The picture on the left was taken in 2008, after I lost weight the first time. I lost close to 80 pounds from early '05 till the end of '06. I lost weight through changing my eating habits and exercising. I still had work to do on this inside. When some life changes happened (became a flight attendant & hadn't learned how to eat healthy while traveling, was in an unhealthy, toxic relationship...) I started to going back into old habits. In the picture on the left I probably weighed about 165lbs. I still remember when I weighed over 200lbs and reached 165 I was over the moon! I was buying smaller clothes, I was proud if my accomplishments and starting to feel good in my body... when I gained weight and got back to 165 I hated my body, felt horrible about how I looked. AT THE SAME WEIGHT! Its not the number on the scale, its not how your body looks... its about how you FEEL about it! You can feel good and love yourself at every size! Is it always easy? Of course not, but that is the journey! And when you love yourself & appreciate your body, you will naturally start to make healthier choices because you will want to take care of the gift you have been given.