The Old Me

That girl on the left was me just two years ago.


I was pushing 200 lbs when I realized I needed to make some BIG changes. I joined MyFitnessPal & lost over 70 lbs in about a year & have been maintaining since.

How did I do it? I logged my food on MFP to track calories, ate healthier, & started exercising for the first time in my life. It was actually very simple, challenging & a lot of hard work, but completely worth it! I went from extremely lazy to loving distance running in a relatively short amount of time. Now, looking back, I have no idea how I lived such a sedentary life for so long. I feel so much happier & alive now!

In the past year I’ve completed Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30, & Six Week 6-Pack. I’ve completed the Couch-2-5k program & ran several 5k’s, a 10k, & am on my second round of half marathon training (I injured my knee & had to walk my first half marathon). My goal is to someday run a full marathon!

Here are some more before & afters..







I am proof that if this formerly lazy, fast food & junk food lover can embrace a new, healthier lifestyle, anyone can! 🙂

Now, for breakfast..


Oatmeal with banana, flax seed, cinnamon, & a drizzle of honey. So yummy & so filling!

What toppings do you like on your oatmeal?


47 thoughts on “The Old Me

  1. awesome story and Congrats on changing your life and lifestyle!! I am 1.5 yrs into my journey losing 115 lbs so far and have run 2- 5K’s. i have 30 more lbs to my goal weight yet!

  2. Your story is so motivating. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight in the past 10 years and have managed to keep most of it off for the most part. I’m on a journey to lose the last few pounds and push it to the next level in terms of toning and becoming more athletic. Thank you for the inspiration…………..Healthy Journey!

  3. Congrats on your achievement. You have much to be proud of. I am impressed that you had so many pictures of yourself when you were heavy. When I was heavy I had very few. I was overweight AND vain.

  4. Congratulations on your journey! This is truly inspiring. I enjoy coconut or almond milk with my oatmeal topped with fresh berries and sometimes a spoonful of nut butter.

  5. You look amazing! Running has become a huge love of mine since I started my weight loss journey as well. Ran my 1st and 2nd half marathons last year and loved them both. Good luck on your up coming one!

  6. Amazing! Well I can’t loose 70lbs (Due to my height) But you def have inspired me to get to 170!!!! what is your user name on myfitnesspal? I would like to be your friend!

  7. Great job! Beautiful in both pictures–excellent job on getting healthy. I read your other blog post also and agree that when you eat healthier foods your skin improves so much more. All the best to you with your marathons!

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