Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Then and Now

Finally... the fat pictures! Sometimes it's imperative to look back at where we have been to truly understand where we are now. I'm grateful for all of the learning experiences in my life, but I'm also grateful that I've been able to overcome them to be where I am now!

That was then...
This picture is from 1995

One of the most striking things about this picture is how happy I'm not. My daughter told me in an email that: "Just so you know, you've always looked fantastic! I think You can see in some of the pictures that you're happy, but not totally, and you can tell that you seem self-conscious. Although there was nothing wrong with the way you looked or felt, it wasn't as right as it could be. You hadn't realized your full potential. You've set such a good example as I've seen you change and grow.. . even if some of that growing was shrinking ;)"

You can see that I was making progress, shedding the pounds...

And this is ... today!

I'm happy, I'm healthy, I have more energy, I weigh less than I did in high school, and I'm keeping it off! I'm so glad I get to share such wonderful experiences with so many fantastic people across the world as they too achieve success with my program!