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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!
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