Friday, October 12, 2012

Back to 2003


Since June I have been changing my lifestyle from barely getting any activity in, to getting up earlier on some days to power walk for 30 - 45 minutes. Riding bike for 5 miles without gasping for air and pulling a bike trailer with Adventure Boy in it!

I've gone down a park slide, something I hadn't done since I was a kid. I've ran after my kids. I drink more water than ever and this week in 2 days I managed to eat an entire bag of baby carrots instead of snacking on chips!

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I have turned my life around from heading into health problems to becoming a healthier me. A leaner me and yet even after losing 20 lbs and seeing the numbers on the scale it didn't quite hit me.... Until Wednesday night.

I was editing some pictures and somehow stumbled on a picture taken last December while at a special Christmas event. I couldn't help but notice how much my face has changed, my reaction?? "Oh my goodness! that was me!" I yelled, Adventure Dad watching TV asked what was wrong. Then the truth I had not been wanting to accept. I showed him this:


I guess I was and still am sometimes in denial. I keep thinking it's only been 20 lbs, it's only been a couple of inches. Yet I look at both pictures and I feel I'm a totally different person! I know the "after" picture doesn't do me justice as my top is a bit loose and my little cardigan is also but WOW! 

Thank you Cinch, you have no idea what you've done for me! 

Tears rolling down my cheeks are not tears of sadness, they are tears of joy! I can't wait to keep going down. Where am I heading? I have no clue, in all honesty. All I know is that I am feeling great and like nothing can stop me. I feel triumphant. My #cinchspiration is growing stronger!

Have you felt this way?
 How are you feeling now?
 What are you doing to change that?

JOIN ME!

9 comments:

  1. One of my favorite things of being on Team #Cinchspiration has been seeing everyone's profile pics in our group because everyone's face is chaaaanging. :) <3 you and you look great!

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    1. Thank you Brooke! I honestly feel that my face has changed... and my smile is now more noticeable. I guess it's because I am super happy of these changes. :D <3 u 2

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  2. You are rocking it girl!! I'm proud to be on the team with you!

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    1. My dear friend! thank you, I'm proud to be in the same team as you. You are one of my inspirations, you've lost not only weight and inches but also the unhealthy habits. You've gain activity, happiness and health! I love that you are doing this with your family too! :D

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  3. AMAZING!! You look fabulous and I am so proud of you!

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    1. Thank you Sommer, I am proud of myself too. It's been a challenge and definitely an adventure! :D

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  4. WOW.... the difference is really incredible! You have done such an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you! It's "only" 20 lbs but the difference is big! :D

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  5. Awe.Some. You look great. Keep pushing, we're almost there!!

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