When Dana asked why we lose weight, I forgot to give one of my most important answers. I wanted my daughter to know that it is possible to change a life. That my past did not dictate my future and that I could dig myself out of whatever holes I'd gotten myself into. I just had to get up off the couch. I had to be responsible for my own happiness. So another big reason? Pebbles.
Picture taken on her college graduation day - December 2005.