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.  


6 thoughts on “Pictures say a thousand words

  1. Even though I had my surgery Way before you (almost 4 years) your posts bring back so many awesome memories of the motivation that existed. They are helping to bring that motivation back to me. Thank you! It’s hard to remember that while I’ve regained 35 (+/-) pounds, I’m still down over 100 pounds. I need to focus on the positive and get the regain back off before it’s out of control!

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    1. You can do it! I know you can-you did it once ☺️. I have to dig deep to keep my motivation up-aero g pictures help. Maybe dig up some pictures of you at your lowest and highest-maybe help with motivation? Thank you for reading my blog! Hope we’re fast friends!


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