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Monday, July 19, 2010

100 pounds.........

....is what I've lost in the past 12 months.

It was this time last year that my daughter had her most recent surgery. When we got home from it, I decided I needed to change something. I was tired of being uncomfortable in my own skin. Two babies, and a whole lot of comfort eating later, I was wearing a size 24 and weighing in at a whopping 280 pounds. That's an awful lot for my little 5'2" frame to carry around.

Yesterday, I weighed myself and realized I have lost a full 100 pounds. I now wear a size 14, and while I'm not yet to my goal weight, I'm very proud of how far I've come!

I hesitate to call what I've done a diet..... diet, to me, is something temporary. I had to change the way I eat.. the reasons I eat.... everything, from the inside out.





25 comments:

Mary said...

That is awesome! Wow you should be so proud of yourself. Congratulations and you look fabulous :)

Suzi said...

congratulations-you look lovely and so happy! :)

Kasey said...

You are just awesome! You have inspired me so much! I'm also trying to lose weight and change my way of eating. But it can be so hard sometimes. But you have totally inspired me :)

Sandy said...

Awesome!!! I've got about 135 to go...you're inspiring!!!

Hen Jen said...

good for you! You are an inspiration! Good for you for getting healthy!

lovely bride photos, by the way!

Evie n Lizzie said...

WOW! I am SO impressed! You are an inspiration to me!!! I need to do the same thing!

Becky said...

You look INCREDIBLE! This is such an inspiration to me! I've been slowly, but steadily gaining weight since I got married & I need to put a stop to it and lose those pounds. I'd love to hear more about the way you did it, because 100 pounds in 1 year is nothing short of amazing!

carlotta said...

Congrats! You look great :) You *should* be proud of what you've done. Good luck on the rest of your journey!

MamaOnDaGo said...

Quite often, as mothers, our own needs are pushed to the side, so we can take care of our children and family. I'm a big believer in taking time to take care of yourself.

How can we take care of those that we love, if we can't even take care of ourselves?

Amy said...

Congrats! You look great! I love your blog. I love your pictures and your post about a place that you will always remember, it brings back my own memories. Thanks for your wonderful posts!

Linsey said...

Amazing, Congratulations! Found your blog on blogfrog, new follower!

Joy said...

You look amazing! Great job.

Melinda said...

I just found your blog trhough Blog Frog and I wanted to say congrats! You are quite the inspiration!

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! WoW! That is an accomplishment to be proud of. Thanks for sharing & the inspiration! :>

Heather said...

You look Ahhh-mazing! Congratulations! About 10 years ago I was in a size 26 and went to a 14...7 years, and 2 babies later I'm in a size 20 and its time for me to do something about it. I miss feeling good about myself, that feeling I had after losing all that weight and your post reminded me of that.

I too had to stop saying I was I was on a diet, I called it a way of life. I also stopped completely denying myself like I used to when I would diet...because then I felt like I was losing out on something and inevitably fell off the diet.

Keep up the great work and thank you for the jolt of inspiration!

Bethany said...

Wow--you ROCK! I've had problems with weight most of my life. It's so hard to eat healthy and exercise...especially with kids!
Are you in any type of support group? When I try to do it alone, I don't do so well.
Thank you for sharing! Very cool!

Miranda said...

Thanks for you nice comment on my blog!! This is fantastic!! You look lovely!!! Congratulations!!

I enjoy your blog!

~Miranda

Sharon said...

That is awesome news! Congratulations!

Twinkletoes said...

Here from the forum - wow! I am so impressed! Keep up the terrific work! Any tips you can share with us?

mak'n Changes said...

You look fantastic! I found you thru my cousin's blog "finding my skinny" thx for posting your link and congratulations on losing 100lbs! Amazing!

cindie

More Milestones said...

Congrat! You look beautiful!
I have over 100lbs to lose myself so I know how hard your journey must have been. Great job!

Kimberly said...

So inspiring! Thank you for sharing! you are beautiful no matter what! But I'm sure you feel so much better! Being healthy is what is important! ~Kimberly

www.stinkerpinker.com

Shelle said...

wow now that's something to boast about...you do look great! good luck for the rest of the way.....:)

m&msmommy said...

Congrats! That is awesome!

Michelle said...

Holy shit! You look like a totally different person! 100 pounds! That's amazing! That's an Olsen twin.

Impressive!

Michelle
http://pietrosmomma.blogspot.com/