Well, at least THIS website.
I give you the Before Pictures:
This is on my honeymoon. Oregon Coast, for those of you interested.
What am I doing? Attempting to flap away?
This is also on my honeymoon. I think in the redwoods in California?
Looking at this you'd have no idea I agonized over every piece of clothing I brought.
This is a year and a half later, our second Christmas party:
WHAT WAS I THINKING WEARING THAT? OMG OMG OMG
Having my hair done for my friend's wedding. The wedding for which I lost weight for the first time ever. A whole 8 pounds, if I recall. I was so proud of myself.
That was in July 2005 and I think I was about 175. After this the pictures get better. That fall I started trying to lose more weight. By summer 2006 I was down to around 160. I got pregnant with Jack that fall. It took me 9 months to lose the baby weight, which is right when I found out I was pregnant with Molly. Molly is now 10 and a half months, and I'm nine pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight.
The After Pictures:
March 09. I picked this one because it shows my face no longer does that super attractive Accordion Flesh thing when I smile. Sure, I had the standard double chin, but I had TRIPLE CHEEKS. In this picture the triple cheeks are no longer my most prominent facial feature. You = no idea what I'm talking about. Me = THRILLED.
Jack = DONE with the picture taking.
Right before we left for our anniversary weekend.
My MOM bought that dress for me. I KNOW!
Right before we left for my birthday party.
Could I try and stand MORE awkwardly? GOD.
I'm not sure if you'll believe me when I say I couldn't have done it without you, BUT I SWEAR THAT IT IS TRUE. There were so many days, weeks even, where the only thing that kept me from shoving a chocolate cake whole down my throat was the fact that I would have to confess to the crime on my stupid website. So I'm serious. I am so grateful. So very very very grateful. Thank you for reading and commenting. You were encouraging and challenging and I will desperately drag you all back here for Hot By Thirty-Five or Losing The Baby Weight AGAIN or How The Hell Did I Gain All This Back? or WHATEVER incarnation this website takes next.
But I think I'm done for now. Thank you. Smooch.