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This is not easy for me.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I have been asked by some Spark friends for a 'before' picture and a current one.
I carry a lot of shame and sadness around how large I allowed myself to get.
I seldom allow anyone to see pictures of me.
But I have learned that I can trust my Spark friends.

This is me:

This first one was taken when I was over 350 pounds.
I clearly was not happy with the photographer (a.k.a my daughter) sneaking up on me.


This second snapshot is after a 120 pound loss.
God willing, I still have about 80 more pounds to lose.
One choice at a time.

Hugs,
Belinda

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NOTGIVINGUP49 5/12/2012 10:25PM

    I hate pictures of me. In fact the picture of me at my highest weight I originally through out. thankfully a friend had a copy of that picture and now I treasure having the ability to visually see how far I have come. Be proud of your emoticon accomplishment! I am so proud of you! My friend Nancy would say just because you havn't reached your goal yet, doesn't mean you will never reach your goal. emoticon Persistence and perseverance is the key!

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BESTCK 5/1/2012 7:05PM

    Oh, you should flaunt that! What an amazing accomplishment!

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SAHARASUE 4/19/2012 7:47AM

    That's an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations, your hard work has paid off and really shows. It is hard to show those pictures but it's liberating too. You should be proud of how far you've come! You look great.

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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 4/18/2012 4:01PM

    You look wonderful! emoticon

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SKY2012 4/18/2012 12:48AM

    YOU are amazing..... your before picture is how I look NOW.

thank you for sharing your heart and sharing your journey, hugssssssssssssssss


p.s. you look sooooooooooo TINY now... yeh!!! smiles.
I sooooooooooo admire you!

Comment edited on: 4/18/2012 12:51:02 AM

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_KATHY 4/17/2012 7:41PM

    You are amazing ! Your courage helps us all to by the way. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.
Hugs
Kathy

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DOTSLADY 4/17/2012 2:34PM

    I'm so proud of you. You're remarkable.

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JACKIEANN1968 4/17/2012 12:32PM

    Thank you for having the courage to post your pictures. You are doing a fantastic job and are very inspiring. God Bless You.

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MOMMAOF1BOY 4/17/2012 10:19AM

    emoticon YOU LOOK WONDERFUL, AMAZING, GORGEOUS!!!

You have done a fabulous job with your weight loss!! I know how hard it is to post the pics..I haven't had the guts to post mine yet...but know that those pics do serve as an inspiration to others, like me :) so thank you!

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PHOTOMUM 4/16/2012 10:03PM

    I am just like you. It was very hard for me to post my before picture. I do feel safe here. These are photos my husband hasn't even seen.
You have really changed. You are really looking good.
Thank you for sharing.

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STOP-IT-KNOW 4/16/2012 10:01PM

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DIFROMWYOMING 4/16/2012 9:49PM

    I agree, I love seeing the changes in you. You look wonderful and while I understand the photo thing (I have some I dont' like too) your before photo still made me want to give you a big old hug! :)
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MSHOPPER63 4/16/2012 9:31PM

    Belinda, my dear you look amazing !! I am so glad you shared these pictures, I too often do not post pictures because of shame. You should be so proud of your accomplishments, your strength and dedication to becoming a healthier you.
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COPEMA 4/16/2012 8:18PM

    Dear Belinda,

Thank you for sharing those with your friends! You look like a totally different person and a much, much healthier one in the second picture!
I only have three words to say : A - MA - ZING!!!!

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Marsha

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WORLDSERIES11 4/16/2012 7:31PM

    I applaud you for your courage and willingness to share. I hope you can look at those pictures now and have pride in yourself for all that you have accomplished!
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Teresa

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