So Memorial Day weekend gave me MORE than enough opportunities to get the “after” shots I’ve needed and everyone else has wanted. But I got ’em!
The hard part was finding “before” photos. I am *really* good at deleting bad photos of myself and saving the photos that show me from the side, slightly covered, or somewhat concealed.
Even harder was getting those photos into a grid that made sense (thank you, photogrid on my phone) and then onto my laptop (thanks, Google Drive) and then to my blog in a format that would upload (thanks, screenshot of the photogrid I made on my phone, uploaded to Google Drive, and opened in Photo Editor).
So without further ado I present to you: Awesome and Horrible Photos of Ali – 25lbs less, and with filters!
On the top: We have me Memorial Day weekend 2016 hooping on the top left and top center in the same Large black bikini bottoms I was wearing Father’s Day 2015. I was as low as 121lbs, but averaging 124. This is after a fierce 13 week diet and 3 weeks of light cardio.
On the bottom: Bottom-left was Father’s Day 2015 in those lovely, Large black bottoms. Bottom-center was Jam Cruise THIS YEAR – January 2016 – and I had been living at the gym for most of October, November, and December. Bottom-right is me in 2012, Jamaica Trip #3, leaning against our balcony railing. I know there’s a sarong concealing a lot of hip there but I think you get the picture. On average, I was 140 – 148lbs in these photos. These were after my best attempts at eating healthy and hitting the gym for insane cardio. I know it’s hard to believe, but I actually thought I was in good shape on the bottom left.
Not gunna lie… I splurged over the holiday weekend. I am almost positive that I broke out of Keto and I saw 125.6 on the scale this morning. I need to hit the gym this week and dial back the carbs hardcore to undo any damage I may have done this weekend by indulging (in mostly flavored vodka….).
Don’t get me wrong, I know I will put a few pounds back on as I reintroduce carbs to my diet, but god help me if I ever look like Ali-on-the-bottom again. 🙁
So that’s that! Hope this was as good for you as it was for me.
And yes I will be referencing this grid in the future when I feel like giving in to the urge for an entire red velvet cake.