So, yesterday I asked Randy to take a picture of me. I haven't seen one since his graduation in May, which was right before I started Weight Watchers. Here is the picture: I have to admit, I was so disappointed when I saw it! I mean people have literally been gushing over how "great" I look now! Every single time I am out in public someone I know makes a comment. I honestly didn't see it in that picture. Because that was the way my mind always saw me when I was bigger. I was in total denial. It's true, the sweater is a bit bulky, I think I could have chosen a better shirt, my posture isn't great either. But I was truly sad when I saw the pictures! Seriously, I have lost 47 pounds and I just thought I would look better! Then I decided to go back to those pictures from Randy's graduation. Those pictures from before my decision to make myself healthier. Almost 6 months ago... Here they are:
Okay, now I can see it... The early pictures don't show all of the horror, of course, because they weren't full length. (Randy was wearing shorts!) And the new picture doesn't show all of the improvement because it isn't as close to my face. But now, I feel so proud! I do look so much better! I do still have nearly 20 pounds to go, so I'm nowhere near done, but I do have some renewed focus now. Especially since the holidays are here!
Just to put it into perspective, when I started I wore a XL top, but was on the verge of XXL (!!!!!), now I fit comfortably in a large. I wore a size 18 jeans, the ones in the top picture are size 14, but I truly think I could wear a 12 (I'll buy a pair in a couple of weeks, after I loose another 3 pounds). I weighed 223 pounds (I can't believe I'm actually going to post that!!!!!) Now I weigh just under 176, I am approaching the 50 lb lost mark!
On one hand I am so proud, on the other, I am so sad and disappointed that I actually had 70 pounds to lose.
Well, I know that was lengthy, and I appreciate any that took the time to read it all. And in case you didn't see it, I did post a card a bit earlier!
Well, we are! Our high school J-Hawks have advanced to the second round of playoffs! This is HUGE for our tiny town. We did make it to the first round last year, but lost out on the road. This year, we got to host (for the first time ever) the first round game and we won! So now, we go on the road (a five hour road trip) for the second round game, which is tomorrow. Of course, itis bitter sweet for us, since Randy was unable to play this year, but we decided to make the trip anyways. We can all use a break. So wish us luck!
I actually got in my scraproom the other day and made a card (a very simple, very plain card), I actually took a picture of it too! Hopefully next week I will get it up loaded and can post it.
I am still trucking along on my WW journey, I was down 1.2 on WI day, which was Tuesday.
I am a WAHM of 2 fantastic and very active boys, Randy 17, and Brandon 11. I have been married to my husband, Clinton, for 19 years.
I think I have been crafting forever it seems. I really can't remember a time in my life that I wasn't doing something crafty! I started rubber stamping more than 15 years ago, it was my passion for a very long time. I started scrapping about 10 years ago, I think. In 2006 , I received a cricut for our anniversary from Clinton, I have hardly touched my stamps since! I upgraded to the expression in May of '07, what a great machine!
Besides scrapping, I also enjoy making little mini albums and such for gifts.