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One horrid pic that changed the game!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I came across this picture on a family members Facebook page and although I was horrified that such a gross picture is on their page and also shocked by how I let myself go it got me thinking. This is me at 205 pounds!

So after seeing such a gross picture I decided that I need to accept two things from this horrid picture of myself.

1) I don't look like that anymore and my starting weight was 20 pounds more so I know I looked worse. So in a sense I looked a little bit better then when I started.
2) I am not going to look like that ever again! I've come pretty far I haven't given up and I'm 40 pounds lighter so that's something to be proud of.

It's funny because I never took full body shots of myself and I sure wasn't going to do one of me sitting down (ewww gross).

I don't have any full body shots of me from this year but I have one of me 4 months later. Here is a shot at 185 pounds in November when I was in Denver celebrating for my birthday. (sorry the shots are kinda blurry because my friend wasn't use to my camera yet)

and another not so blurry shot (and I may looked irritated but oh I wasn't my friend who was taking the pictures with me is one of my closest friends and I adore him!)

So the reason of this blog is to pretty much remind myself that I've come a long way. I may not be where I feel I should be at this time BUT I'm not where I was last year at this time that's for sure! I also posted that picture because I am serious about not ever going back, by me exposing that very unflattering picture of myself is just more motivation to get as far away from that woman as possible.

Oh and that purple shirt I couldn't wear that shirt before November of last year, I love that shirt! When Harold took my oldest daughter to see Sugarland he got me that shirt and that was over 3 years ago. It's nice to be able to finally wear it, and one day it will be too big for me which will be awesome!

That picture is just horrid but I love Spark so much and the people here that I am willing to share a not so "nice" picture of myself and my journey. We all know that the road to better health isn't always sunshine and lollipops. We have ugly embarrassing moments that teach us things along the way and I'm glad my sister froze this image forever for me. Because it made me be honest with myself and where I've been and where I'm going.

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    You're looking FABULOUS!!!

    Keep going! We're all in the right place together :) love my SP!

    2234 days ago


    Great blog and emoticon on the weight loss. Keep up the good work - the hard work has paid off! Its good to have photo to look back on during your journey emoticon emoticon
    2238 days ago
    Debbie, you have done a great job in a year. A lot better than me. Keep up the good work. I do not think that woman in the first picture will be back. You go girl!

    2260 days ago
    Oh those pictures from the past! I have very few as I hate having mine taken but they are a fabulous source of motivation!
    2260 days ago
    You look emoticon so keep making positive changes. You are on the right track to be the best you possible. You are inspirational. emoticon
    2260 days ago
    Don't ever forget what is on the inside! You are beautiful, smart, intuitive, passionate, forgiving and strong. And I know that in just the short time I've been your Spark friend!

    2261 days ago
    You are looking emoticon ; your strawberry blonde hair is so shiny & silky looking. You are a picture of health! It took a very unflattering picture of me to realize just where I was weight wise. I hadn't really accepted it until I saw the picture. Started Spark shortly after that. We may have a way to go but Spark will help light our path's emoticon
    2261 days ago
  • TOSHIKO120
    emoticon you are emoticon and continue to inspire me at just the right times. I had a great busy and successful week last week, then on the weekend, I totally lost control with eating and interests in calorie burning somewhat due to the drop in temperature and rise in wet weather. No good excuse though. I NEED to make more progress. I can't give up. You're right, you've come a long way, in so many ways and you're going to keep on going. I need to remember myself to keep giving myself credit, remember the past successes, and not take the easy way out and back to THAT body. We will achieve greater things and you do us ALL a favor by blogging! Keep it up girl! emoticon emoticon
    2261 days ago
    Yeah... I have had to un-Tag myself in some of those family photos that show up on FB. I will upload and tag more flattering ones later. But they are sobering.
    2261 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    "One horrid pic that changed the game...." we all have at least one painful picture that makes us wince to look at but glad to have as a reminder of... "What once was and will never be again..." emoticon

    YOU are doing an emoticon job... keep up the good works emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    2261 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Thank you for sharing your pictures. I awas taken back by some of the pictures I had on my own Facebook page,LOL. Can't believe at the time I didn't see the reality. You are doing great, and will continue to do well!!!

    2261 days ago
    You look lovely no matter the size.

    Also note: some cameras make people look lots alrger than they reallya re. keep up the good work.
    2261 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishments, and BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

    2261 days ago
    You are looking great. emoticon
    2261 days ago
    You're doing great! I didn't allow any cameras near me "before" so there are no pictures of me at my worst. But I saw reflections of myself at the pool - and there were so many bikini body beauties around that I almost gave up my passion - the SUN. Instead, I was so blessed to meet a personal trainer living in my building - and we worked out together for 4 months during which time I lost 25 pounds, a lot of inches and got back a little pride. I still follow his program - even though we had to move away; I HAVE reached my goal weight and I will NEVER go back again. Whatever starts your journey is a good thing. May God bless your success on this journey we all share.
    2261 days ago
    I have a much more horrid picture on my my SparkPage. You'll do great.
    2261 days ago
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