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Before & After

My Weight Loss Journey Started Here.... January 2010

Before Picture
215 lbs January 2010

170.5 lbs 
155 lbs

135 lbs
  Love This Dress!
And I got it at a clothing swap!


May 21st 2013

......My picture after gaining 20 lbs..........
I'm going to lose the weight yet again only this time I'm going to do it with the workouts of Jillian Michael.

148 lbs - May 2013

October 2014

....... My picture with some extra pounds since May 2013.......
November 2012 I had a depression episode. I went on meds for depression and slowly packed on a few pounds as the picture above shows. Since then I had two back surgeries: One in October 2013 and one in June 2014. Needless to say with lack of exercise, fighting depression, and no motivation to put the Ben and Jerry's down......

194 lbs :-(   October 2014
As you can see I'm not smiling in this picture :-( And something funky happened when the pic was taken - part of my left arm is blurry/missing.

I'm yet again giving it a go at getting healthy. Counting my calories, eating healthy - mostly non processed food and working out like a mad woman! Starting to slowly get back into running after taking over a year off from back surgeries and injuries.


  1. Congrats! I found your link on PT and may I just say, wow! I lost 20 lbs on PT last year and I'm loving every moment of it. Great job on being an inspiration for others and your kids. Keep it up!

  2. look great!

  3. Sonya -- Kudos! I lost 20 pounds on PT last year as well, and am now looking to lose the next 50 -- so you're an inspiration! Best wishes as you continue on the path :)

    T in NC

  4. You look fabulous and are an inspiration to me! I may contact you if you dont mind for some pointers with WW. thanks, Tracy Wilson Knoxville, TN

    peertrainer subscriber

  5. Sonya- You really look great, and happy and healthy too. keep up the good work!

  6. You look great keep it up! WoW

  7. These pictures are amazing! I've never met you but you should know you're inspiring and motivating me everyday! Love reading your blog! Keep up the good work!! Happy Valentines Day!

  8. Love you blog. Very nicely done. Well designed and well written. Thanks for posting!

  9. your pics aare so fantastic

  10. Sonya, your website is very helpful and inspirational. Thank you. You certainly have helped me stay on the straight and narrow. And congratulations on your success! You are setting a great example and showing in a very intelligent way that it can be done. I'll keep coming back.

  11. Your welcome Anonymous! I'm happy to know people like yourself are out there reading my blog. I enjoy sharing this/my experiences with others who are going through the same thing. Weight loss, making the right food choices, and exercise are never 100% easy but the rewards of being fit, healthy and feeling great far outweigh the bad choices. And for yourself keep making the right choices! - Bravo! Just know for every 'weight loss blogger' out there it's but just a tiny fraction of the thousands of people who are out there struggling every day to make time for their health and keep everything else 'together'. Anything is possible. One step at a time. I tell myself that on the days I don't feel like making the right choices. Cheers!

  12. Wow! Congratulations on your hard work you look awesome! Eating healthy pays in so many ways. You look happy and healthy. Now your able to do things that you would only dream of marathons. I am so happy for you. And your blog is great! I need to get some tips from you.

  13. I am officially inspired! You are amazing and I'm so glad our paths have crossed!


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