Oh me Oh my! What a difference a year makes!
Last night, I decided to start categorizing the photos in my computer. The biggest album has to be my 20 day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia taken mid-July to August of last year (2011). Beautiful pictures! I loved that trip! However, I was shocked when looking at those pictures! Is that girl really me?
A blonde version of me, yes… it is… It’s funny because I don’t remember thinking I was fat or bigger then… I was comfortable in my skin. I knew I had gained weight, I wore spanks more often, I was a giant next to the Asians I met that summer, but never had I realised — until comparing pictures of that summer to some of this past summer — how I had kind of lost myself a tad…
My jaw just dropped… and ironically, I started remembering many moments of that summer where I did not feel as comfortable in my skin as I normally had… That summer is when I started looking into weight loss programs. I took me 6 months for me to finally meet Lise at Food Wise Weight Loss.
I started Lise’s program in March 2012 and this is what I looked like in May (yellow dress) while on another trip to Italy. What a difference… and yes, I was shopping for a designer dress to reward my weight loss… 40lbs!
I’ve been on the maintenance stage of the diet since August now and gained back a few pounds, but nothing big. I blame the Halloween chocolate! This picture is totally going to be motivation to eat well during the holidays… and for the rest of my life!