Thursday, June 30, 2011

Embracing the new me...

Some of you have been with me since the very beginning of what I so affectionately called "The Blubber Butt Chronicles". The point of the series was to document my results along my weight loss journey that started about 7 months ago. My goal was to lose 30 lbs and go from 146 to 116 (ish). As of today I am at 120. Which means that my clothes are much smaller, my energy level is much higher, and most importantly I am learning to love myself again.

When people ask my about how I lost the weight I tell them first of all through God and God alone (with the help of a little verse I read in the good ole B-I-B-L-E) and second of all a great support system and accountability partner. Those are what kept me going, but the thing that got me motivated to even start was the fact that I finally wanted to do it for myself. Not my husband, although he is really happy that I'm back to my wedding size, not my family or his family, but truly for myself. That made all the difference. It was no longer anyone else's expectations I had to live up to, only mine.

So this week's embrace the camera is all about embracing myself. The more confident, happy, smaller me. Here are a just a few pictures to show you what I mean:

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So don't be hatin' if I can't help but jump up and down everytime I put on my size 2 pants. Or that I'm just a little bit of a camera-hog now. I'm finally learning to embrace "Me" now. And I love the new me.

Linking up here:

7 comments:

  1. congrats and good for you, girl!! you look great! :)

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  2. Thanks for your kind words! You look fab - work it! What a great accomplishment! Super fun blog, glad we found each other!

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  3. Whoo Hoo! Way to go ~ besides looking great on the outside, I"m so glad for you that the inside is feeling just as fabulous!

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  4. That is awesome! Way to go you look beautiful!

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  5. You look GORGEOUS! and HOT!!! So happy for you!!

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  6. How awesome! Way to go. I hope to be there one day. How did you do it?

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  7. CONGRATS! What an accomplishment! I have just started my "weight loss" journey too and let me say it is the HARDEST thing I've ever done!! I'm around what you started at and hope to be where you are now! PLEASE give me some advice, encouragement or both! I'm looking forward to getting off the "freshman 15" or more like ((>20lbs.)) I gained in school :)
    www.kirstenjoywilson.com

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