I haven't lost much weight as I've had my yo-yo pattern days/weeks/months too. However I managed to lose many inches and gained a lot more self confidence. My fitness level might not be back to how it was during my pre-uni days but at least I can climb 5 flights of stairs without difficulty these days.
Before I start listing my 2010 resolutions, let's have a look with some minor achievement (health,fitness and body image category... hehehe).
So here's the before-after images for you to decide. (I know I didn't turn into a supermodel after a few years of gymming but I'm a lot happier.)
This picture was taken back in April 2005. I was 31 and had a serious fitness and health issue. Not to mention being obese and unhappy with my body image. I didn't even smile for the camera. I just hated being photographed and the thought of having to look at myself in photos was just unbearable. I didn't really care what I was wearing as none of the clothes (not even fat clothes!!) looked good on me.
This photo was taken in July 2006. After exercising regularly I managed to bring myself to smile happily for the camera, dressed a bit better and loved myself a lot more. Well, besides exercising, the regular outings and bitching sessions contributed a lot too. Hehehe.
This was taken in October 2009, 2 months after giving birth to Zarif. I didn't gain much during the pregnancy. I also managed to get back on the treadmill about 6 weeks after the C-sect. If it's not determination it was the pre-pregnancy state of health that helped me. Again, regular exercise made it possible (and don't forget those regular bitching sessions as well.)
Note: Alien appeared in 2 of these photos semata-mata nak bagitau dia, wey bila nak pegi gym semula ni?