Today is transformation Tuesday but I am going to do it a little bit different than the norm. This isn’t a transformation of weight loss but of weight gain. I have been very adamant on not taking pictures as a way to hide my weight gain. Now don’t get me wrong, I have shared with you that I have gained weight, even admitted to gaining 50lbs last year. However, I have not shown pictures because while I have no problem with verbally revealing it, I have not been comfortable visually revealing it. In all honesty I still am not comfortable but I decided to put my girl panties on, literally, and do it!
Last year between February and August, I gained 50 lbs! People always say “You didn’t gain it overnight”, ummm yes I did! Fifty pounds in 6 months is a lot, just a whole lot! I know a lot of it had to do with stress and having a lot on my plate. The beginning of last year I took on a new position at my job which not only added stress it simply made me miserable. I was already working on an exit strategy, but took the promotion for financial reasons and just being comfortable. I was also planning a wedding which was added stress, time consuming and didn’t even take place. There were business endeavors in which I was working on and I was also taking my Real Estate Class. I was completely all over the place, meal prepping and exercising were non existent.
I was let go from my job the end of September and since I have been hustling and grinding, time still is not on my side. I start and stop with getting the weight off and do not know where I am at this point. I was doing okay and actually lost 17 lbs. That was a little over a month ago and I have been doing horrible since then. Being totally honest, I am writing this while eating my 2nd Klondike bar of the day, I also had a King Size 3 Musketeers and a Little Debbie cake this morning. I have been eating out almost everyday, fried foods, for the past 3 weeks. I haven’t exercised in 3 weeks or so as well. I am lucky if I get in 2 bottles of water a day.