So, guys, I have a confession to make.
Three years ago, I was considered morbidly obese. I was 5'3", and I weighed 300 pounds. The weight gain was the result of a poor reaction to a birth control shot, and it was so excessive that my life was in serious peril. I have struggled with Type 2 Diabetes since I was thirteen, and, as anyone with diabetes can tell you, it makes weight loss very difficult - and the more weight you gain, the worse your diabetes is likely to become. I developed neuropathy in my legs, my blood pressure and cholesterol were in a dangerous range, I was developing blood clots, and my doctor told me that if I didn't get healthy, quick, I could have a heart attack before I was thirty. Still, for over a year, I sat around on my ass and didn't do anything about it. I was lazy and indifferent, and despite what I was being told - and despite what I was watching my dad endure - I didn't believe I was unhealthy. I was in denial.
Then my sister posted this picture on Facebook:
That's me on the far right. No joke. I've tried so hard to keep people from seeing this picture, as I am horribly ashamed that I let myself go like that. At the time that picture was taken, I weighed 307 pounds.
You guys heard about it when I went vegetarian, and you know I've been trying to lose weight. You know I have some serious self-image issues. But, today, I hit a milestone. After two years, I've finally lost over one hundred pounds, and I feel damn good about myself for having done it. I currently weigh 203 pounds, and I'm wearing a size sixteen, down from a size twenty-four. I only have fifty-five pounds left to lose to get down to my target weight!
These were taken yesterday, while dress-shopping for a wedding, and trying on the goods!
I'm even making retro look fabulous!
NO MORE CANKLES OMG.
NO MORE FAT CHICK FLAT ASS!
THE DOUBLE-CHIN AND JOWLS ARE GOING AWAY!
My avatar is an image created by this very talented gentleman
, of whose work I am extremely jealous. It was not originally a picture of Amunet, but it certainly looks a great deal like how I envision her!