People often don't believe that it's me, when I show them a photo that's from 2 years ago. Not only did my body and my face change, but so did my attitude and the way I looked at life. Today, I'm going to share the full story of how I went from 243 lbs to 143 lbs. Don't believe me? Well I can't blame you, but you might wanna stay tuned and check this article out for proof.

Well, as you can see, the kid in the green shirt is me back in 2016 and the guy in the SQL Query shirt(such a nerd move, I know) is me this summer.

The entire weight loss actually happened in different phases. First I lost 70 pounds and tried to keep it that way, but it wasn't enough for me. For about 8 months I weighed somewhere between 170 to 175 lbs and that didn't change. Until this February I decided it was time to change, because to perfect is to change often. I started out in March, though and started, literally the most difficult diet of my life, and of course the second one :D.

I started eating less and less to the point where I'd live off 1 meal a day, and that's on a good day. My family and friends were worried, but fortunately couldn't stop me. When I decide to do something, I'm in it to finish it. But the point is that this time the finish line was vague. At first I wanted to get close to 155, and then I got less and less, but less quickly. The more you lose weight, the harder it is to lose more. Like if you're obese, losing weight to the point where your BMI level is around 24 or 25 is easy but man, getting it down to almost 20 is hard. And you might even ask, why bother?

I don't know, I just wanted to be skinny, for no particular reason, other than looking the way I wanted to.

It is true that up until now I've lost over 40 percent of my weight(since 2 years ago) but almost 30 percent of that was a result of working out, dieting and taking good care of myself. But this last little bit, was sure harder than that and took a lot of guts. It was risky too, to be honest.

I'm sharing this story because I've always believed in a line from the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" which goes like:

"Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period."

And this has been something that inspired me one too many times through my very short life so far, and I suggest everyone take it to heart.

 

Stay tuned!