Welcome to 'Keeping the Bulge at Bay'
This blog is designed to discuss the hardest part of losing weight...keeping it off! To understand my story and what my reasons are for creating this blog, please follow this link to my first post: "The REAL Beginning..." It's raw, real, and honest.
Hope you enjoy reading my posts, and please feel free to leave any feedback you may have!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weight Loss Throughout The Years...

I decided recently that if I am sharing this journey of weight loss with everyone, then I need to be entirely transparent and show what the evolution of weight loss (and maintaining) actually looks like. I have always despised showing these pictures to anyone (including myself), but I feel as though it is important for everyone to see them so that they can fully comprehend what a life changing transformation weight loss can be.

When someone is maintaining or trying to loose weight, people can see every set back, every 'Yo-Yo', and every diet hiccup they may have in their photos (and Facebook makes this even more evident these days)! Someone who loses weight remembers exactly how much they weighed, and how they truly felt about their body, health, and life when they look at themselves in each, and every, picture...

Senior Year of High School and Senior Year of College


Early in High School & The Day I Received My Master's Degree


Red and Black Outfits...One From Then and Two From Now


Weight loss can change not only how you physically look but can (and usually does) change who you are through and through! In the slideshow below, you will see the evolution of weight loss in picture form rather than merely just the timeline I stated in my first post. I believe an important factor of maintaining is occasionally reflecting on where you came from and how your weight loss has potentially changed every aspect of your life. I like to keep a few 'fluffy' pictures of myself handy so I can always keep myself inspired on the journey that I have forged down...one of health, happiness, and (most of the time) positivity. Seeing how much I have accomplished helps me to maintain my loss...


Until next time, keeping the bulge at bay! :)


14 comments:

  1. You're amazing! I found your link on pinterest and started reading your blog. This touches home for me as I myself have lost over 100lbs - but for the last few years I've been really struggling. I have about 60 more go to and I can't seem to get there...at times I feel like giving up but reading stories like yours keep me motivated and ready to keep going. I hope we can connect and share tips! I haven't updated my weightloss site in a while - but mine is here: http://www.freewebs.com/skya/

    Check it out - I currently am keeping a blog on blogspot that is more current with my every day stuff - eating healthy and how my journey is going.

    Anyway GREAT job...keep up the excellent work and I can't wait to read more from your blog! :)

    - Lauren (skya)

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    1. Hey Lauren, I checked out your blog-it's great! I would love to share tips...feel free to email me anytime!

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  2. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! I too saw a link on Pinterest. Totally in awe and inspired by your discipline and motivation! Though I've only been struggling with losing 30-50 pounds, I can definitely relate!

    Anyway, keep up the good work! You look great!

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    1. Whether someone has 5 lbs to lose of 150 lbs to lose, it is a struggle for everyone! Thank you for your kind words, and good luck-you will def succeed!

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  3. What an amazing transformation!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! Hope you enjoyed reading the blog :)

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  4. I found your blog through Pinterest also. You've done an awesome job on your journey! Can't wait to read more. *hugs*

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  5. Congrats on accomplishing this huge milestone of launching your blog. I'm amazed. Your transparency, advice, and passion in everything you do is inspiring. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Craig! I was nervous to launch it but so far so good! Thanks for your kind thoughts and for taking the time to check it out :)

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  6. Rachel. Great blog! Keep up the good work. I know my blog keeps me sane. Since I haven't seen you in ages (makes me feel so old that you and your sis are getting married!) this is fun! I am amazed and impressed at how great you look!!! I will put you on my reading list. :-) Your kinds sorta cousin.

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    1. Hey Andrea!
      Thanks so much for taking time to check out my blog! I know, it's sad I haven't seen you guys in soooo long! Thank you for your kind words...I will def check out your blog too! Hope all is well! :)
      Hope to see you all soon!
      PS- I love the Etsy site that you, your mom, and sis have been doing! I check it out often!! Congrats on the new business!

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