LilySlim - Weight loss

Friday, June 24, 2011

Finally it's Friday!

I'm glad it's Friday, but it comes with mixed emotions. Today my boys go to their dad's for a week. When they're with me the time goes so quickly, when they are away it drags. I miss them when they are gone. I miss the bustle in our house. I know I'm getting a jump on the empty nest stuff now and I'll be better equiped to deal with it, but it still makes me sad. Today they came by my office to visit a little before they left and I took this picture of them by the map, they were being silly, as always.

So, they took a picture of me by the map, being silly too...hmmm, I wonder where they get it from? So, I was about to upload the picture and show you guys and celebrate the fact that I have on a size 14 pants today. Then I started writing about how even though they are a 14, I know that they are generously cut and vanity sized, and whatever and since I've been kind of blue and feeling sorry for myself about not losing weight lately, I decide to do a side by side comparison shot of me at a much heavier weight, next to me now in the size 14 pants so that I could feel better about myself and so....here it is:



this is me in 2004 at 285 and me now


Guess what? It did make me feel better and I am really proud that I'm wearing a 14 today, no matter what. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend. Thanks for all of your kind words and advice about the vitamins, I got some gummies yesterday and they do taste like candy!


Big Hugs!

T



17 comments:

Andrea Brooks said...

Your boys are cute! I'm sure you will miss them! Congratulations on the size 14, that is a HUGE accomplishment! I think looking back at old pictures is the best way to stay motivated!

FitBy40 said...

The comparison shots ALWAYS help me when I get frustrated about a plateau. WOW, what a great job. Maybe you can book some pampering time for yourself while the boys are at their dads!

Sandy Lee said...

You are so sweet.

Ronnie said...

You look fantastic today, be proud of those 14's! :)

Jacquie said...

Damn straight you better feel better looking at that comparison pic! You have accomplished A LOT lady! Be proud of those 14's and you!

Read said...

Damn Girl!! You are smokin' And your boys are adorable!!! (and yes, I know I totally haven't given you the link to my powdered vitamins - I swear I'll find it this weekend!)

Love ya!! (hi to the hubby!)

Linda said...

Yea for 14's it awesome. Your pictures are amazing- you should be so proud.

Jessica said...

LOOKING GOOD!!!!

Stephanie M. said...

You look SO beautiful in your little bitty size 14's and YAY on the gummies!

Joey said...

If you didn't lose another pound I think you would still be one hot mama! Side by side comparisons are extremely helpful, no? You Luther be really really proud of yourself.

Joey said...

Ought. That is supposed to sat ought. Damn you autocorrect!

Lap Band Gal said...

14!!!!! WOO HOO! you look great!

Amanda said...

I'm with Joey!!
You look so much younger in your now picture! You have handsome sons you must be very proud! Go size 14s!

Camille said...

Looking good! Your boys are such cuties!!

Stephanie said...

You need to OWN that 14! You look fabulous and like amanda said, you look so much younger in the current photo. Vanity size or not, you look amazing!!

Lonicera said...

I do believe that once we're passed our thirties it's the face that's important. Lovely if the body improves, obviously, and yours definitely has, but people tend to notice your face more. And your face is super cute - I don't really recognise it in the 'before' pictures. And because you feel better about yourself your whole stance is totally different, and lovely to see. You wouldn't have done a saucy pose before, would you?
Caroline

MandaPanda said...

What a great comparison shot! I don't care how pants are cut...I celebrate every smaller size I fit into!