|Me and my beautiful little Mini Me|
I remember a day when I hated taking pictures, and today I had a flash of how I used to feel when my daughter wanted to take a pic for her "snap chat". I told her to send it to me, fully anticipating hating it and feeling like the proverbial cow. After she sent it, and I cringed a little while I took the time to unlock my phone and open it, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, although my hair and makeup aren't done and I look like a bit of zombie in that area, I do not look fat. I am actually starting to look how I want to look -- healthy. And, in case you were wondering what I used to look like, and why I became camera-phobic for a while, here is a "before" picture taken at my heaviest weight -- ever:
|Yup, this is me, at my heaviest (2009) 215 pounds|
I remember how difficult everything was back then. How, even just doing laundry or getting in and out of my car were major chores. I mean, I was carrying around 80 extra pounds, it's no wonder! And on a body that barely works in the first place! That is just not something I am willing to do for very long, and not the kind of person I've ever really been (even if I did slip a little for a while).
For those of you who are curious, this is what I'm used to looking like and the kind of person I've always actually been: