Start Weight: 225lbs (10/2009) Goal Weight: 150lbs

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm starting to really like 'me' ..

well, .. i've always liked myself ..

but when i think about it .. could I have really liked myself for the past ten years.. as I watched myself gain the excess weight ..and not really do a whole lot about it.. i'm not sure..

what i do know .. is that i'm in a different place in my life this year and made a choice back in October 2009 to make year #30 my year .. the year i put myself first and thought about the lasting effects of my overall health and how it would eventually catch up to me ..and my little family..

i can't believe that it's been almost 6.5 weeks and i'm almost down 30lbs!? i know that was effort before surgery and 11lbs have been after surgery.. but really? 30lbs?!! if i had never started this whole thing and gone through the surgery.. i know i wouldn't be where i am right this second..

the most i've ever lost 'on my own' was about 20lbs back in high school ..doing weight watchers and then slowly gaining that back +80ish lbs.. yikes.

Recent NSV:
Going swimming at my friends house ..which means getting in a swimsuit in front of others!? and even though I didn't like the walk from the deck to the pool ..i did it..
My Mother-in-law (someone that see's me all the time) ..noticed my change and told me that I looked great! xoxo love her!
Going to a play-date with my little dude yesterday ..with two other moms and kids ..and I wasn't stressing about what to wear (how to hide my fat) to this little outing ..

happy weekend everyone!!


  1. Good for you! You look great! I wish that I had been able to make this change at 30, I was 46 before I entertained the idea of WLS, must feel good to be where you are today! Be proud.

  2. You look gorgeous in those pics. Congrats on the loss!!

  3. Congrats, you really do look great!

  4. Gorgeous is absolutely're a doll.
    So glad you're in a good place right now.
    Keep it up girlfriend.

  5. Awwww - loved this post. We really love you too!

  6. That is awesome! And great NSV's. Those really keep you going!!!

  7. YOu are doing awesome!! Great NSV's!