Monday, November 19, 2012

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days Ago

It’s unbelievable to think it was 365 days ago (give or take few weeks) when the spark in my brain ignited and I decided to give healthy living a shot.  I have evolved so much over the last 365 days; physically, mentally and emotionally.  I truly feel like a different person.  Along my journey, I have documented my physical changes and promised myself that if I could make it to the 365 mark that I would share them on my blog.  So, here goes nothin’…. 
April 2011
I remember thinking how adorable and FIT my buds looked this night and I basically hated my appearance.
June 29, 2011 - At my heaviest

August 6, 2011 - 7 lbs down

August 30, 2011 - 12 lbs down

September 23, 2011 - 18.5 lbs down

October 11, 2011 - 21 lbs down

December 25, 2011 - 34.5 lbs

January 7, 2012  - 31 lbs down
January 27, 2012 - 37 lbs down

February 4, 2012 - 38.5 lbs down
February 4, 2012 - 38.5 lbs down.
Those shorts were in my closet for at least 3 years; just waiting for me to get my act together.  Once I got enough courage to try them on, I discovered that they were actually baggy.
March 26, 2012 - 43 lbs down

July 3, 2012 - 41.5 lbs down
This is THE only photo I have in a swimsuit;  let alone a bikini! 

Keeping it Real

You can see by the last few pictures that my weight has started to fluctuate.  Unfortunately I did not get a photo of me at my lowest and leanest - 47 lbs down, right around the beginning of August.  I had been laid off and was working out like mad (sometimes even twice a day) to keep my mind off of the worries that go along with being unemployed.

I started working again in mid-September and with that came some travel and longer hours than I was used to.  With that being said, of those 47 lbs I had lost 7 lbs have ended finding me again.  It makes me sad and down right pissed off that I have clothes in my closet now that are just too tight and uncomfortable to fit into.  

It's a struggle for me every single day to focus on my big goal of losing 50 lbs and keeping it off.  I do have confidence that I will get there and stay there but it might take a bit longer than I initially intended but it will happen!

I hope this blog post provides you that little bit of motivation to get you through the holidays - I know just putting together this post has renewed my motivation.  THANK YOU ALL for hangin' with me on this journey of mine; it really means a ton!


  1. You inspire without even knowing. Hang in there you aren't far from success. Amazing Woman! Amazing!!!!! You are strong strong strong! A year...most want it in a month which is really ridiculous but .... true. I personally like your blog because I know you and saw first hand the changes. Plus I loved seeing you look more and more like your twin..HOT. :-D She now has NOTHING on far surpass her. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Michelle, I appreciate your comment so very much!

  3. shannon, way to go! i love your teansparent blog posts. i know the whole weight loss yo.yo and can tell you've worked your booty off! enjoy your success and keep on, keeping on! you're an inspiration and a fireball.--M2

  4. Wow! This is amazing and truly inspiring! Wayyy to go!!!