March 2016 vs April 2018. There is over 100 pounds difference between these two photos. No matter where you are on this journey, this is your reminder not to give up. Whether your the girl on the left, or anywhere in between, you owe it to yourself to keep going. It will be hard. But I promise you, it WILL be worth it. When I set out on this journey in early 2016 I never imagined I’d lose 100lbs. That didn’t even seem possible. I’d hoped for a few years that I would be successful, but I’d get frustrated, and ultimately end up gaining more weight. There was something different about this time. I set my sight on losing 5lbs at a time, but I also had this amazing community as my support. My starting weight was 264, and my first goal was to make it to the 220s (taking it 5lbs at a time). I joined @weightwatchers online on a whim back in January 2016, and combined that with low carb to lose my first 90lbs. I became a WW Ambassador and loved the program. Then it simply just wasn’t working for me, and I plateaued for nearly a year losing the same 5lbs. As hard as it was to admit, I knew I needed to make a change. I found macros in early April 2018, was consuming more food then I had been in years, and dropped 8lbs in two weeks bringing my total loss to 101.1lbs. The next day (4/19) I went in for skin removal surgery weighing in at 162.9lbs, and had 6lbs of skin and fat removed. I also had a #breastaugmentation (roughly +2.5lbs of saline implants). And here I am. I’m happy, I’m at peace, and when someone tells me I look great, I can now genuinely say THANK YOU instead of beating myself up in my own head. My journey is not over, I’ve lowered my goal weight from 160 to 153-155. (I’m 5’9 for reference). Right now I’m just focused on healing, and can’t wait to see the full results of my #abdominoplasty in a few months. I don’t know what I weigh today, but that’s okay! I won’t be weighing myself for a few more weeks until my swelling has gone down. THIS IS YOUR REMINDER TO KEEP GOING! Do it for yourself because only you can make it happen.