Pictures say a thousand words

  
My husband was looking at ‘before’ and ‘now’ pictures of me today and showing them off to clients (note to husband: please don’t do that!).  But he was telling me how shocked he was himself to see those pictures of me from 4 months ago. He said he never “saw me that way”. Welcome to my world buddy. I never saw myself that way either. I mean, I know I was (still am) overweight but what I saw in the mirror compared to pictures was definitely a distorted kind of mind denial or something. I know I’ve posted this picture before, but I have to say this one was my last straw – I scheduled my surgery the very next week. 

  
I know I still have a long way to go but I see pictures of me now compared to this and I’m so revved I made this decision and am on this journey!

 

And this was 15lbs ago!
 
Keep in mind, I was working out and dieting like crazy for 2+ years in the first photo! Lose 10, gain 30…yo-yo roller coaster from hell, you all know the drill. 

 

Yes you will. It’s been a little more than 3 months and I am kissing myself for taking control.  

This is NOT EASY. I fight my food addiction Every. Day. And I am having to re-program my emotional and behavioral habits of turning to food. I swear I had no idea how affected I was until after surgery.  But I am making progress!

 

I tore down those walls on September 16th. And I’m seeing progress! I’m healthier. I’m more confident. I’m happier.  And I’m a better person today for all of those things. 

Best. Decision. Ever.  

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