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The Dreaded "Before Photo" and Remembering How I felt

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Monday, June 16, 2014

I found it over a month ago and I wanted to share it because it shows how much I've come since I started my weight loss journey.

In this photo (272 pounds), I was at a coffee shop with a friend. She moved out of state and came back for a visit. I knew she wanted me to come back to her family's house. I was actually terrified that I would have to climb stairs. I STILL remember that feeling.

I felt like it was a cruel joke and I wanted to ask "Does it look like I can do it?" I was helpless, but I felt like other people should have accommodated to my obesity. But why? -- This weight was all my fault. I was limiting myself, but I was not taking the blame.

I remember how terrible I felt, every single day. It got harder and harder to move. I knew what I was doing and I knew how bad my diabetes and blood pressure was..but I guess I didn't care enough.

Not until now. Now is the time. I'm down to 207 and THAT, my friends is my LOWEST adult weight. The key is that you have to do this for YOU..not your husband, wife, and not even the kids. It actually takes love for yourself to improve yourself. I'm over the moon and I couldn't do it without all of you and this awesome website!

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