Several of you sweet girls ask me to post before & after pictures of my weight loss journey! I can't believe I am about to do this, but why not. Now, it won't be a bikini picture as I would NEVER have that much confidence to show my belly :) (and plus there obviously are some creeps that look at our blog-remember the creepy email)?? I have worked hard and I should actually look at the "before" picture often actually to remind me what I don't want to be! Now I want to put a, sort of, disclaimer on here... I never really thought I was "fat." I was just imply unhappy with the way I looked. We all see ourselves differently than others see us. No one ever really called me "fat," it was just that my clothes were getting snug and way uncomfortable and I just was miserable in my own body. So I took control of myself and worked really hard and made MANY sacrifices to get where I WANTED TO BE! This loss and change was for ME and my health, not for anyone else, not to impress anyone (my husband always has told me everyday how beautiful he thinks I am), not to be the way the tabloids tell us we "should" be... I did this for me! I don't want you all thinking I did this to be a particular size... I did this because I was unhappy, ME! No other reason!
That first pictures is the day of my birthday (Sept. 20). We were at a wedding in Houston! That was probably me at my biggest ever (I will guess around 165/size 10). The one on the right is from a wedding we went to Nov. 22. Almost 20 pounds dropped and weighing in at 146/size 6/8.
The 1st is taken on my birthday at the wedding in Houston. The second was this past weekend at my friend J's reception. I can' t get over my face. I look so swollen in the 1st picture.
Anywho, thank you to all of my bloggy friends for your sweet and kind words. You all have been very encouraging and I REALLY do appreciate that! I am lucky to have met some wonderful girls here on Blogger that I am proud to call my friends! :)