I debated doing this post...because WOW does it suck posting these pictures and realizing how... *shudder*...I used to look. But, you know what? I've been through a lot and worked hard to get where I am...so why not celebrate my journey so far? It's not over...not by a long shot...but I think I deserve to be excited about what I've done in 4.5 years.
The top left picture was my absolute heaviest I have ever been. That was when I was pregnant with Luke. Obviously the top right was was when he was about a year old...and I hadn't lost much weight....ahem.
I'm not done! I'm still working hard to reach my goal...31 lbs to go, to do that!!! I can't wait to post pictures when I reach that. But, until then, I am going to celebrate the fact that as of today, I have lost a total of... 82 pounds. Crazy, isn't it? Josh says he didn't even realize that I was that big and to be honest...I didn't want to admit it either.
But...I can now.
Because...I'm not now.
And...I never will be again.
I can blame it on a lot of things. (Like having 6 pregnancies in 7 years. Or having hypothyroidism.) But when it comes down to it, the reasons "why", don't really matter. All that matters is that I've done something about it.
Here's to the final chapter. The homestretch. The final push. I know I can do this. :)