Saturday, April 20, 2013
After five years of being together, my boyfriend finally whined enough that I went with him to the Circus.
I am not a fan of the circus. I really disapprove of ALL circuses. It is a hold over from my vegan/vegetarian days. You can read more about it here
(I would like to note, that I think PETA is a bunch of loons, but this does offer pretty good information)
It just hurts my heart to see some of the most majestic creatures on earth forced to perform silly acts for people. It hurts me to see them caged, abused and mistreated.
So, we went to the circus. When they brought the Tigers out in too small cages, some of them stir crazy and turning in circles, peopled ohhhh'es and ahhhh'ed... and I had tears in my eyes because my heart hurt for them. While the kids lined up for Elephant rides, I cried because my heart ached for them.
A lot of the other acts were pretty neat, but were overshadowed by the overwhelming sense of sadness I felt for the animals. I don't think I will be going back
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Last night, after we got home from the circus (more about that in a later blog) and grocery shopping, my boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch. I went over to his side of the couch, straddled him and... he grabbed me by my back side, and stood up, my legs wrapped around his waist and carried me back to the bedroom...
I can't begin to describe what an awesome feeling that was! He picked me up like I was nothing and carried me back to the bedroom, just like all of the hot Vikings and Highlanders in those Romance Novels I read!!
I don't even know when the last time someone picked me up? I know no one has ever done THAT before because I have always been too heavy!
Anyway.... I am off to get ready for work. I have a long day ahead of me!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today was pretty ok as far as days go.
I went and volunteered at the library today. Then after that I went to the gym. I walked 30 mins on the treadmill... 2.5/mph 15% grade(incline) - It seems like it should be a lot harder. I wonder how accurate it actually is?
I attempted to make my own chinese food. Teriyaki Chicken and fried rice. It is for the weekend for work lunch, but I did take a taste to make sure it wasn't overly horrible. It is... ok. It is no where near as good as takeout (I think because it is lacking MSG) but it is TV Dinner quality, so not too bad. It will keep me from being hungry. That is the most important thing!
This picture is a few days old (Tuesday) but I am now just getting around to posting it. I bought this dress a few months ago, and this is the first time I wore it
I think that is all for now
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am giving warning that I am in my underwear. By taking pictures like this it allows me to be able to see the dramatic transformation in a way that wearing a bathing suit or tight fitting clothes would not allow. If you are offended, I am sorry, however it is no different than many of the pictures I see posted by other Spark members, and they are less covered than I!
So here it goes
Here I am at my highest weight of 260 pounds.
Around 215 in this pic
160 in this one
134 in this one
This is what my body looks like after a 126 pound weight loss. See that lovely fold of skin around my belly button area? That isn't going to go away unless it is surgically removed. My legs look ok in this pic, but you can see where they sag in the thighs -- once again, the only cure for that is surgery. There is a lot that is being covered up by the sports bra and underwear. Obviously I can't post a full frontal on Spark, but I would not be ashamed to do so. I am not ashamed of my body. Sure, there may be aspects of it I am not thrilled with (see fold of skin over belly button) but I love my body. I love me. the camera does me justice though, and you can't see all of the horrible stretch marks.
I guess when I think about it, going through the pain and the expense (mostly the pain) of getting nipped and tucked here and there doesn't seem worth it to me right now. Maybe in the future it will (especially if problems arise because of the loose skin) but for now, I am happy with what I have. After all... isn't that why God invented Spanx?
I hope everyone has a great day!!!
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