#TBT: Supersized Me!

I don’t really post a lot of personal stuff on this blog. I share some recipes and my running recaps, and post silly pictures for Wordless Wednesday, but that’s about it. When I post my starting and ending weights at the end of my running recaps you may think that I’ve always been about this size, or “athletic” even, but that’s almost laughable!

Wanna see what I’m talking about?

 

240 pounds!

240 pounds! More than DOUBLE my current weight! And no, I’m not pregnant.

 

I’ve been at my goal weight (+/- 5 pounds) for over 5 years, and while I’m not going to go into all the details right now, I do want to incorporate my weight loss story into the blog. For now I’ll leave you with this picture (I suck at full-body shots, but you get the idea) from last week:

 

July 2014 - 115 pounds

July 2014 – 115 pounds

 

And by the way, I didn’t lose the weight from running. I didn’t even start running until I was about 6 months at goal weight – the fall of 2009. I dropped over 100 pounds just by learning how/what to eat. And occasionally by “Sweatin’ to the Oldies 2” ;)  But that’s a story for another day!

 

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6 thoughts on “#TBT: Supersized Me!

  1. I’m glad that you’re sharing your story, Laura! You’re going to inspire a lot of people! I’m so proud to have gotten to know you, and I can’t wait to meet you in person some day! :-)

  2. I’m a sucker for before and after pictures, and I love these. I also know the work you put in to stay so tiny and adorable. :-) Ever onward.

      • Hanging in there. My new normal for eyes is a few minutes a day of blessed relief. That’s life. Getting old isn’t for the squeamish. I’m sure somebody has said that better than me.

        On the weight front, I’m doing very well. This morning I was 129.0 which is 11 pounds under my Weight Watcher goal of 140. I’m not trying to lose — still maintaining though. Part of the reason for going down is the intense heat. Yesterday was 113. Today will probably be the same. We don’t have a lot of appetite and especially don’t want to cook. Salads are the mainstay right now.

      • 113?! OMG I hope you have central air!! I knew you’d still be at/below your goal weight :) I do hope you’ll check in and post an update every now and then – you are thought of often!

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