Yesterday, I was sifting through some photos on my computer and found one of me at our monthly office bday party. It's from March of this year...before I started making changes in my diet and exercise habits. The first two months went great, then I fell off the wagon a bit, got discouraged, gave up, then un-gave up and gave it another go. Since starting back up again, I've lost the weight I gained during my wayward days and then some. I'm now at about the -30 lb mark. I have a long ways to go, and that 30 lbs has taken me about 4 months to lose, so the change has been pretty gradual. I pretty much look in the mirror and see the same thing I've always seen, despite what the scale and my pants say. However, when I stumbled across that photo from March, I decided to take another photo of myself in the same outfit to compare side by side. I didn't expect to see a real difference at all.
I'm ever the optimist, right?
But, when I put the photos next to each other, well...I'll let you judge for yourself.
The first thing I notice is...I have a neck!
The shirt in the first photo was pulled to the max around my hips...not so in the second.
The dimple in my elbow is less pronounced.
My face is sorta starting to have features again.
And, I need a haircut.
This sort of "proof" that things are working and going in the right direction was exactly what I needed after last week. I'll blog about that later. Its a sad, sorry, pitiful, whiny, melodramatic tale I'm sure you can't wait to read. But, it has a happy ending, so that's good...and the happy ending came before I had this photographic reason to feel better, so that's even better. :)