Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rome wasn't built in a day....

Thanks to Breanne from Lady Lap Band, I think I will write my own little piece on what I see in the mirror vs what I see in pictures.

The last few days I have had a great many coworkers ask me about my surgery and how much had I lost. Now I know that 91 pounds is a lot of weight and great hard work, but as we all know pictures tell a much better story than I ever could.  So what have I been doing these last few days, I have been showing before pictures.  Lets face it even if the picture was taken yesterday, it is still a before picture.  We are ever changing beings.  Even though we don't make big changes everyday, we still make changes.  Rome wasn't built in a day, however it did change everyday.  My coworkers, each and everyone even the doctors, gave me the same look at what you have accomplished.  It seemed that the 91 pounds were 1000 by the looks on their faces and the words of congratulations.

Looking in the mirror to me is that hard work in progress.  Sometimes it can be depressing in which I just have to remember that I am in a better place and will continue to change.

So for your viewing pleasure a few before pictures.......

me christmas 2006
 me summer 2005
 me Feb 2009

me 2005

 me last Aug
 me christmas 2011
Me New Years and NEVER looking back....


  1. Great job! I think everyone struggles with picture vs. mirror view of themselves and everyone is different in which viewpoint they adjust first/easiest. I definitely was able to better looking in the mirror much earlier that I was able to feel good about how I looked in pictures.

  2. You look incredible! Well done you.

  3. WOW! Freaking AMAZING! all that hard work is paying off my friend :)

  4. Yep, those pictures do say a lot :o) congrats on being able say that story!

  5. You look FABULOUS!

  6. Your pictures look AMAZING!!! Way to go...seriously, you are an inspiration!!!