Thursday, December 31, 2009

For a special girl I know...

There's this girl I know, that told me not so very long ago that she was giving up. That she HAD given up. I can't let that be ok. Why? Because I'm there hon. I've walked that line. My stats seem pretty great. Sort of. I just took a look at a bit of my past on this blogger thing.

My first post was on June 12/2008. I was ten weeks into my journey, not very long at all. I had lost 20 lbs by that point. Not too shabby eh? January 10/2009 I weighed in at 237. My most recent WI has me at 209. Giving me a loss of only 28 lbs. For a whole year! That's all I've done?! If that isn't enough to get me to give up, I sure don't know what is. Let's take a look at some pictoral progress...

This was taken sometime in the summer of 2007. And stupid me, I thought I was kinda cute.

This was Jan. of 2008, a couple months before I decided it was time. I'll let you know now, I don't take full body pictures. If I manage to find any for this'll be lucky.

This was taken at my little brother's wedding, July 26/2008.

This was taken October of 2008. I don't remember the occasion, but I thought I was cute.

Feb 2009, look at my fat face

March of 2009...real attractive.

June 28/2009...this is why I don't take pictures unless hair and makeup is done. Seriously.

August of 2009, first time I ever saw a picture of me taken by someone else where I didn't have three chins!

Oct 2009

Halloween 2009, also the first time I ever left the house (ever in my life) in a dress this short...

And finally my most recent...this was taken on Christmas eve...

And that's it my friends. Does it look like anything special? Hell no. Nearly two fucking years and I've lost a whopping 75 lbs. And gained god knows how much because I'm not a nazi. I'm on a roller coaster. Insert a big le sigh here.

Now I knew then that it was going to take time. I figured 18 months tops to be at goal. If I knew then that nearly two years down I wouldn't even have seen the underside of 200 would I have kept going? Would I even have started?

Yeah...I think I would. It would have been a lot harder to handle. But 2010 finds me a much healthier, far more active girl. It's a long road, but it's worth every hurdle, every back slide and every fucking struggle to get back on the right path. Because now it doesn't kill me to run with my kid..well mostly. But I can walk straighter, keep my head a bit higher, I can actually feel like I've accomplished something. I can breathe better, sleep better, sit better...everything.

It's worth it girl. Never give up. We're in this for the long haul. I hope not so long for you as it has been for me...but even if it is, it'll be worth it, and I'll be right here with you.


Fat Daddy said...

28 down for the year is still 28 down girl. But I understand the impatience. It's easy to look at my chart and think I don't understand. But 20 years worth of failure here taught me a lot of hard lessons.

And while it's been a roller coaster, you've still made some progress, and stepped up your level of activity.

I'm looking forward to more in 2010. Giving up just can't be part of the mix.

Alexia said...

You look great! Best wishes this year!

Tammy said...

Love the dress! 2010 is gonna rock for us, my friend! It's the year of me making and KEEPING my goal weight, potentially drunken and crazy visits and you hitting onederland, for sure!

Can't wait!

Tony said...

I agree with Fat Daddy, 28 pounds is still 28 pounds. And YES, it is totally worth it. Happy New Year!

wildfluffysheep said...

I am a very special girl but also a very lucky one to have a great mate like you girly!

Thank you so much for this post! <3

I am here. I am blogging. I am back on track. 2010 ia going to be our year missus. DONKEY KONG STYLE.

<3 <3 <3 I love your pictures. thank you for posting them x

Carleen said...

you and I are on that same roller coaster....its tough but worth it...i've been on 'intermission' from trying since JUne and paying for it...

take care -- you look great, all along the way...

Lorie said...

Your so purty!! I love the pics!!