While she was telling her story, she pulled out a photograph of her former self 100 pounds heavier. She has carried this photo around with her during her weight loss journey these past three years. She agreed to pass it around so that the rest of us may gain inspiration from her amazing journey. The difference was shocking. She did not even look like the same person.
It made me realize that as I am going through my own weight loss and health improvement journey that I do not often stop and take the time to appreciate how far I have come and to notice the difference in my body; especially the changes that have occurred in the muscles and shape of my body from exercise. So I have begun the hunt for my own previous photos. I called my mom to see what she had lying around and I started checking out my old digital photo disks. My goal is to find my own inspiration photograph, especially since I realized this morning when I got on the scale that today, August 9, 2012, I am sixty pounds lighter than my heaviest weight approximately three-four years ago.
I know I still have such a long way to go but taking the time to stop and see that I CAN do it is such an important part of the process and I encourage anyone else who is on this difficult journey to do the same! Have a great day!!
|Emily's christening 2007. No, I did not give birth to her although you would think I did. About 50 lbs. heavier than today.|
|My brother Dennis and I with Emily (my god daughter) in 2008. About 60 lbs. heavier.|
|My buddy Jake and I. At least 50 lbs. heavier.|
|My dad and I June 2012. About 50 lbs. lighter. Yay!|
|At the New England Air Show last week. 59 lbs. lighter!|