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You can't be ME?? The FUTURE and PAST collide...


Monday, January 28, 2013


16 year old self: Who ARE you?? You can't be ME, except you really do look like ME?? Please, tell me who you are.....I can't really even recognize you.. What happened???

Me NOW: Life happened, my dear. I am YOU, the future you, the one who has lived your life. ALL 40 years of it, 24 of which happened after your age RIGHT NOW!! Can you believe it???

16 year old self: BUT I mean, why can't I even recognize YOU.... You have changed in SOO many ways. I hate to say this, but really NOT for the best!

Me NOW: (sigh) I know. It is what can happen if you don't take care of yourself, and make healthy choices.

16 year old self: WHAT?!? Really, I don't believe it. Look at ME?

Me NOW: LOOK at me!!! It can and will. Talk a walk down memory lane with me....


Camping with the family... yes we still like to do that!


Our Second Daughter..


Look at your beautiful daughters....I know hard to look at yourself though..


See what I mean, look how happy your smile is....


We were never short on good times....


Always did love the wind in your hair...


The love of your life...

16 year old self: WOW I guess you're right. Hey why don't you just change the past??

Me NOW: AHHH how young you are, and so very naive. You can't change the past, my dear, but you can learn from it!

16 year old self: I can??

Me NOW: Sure, because you ARE me! We just have to remember where we've been, think to the future, and FOCUS on working towards our goals RIGHT NOW!!

Look at me NOW....

I am MAKING a difference....


GUESS WHAT?? It is time to get my BILLY on right NOW...

16 year old self: WAIT, what should I do NOW??

Me NOW: ENJOY the ride.....
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIETSAFARI 3/10/2013 1:59PM

    This is a wonderfull blog.
I would never visit with my 16 year old self- poor kid might just jump off a bridge...
But don't you just love the fact that that insecurity and self focused, peer aware teenage stage is in the past?
Bless you!
And I know teenage you is proud of you too.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 1/30/2013 6:32AM

    You need to save this to share with your girls!!!! It is an amazing testament of YOU! You are beautiful inside and out! emoticon

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BABIESTEPS 1/29/2013 10:51PM

    I really like the way you used conversation for your blog! You have done an awesome job to change your future! You Look Great!! emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 1/29/2013 11:41AM

    You look great! I love how you were inspired to go workout after you wrote that! emoticon

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MICYWALTON 1/29/2013 10:58AM

    I love that you chose to have a conversation with your 16 year-old self! Great blog, Lisa!! emoticon

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FITAT50 1/29/2013 8:00AM

    I love, love, love this blog!! Great words and great visual!

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JILLYBEAN25 1/29/2013 4:29AM

    Loved this!!! You are amazing!

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SUSANBEAMON 1/29/2013 3:01AM

  life is like that, things happen that we don't want when we don't pay attention.

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CHUNKYMONKEY36 1/28/2013 9:02PM

    This is awesome Lisa and you are so beautiful!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/28/2013 7:05PM

    What a fun blog. emoticon Great look at things.

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LCDM83 1/28/2013 6:45PM

    emoticon I love the conversation! How fun!

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SERVTWFMTHR 1/28/2013 5:08PM

    LOVED IT!! You look AMAZING!!!!!

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MICHIGANLORI 1/28/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon I love it. Your BILLY pic still rocks!

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DOOBRIE 1/28/2013 4:03PM

    I love that you added all these photos and showed us the journey you've taken.

Wonderful blog!

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LADYJ6942 1/28/2013 3:11PM

    Awesome blog, great creative writing style, the whole conversation think rocked and your advise is again oh so true.

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DEBRAK14 1/28/2013 2:26PM

    I love it! You are so beautiful (and so creative)! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pictures! emoticon

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JUSTCHELLE75 1/28/2013 2:22PM

    Oh Lisa I love this. You are so right. Looking at the past shapes who we become. Oh and I love that you used the pic from our LCW challenge. :) you are as strong as Billy.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/28/2013 2:21PM

    This is great!!!!

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NAN111 1/28/2013 2:14PM

    Love this "conversation"--so sweet. What a beautiful life! You look great!

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