Monday, February 9, 2009

45

That's how many pounds I have lost! It has taken me nine months but its been worth it.

Here's my obligatory puffy pants pictures:
Holy junk in the trunk!Here is a list of some of the differences losing 45 pounds has made:
-I now only have one chin. It turns out having more than one isn't helpful at all.
-I don't snore anymore.
-I have dropped 4 pant sizes.
-You know those muscles that exist just above your knee? I had forgotten all about those until a few months ago when mine started showing up again.
-I can walk up a flight of stairs an not get winded.
-I no longer weight more than my husband.
-Before I was getting headaches at least twice a week...now I maybe get one a month!
-My waist went from 41 inches to 31. That's 10 inches people!
-Shopping is fun again!
-No two points on my back touch anymore.

The funny thing is that I never started out with this weight loss thing for any other reason than I was feeling like crap. Yay for feeling like crap! I am now slimmer at 30 than I was for the majority of my 20s. Looking back that's kind of lame. Hopefully I'll do better with this decade.

The cool thing is that I did not go on a diet, I just learned to eat better and exercise. I exercise at least three times a week. The only things I really don't eat very often anymore are french fries and mayonnaise and I never thought I would say that! I also don't drink anything other than water usually. I haven't had a soda in 9 months! It's been interesting transitioning into regular life after being very careful with what I was eating. I haven't been using my SparkPeople site since before Thanksgiving. The weight came off slower than when I was using it but I even got through the holidays losing weight. This is puffy Katie from Christmas of 2007:And this is a much healthier, happier, and less puffy version:

8 comments:

mistyb said...

hey katie, oh my gosh, great job! You look awesome!!

Camilla said...

hey sexy lady! hot pants here you come. way to go! thats awesome.

Naomi said...

You look great! Yay for losing puffiness!!

Dan, Justyn, and Noah said...

I was wondering what you were doing, you look amazing- great job!!!

*J*E*N* said...

I really am so proud of you!

JoeFlyer said...

Wow...You were huge :D

Just kiddin...good job Katie :)

*Melinda* said...

Do you go to the Gym or do you workout doing your own thing? Like jogging or yoga? I hate the Gym.

Melissa said...

Holy crap!! You look totally AMAZING! You are such an inspiration!