I finally allowed myself back onto Facebook this weekend - partly because my exams are over and I don't need to worry about distractions, and partly because I'm feeling much more confident and 'at peace' with myself, and no longer feel the need to hide from the world.
What struck me instantly were two photos I had been tagged in during my absence. One was taken around January/February time, just before I started my weight loss. The other was from my cousin's wedding, which was the second week of July.
Just before I started my weight loss.
Taken about a month ago.
I've written before about how, sometimes, it can be hard to see your own progress, because its gradual, and you see yourself every day, so there's no sudden before-and-after moment. But looking at these two pics, I actually sat back in my chair and wondered, "how on earth did I do that?"
I wish these pics were from the same angle, so I could really compare them. None the less, I'm feeling really happy with what I've done thus far. The past 4 weeks have been the worst month so far in terms of pounds lost, but that also holds true in terms of effort put in, so I'm willing to accept any weigh-in tomorrow morning...then I can crack on with losing some more weight!