Here is some pictorial evidence of how fat and ugly I felt. I haven’t looked at these photos for a very long time and I must admit that when I dug them out a few days ago, they brought back a flood of emotional memories for me. Still, I can smile to myself now and think thank God I don’t look like that any more. I feel and look like a completely new person and it was these pictures that inspired me into losing the weight. So in no particular order……
This was me at university in 2008. Clearly I had the massive bulging tummy but for some reason thought it was a good look to wear a figure hugging top. Eating 5 bars of chocolate and a whole gateaux to myself in a single sitting was a piece of cake and it shows.
This was actually just before I went off to university and taken around the time of my A Levels around 1996 I had just got myself a job as a cashier in Icelands. A lot of my wages went on junk food and “split” packets of sweets were often found behind my till. Oops
I remember having this picture taken at the height of my fat days. I was 13 stones and 7 Ibs and I vowed to tackle the weight because I wanted to look good for my sister Harj’s wedding in 1997. On the back of this picture I scribbled the words in thick green felt pen “very fat and ugly, I must change.”
OMG…..why didn’t someone shoot me before I took this picture? And what the hell are those ghastly pyjamas all about eh? Ok, it was actually a picture I took to inspire me to lose weight – it still took me a while to get it through my head to put that chocolate bar down.
Not even a new haircut to frame my face in 1999 helped to disguise the fact that I had a fat podgy face. I may have been smiling here but deep down I felt awful and just wanted to stay indoors and eat instead of going out and having fun. It was this year when the changes came.
A happier, cheekier, slimmer me! This was taken in December 2009. I’m now 9 stones and 7Ibs and I’ve never felt more comfortable in my body. It can be done and I’m living proof.