The most important, and the best decision I’ve ever made. I looked in the mirror and realized that I no longer liked the person I saw. That day I committed myself to changing who I was, and a year later I can say that I succeeded. I’m more than 60 pounds lighter, I’ve changed my relationship with food, I’ve made a significant change to my entire lifestyle for the better.
One year in and I’ve kept a log of every single thing I’ve eaten for a whole 365 days. I’ve lost a whole foot (12 INCHES!) from my waistline (44 down to 32). I went from a size XL pushing 2XL shirt down to comfortably fitting in a medium. I even went down a shoe size.
I look better and I feel infinitely better and healthier, every single day. As a person who has struggled with confidence and self-image, the way I see myself is much different. I like looking in the mirror, and I’m happy with who I am. Mentally I’m in a much better place than I was just a year ago because I can respect who I am now. The now-18 year old adult me is a much different and a much better person than 17 year old me was a year ago.
Last thing, absolutely NONE of this was easy. Starting was hard, keeping up with my progress was hard, keeping the weight off is still hard, but it is worth it every single day. Everything I’ve gone through was worth it. The best time to start making a change for the better is yesterday. Thank you to everyone on this sub for inspiring me and to everyone who has been there alongside me. Hopefully this inspires someone else to make a change for the better.
Some progress pics; https://imgur.com/gallery/HbH7X4F
Edit: never been gilded until now, neat… thank you!