>A look into the past

>I was re-reading some posts from my sporadic blogging on sparkpeople.com. Here are some interesting things I found:

July 12, 2008:
I’m comfortable with myself. I understand that I will never be a single-digit size simply because of my hips.

That’s me rationalizing my weight gain (back then I was around 185). Now I do wear single-digit sizes!!

November 5, 2008:
It was embarrassing to get fitted for a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding and have the lady there say my size out loud. 

This is when I went to get fitted for my dress for Tanya’s wedding. I was so embarrassed to be a size 16, the biggest I’ve ever been. Doesn’t sound huge, but when you’re taller you carry weight differently. I was about fifty pounds overweight.

November 12, 2009:
I have officially lost 31 pounds through healthy dieting and exercising.

This is after I stopped making excuses for overeating and not exercising!

Here are a couple pics:

 I didn’t take many full body shots.. I wonder why. Around 195 (December 2008).

This was a great day! I really started to feel attractive again.. not that I’ve ever thought that I’m ugly, but I started feeling more like myself and more confident. I didn’t even recognize Aaron until I saw his nameplate. He is sooooo incredibly handsome anyway, let alone in uniform! I was around 175 here (June 2009).

This is my sisters and me a couple months ago in some pictures we had taken for my parents for their Christmas and 30th wedding anniversary gift (30 years on June 22). I’m now right around 151-152 and feeling amazing.

Looking back I am amazed at the progress I’ve made, and how I’ve developed and matured emotionally through this journey. The moment I decide to lace up my shoes and run is the moment I attain victory. The results of the running are just gravy (although I definitely don’t complain about calories burned, muscle gained and increased metabolism)!

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