Picture the Difference

Here’s one of the pictures that woke me up to the fact that I was slowly destroying my body and my health, taken in Dec. of 2007. I couldn’t believe how puffy and bloated my face looked:

Here’s a picture taken on March 30, 2008, a little over 2 months into my journey to lose weight:

This one was taken in July:

And September, after losing 40 pounds:

And today:

Since I’ve been feeling discouraged by my waistline’s refusal to shrink, comparing all of these pictures really helped me to see that in fact I’ve come a long way. I am NOT the same person I was in that first picture! I will no longer bemoan what hasn’t happened yet but will celebrate what I’ve already achieved. I’m prone to negativity and so it’s easy for me to focus on what I still am waiting to see changed, but I don’t want to be that person. No one loves a negative, critical person, and so I am going to make a concerted effort to stop complaining and whining and finding every flaw. My life is so full of blessings that I have no business complaining! God has been good to me!

12 thoughts on “Picture the Difference

  1. ERIN! First, I LOVE your hair. Second, you are doing so great and I hate to see you get bogged down in the waist size! Just keep on working, and it will happen. I read that we gain weight from the bottom up and lose from the top down, so the middle gets big easier and takes longer to lose. Maybe that is crazy, but I am TOTALLY proud of you and hate that you are discouraged. You are a ROCK STAR and don’t you forget it!


  2. You look so great!! I’ve been hoping you’d post pictures!!!I really admire your hard work and perseverance…and organization! I tried to lose 5 pounds after Christmas and couldn’t do it until I got the flu 😛 I’m so amazed by the willpower that it has taken to lose so much weight! Like someone else said, you should really write a book. I bet there are a LOT of women out there who don’t know anything about all the internet resources you’ve found.


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