Monday, April 22, 2013

So Gradual I Didn't Even Realize It

I told you last week that I would post a current picture.  I took a picture over the weekend, modeling my cute Grey's Anatomy Intern t-shirt that my adorable sister and handsome brother-in-law sent me for Easter.

My sister wanted me to see the significance of the pictures so she did a couple of side-by-side comparisons.
The picture on the left was taken Memorial Day weekend 2012.

The picture on the left was taken in August 2012.

I showed these pictures to some dear friends over the weekend and they said the "before" pictures were taken at a bad angle and that I didn't really look that big.  But I did.  I've only lost 24 pounds so far but mostly, I've lost a whole lot of inflammation.  The difference is shocking.

For me, the knowledge that my system does not react kindly to grains, refined sugar and dairy has made the difference.  See the difference between what I looked like eating that kind of diet and now is enough to keep me going.  Well, that and the fact that I'm down TWO pant sizes and I plan on wearing a dress this weekend to my Aunt's wedding that I haven't worn in almost two years.

I'm so grateful that I'm on the road to health.  The road is definitely long and has ups and downs and I'm really not even half-way to my final destination of complete health AND wellness.  

Now, if I could just get the fatigue under control...


  1. Leslie! This is totally unfair! I've lost 26 lbs and don't look nearly as good as YOU! I'm so grateful you found an answer, though. Congratulations! I'm reeeeeally enjoying reading your journey.

  2. That's so awesome Leslie! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I bet you feel so much better already. Just think how you'll feel once you reach your goal and have changed your eating lifestyle for life. I'm doing a juice fast and it's only been one day. It's going to be a challenge. But well worth it. Since making some changes I've noticed I don't crave certain things any more. They were my favorite but now they don't even sound good.

  3. Wow!! Leslie, that's awesome!!

  4. Yay new diet! It is all worth it. You ARE getting your health back. You look great!

  5. Love the huge difference the photos show! Just get your rest. Right now take advantage of being able to sleep. As your body heals, energy has to return, right? Have a great time on your trip, too. You'll look terrific in that dress.