Here goes... before photos for the Rachel Mac challenge

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I have tried numerous times to loose weight but have always fallen back into the same old habits. It was depressing to put on my swimsuit and realize that now I can't even button the bottom! It was a big eye opener after reviewing my photos, I look like I'm pregnant! I had my daughter four years ago and still look like I'm expecting. I am hoping that that participating in this challenge will help me learn consistency. I always start strong but the week before TOM I give up all of my hard work. I have such a difficult time dealing with cravings. After that I feel like I have blown it and continue to gorge, telling myself that I will start again tomorrow.... but tomorrow doesn't come for a month or two. I want to once again feel comfortable in my own skin. I want to wear dresses and other "form fitting" clothes and be confident in them. I wear hoodies like they're some form of security blanket. I wear them all seasons, even on the hot and humid days. I want to feel feminine, be healthy, and a good role model for my daughter. From always wearing oversized layers to posting images of myself in a bathing suit for all to see is a tremendous step for me. I am going to need the help and support of any sparkers willing to do so.

Starting weight: 206
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  • ERINBEAR1876
    You are beautiful! I agree with the other ladies on here, you have amazing legs; their shape is AWESOME! I am seriously jealous of your calves. Your arms also have a great starting shape to them! You are going to do just fantastic. You also have a gorgeous daughter, and you are quite the photographer! You must be using an SLR...makes me wonder, Nikon? Canon? Hmmm...anyhoo, welcome to the challenge!!
    2600 days ago
    WOO HOO! Glad to have you on board. You're going to do AMAZING on this challenge. WOO HOO!!! I love your legs too!!!
    2600 days ago
  • KAM1983
    You can do it! You have great motivation for losing weight (being healthy for your daughter) and if you keep that as your focus I have no doubt that you are going to exceed your expectations in this challenge! Your legs are already so shapely ... I wish mine would get it together! Good luck!
    2601 days ago
    What fantastic legs you have!!!! I'm jealous! Congrats on joining and welcome to the challenge!! You are going to have amazing progress!
    2601 days ago
    congrats on the first step... GREAT legs :)
    2601 days ago
    Glad you're joining the challenge. There was a really good blog the other day that I read all about there being no such thing as starting over. Our setbacks are PART of our continuous journey and only by embracing them and truly learning from them, will we succeed. I'm trying to take that to heart during the challenge and wanted to share in case it helps you, too!
    2601 days ago
  • PIP103
    You have fantastic legs! Looking forward to following your progress! Good luck reaching your goals!
    2601 days ago
    WOO HOO! Thanks for joining the challenge, can't wait to watch your progress! LOVE those legs!!!
    2601 days ago
    Glad to have you on the Team! We can do this together! Btw, you have awesome calves. I hope mine look like that one day!
    2601 days ago
    Geesh, wish I had such nice legs like you got. You should consider yourself lucky in that respect. Keep on plan and the weight will fall off easy. You CAN do it!
    2601 days ago
    Hey girl...glad you are in on the challenge. There are quite a few of us with weight to lose in addition to those that are toning. Glad you smiled during your picture! and your legs are TINY!
    2601 days ago
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