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3 years later, with bumps in the road and still going strong.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Today I needed a reality check. I pulled out my measurement from 3 years ago on April 20, 2009 and It astounded me. 10 inches off around my stomach, 7 inches off my chest, 7 inches off my hips/butt...what?? Its unbelievable! How did I let myself get so big? Looking at all these inches lost (about 51 all over) it makes me realize that even though I feel bad about losing 60lbs, hitting a plateau and not losing any weight for 6 months, getting pregnant and gaining the 60 back ... I am now down from my original weight of 266lbs to 202 lbs over a 3 year span.

I still stand by the fact that I never want to go back to that depressed and morbidly obese girl. Im a happier woman and mother now. I still have flaws and I still have a long way to go but you cant bring me down when I realize Ive lost 64lbs and 51 inches. Few people can say they've done that.

The icing on the cake tonight after looking in the mirror and seeing how many inches I've lost I looked at my before picture which I havent looked at in at least 2 years. I didnt recognize myself. I was huge! and sad... As I looked at myself I was reminded of all the reasons I decided to lose weight and seeing that poor girl stand there looking hopeless and missing out on life made me cry. And it still brings tears to my eyes. I was killing myself and I didnt care.

Now 3 years later I have a baby, Im preparing for an amazing trip this summer, I plan on going to Disneyland when I turn 30 and I have a new outlook on life. I love being outside and Im starting to jog now. I thought that would never happen but here I am wanting more out of life. Im creating new goals to acheive and Im treating my body better by making better food choices. Sure I slipped up tonite creating the need to look back but I needed that. Its ok to not eat perfectly all the time but dont make a habit out of it and stay focused on your goals.

By the way the last time I had soda was March 16th 2012 because of an upset stomach and I havent had any since and I cant say I've missed it. Thats 50 days or 7 weeks.


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