Monday, August 8, 2011

Weight loss update

This, my friends, is what TWENTY NINE pounds lost looks like!!

Front view before:


Front view today:


Side view before:


Side view today:


Down 29.4 pounds, 18.5 inches...162.4 pounds today!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lean Green Mama, for giving me the guidance I needed!  We're more than halfway there!

13 comments:

Sunflower Joy said...

that is awesome. Your face has changed alot also.

Lisa said...

You are looking good Ebeth! Keep up the good work!!!

Shannon said...

WOW! Amazing! I need that same inspiration, as I have about the same 50-60 pounds to lose!Congrats, it is hard work!

Elizabeth said...

Shannon, check out the link I put to Lean Green Mama's website! (It's actually the Lean Green You site.) It has 4 FREE videos that cover the basics of the eating "plan" I'm using. It's amazing, and I've really found that the foods I shouldn't be eating are foods that case some...negative reactions in my body. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Christina F. said...

Congratulations!! You look great!!

lydiasgt said...

Woo-Hoo! Go Elizabeth! That is so awesome! I may have to check out the website!

/\Heather/\ said...

Wow! That's amazing. Is this easier when you have fans to show the results? If so, I'm starting a blog! haha

Selina said...

You are looking fantastic! Keep up the great work! :D

Jen Crum said...

I think I need to work on your program...

Nicole said...

what a huge difference!! Congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

Heather, I don't really think it makes it easier having you to show. I could just as easily not show you anything, you know? Initially I started this "plan" as a blog review...but that ended at week 6. I'm nearly 3 months in, now, and still going strong. In fact, I've totally boosted my exercise again this week to include a 2-3 mile walk 5x a week. (That's a brisk walk pushing 70 pounds of kids in the stroller, btw.)

What's made the difference is my own determination. I've lost weight before. In college I had a doctor that (for medical reasons) had me cut out ALL carbs for 6 weeks. I lost about 30 pounds in those 6 weeks. And then I gained them back. A few years ago, I did a "biggest loser" contest at work. I lost about 20 or so pounds. I gained it back. THOSE times, though, I was "dieting" and I wasn't doing it for me. I was doing it for my doctor or for my team. THIS time, I'm on my own in this...I made the decision, I am the one pushing myself, I am the only person holding me accountable. And you know what?? This is the easiest it's been. Not only is the weight coming off, but I FEEL better! When I eat the foods I shouldn't, I feel yucky. I like the way I feel when I eat well and exercise, and I plan to stick with it LOOOONG after I meet my "goal!"

Thanks for the encouragement, ladies!

Charis's Mum said...

Great job. Hope you keep up with it (and I also hope you don't gain the weight back.) I started the C25K program and love it. I like the fact that I am not expected to run a 5K right off the bat, that it's gradual. Congrats (again)!!!

Beth Gould said...

Looking good!! Keep it going!

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