Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One Year Progress Picture

I wanted to post this picture on Instagram, but I chickened out. In the picture that was taken last year, I had already lost 16 kg (35 lb). I was so happy with the progress I had made. Now I look at that picture and think, holy shit. I was still so huge. It makes me sad. It also makes me paranoid that the picture that I have now (another 15 kg lighter - 33 lb), is not as good as I think it is (thought it was). I stared at this before and after shot for ages. I asked a friend if I should post it, and he said yes, but I still couldn't. I was so embarrassed at how big I got, especially knowing that this isn't even me at my biggest ... I'm pleased at my progress, but knowing that I have 8 kg (18 lb) left to reach my goal weight freaks me out and makes me really, really anxious. Will these mental demons ever disappear? So ... I couldn't post it on Instagram, but I'll go ahead and post it here on my blog. (My squinty eyes in the new pic bug me too!)


May 2012 - May 2013
one year of consistent clean eating and hitting the gym - no gimmicks; no shortcuts
weight loss: 15 kg (33 lb)

19 comments:

  1. beautiful! You look AWESOME!!! Show it to the WORLD, lady!!!

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  2. As you are slimming down, it's making you look taller:)

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  3. I like the pics, and I think you look great in both! But obviously slimmer in the second.

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  4. You look fantastic! You even look more confident. Way to go!

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  5. Sending you a HELL YEAH!

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  6. Beautiful! Awesome job:)

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  7. Wow! Good for you xx

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  8. You really are so pretty, and now that is revealed even more.

    :-) Marion

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  9. You are looking fabulous and fit!

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  10. You look terrific! Congratulations - your hard work has totally paid off!

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  11. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Don't EVER be ashamed of where you've come from!!! Your journey is what has made you so strong and determined!!! I think you should post that picture to your personal account with PRIDE. I am proud of you, remember to have joy in the journey!!!

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  12. You look so good :) and you look so cute in your first snap..I find you very cute in your first snap also :)
    keep it up Ayesha!!

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  13. Well done! You look great :)

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  14. Look at yoU!!!! Awesome!!! hard work, dedication, and smart choices!!!
    Youre an inspirtaion!!

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  15. It's awesome to see that your hard work has paid off. Even if looking back, you don't feel great about the first picture, it was an important part of your journey! 35 lbs is a big accomplishment from the beginning! Plus, you kept it going...something to be proud of!!!

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  16. The progress is really impressive. Lots of hard work and dedication. I have no doubt that you'll reach your ultimate goal, because you accomplish anything you set your mind to. Congrats!

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