Thursday, February 7, 2013
YES. THIS WAS ME.
Last night a friend sent me these - the first 6 - photos. I used to belong to the Manuscriptors Guild of Houston and these were taken during and after a meeting when we'd all go out for coffee. The ones with the tv tray were at a friend's house. The friend was giving me a ride home and we stopped at his house for something he needed to locate (who knows what - can't recall) where I had tea and thumbed through a book. Anyway, my friend sent me these via email. OMG! I was shocked to see them because I had TRIED to forget I was EVER this large. But photos don't lie. And the sad thing IS, I KNOW what I weighed then - a 'charming 305 pounds. Yes, I lost a LOT of weight once I joined Bally's later that same year. And I KEPT it off for a long time, gaining back to 260 just before I started my new weight loss 'campaign last May 8th. But it made me so sad to realize how much I disliked myself then. The last picture? It was taken this morning just before I headed for Barnes and Noble. My housemate took it. He does better with head shots than full body shots, right? LOL! I do not intend to EVER gain weight again. These photos from my past will be my strength and my reminder of how miserable I was. Finally, I need to say THANK YOU to those of you - my sweet Blogger friends - who continue encouraging me and allowing me to share my progress and my journey! I appreciate you more than you know! You keep me going!