So while attempting to organize my flash drive lol, I found a picture (left) that my mom took of me when we were in Ireland in 2011. I was shocked, I think mostly because I’ve been in a plateau where I’ve been feeling like I’ve made no progress. Lately I would look at myself at think I was still that 275-pound girl.
Naturally, when I found the pic, I hopped up and raided my closet and found that shirt to try on again. Wow! I’m not sure how well the pictures show the difference, but I certainly FELT it. I can tell I’m not as wide anymore because the shirt’s now long enough to be a nightgown haha. XD When I used to wear it, because of my body shape, there were areas where it was baggy and areas where it was just too tight: you can see my stomach poking out, heck, you can even see back fat! Why, why, when I’m so surrounded by encouragement and kind words, do I always insist that I haven’t come very far? I am strong, I am capable, and I should never tell myself otherwise. 
I cannot thank you guys enough for your constant encouragement and inspiration. Stay strong, lovelies! We can reach our goals! 

So while attempting to organize my flash drive lol, I found a picture (left) that my mom took of me when we were in Ireland in 2011. I was shocked, I think mostly because I’ve been in a plateau where I’ve been feeling like I’ve made no progress. Lately I would look at myself at think I was still that 275-pound girl.

Naturally, when I found the pic, I hopped up and raided my closet and found that shirt to try on again. Wow! I’m not sure how well the pictures show the difference, but I certainly FELT it. I can tell I’m not as wide anymore because the shirt’s now long enough to be a nightgown haha. XD When I used to wear it, because of my body shape, there were areas where it was baggy and areas where it was just too tight: you can see my stomach poking out, heck, you can even see back fat! Why, why, when I’m so surrounded by encouragement and kind words, do I always insist that I haven’t come very far? I am strong, I am capable, and I should never tell myself otherwise. 

I cannot thank you guys enough for your constant encouragement and inspiration. Stay strong, lovelies! We can reach our goals!