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Progress....that I didn't even notice!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Yesterday I made Monkey Bread for the very first time. This blog is not about about the terribly unhealthy breakfast that I made, even though it came out really, really good.

This blog is about the attached picture. I was really proud of my baking accomplishment, so I had my boyfriend take a picture of me with it.

I posted the pic to facebook and was astounded by the range of responses I got. Some were strictly in regards to the food, which again came out really good. But the majority were asking if I'd lost weight, saying I looked amazing and asking me what my secret was.

So I had to test it. I found a picture of myself from September of 2011 and cut and cropped it and put side by side with the pic from yesterday. Here's the result:

I would be lying if I said I didn't cry...and cry pretty hard. I'd always seen myself as the fat kid, or the chubby sidekick to my gorgeous skinny best friend. Now, I know I'm not anywhere near as skinny as she is, but I'm no longer the token fat friend. I can't believe the progress I've had without noticing it and can't wait to see much, MUCH more!!!

I love writing blogs like this because they just reinforce my feelings or accomplishments. However, I find it important to also write about the slip ups I have. Lucky for me, there haven't been that many recently.

To all of you struggling, let me just say this. Einstein once said, "Everyone is capable of greatness, but if you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole live believing it is stupid." I had been beating my head against that tree for long enough.

I've finally found my ocean!!! Good luck finding yours!


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    emoticon WTG!! You really are doing Swimmingly!!! Keep On Sparking!!
    1857 days ago

    You look so incredibly happy too!
    1857 days ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words!! I feel amazing and can't wait to be able to post another progress pic in the near future as we have started a Biggest Loser competition at work.

    Thanks again!

    1858 days ago
    I loved reading your blog. I think everyone should read it. You look fabulous and so happy. And I am happy for you! You can be proud of what you accomplished. Congratulations!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1859 days ago
    Thank you to both of you! It's people like you that make this journey worth it!
    1859 days ago
    Congratulations on finding your ocean! You look amazing! emoticon
    1859 days ago
    Oh wow! Congrats and it is quite mind blowing to see photos like that. It isn't until you put them next to each other that you see "oh dang, I have change so much!" I am so proud of you! That is so great and you're journey so far has been so worth it. You look amazing, and I know it always feels good to hear other people say it! emoticon
    1859 days ago
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