Thursday, September 30, 2010
Befores, Afters and In-betweens
I decided on my von Furstenberg-esque wrap dress. It is classic in it’s design and I have a pashmina and great non-stripper shoes to match. Having the pashmina is like carrying a security blanket. I’ll save the killer dress for birthday dinner with Bick on Saturday night.
Got in a good bike ride last night that took me over the 500 mile mark for the summer. I'm pretty amazed by that. Looking forward to 1. carb loading at the state fair on Friday and 2. shooting for that 40 on Saturday.
And while I’m at it, since you are getting some “now” pictures, it’s time to bring some “before” here to G.A.R – for the first time ever. As I’ve said, there are very few before pictures available, as I would either avoid the camera or just throw the prints away, but here are a few that snuck through.
I have been looking for an entry that tells my entire weight loss history, but I can’t seem to find one. I’m sure I’ve written it in the past, but apparently I’ve hidden it away somewhere. Here and here are a couple of links that tell important parts of this journey.
Here are the highlights/lowlights:
Years (decades) of yo-yo dieting that resulted in big losses, followed immediately by even larger gains.
In December of 1998, decided to follow the whole Atkins craze. I weighed 257 at the time. I lost about 75 pounds that first pass and have pretty much tried to cut out junk carbohydrates ever since. I still have had some up and downs over the last few years, but nothing like the big swings of the past. I’ve done a lot of work dealing with my disordered eating and I am hopeful that I will never go back to solving every problem with food.
This picture was taken in November of 1998 one month before starting my new lifestyle.
This picture was taken in spring of 1998 on a ski trip to Whistler.
Spring 1997 - Pebbles first ski trip.
Christmas 1996 - I obviously hadn't started decluttering yet either.
Taken in the summer of 1993 with a show horse - I had just dropped 50 pounds I think. I would gain back 100 over the next year. I just included this because I loved this horse. I traded her for a taller horse, as she was too short, but she went on to have a fabulous and successful career as a kids' show horse.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. That's a wrap.