F/36/5’4″ [224 > 167 > 146] (1 Year) Face Gains: Went from a size 14/16 to a size 8, comfortably. Below my wedding weight, 11 lbs to high school weight. (TL: 7/2012 TR: 1/2022 Bottom: 5/2022]

F/36/5’4″ [224 > 167 > 146] (1 Year) Face Gains: Went from a size 14/16 to a size 8, comfortably. Below my wedding weight, 11 lbs to high school weight. (TL: 7/2012 TR: 1/2022 Bottom: 5/2022]

  1. Thanks y’all. 🙂

    So to answer questions posed by u/Livid_Welcome7322, u/InYouImLost, and u/eatcheeseplease, all of the weight loss simply came from finally being diagnosed with insulin resistance and having a doctor who actually knew what to do about it. I have PCOS and had previously been told to basically move more, eat less (PCP even suggested I visit GNC for weight loss supplements). My endocrinologist placed me on semaglutide (Wegovy, titrating doses) and metformin (500mg). 2021 – I lost 45.3 pounds with just the medication. 2022 – I’ve lost an additional 31.3 pounds with the medication and exercise (weightlifting, running).

    I feel like I look better now than I did at a lesser weight in high school and a lot of it has to do with the fact I appreciate the struggle it has been to lose all of this weight. I hated my looks and thought I was overweight when I was 18 years old. I did high school in the Abercrombie era, and I was considered fat (at 135 and a size 7/8) by their standards and constantly compared myself to all the California petite blondes in my area. So when I started losing this weight, I decided that I was going to embrace the stretch marks and wrinkly loose skin and take care of my body and looks. Started a whole new skin care regimen, drank more water, made a commitment to get back into fitness (which has been GREAT since I’m no longer carrying so much weight on my joints). I’ve gained 10% in muscle mass since August, have lost 12% body fat since last year, and an overall 34% of my total body weight.

    Clothes shopping is wild for me and I find myself still reaching for the bigger sizes. The only thing I adjusted in wardrobe last year was jeans and athletic wear (mainly leggings and shorts). It’s only been in the last month where I have finally stopped resisting and have gone shopping, switching from 1X/XL to M, and size 14/16 to 8. It really didn’t hit me until this past Monday when I had to begin, in earnest, replacing my work wardrobe since I’m moving into a new position that puts me back in proper business clothing. My body dysmorphia is strong and even though I know I’m smaller in numbers, the visual is something I struggle with. The most recent picture is hard for me, because while I love it and I logically know that’s me, it doesn’t look like the me I’m used to seeing. So it’s been a trip, to say the least. It doesn’t help when you have family (aka mothers) chirping about how much better you look now and that you’re “pretty” as a thinner person than you were as a bigger one. 🙃

    Anyway. That was probably more info than I should’ve given, haha. All this to say, thanks everyone, it’s been hard work, and I’m almost at my goal! 🙂

  2. Great work! What did you do?

  3. You got younger! please share how you did it!

  4. omg, what a difference! Clothes shopping must be a lot more fun and easy now. What were you doing to lose weight comfortably?

  5. You look amazing!!!!! Well done! You’ve done a Benjamin Button lol

    I am a similar age and height, with similar weights – you’ve inspired me, I’m going to do a progress post too 😀

  6. Epic recovery. Well done

  7. You are SO beautiful!! Your smile is gorgeous. Proud of you girl!

  8. You look amazing! Keep up the good work.

  9. Impressive!!!

  10. Beautiful! Great job!! I am going on Semaglutide (Ozempic) soon and hope it works just as well. This is so motivating/inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  11. So impressive!!! Well done! You look amazing – hope you feel amazing too

  12. You look like a whole different person! Way to go

  13. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  14. You look gorgeous at every size! But great work in getting where you are now.

  15. Crazy, you look like a different person. Amazing stuff.

  16. Respect!

  17. You look glowing😊 great smile

  18. Looking super good

  19. Daaaaam 😍

  20. Loving the inspiration. Absolutely insane the transformation.

  21. Really inspiring I have to show this to my girl

  22. You look amazing! Congrats 🎉

  23. Your face changed entirely!

  24. You look like a completely different person

  25. Holy face gains Batman. I did a double take. 😀

  26. Holy smoke show! What a transformation!!! I’m so happy for you!!

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