Before, during and After

Friday, May 06, 2011

Well, I managed to get within 4 pounds of my goal weight, but I have turned 60 without reaching my goal. HOWEVER, I am not too discouraged because I am looking at the whole picture - actually the whole picture of my life. I attended my niece's wedding on April 16th, and my husband took a picture of me and my dad: . This picture reminded me of the picture of me at my dad taken in 1971 when I was 20 years old. Here it is: Through the years I have put on a few pounds, but really I have never moved out of a healthy BMI.
Although I so admire the Spark stories and pictures of the incredible weight loss and life style changes, I realize that I have been blessed to keep to a reasonable weight throughout my life. I will never be a huge success story, but still all of the information on Spark People has encouraged me to continue the saga of "before, during and after" that I have been on for the last 40 years. I am looking forward to the next 20 years or as long as the good Lord gives me!

P.S. My dad is 88 now and he looks great!
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  • M77355
    You're so fortunate to have your father around still ... and he's fortunate to still have his young beauty to enjoy good times with, too!
    Many should read your excellent viewpoint on having a healthy body vs. a preconceived number on a scale. (It's also food for thought for me.) Congratulations on a life well lived!
    2489 days ago
    You both are looking AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO on maintaining a healthy weight through the years.
    2573 days ago
  • CHAR1970
    You both look great!
    2573 days ago
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