Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Before Pictures



I can't believe I'm posting these pictures on the internet! Golf took them of me on April 15, but I didn't start my diet til a week ago. I deliberately look like this with the no makeup and frumpy dumpy clothes. These are the only shorts that fit me right now -- that's enough incentive to get this weight off!


OK so as of April 19, when I started my diet, I had actually gained a few more pounds and I weighed in at 175. Good God. I'm ashamed of that number and it makes me feel disgusted. My goal weight is 140 or lower. I have already lost nearly 5 pounds and have another 30 to go! Hooray!

By making myself publicly accountable for the food I put in my mouth and the exercise I do every day, I think I can get this weight off. I also have a closet full on decent looking clothes that I miss wearing!

3 comments:

Jyotsna said...

Amy,

Your beautiful as is, but I can understand why you want to lose weight. The health reasons however, far outweight the vanity reasons. You want to be there for your family, for the long run.

You have always been beautiful. Now you need to take the moment in the mirror, nude if possible, and see a beautiful post-pregnancy mother, not a disgusting woman that you posted about. Those extra pounds are there because they cushioned Aiden while he was inside you, and provided nutrition for him. You will lose it. And before you start a diet, why don't you see your doctor or midwife?? You should at least have a few blood test run like thyroid. I have a resistance to losing weight, and I thought so badly of myself until I learned that I have a condition which is causing it. With medication, I have very very slowly lost weight, and my health and vitality is slowly returning too. HUGS!

Jyotsna

Autumn's Mom said...

Hi. I peeked in through Danna's blog. I just started a diet as well. I'll check back and we can cheer each other on. I weigh in tomorrow after my first week :)

Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

You have great legs :)

Cheryl