uhm… guess who has good news to report?!
that’s right… ME, BETTIES!!!!! I lost weightBOOOOYAH!!!!
% lost since April 2nd: 6.2%:D
Total lost since October, 2008: 22.44%. HELLLL YESSSSS!!!!!
No more debbie downer outta me… well, for now
Do you guys remember back when I started the healthy train that I wanted to do a full transformation? I wanted to fix things about me that I didn’t like? One of those things were my crooked teeth. Yes yes yes… it’s all coming back to you now! I’ve hated my teeth for years. I’ve always had a HUGE smile… however, snaggle teeth didn’t go so well with that huge smile. I was super self conscious about it… and had been saving for braces for years. When I hit that breaking point two years ago… I decided to take the plunge and got Invisaligns.
Now, if you’ve known me these past two years you’ve known that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with them. You see, most people wear Invisaligns for less than a year. That’s what I was originally told… well, seven moths to be exact. However, my teeth were a little more stubborn than the average persons. After those seven months, I went through THREE more revisions… totaling nearly 2 years… and the teeth weren’t budging much more past the first round. My last set of retainers were done last week. Yesterday, I went into the dentist office and he and I concluded that my teeth were as far as they could be pushed using Invisalign. So, he removed the “buttons” (attachments to my teeth)… did some contouring and BADABOOOM BADABING… I’m in freaking LOVE!
If I do say so myself… my teeth look SO MUCH BETTER!!!! Could metal braces have done a better job? Probably. Was wearing metal braces something I wanted to do? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Are they 100% perfect? No. However, do I like my teeth 100% more? YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!
Now for some before and afters:
This was taken in December, 2006 for our Christmas Card.
My best friend Heather Cole and me… Vegas, 2008.
Up close and perrrrrsonal! Oh, hello snaggle teeth!
ANNNNNNND… these were taken this morning
I have never felt more beautiful than I do in this photo.Worth EVERY penny!
Would I recommend Invisalign? Yes… but only to those who are okay with their teeth not being 100% perfect in the end… just 95%
Between the weight loss, the teeth, the confidence… I’m a different person than I was two years ago.
It’s interesting… back when I was 25 and much heavier… people would always guess my age to be 30-32. EEEEKS! They’d usually quickly try to back pedal… “Well, it’s because you’re so successful, I would never guess a 25 year old to have done so much!”
However, lately people have been shocked to hear that I’m 29… they usually guess me to be 25-26ish. CRAZY, right?!
So team… for me, this healthy train isn’t just about losing weight… it’s so so so much more… and I’m ridiculously thankful that it’s been such a huge part of my life. So… for those who aren’t a fan of themselves… now is a better time than ever to FIX IT!Quit talking about it and DO it!
Finale: December 10th… SIX WEEKS AWAY!!!!
Much love friends