(Swipe to see the before and after.) Three hundred sixty-four days ago, two days after my 26th birthday, this was the picture that made me realize I needed a change. I had let myself go to such a degree that I didn’t even like looking at myself. From that date onward, I began researching diets and routines I would eventually implement in my life. After all this time the place I noticed the changes the most was in my face. From 170 to 155 lbs, I can honestly say I never felt better physically or about myself. Happy Birthday to myself and a better life.