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!