The picture on the left was taken last September (256 lbs) when I was at my highest weight, most depressed state, drinking nearly two pints of bourbon a night, hanging out with the wrong kind of people, and although smiling, severely unhappy / discontent.
The picture on the right, taken of me this past Saturday (208-210), almost a year later, and I’m healthier, happier, more social, more confident, and most certainly a different person on the inside, as well as the outside.
If you’re just beginning your weight loss journey, the best advice I can give you is this:
Don’t count the days, make the days count. Drink water. Surround everything you eat with generous portions of fruits and or vegetables, even junk food. Remind yourself every day that you have a goal to achieve. Absolutely stay positive. Never tell yourself, “I give up. I’m done.” Go to the gym when you can. Don’t let the fitblr community intimidate you, don’t feel pressured to sweat and lift and run. Exercise at your own pace, eat well, stay hydrated, and always keep your efforts in mind. You will lose weight. You can lose weight. You haven’t lost it yet because you haven’t really tried. Just try.