My favorite question. How did you do it? So funny! I tell them I ate less and exercised a lot. I love that question. :) I know I still have a long way to go with my weight loss journey but at least I can enjoy the rest of it. It was honestly miserable for the longest time. It was hard to keep myself thinking positively because I wasn't seeing much of a difference and neither was anyone else. Those were the hard times. The times that I struggled to eat healthy. I times when I was wondering if it was really worth it. I can tell you now it was so worth all of it!
Now to the wedding. The big question was "Will I fit in my dress?". The Answer is...
It fit! I couldn't believe it. It really fit. I was on such a high that day. To know that I lost forty pounds and that I fit into this beautiful watermelon pink dress (that I ordered 2 sizes to small). What a dream come true. It was such a wonderful feeling. I can't even explain it in words. When I looked in the mirror after the wedding I almost cried. I just remembered everything from the past 8 months. I remembered what I looked like back then and what it felt like to be forty pounds heavier. I realized that I feel like a new person. When I was forty pounds heavier I didn't want anyone to look at me and when people talked to me all I could think about was that they were probably thinking how fat and ugly I was. Now I look back and realize that people weren't thinking that. I just felt so badly about myself that I really believed that everyone else saw me the way I saw myself. I am so glad to not have those thoughts in my head anymore.
The wedding was absolutely wonderful! Everything about it was amazing and beautiful. We had such a blast. I had a great time dancing and I know that if I wouldn't have lost so much weight I wouldn't have had enough confidence to get up on that dance floor and strut my stuff. :)
One of the best parts of the wedding for me was that I still felt beautiful even standing next to a woman who probably wears a size 2. I didn't think it would be possible for me to feel that way but I did. I felt curvy and beautiful! I think we all need to learn to love our curves. :)
This picture above is a picture of myself, my friend Elizabeth and our daughters. Elizabeth is a great friend who has encouraged me though the past few months. She has been so wonderful to me throughout my entire weight loss journey. She has always been the one to tell me that she could really notice my weight loss even it was only a few pounds since I last saw her. It was so nice to have someone to encourage me along the way. Thank you Elizabeth! You will never know how much your encouragement meant to me throughout the past few months.
The other reason I posted this picture was to show you how beautiful Elizabeth looked at the wedding. In the past few months she has lost more then 25 pounds and she looks amazing. It was so nice to see her all dressed up and feeling so confident. She is living proof that you don't have to be a size two to be beautiful. You looked amazing at the wedding Elizabeth!
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This next picture is me and my sister. My sister Heather is also on her own weight loss journey. She just started and has lost almost ten pounds already. Way to go Heather!!! You look great!
This picture is one of me and my daughter. I love how serious she looks.