Monday, June 15, 2009

Cha cha changes


This is now. 6/12/2006


This was then. I got the order mixed up but you get the picture. Thiswas taken the middle of January.
I am really shocked at the differance. When I look in the mirror I don't see that big a difference. Now I understand why people that haven't seen me in while are quick to comment. You can barely see my eyes I am so fat....and forget about my neck.
The reason I put the before and after of my 1st 40 pounds today is because this is weigh in day. I am finding NSVs to get me prepared if the scale doesn't tell me what I want to hear. I am not going to let the scale rule my life. I wasn't perfect this week, though I did eat sensibly....without a binge. That's what is most important to me right now. Not "using" food. I haven't been tracking my food either. It has been working for me, so I have just tried to eat the sme kinds of things this week as last. I lost so much last week, that I will be surprised if I have a lost this week. I like that weekly weigh in and I like Weight Watcher's for the group support....in person group support. I can't get that in blogland.
So, I had wonderful weekend. Had an appointment yesterday with my church leader and had a wonderful visit, and I got a new church job. I am grateful for my church and the family I have there. Then I went to a friend's kid's Bday party. Did very well, ate just little of stuff, and NO CAKE or ICE CREAM. It's like I am someone else. I just looked at and thought, nope not for me. I went and did a little food shopping with the last of my paycheck, and all I bought was good stuff. It is wonderful to do what I know is good for me.
I want to talk about honesty. Honesty is always the best policy. It frees you from a bondage that I can't describe. The more I am honest with myself the easier it is to be me. There is a big long self discovery story that goes along with this. I am saving you the boring details.
Happy, Joyous and Free.......

17 comments:

  1. yay! You are looking good! Good luck with weigh in....I'm rooting for ya!

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  2. I think I made a real breakthrough when I realized that cheating on my diet was just cheating myself.

    Exc post... and WOW on the "after and before" pics. Put them in the right order! I thought "Damn, she looks worse now!" LOL

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  3. Wow!! What a difference :) And no cake or ice cream AWESOME!!

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  4. Great difference! :) KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! But then we will have to call you something other than FATTY! HAHA! :)

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  5. You are looking great. Congrats on your 40 lost! I don't know that your story would be boring at all, but kudos to you for discovering -- that's the biggest part of the battle!

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  6. LOL @ Jack's comment because I was saying Ummm myself until I read your post. lol
    Yes, WOW! what a difference in appearance 40 lbs makes. It brings vibrancy back to you.
    Those NSV's are probably more abundant than scale victories & we should pay them more attention I think.
    Ain't Life grand?
    Oh, dinner is whenever you can make it here :)

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  7. What a difference 40 lbs makes! You look great! Keep up the good work. Honesty is where it's AT!

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  8. Way to go on the 40 lbs gone forever!!! I just can't stop smiling, loved seeing your face today. I see a huge difference. Thanks for your sweet comment on my post today too *hugs*.
    Great post too!

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  9. What a huge difference - your neck is reappearing too! And I have noticed my eyes looking wider (as if I have had a lid lift), too. Isn't it great?

    You have done brilliantly - 40lbs loss is a great achievement.

    Well done you!

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  10. bravo on skipping out on the cake and ice cream and bravo on that picture too.. wonderful job!! and wonderful attitude too!

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  11. Excellent job on the honesty and the choices. You are doing great! Beautiful picture! Since Nov 2007 I have lost and kept off 50+ lbs--sometimes I think that is nothing, but after reading your post today I am reminded that is quite an accomplishment.

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  12. Dah-ling! You look MA-VALOUS!

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  13. Look at you!!!! Great progress and more successes to come.

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  14. You gotta get Jack back for that! ;-) You look great--major difference around the chin, but you just have a glow now that was missing in the before pic!

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  15. Wow, you really look terrific! I can see why your friends are commenting - the weight loss is so evident in your face! Great job!!!

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  16. You look fantastic!!

    I can really see a big difference, congrats!

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  17. Wow...what a difference girl! You rock!

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