Same Place, Same Shirt; Different Year, Different ME!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
My father and stepmother have been in the habit of visiting me in Maine each June for the last several years in a row. This year they requested we go back to the same restaurant we ate at last year because we all enjoyed it so much. I remembered that I had some family photos from last year and chose to wear the same shirt this year and requested that we take some pictures again. I hope you can all tell which pictures were last year (before my weight loss journey began... weighing in probably around 220-225) and which one is this year (having lost about 42 pounds in this picture, at about 182-183). Sorry for the low picture quality, especially on last year's photos.
I can see that I still have a way to go to meet the goal I picture in my mind, but when I look at these pictures I can really see that I have become not just slimmer, but also stronger, more confident and happier. I also love that I am MUCH less camera shy than I was a year ago! I still eel awkward in front of the camera, but I'm much happier with how I look and am enjoying being able to document the results of my hard work.
By the way, the other folks include my stepmother, my father and my boyfriend. I think my guy looks a little slimmer this year too, although I can't tell if that's the way he had his shirt tucked, weight loss, or the fact that his beard makes his face sexier! ;)