I remember taking the photos at the top, in September eight months ago. I was disgusted with my body. In every picture my face either looks shocked or is frowning. I cried after I took the picture of my back. I was like why do I need to do this, humiliate myself further. I was so so upset. I was used to seeing my front and sides but not my back, not like that. The only thing that kept me from deleting those pictures that day was the fact that if I worked hard enough I would one day no longer look that way or feel that way about myself. Yes I loved my self and I loved my body but I was not happy with how I had treated it with several health issues being the result of this abuse. Yes, THIS WAS ABUSE. Our bodies, no matter what your beliefs, were created beautifully with the intentional purpose to be functional with minimal pain and stresses. We were never created to have to work out but our society, technological advances, and eating habits forces us to. Please love your body for it is a reflection of your inside and I want you to be happy. I am so proud of my weight loss so far and wish all of you the best on your journey!