I promised awhile ago I would finally do a post with pictures because I have been so wordy lately. So here goes.
This is what I used to look like. No, this wasn't my date. No, this isn't my husband. Just a friend from high school. However, I chose this picture because I like the side profile of myself. Ha! Senior year prom.
This picture is my junior year prom
This picture is from my cheerleading day. Notice I am holding the pom poms in front of my to hide myself. I thought I was HUGE all these years!
Warning...the following picture shows skin...my skin...a little risky....but I sit and stare at this picture and think What was I thinking??? I HATED the way I have looked my entire life. I thought I was HUGE, always hiding, sucking in, adjusting to make sure rolls weren't showing. Now, I know that getting back to the way I look in this picture is not a reality. First and fore most I have these hideous beautiful stretch marks on my stomach and hips to prove that I have given birth to 2 beautiful children. There is now extra skin that will require a surgeon and an ample donation of money from my friends and family to rid of. True, I was never athletic, hated and feared excercise. Cheerleading was the only excercise I got. But this was me. If only I had loved myself back then. (PS...thank you to my friend Jessi who convinced me to taking these self glamour shots with her my senior year. Never did I know that they would be so special to me now.)
Alas, here is the new me...well the me 12.8 pounds ago. That's right! I have lost 12.8 pounds since November 2nd! Yee Haw!!! This picture is one of the final prompters for me to get movin! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos that Mckmama took for us, I however lothe the way I look in these full body shots. Granted the sweater did not help matters, but still..this really is me. Well, was me 12.8 pounds ago.
I can't wait for better pictures to come! I am motivated...and hoping that I can stick with this. Started the journey at 243.8, and am now at 231. My first goal is to 220, which is what I started my pregnancy with River at. THEN...to break the 200 mark! I can't wait!