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MY WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY: PART 1

September 10, 2015
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This is probably the most personal and maybe one of the longest articles that’s ever been published on my blog so far. I was going back and forth on this idea a hundred times, wrote, deleted and rewrote this article for more than two months, spend an infinity of time thinking about it, but since so many of you were asking, I’ve decided to just go all in and expose myself to the truth: Here’s my weight-loss journey as of today.

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There’s so much I have to tell and share with you that one post wouldn’t be enough. Hence you can expect around 4 parts of this journey-series and this first part is entirely dedicated to the process itself while the following articles will focus more on workouts, motivation and healthy food in particular, on top of that I will also answer any questions you guys might have. So let’s get this started.

Three years ago I quit doing any type of sports, was lazy and had the worst eating habits ever. Eating out three times a week,enjoying fast food during lunch time and more fatty food for dinner was normal. I just loved all of these fried,fat-soaked,delicious things and even devoured some extra sweets as snack in between. Alcohol was a weekly do for me as well, guess I was living the unhealthy lifestyle to the fullest. An epitome for everyone if you might say so.

Deep inside I knew that I had gained some weight, but wasn’t aware of the actual extent, also because I sugar-coated it by constantly telling myself that my jeans would still close, so it couldn’t be that bad. Boy was I wrong. That one day, in late 2014, I found myself left not only with a muffin top,no no no, it was more of a double cheeseburger with extra fries. Fat might not be the best word to use ,which is why I like to describe the shape I was in at that time as puffy. I never felt so bad in my life and uncomfortable in my skin. Every day turned into a struggle because at some point none of my clothes really fit me anymore or looked good on me, so I was drawn towards wide dresses and tights a lot. Not the type of apparel I’m usually into.

The key moment, that finally enlightened my head, and made me decide to become a more active,a more healthy version of me again, was during one of my sister’s competitions last year. I was taking the photos of the athletes on stage and admired all these toned, fit, fantastic bodies and all I wanted was to do everything possible to look at least a little like them. Just getting close to this shape felt enough.

The day after I signed up at a gym and worked out on a regular basis but didn’t see the expected results. Of course this was kind of a killer for my motivation. Sure, I was working out and skipped that one or other nasty meal, but my eating habits were still a mess. After a while I realized that, if I ever wanted to become a fit person, I needed help.  Which made me turn to my sister’s coach who provided me with a customized meal plan and a heavy work-out programme. The check-ups every two weeks, where my fat percentage and my circumferences were measured, were another plus that kept me going.

Wanting it so badly, I stuck to the plan like glue and it didn’t take long until I saw the first small changes. That feeling when the scale was finally dropping and the pants were no longer pinching was undescribable and then there was that one morning where I woke up, looked in the mirror and was totally surprised by how far I’ve come already. It sure took a lot of time, sacrifices and dedication but, as of now, all I can say is that every drop of sweat, every single work-out, every negative reply to a restaurant invitation and every piece of healthy food was so worth it. My pants size has gone down by two and the tops by one size, my loss right now (10/09) is -10,5kg (from 67 to 57) and I got rid of more than 8% of bodyfat already. But moreover I finally feel good in my body again.

During this entire time I was relying entirely on myself for approval and by no means on the outside. I didn’t care about what people thought and their, sometimes mean, comments on my new lifestyle didn’t even get close to me. I think that’s one of the most important things, that you’re doing it for noone but yourself. I’m also very lucky to have a very supportive boyfriend and family and a sister that kicks my ass whenever I’m not feeling like sticking to my plan (yes these days actually do exist) So a huge thanks to them for their patience and everlasting support <3

As previously mentioned I will go into more detail regarding my nutrition and gym-time in the coming posts, because choosing the pictures for this article was so exhausting that I will probably switch off the laptop for the rest of the day, also because I seriously had to overcome myself to even share these private photos publicly :)

I consider this series of articles as a tranformation-journey, not a before&after because after means we’re done and I’m definitely not where I want to be yet 😉 There’s still a lot of work to do but since I’ve adapted myself so well to this healthy,new lifestyle I will just keep it going that way.No feeling in the world is better than the one where you’re plain happy with your own self.

