Hello, I’m Anne, aka the Fit Bridesmaid (or trying to be).
Typical story. I’ve struggled with weight since about high school. In seventh grade, at the age of 13, I looked like this:
Then, as usually happens, I hit puberty. During high school, I danced 5-6 days per week, and ended up doing color guard for two years (best exercise program EVER). However, I ate CRAP!! My mom told me later that she didn’t like my eating habits, but was afraid to say anything, since I was in dance and could have a bad body image. At the end of high school, I looked like this:
Then I went to college. I enjoyed the all you can eat cafeteria a little too much. I stopped exercising, and gained the freshman 15 (more like 25). My fourth year (of a five year program),I was in charge of my sorority’s crush dance in February 2004, and looked like this:
That summer, I took matters into my own hands. I had started exercising the past few years, but it never showed up at the scale. I knew that if I didn’t do something now, my weight issues would only get worse. So I signed up for Weight Watchers in June 2004. By December of that year I had lost 20 lbs. Here’s a picture from my sororities orchid ball that fall (I organized it; it took place at in our football stadium’s press box! SO PROUD!)
Since hitting goal and maintaining it for about 9 months, I proceeded to gain it all back! ARGH! It’s a journey, and it never ends!
Nov. 2006 January 2007 (yuck!) January 2008 December 2008
October 2009, still in the low 160’s.