AMARILLO, Texas — Haley Smith’s now-husband proposed to her in July 2015, and while she was undoubtedly happy to marry the love of her life, she wasn’t happy with how she looked when she saw a photo of the proposal.
Smith, 24, weighed 277 pounds at the time, and the proposal photos inspired her to shed the pounds, KFDA reported.
#tbt to my proposal size vs two days before the wedding. It's been a long 15 months of some hard work. There's about 110lbs difference in these two pictures. Sometimes I can't believe the picture on the left was actually me. And sometimes I can't believe that the picture on the right is me. It's a weird feeling, but I'm proud of how far I've come. I'm not at goal weight or goal size, but I'm going to keep pushing! Don't quit just because you are starting to feel comfortable with your body! Keep pushing, there's always room for improvement and always new goals to crush! #throwbackthursday #transformationtuesday #transformation #weightlosstransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #beforeandafter #weightloss #sweatingforthewedding #fitbride #BOD #BeforeAndAfter
“On that day, I made up my mind to make a change. I was tired of hiding in pictures, getting winded walking across a parking lot, skipping out on activities, feeling lazy, and most of all being embarrassed of myself,” she said.
Smith documented her weight-loss journey on Instagram, where she amassed a large following. Her fitness regime included P90X and various exercise challenges, and she put a focus on eating healthier.
She also encourages her viewers to set and achieve their own goals and reminds them to focus on persevering rather than just dwelling on the number on the scale.
“Keep pushing, there’s always room for improvement and always new goals to crush!” she wrote.
In the 15 months between the proposal and the wedding, Smith’s weight dropped from 277 to 165. But she isn’t resting on her laurels — her healthy habits are now a part of her life.
“In the last year, I’ve made some big life choices and huge lifestyle changes, and I couldn’t be more happy with myself,” she wrote. “I still have a long way to go on this journey, and I’m not giving up.”
Sorry it took so long to get a picture up! Matt and I actually have ZERO full body pictures of us alone or of just me. 🙄🙄 We have to wait until we get back to get a picture of us together from the photographer, but even from them, there are NO pictures of just me in the dress haha. So if you are getting married, be sure your photographer, family and friends remember to get pictures of just YOU and just YOU and your HUSBAND!! Because unfortunately we didn't, and that sucks haha. So here are pictures from my bridal shots the week before the wedding! I'll post another shortly, and when I get the pictures of Matt and I in like 3 weeks, I'll post that! So until then, I'll post random wedding pictures, and of course, my adventure in New Zealand, starting in Queenstown today! #smithsquared #octoberbride #maggiesottero #maggiesotterobride #bridalpictures #newzealand #honeymoon #queenstown #milfordsound