K so this was even cringe worthy when it was taken summer 08, what with the camping-hair. Never mind it flashing through now randomly in the middle of a slideshow of all the pictures on my computer.
Regardless, though, this was me, fat and unhappy and very low-energy. I remember feeling so tired and miserable this whole vacation. My hair is gross-colored b/c I had bleached it blonde in an attempt to make myself feel better, and then dyed it back because I looked like white trash. I never wanted to go out because I was self-conscious.
I cannot express how much of a difference 20 pounds can make. I lost my weight by not snacking unless I was at a party, and doing Wii Fit for at least half an hour, two or three times a week. The first 15 pounds went that way, at least. Now I exercise much more rigorously, but to start, that was nice and easy and made me feel (and look) a lot better.
I still have another 20 pounds to go before I’m considered fit, and while I’d like to hit that I’m not totally obsessed. I’m still overweight, at a size 12/L, but I’m a heck of a lot happier and a heck of a lot healthier.