Before and After

Struggling with my weight for my entire adult life, I finally decided life is too short to live perpetually unhappy.  I have lost 55 pounds in the last year and am currently working on the last 25.  I made a few simple changes to my lifestyle (less sugar, smaller portions, and more veggie juices) and have never felt better! I'd like to share a number of "Before and Afters" with you to detail the differences from my old life to new.

Before...I was obese at 219 pounds.

After...I am in the Healthy BMI range at 166, with a goal to get to 140.


Before...I hated cooking.

After...I love being creative in the kitchen and coming up with delicious easy healthy meals.


Before...I ate one or two pieces of candy a day at the office. #guilty #ilovetwix

After...I bring my own healthy snacks like almonds, veggies and hummus, or even a smoothie.


Before...I drank multiple diet sodas a day.

After...Bring on the H2O!


Before...I was only responsible for myself.

After...I have a beautiful little mouth to feed (pictured here sniffing the fresh broccoli from our garden!)


Before...It was hard to move with all that extra weight.

After...There's a bounce in my step and energy I never knew was possible!


Before...I couldn't run more than a minute or two without stopping.

After...I can run 3 miles, no problem.


Before...I would just eat mindlessly and overdo the calories.

After...I listen to my body and stop before I'm full.


Before...I was embarrassed to get my picture taken.

After...Bring on the Reward Photoshoots!


Before...I spent most evenings watching tv.

After...I run, or go to the park, or blog...or all 3!


Before...I had never heard of kale, let alone eaten it.

After...I regularly drink Super Green Juice and create so many recipes featuring it.


Before...I was afraid to eat fat.

After...I love nuts, seeds, avocados, and coconut oil.


Before...I was often down, frustrated, and teary.


After...I am full of happiness and encouraging others to choose the happy healthy life too!

And remember, it's not too late to change your life. your weight. your future.  Start today!!