Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(1) Portrait.


Me. 40 pounds ago.

Dear Me,
You thought you were beautiful and funny then, and you were. Very much so. But I like "me" better now. I am healthier and stronger, both mentally and physically. I thank you for all the hard work you put yourself through to get us to where I am today today. Without that hope and perseverance, we'd probably still be over 200 pounds and depressed about how we felt people saw us only for what jiggled and not for our humor or friendly smile.

We both know that size shouldn't be a factor in how you see others. We should see them for who they are on the inside, but you and I both know that's not true. That people saw that shell and immediately assumed you were a slob and/or lazy. Hell, maybe you were, but it wasn't because you wanted to be. I hope I can remember as I'm still losing my "soft" spots that who I am is still who I was 40 pounds ago. I'm just not nearly as leery to open up and show people who I really am.

Keep on, keepin on girlfriend.

P.S.
We'll all miss your pretty face when the new skinny you takes over this Blogger avatar.

6 comments:

  1. What an accomplishment! Keep it up and can't wait to see a picture of the new you.

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    1. I'm thrilled with the changes and all the milestones I've met so far. Let's just say I had to borrow some of my Mother in-law's shorts at the pool yesterday because the only suit I had was a maternity one.

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  2. I love the letter to yourself. And great job on the minus 40 pounds. I love to hear people being happy when they accomplish something they've wanted to do.

    And how in the world did you manage with those awesome looking chocolate chip cookie dough brownies hanging around?

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    1. Oh girl, the cupcakes are an occupational hazard waiting to happen. I allow myself ONE to "poison test" before giving them all away. ;)

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  3. I love this, the letter, the minus 40 lbs, everything. Keep up the awesome work!

    Stopping by from the A to Z challenge
    Happy Blogging!
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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see everyone's challenge posts. :)

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