Short Fat Girl

The transformation of a short fat girl

Before and After and After

Normally, a blog about a person’s weight loss journey would have these pictures reversed, but not in this case. The first picture is me several years ago at a starting weight of 258.8 pounds. The second picture is from this time last year weighing in around 225 pounds the last picture was taken this past weekend. What happened you ask? Well take a look at the picture below. What you are looking at is my hamstring that ripped off my pelvis and put a dead stop to my fitness journey.
Today, marks the 5 month anniversary of my accident where I ruptured my hamstring doing sprints at boot camp.
The picture of me with the my bike is what happens when you totally give up on yourself. I’m not going to even try and come up with any excuses here. I could lay down this story about how I tried to fight the big fight, but lost because I couldn’t exercise anymore, but the real truth is, I just quit caring. I’ve thrown up my hands and just gave up.
These past 5 months were only hard on me physically but emotionally and mentally too. Not only was I taken away from my fellow boot campers who pushed me hard and made me believe that I could do anything I put my mind to, the stress of job increased dramatically and with no exercise to help relive that stress, picture number 3 is the result of not caring.
Today, I went to the doctor for my annual exam and to go over my labs that I had drawn the last week and the results were not good. To begin with, I weighed in at a whopping 252 pounds; additionally, my cholesterol level was dangerously high at 255 and my blood pressure measured in at 150/100. To make matters even worse, she wants to start me on cholesterol medicine. In five months, I went from a women in the best shape of her life, to a women in the worse shape of her life.
All I can say now is: Here we go again. Since I’m not dead yet and really don’t want to end up that way anytime soon, I guess I have no choice but to start over from scratch. I did it once, I can do it again. Besides, with Kristy at my side, I know, I’ll have all the support I will need. So, I’m gonna change some things up on this site and my Facebook page as well and do a complete do over.
Wish me luck


Updated: July 23, 2012 — 9:42 AM


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  1. We’re all still here for you even if we don’t get to see you every day, and we definitely can’t wait until you’re cleared to come back to boot camp! Starting over is good–just keep putting one foot in front of the other. You can do it, Lisa. Big hugs.

  2. This blog post is proof that you haven’t given up. Be gentle with yourself, friend. You have been through an extremely trying time–both physically and emotionally–and it’s clear that as soon as you are able, you’re committed to getting back on the path to healthier living. The key is to do the best you can as often as you can and to be really sweet to yourself when you have “one of those days.” You have proven again and again that you’re a strong fighter. Personally, I have NEVER seen you give up–it’s just not who you are. There’s no question it’s going to be hard to get back your momentum, but it WILL happen because you have strength, a loving network of support and the biggest heart. So welcome back to this part of the journey. GO, GIRL!

  3. Getty you gave me a book to read, and although I am only half thru, I am surprised you havent remembered the lessons. The Travelers Gift! Isn’t the 5th rule forgiveness? Remembering that it’s ok to forgive yourself? We are not perfect, and sometimes life happens when we least expect it. So get back in the saddle again! Everyone will be there to support you, whether you fall or move forward. You want to change your life…that’s half the battle. The other half is doing something about it. I love you and support your efforts. 🙂

  4. Hey found this blog while looking for hamstring before after pics. Not torn ones but fit ones. Anyhoo-it’s 2013 and I hope that this post will bring you back to let us know if you stayed on the train. Hope all Is well- I heard and awesome comment the other day- when I made a joke about quitting drinking…”again”, lol someone said if you go from being addicted to drinking- to becoming addicted to saying “Im not drinking”, pretty soon you will hear yourself say- “I am not drinking more often”- and it’s the truth. Hope that statement is not hard for you to understand the way that I did- but Imma glass half full type of girl, and it sounds like you are too- so translation in short: NEVER BE DISCOURAGED BY SAYING “HERE WE GO AGAIN”— THE MORE YOU SAY IT THE MORE YOU’RE DOIN SOMETHING ABOUT YOU- WHEN IT STOPS…THAT’S THE REAL TROUBLE. Always always try try again until you are addicted to trying and trying and doing and trying some more. so much trying and doing, that soon your momentum has built a strong pace in the right direction.

    Good Luck Shorty! 🙂

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