everyday. I am currently 147 pounds and wish to reach my goal of 125. I am only 5'2'' so that is a healthy goal. I already feel healthier. Mentally it is going to take me a while to realize I look better though. I still get very self conscious I will admit. It is improving though. What I find sad though is I cannot even look at old photos of me. I was so HEAVY. I even untagged myself from every one of the photos on FaceBook where I was my heaviest cause I am so embarrassed of what I use to look like. I kinda don't want anyone to know and I feel terrible for even thinking that way of myself but I hated what I looked like.
22-25, F
5 Responses Apr 28, 2012

that's awesome! I'm 5'2, too. I just turned 24 yesterday, and have been overweight-to-obese for like 80% of my life so far. I really wanna lose weight now, and I'm struggling to figure out something that works.
So far, the plan is to just walk home from University-30-40 minutes brisk walking per day, 5 days per week, plus some home-bike workouts.
I'm currently 170, and I've been around 155-170 for the past 5 years. I topped the scales after graduating my first college degree, at 183 lbs, 2 and a half years ago.
I've tried a few diets that promised fast results, but didn't manage to keep it off.
Basically I know from previous experience that a healthy weight loss rate for me is between 2 and 6 lbs per month. Anything over 6lbs means I'll gain it back on the 5th week.

You look lovely girl. You shouldn't be hiding your older self, show off the fact that you lost weight; it shows a lot about you, that you're determined and motivated and can get things done.<br />
I salute you.

That's fantastic. Ive been trying to lose fifteen pounds, but it's been really hard for me. I have really big bones so shedding 15 pounds would really make a difference for me. I was wondering what your exercise and eating routine was because it obviously worked for you.

Congratulations! (:

My highest weight was 198, and I am 5'2 so I understand how you feel. You have come so far, as have I and that is something to be so proud of. :)