One Year Later: A Then & Now Comparison

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's been an entire year since I started this weight loss madness! :) I can't BELIEVE how much I've changed in a year's time. Not just how I look, but my entire lifestyle is completely different. Here are some stats from then and now...


Then: Size 24W
Now: Size 6

Then: Size 2X-3X
Now: Size Small or Medium

Then: Size 44C
Now: Size 36C

Then: Size 10
Now: Size 5

Then: Size 9 1/2 or 10 (Wide, if I could find it)
Now: Size 8 or 8 1/2 regular


Then: 253
Now: 144

Then: 43.5 (Morbidly Obese)
Now: 24.8 (Normal!)

Body Fat Percentage
Then: 48.1%
Now: 23.8%

Blood Pressure
Then: 120/80
Now: 90/60

Total Cholesterol
Then: 274
Now: 168

HDL (healthy cholesterol, should be more than 46)
Then: 44
Now: 81

Triglycerides (should be less than 150)
Then: I don't remember, but I know it was high
Now: 53


Favorite Foods
Then: Haagen Dazs Chocolate PB ice cream, deep dish pizza with bacon and pepperoni, M&Ms, cookies, fettuccine alfredo, risotto, white rice, brownies, cheesecake, Cheetos, pecan pie... the list goes on.
Now: oats, grapes, almond butter, PB2 & peanut butter, quinoa, almond milk, bananas, dark chocolate, beans and lentils, raisins, walnuts, oats, oats, and more oats!

Favorite Drinks
Then: 2% milk, coffee loaded with cream and sugar, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser, margaritas, sweet tea
Now: water, black coffee, red wine, unsweetened hot tea, Beck's Light (when I'm in the mood for a beer)

Typical Fast Food Meal
Then: McD's Filet O Fish with extra tarter sauce, with large fries and large Dr. Pepper... and I'd usually finish my kids' Happy Meals too.
Now: Subway Veggie or Ham sub on wheat bread, no cheese, lots of veggies, mustard, no mayo... and no chips! With a Diet Coke.

Then: none
Now: running 3-9 miles 3 times per week.

Neck: -4.25"
Upper Arm: -6"
Bust: -13.75"
Waist: -13"
Abdomen: -15.5"
Hips: -13.75"
Thigh: -9"
Calf: -2.25"

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