Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1 year in pictures

(this is long & photo heavy!! )

Wow, what a year its been. Last year at Christmas my husband took a photo of me and that was really the realazation that wow, I've gotta do something
(Despite all of my clothes being very tight and the pain from laying down at night in my back and the not being able to climb the stair in my hous without being out of breath etc that I was experiencing,)
I was obvilous to my weight, I was sad & depressed, so as I'm uploading the photos of Christmas 09 to my computer, I see this pop up

(Christmas 2009)
271.2 pound

At first I was confused, I honestly didn't reconize myself, I though it was my mother on my screen, which couldn't be right because she wasn't here.
Then it hit me, OMG, THATS ME. I was very very upset, I couldn't believe it and vowed that come Jan 1st (it's always been a good day to start?? Why I don't know but I digress ) I wasn't going to
keep letting myself get out of control so I started my journey 1.1.10 at 271.2 pounds and a BMI of 49.6 also starting my journey in size 24/26 bottoms & 2XL tops

Changes in me since starting my journey!

June 09

Oct 09 (before journey pink coat)

February 2010

May 2010
After a little detour on my jouney, I found the right path and began to get myself back on track. I clearly remember making my 6 month anniversary my starting over day! But I kept going and never gave up..

August 2010

October 2010

November 2010

January 11

It's been quite the road, but all the way through 2010 I never QUIT, like I had so many times in the past. I kept going and plugging away at it, one pound at a time, one day at a time determined to get the weight off. Along the way I learned that it's not a race, it's not about how fast the weight can fall off, or who is loosing more at a time than I was, it's about changing my life, one meal at a time to a healthier and happier me. I really believe that I'm doing that.

Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday and I can honestly say that for the first time in my adult life I'm looking forward to the day, because of how far I have come in a year, how my outlook on life has changed & even though I'm not "goal weight" I'm well on my way and 65 pounds away from my highest!!!

I posted a blog below with comparison shots of me in a year, but I will post that here as well so you don't have to scroll down

Excited to see where my journey takes me next!!! One things for sure I know it'll be under 200 and on my way to a healthier happier me!

Today as I write this blog I am 5 pounds from 199, oh what a joy that will be to leave the 200's forever!!!! 66lbs gone I cannot wait!! Bring on 2011, I'm READY to finish this journey once & for all!


PS, If your looking for friendship motivation & encouragement on your journey then join my Dandy Lions Sparkteam. It's awesome and I just know you'll love it there with the rest of the awesome team. We're an active group and you'll find what you're looking for with us!

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