i want to start a challenge for the upcoming month entitled ‘no-binge november’. the goal will, obviously, be to stay binge-free for the upcoming month to prepare and stay in control for the holiday season. many girls lose it because of the pressure the holidays bring, which makes this an…
Before losing weight, my face wasn’t even one of the spots I wanted to lose weight from, but since i shed the pounds I can’t go one day without hearing, “your face thinned out so much! it looks great.”
I always hated my hands because my fingers were stubby, losing weight made my hands thinner and more slender, and I can even wear rings from when I was younger.
At my heaviest I wore a size 9! Now I’m wearing a 7.5/8. This makes shopping much easier, and I can borrow my friends’ shoes now.
My skin has improved drastically
All the water, fruits, and veggies, I take in have really cleared my complexion.. all over. I used to get small pimples and bumps on my legs, those are now gone too !
I’ve had asthma my whole life
I still take my medicine daily, but I haven’t had an asthma attack since I weighed 140 about 3 months ago. Prior to that, I had them about twice a week.
Saves my family $$$
No one realized how much I was eating! On my worst days I was consuming up to 4 times the amount of calories I am now. My mom is very thankful, we save about $50 a week.
More stable emotions, and reactions to stress
Before I began working out and eating whole foods every day, I would basically PMS all month long. Crying, screaming, and fighting with my family and boyfriend at the drop of a hat. Now that my body is healthier my mind is better able to handle everything life throws at me.
Drastically improved sleep
I was diagnosed with insomnia, DSPS, and SAD when I was 13. All three conditions stopped once I started my diet & exercise routine.
Basically, I just smell better. No need to elaborate on that one :)
Even energy levels
I’m alert upon waking up (8am), instead of groggy for at least two hours, have good, even energy throughout the day, & get sleepy at the same time every night (12am) I used to constantly be tired, and sleep for up to 15 hours a day. Probably trying to digest a bunch of junk.