My progress with a High-Carb Vegan Diet!!
Don’t be afraid of carbs and don’t be afraid of calories!! I now eat 3,000 calories a day and am leaner and fitter than EVER!
Kick the animal products from your diet and your entire life will change!
Check out my YouTube Channel RiceAndRaw for more info!
July 4th 160 - Dec. 1st 147
Cardio - weightlifting - clean-ish eating :)
Although I honestly don’t see as much progress as I wish I did, I feel so much better than I did this summer. It’s crazy to me that I let myself develop such unhealthy habits, but I’m so thankful that I was inspired to change my lifestyle. Living a healthy life is so important to me because obesity runs in my family. I made a promise to myself in high school that I would be the one to end that cycle. & I intend to keep it.
This quote is one of my favorites - I worked for those changes that I can now see, and I didn’t work hard enough for the ones I thought I’d see. Your progress shows how much you’ve sacrificed… it shows what you’ve invested. Seeing this motivates me to invest much more… I can’t wait to see where I’ll be in a few months.
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Lauren, 23, 5’5”, 190lbs, 75lb weight loss so far
Highest weight: 265lbs (The left picture is only at about 230lbs - this was April 2012.)
Current weight: 190lbs (My last check and this photo were two months ago and I’m in smaller pants now but I haven’t gotten a chance to use a scale to see how much I’ve lost since.)
The right photo is “during.” I’m very content with my body but I enjoy evolving and pushing myself. I finally found happiness about my body when I was bigger. I found body positivity blogs and they really helped me push the limits I had always put on myself about being comfortable in my body.
My family and I began eating Vegan foods, mostly whole foods since April 2013. I had been vegetarian since 2006 and I actually put on a lot of weight. I became pregnant with my son and gained about 95 pounds with him. I had to have a cesarean section. But I’m so happy with my body, honestly. Everyone has “those days,” sure. But some 90’s pop blasted on Pandora, a nice shower, some hot tea and a walk outside get me feeling back to my best self in no time. I wouldn’t give up having been heavy for a few years if it meant that I would always have had the dark mindset about my body that I had as a teenager. Never.
I eat enough but not too much (or too little!) I used to find myself constantly eating. Now I just eat whenever I want and eat until I’m full. I always had trouble with “wasting” food or having to finish that last bite. It’s not hard at all but it took forever to sink in that just because something is tasty, it doesn’t mean that I have to eat the entire thing if my stomach is already overstuffed.
I do yoga, I go hiking, we take walks, I love Zumba and I love, love, LOVE my gym! Woo hoo for Planet Fitness! I’ve never felt more comfortable in a gym.
Thanks for checking out my post, guys! :)
Healthy all the way!!
In eighth grade, I felt awful about how I looked and felt. I couldn’t even run half a mile, and I always felt tired and sluggish. The summer after that I decided to do something about it. My dad helped get me into running (he’s a big marathon runner himself) and I went from running around the block to running two miles to running a half marathon my senior year of high school. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been so worth it. I went from 130 pounds in eighth grade to 105 pounds (still in the healthy range for my height!) and I feel great, and have so much more energy! IT IS WORTH IT, YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
This picture is so emotional for me.
This whole journey didn’t start out as a weight loss mission, although I had hoped losing weight would be a benefit from it. My mental health was worsening and I had been struggling with depression for years.
Back in July I had made a promise: to take care of myself in every way possible. I sought out what I could control in my life, worked on changing my thoughts and how I viewed myself, and started taking care of my body. And I’m so happy I stuck with it even when it got emotionally difficult.
I used to think that I would never post a picture with so much skin showing. But I love both of these pictures here, even though I hated the first one in the beginning. Part of me wants to go back and give my old-self the biggest hug possible.
I’m always looking for new friends on this journey, so feel free to say hi! ^_^ My favorite part about tumblr is meeting and talking with people who are also seeking to better themselves. This community has been so, so encouraging! :)
I started a new job two weeks ago. And we use time cards with our application picture on it. My colleagius didn’t believe that its me on my application pic. So I decided to upload it. And wtf the difference is so weird.
