Like many of you, I used to hide from the camera and avoid getting my picture taken at all costs. I didn't even take any 'before' pictures because I couldn't stand looking at myself in the mirror with revealing clothing on, let alone show everyone else. I even saw people suggest to take before pictures but I just couldn't get myself to do it. I figured that I had enough fat pictures laying around that I could find something. Well this is one thing I do totally regret. It seems the pictures I do find I'm dressed in baggy clothes or hiding behind something or someone and it's hard to really see the progress that I've made.
There is this one picture though....
It's actually a really good picture of me and my kids and out of all of the photos on my page it has received the most compliments. And I'd have to agree with everyone, it's a great picture of us but there is one thing that my eyes zoom in on every time I look at it...my thighs! I knew when I posed for it that my thighs were going to look monstrous and they did. Given...I was crouching down in the position where everyone's thighs would look twice their size but still, they were big. Here's what I'm talking about...
Then there was this other picture......
I thought to myself as I posed for it, "I wonder how my thighs will look in this one?" Turns out, it's my new favorite picture! My thighs actually look SLIM!! Could it be...really?! Heck yeah that's ME!! LOL
I think I ended up with a pretty good before and after shot after all!!
I've got everything kicked into high gear hoping that by Saturday of next week I'll be either at goal weight or close to it! There's a concert that night that I'm totally gonna rock a new outfit for! Haaayyy ;) lol It's called Freaker's Ball and there's also a sexy costume contest. I know there will be tons of girls dressed sexy and I'll be damned if any one of them will look better than me!! I've not dressed up for Halloween in a sexy costume before because I just couldn't pull it off. I know they make plus size costumes but I didn't feel sexy nor look it. But now?!! Watch out!! I went costume shopping with no luck the other day so if I don't find something I like I'm going to at least get sexified in a new skirt, boots, and some thigh highs w/ a garter belt! ahhh! Hope I can pull this off!! Wish me luck!
Sometimes it's hard to come up with something inspiring to blog about. I think of things here and there and have lots of ideas rolling around in my head. Nothing of real importance, though!
So with my lack of words I've decided to just post a couple of blog links that have inspired me today. Don't you love how your Spark Friends are there to motivate and inspire you even when you're not feeling so Sparked?!! All it takes is a simple comment sometimes and my mood is lifted for the rest of the day!
Very thought provoking, huh?! Thanks so much for posting this Michelle!
And now for a great read no matter where you are in your journey. This blog is sure to motivate you while comparing our journeys to the amazing rescue in Chile that's captivating people around the world.
Well this week I've done great with my food intake! I've been very proud of myself and was really looking forward to stepping on the scale and seeing a loss yesterday...but I didn't.
Mr. Scale has sometimes let me down but usually I don't let him. This time I did. I mean c'mon, I controlled myself so well when that pizza was unexpectadly delivered by that evil, evil pizza man! What gives?!
So after some and I'm thinking WHAT have I done?!
Do you ever get like this? You don't see the improvement that you were expecting and say to H. E. double hockey sticks with it!!
I thought, what's the point? Why choose to eat healthy, exercise, and live mindfully when I don't see the results on the scale?!
Then I said, HEY...SNAP OUT OF IT! You haven't gotten this far to just give up NOW!! No way Jose!
I'm going to show that scale who Leslie really is! No more pouting. No more selfishness. NO MORE EXCUSES! It's ON!