motivate myself and others.
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“Muscle makes all the difference.”
Just to answer a few of the questions I received in one swoop: yes, this is me; the first photo was taken about a month after I started working out with a personal trainer; the second photo is four months after that. I posted this on Reddit’s ProgressPics forum and got a big response from women who were discouraged about their exercise when it seemed like they weren’t losing any pounds. Thought sharing this on my blog might help some others.
I’ve had many difficult years of struggling with my body image and my health. Building muscle is so important and makes a big difference in how I look and feel. I won’t even weigh myself anymore, but prefer to use visual references like this — there’s still plenty of room for improvement, but you can see that numbers aren’t all that matter.
Ok, this makes me feel better
Eating and Recipes
RECIPE DIRECTORIES TO CHECK OUT
OATMEAL MANIA SWEEPS THE NATION
Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
More After-Workout Snack Ideas, Chart Style
88 Snacks Under 100 Calories
Foods that Cause Bloating
Super Sly Ways to Slim Down Your Portions
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
How To Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein
How to Make Healthy Choices in a College Dining Hall
How to Survive College on a Meal Plan
What a Healthy Plate Looks Like
15 Foods that Boost Your Metabolism
Exercise & Weight Loss
6 Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism
25 Free Ab Workouts
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight
FREE YOGA WORKOUTS
RECOMMENDED YOGA DVDS
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Yoga for Inflexible People
NOTE: You may be able to rent or borrow fitness DVDs from your library or video rental store free of charge. Hiding them in your coat and sneaking them out is also free of charge, but you didn’t hear that from me.
INFO TO KNOW
The Minnesota Starvation Study
Why Starving Seems to Work
Why “You Should Eat” Doesn’t Help
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
Getting Over Forbidden Foods
What to do After a Binge
What is Intuitive Eating?
How to Help a Friend With an Eating Disorder
Why 78% of Young Women are Unhappy with Their Bodies
I am recovering from an eating disorder. I was heavily into my eating disorder in the picture to left, and I’m in recovery in the picture to the right.
Anyone can be suffering from an eating disorder, it does not matter how they look.
I’m healthier now therefore it shows in my weight.
Good luck to everyone!
Weight ~110 before and after
DRINK A TON OF WATER!! Most of the time you’re not actually hungry, either bored or dehydrated. Water will fill you up. If you still can’t, get out of the house. Sitting around when you know you have access to food is just tempting. You don’t even have to go out and exercise (but you should!), just drive around or meet up with friends.. anything to get your mind off of the food! :)