Height: 5”8/ 175.5m
2012 with 135,5kg/299lbs vs. 110,9kg/244lbs now
I lost 45 pounds in 10 months. I worked out 5 to 6 days a week using Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and then Shaun T’s Insanity. I counted calories and ate clean and completely gave up fast food. I also try to drink at least half a gallon of water a day. I feel amazing now! I can keep up with my kids and I can fit into clothes I haven’t worn since I was 23! If I can do it anyone can, you just have to really want it and then decide that you’re going to make it happen. I wish I had done it sooner.
A couple of tips I picked up along the way:
Drink a glass of water before every meal, you’ll feel fuller faster and be less likely to over eat.
A cup of coffee in the morning will help give you energy for a workout and also curb your appetite.
Think of fast food and junk food the same way you think of Heroin or Crystal Meth. It makes you feel good for a few minutes but it’s also addictive, will make you look like crap, and will eventually kill you. Just say NO!
Vegetables, fruit, and water are your new best friends.
Before and during. Bathers season. Next year - bikini?
19-year-old Aussie. From ~95kg to 74kg (and counting), through a sporadic mixture of vegetarianism, running, lifting and calorie counting. It doesn’t matter if you drop the ball for a bit, just don’t forget to pick it up again!
Hit me up a follow at asspirational.tumblr.com to keep seeing my progress. Love yourself <3
Heya…This is me in 2011 and tonight…I just…i dunno…Its been soo hard..ive gained and lost the same weight for 2 years…finally in the 3 years i have been working at i have reach my first goal weight of 64kg..second GW would be 60kg ..i went down from 33% to 26% Body fat..I have 10 more Kg to go..i really wanna be 55…i havent been 64kg for almost 8 years now..i hope i can inspire yall…if you need advice or whatever..talk to me..im here
Height : 164cm
HW: Round 75kg
CW: 64.3 kg
The before picture I am 260lbs at 6’0. The after picture I am currently weighing 190lbs!
Hard work and dedication is the key! Hope to motivate one person at a time!
Please follow me…
I love making myself before & after photos now as I love reminding myself of how far I’ve come. In the first photo on the left I was at my highest ever weight of 154 pounds and had become so lazy and developed a love for unhealthy foods!
I had started to get stretch marks on my hips which made me realise that my body was putting on weight very fast & I hadn’t even noticed. I have always loved healthy foods and working out but had found myself in a rut of not going out as much and eating unhealthy foods & it just wasn’t me.
I started at first by just getting back into healthy eating and lost my first 7 pounds through that alone. I then started going to gym classes 3-4 times per week and then lost a further 7 pounds. I’ve recently taken up running now as well and have lost a further 4 pounds which has resulted in my right hand photo of me at 136 pounds!
I hope to reach my goal weight of 120 pounds but I’ve stopped looking at the scale right now as I am working on building some muscle now also! If anyone has any questions feel free to ask :)
same shirt. i’m cleaning out my closet and finding blasts from the past. i’ve given this journey everything i’ve got and i couldn’t be happier with the person i’m becoming. both outside and inside.i never expected this to change me so greatly in terms of character, but along the way i’ve gained discipline, perserverance, and determination. it is not easy, but it is so worth it.
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you can follow me on instagram @kimberleyruiz where i post lots of healthy meals and workout inspiration (: i’d be happy to answer any questions as well
My UGW was hit a few days ago so I really wanted to share. Although the scales really aren’t an issue anymore, it was a nice goal to hit. All together I have lost 60 pounds, 4 stone 4ish, and about 25kgs.
I started in February 2013, and have never looked back. A combination of a good diet, allowing slip ups, and hard work at the gym really does pay off :) I’m 5 ft 5, and started weight 188lbs and I’m now around 126.
Chat to me! I’d love to help any of you!
I’m obviously not done yet but I’ve lost 21kg / 46 lbs so far :) I’m 5”8 and I weight now 114.2kg/ 251.7lbs.
My “secret” is to eat healthy and don’t eat carbs for dinner. Plus some work outs (no hard ones cause I’m still lazy as f…)