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Beginning to recognize myself

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Over the summer, I remember having my husband take a picture of me as I stood against the bow of a boat on the Chicago River. Looking at that picture, I had to do a double-take. I didn't recognize myself. I had lost enough weight (about 20 lbs) that it really showed in my face.
This is my wedding picture, before I joined Spark!

This is the photo I'm talking about where I didn't recognize myself. It was wild; I did a doubletake and went, "Oh yeah, this is me!" The weight loss up to this point was pretty slow. I was focusing more on the REASONS I was fat than actually loosing weight. I think at this point I had lost 20 (starting at 220). gained 37. and by this point was down to about 221.

Today, I went to the washroom and as I was washing up, I happened to glance in the mirror. I realized that I was starting to see who I HAD been before I'd gathered so many unhealthy habits. I recognized the girl that was under everything. Afterwords, I had hubby take this picture:

It's nice to be seeing what and who I was under all that and recognizing me & my bone structure again. Amaing how much the extra weight can obscure that!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_MOBII_ 12/5/2012 10:11PM

    Great pictures!

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/5/2012 11:43AM

    emoticon Yes!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/5/2012 12:21AM

    You look great. pictures tall the tale don't they.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/4/2012 4:35PM

    How exciting. Wonderful that you yourself are seeing the changes because many of us don't see the changes along the way like you are. Your photo journal is a great idea and can be a real motivator for you on your journey. Keep up the great work your doing to live healthily.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/4/2012 2:41PM


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BIGPAWSUP 12/4/2012 11:17AM

    You are doing wonderful sweetie! Just keep going. Your transformation is truly remarkable.

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MDKM80 12/4/2012 9:54AM

    What an amazing difference! It's changes like this that make all the effort worth it!! Keep up the fantastic work!!

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JUDYAMK 12/4/2012 12:41AM

    oh wow what a difference, you are a great motivator to us all!!

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SAKS20111 12/4/2012 12:32AM

    gd 4 u! u go girl!

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