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Then (17 lbs down)...Now (57 lbs down)...pics and thoughts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I just got done watching Biggest Loser. I won't ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched yet. All I will say is...wow.

This was not on this episode, but the contestants have a video that they record where they talk to their future self and tell them to keep going and encourage themselves not to quit. I recorded a video like this for myself...40 lbs ago. Tonight, I located the video and viewed it. I was really surprised to see myself 40 lbs ago giving this encouraging video. At this point, I was 17 lbs down...and really happy that I was doing so well...almost 2 months in. Now, I'm 10 months in...57 lbs down...and wow, what a difference. I also looked at the progress picture that I took that day...here it is...me, 17 lbs down...

Last week, I bought a dress at the thrift store...shopping with DD. I bought a Large...didn't even try it on...I also got a pair of shoes and a new purse. My whole ensemble was a whopping $7 spent at the thrift store. I feel like SP is bringing back my feminine side. I was reluctant to show my legs, wear shorts, or wear dresses before...just too fat...and I carry my weight predominantly "low"...in the legs...so...no dresses before. But I'm changing my perspective there. Here's my new dress...and me now 57 lbs down...and some close-ups of the cute, feminine details of the ensemble.

It's really fun to pick something off the rack, not even try it on...just go by the size...get it home and have it fit and look good. It's happening! I'm NOT quitting! I'm Sparking on! And if I ever need an encourager...I have her...recorded...me...40 lbs ago!

Hope you all are having a great week! Let's do this! Go Shooting Stars! Spark on! emoticon

(P.S. One of the BL contestants tonight lost more than 5%...in only a week...we can definitely do it in 8 weeks! Woo hoo!)
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