PS: If I can do it,then you can do as well 😉

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13 Comments

  • Reply Amy's Fashion Blog September 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    congrats on your weight loss.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

    • Reply Sammie September 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks a lot Amy :)

  • Reply Anouk September 10, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    A very inspiring post! I’ve been lazy for the past four years but I’ve recently started working out at the gym again. Anyway, great to see your results! Well done. Looking forward to your next posts on this topic.

    • Reply Sammie September 10, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks a lot Anouk :) It’s great that you started working out again,because the feeling after a completed workout is so satisfying,almost the same as after eating a cake haha 😀

  • Reply Betty Szanto September 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Congratulations for the hard work and consistency! It surely wasn`t easy to keep up a strict workout and diet. The result is fantastic!

    • Reply Sammie September 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you Betty :) That’s so nice from you.It was indeed a bit difficult at times but I got used to it and after all it was very worth it :) Also because I finally got a notice on how bad all of this fatty food is for your body :)

  • Reply Tamara September 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    It was so nice from you to share the story! Great job! You really look amazing!

    Check out my blog if you want: http://www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

    • Reply Sammie September 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Tamara,
      Thank you so much for passing by and leaving this kind note. Since I’m a huge admirer and follower of your blog and style this definitely means a lot to me :) Have lots of fun in New York :)

  • Reply Corie Bratter September 11, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Wow, what an inspiring posts! I’ve suffered of eating disorders for all my 20s, so I can definitely understand how touched you are talking about this matter. I think the most important think is being happy about our body and don’t feel the pressure of others’ judgment. You did it for yourself, it is clear and this is amazing! I am eating healthy at home, I work our three times per week, but at the same time I love enjoying a meal out or a glass of wine when I want, I try or tend not to be too strict with myself because I know where it can end up and I don’t like when people feel obsessed with their rules. I have couple of friends that were party-girls till one year ago and suddenly have nothing in mind but the gym. Working out is really important, but “too much” is “too much” on both sides – once I posted a pizza picture and one of these girls commented: “you eat carbs???” and the disgusted emoticons.
    I am really curious about the food plan and above all the gym plan. I tend to do always the same things and I have to say I am a bit a cardio fanatic, but as you can imagine in this way you won’t get big improvements after a while, so I hope to find interesting suggestions!
    Thanks again for having shared your journey and again congratulations for the huge change!

    Corie
    http://www.barefootinluxembourg.com

    • Reply Sammie September 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Corie,
      Wow thanks for this thoughtful comment.
      You’re definitely right by saying that one shouldn’t pay attention to the judgement of other people,as this will only lead to frustration and unhappiness and,even worse,eating disorders. I guess it must be very difficult and hard to get out of this viscious circle.Which is why I’m happy that my meal plan includes so much food that at some time I don’t even know how I should eat all of it haha.
      It sure is important to take care of your health and working out is always a good idea,no matter if you’re doing it to lose weight or to simply shut the world off for an hour and clear your head. But as you say,there should aways be room for other things. I also love to have some pizza and ice cream from time to time and I’m not feeling the slightest guilt when doing so :) Except if I had too much and I’m getting bellyaches of course haha.
      PS: Carbs are not the devil,so tell these girls to calm the f*** down 😉

      xx
      Sammie

  • Reply ~ carmen ~ September 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    This is so amazing. I just want to say I think you look beautiful either way, but it’s evident in your ‘after’ photo that you’re extremely happy. Happiness & health are really important to living a quality life . It’s so wonderful you were able to find a routine that worked well for you. Here’s to living in healthy & happy life. :]

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  • Reply Jess September 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Hi Sammie, just discovered your blog and love it! Congratulations on the weight loss, that’s amazing. Real motivation boost for anyone who want to loose weight.

    Jess
    myblogjessica.co.uk

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