Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Healthy Choices = Healthy Life

This is the blog you have all been waiting anxiously for. Oh yeah, I'm posting before and after pictures. I finally reached my goal weight and am beyond excited about it. I found out when I weighed at the doctor's office last Thursday. I had lost seven pounds in a week and a half...oops. I know that isn't exactly healthy and it wasn't intended, but it sent me over the edge! I am also going to post my weights and BMI's. That's a little scary, but I feel like you all deserve it. You've been good friends to me here in Bloggerland and since I am completely honest about the most intimate part of my life, I might as well be in this area, also.

March 2007:

Starting Weight: 230 (This is an estimate. I didn't start weighing until I had been becoming healthy for a few months. I had lost 3 sizes by that time and weighed 200. I am going by the fact that each size is around 10-15 pounds. So, this number could be a give or take.)

Starting BMI: 33.9 (This is based on the estimated weight so it is also estimated.)

July 2008:

Current Weight: 158 (I am going to go ahead and lose 8 more pounds to make it an even 150. I can stand to lose some more since I'm definitely not looking emaciated)

Current BMI: 23.3

March 2007, Before Picture:
July 2008, After Picture:

Do you see the awful tan lines on my legs? It looks like I'm wearing socks or that I have tan leggings on (and that's a style I never got into and wish would just go back to the eighties). It's really just a product of my daily walks.

Stay cool and be healthy Blogger Buddies!

19 comments:

Nikki said...

Boy - you look awesome Lisa! Congratulations on reaching your weight loss goal, and super congratulations on doing it the healthy way, and not starving yourself to death. Awesome!

heavenlytini said...

wow girl u look great!!! hopefully i can lose that much weight by next year!! again you go girl!!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

WOW!!! You look amazing!! That is so SO SO inspiring. I'm super impressed. WOW!! A ((BIG)) CONGRATULATIONS!! You totally deserve it. ***BIG HUG***

Russ said...

Hey, "How you doin" (in Joey voice from friends)!
Way to go babe!

Katherine said...

Lisa, you look FABULOUS!!! Way to go, girl! Keep up the awesome work!

Miss Tori said...

Congrats on the weight loss! You do look fab!

Mercedes said...

Looking good. Your hard work is showing! I love the dress!

elephantscanremember said...

You look terrific! Congratulations on the weight loss! And I love your hair.

Kymberli said...

You look amazing! Way to go with such a successful weight loss! That is such a HUGE accomplishment! Prayerfully, I will get there myself someday!

CTagsGirl said...

Visiting via "i believe in miracle's" blog...and all I can say is Wow! I'm speechless! It looks like your hard work and dedication have been amazingly successful. I think I'd have a hard time believing it's the same person in the two pictures if they weren't taken in the same location. Congrats to you!:)

Melanie said...

You look fantastic. You should be very proud of yourself. Way to go girlie!!!!!!!!

Terri said...

Wow Lisa you look amazing.I'm so happy for you that you reached your goal..So you want to pass on your secret???

Angie said...

Okay I'm just going to say it! That's HOT!!! You are awesome Lisa. You have totally inspired me.

Chelley N said...

I like Russ's blog-comment-flirting! I'm going to give him grief about that! You do look great though... I'm going to have to get to work because I don't want to be the fat sister (just kidding... sort of :-)

The Angry IF said...

You look great! Were you on weight watchers or something like that? How tall are you?

I still have 30 more lbs before I hit my goal weight. I have lost 38 so far. I think fertility drugs are working against me.

I love your blog. Mine is at www.angryinfertile.blogspot.com

courtney said...

You look amazing! Even in your before picture you don't look that big, but the dress and red belt are adorable.
Good luck on this cycle...
*Baby dust and baby dreams*!

Courtney said...

LISA!!!! You look amazing. Wow.

Lauren said...

You look smashing. :)

meisje said...

I have been following your blogs for awhile(probaly a year) now they are so interesting and entertaining. I am trying to lose weight and you have inspired me to try hard and renewed my faith that is is possible without starving yourself. You loook awsome I bet your hubby feels like he gota new wife. LOL There are openigs for Church of Christ preachers here in my area. Victorville, CA. Also BABY DUST for you and Russ!!!