I have been working to lose weight for about 2 - 2 1/2 years now. I started this journey weighing 236lbs. It has been a slow process. Because it has been slow I've gotten frustrated, fallen off the wagon and had to start over a number of times. Thankfully when I've 'fallen off' it has not resulted in any significant gain, but I simply didn't continue to lose.
For about 3-4 months I have been hovering mostly at the 203-206 mark. Unable and unwilling to really do anything about it. The Shred was a half-ass attempt I guess. When J and I started TTC, my goal was to be under 200lbs by the time I got pregnant. We all know I'm not KU yet, so I've finally gotten my butt in gear to try and make some positive things happen in my life (save $, lose more weight, etc).
In June when AF showed up, I decided it was time to get back to it. I have been working on returning to my better eating habits and trying to be more active (I'm still not quite where I want to be in the activity arena..). Yesterday morning I got on the scale and for the first time in about 5 years, the number did not start with a 2! In fact, this morning I was a solid - 199.0. It isn't anything to throw a party over, but it is a little milestone that has been a LONG time coming. I never want to see that little 2 again. I am not even more motivated to reach my next goal (185). 15 lbs. I can do that, right? I've come this far, why not!
Back in May or so I added the original before (237lb) picture and an 'after' (at about 205) picture. Maybe I should replace it with a new 199 picture and then I can update it at my next goal too?