Sunday, November 2, 2008

Who's that girl?

"Who is this lady with A.J.?" That's what I asked myself as I was looking through some old pictures I found on some CD-ROM's yesterday. I was looking back through some old vacation pics from 2005 (before I had baby #3 and gained all my weight back). I was flipping through and came across this picture that I don't remember ever seeing before. I know the little boy is my son at age 4 because I recognize the building (which was his preschool), but I can't figure out who the lady is walking with him. I know it's not his teacher, so I was almost disturbed at this photo with some random woman. As I sat here staring at the picture, racking my brain, I realized it was ME! Who? ME! I was wearing a size XL sweater from NY&CO and a pair of size 18 Levi's. And heels. I used to wear heels every day because I felt sexy when I wore heels, and I think they made my legs look thinner.

While I'm at it, I might as well show you a few more pictures of me from back in 2004/2005. I was about a size 18 in all of these pics, weighing about 230 - 240 lbs.

These pictures represent the "me" that I want to get back to. Some people might consider 240 lbs or a size 18 to be fat, but this was the smallest that I'd ever been in my adult life. Besides this time, the last time I wore a size 18 was in 8th grade! At this point, I had lost 100 lbs, so I was very comfortable in my skin because in my mind I'd achieved greatness. I mean, I was shopping in "regular" stores. I could wear an 18 without a "W" next to it. My self-confidence was through the roof, and I was still losing! I have no doubt that I could have kept going and got to my goal weight then if I'd not got pregnant.

But that was then, and this is now, and I WILL make it to goal this time thanks to the miracle of tubal ligation! No more babies for me! No more excuses!


  1. I love your pics. Even though you are bigger than you want to be, you look beautiful.

  2. Hollie -

    You were beautiful at size 18, and are still just as beautiful now. You go girl in those heels!

    Of course you're going to make it to goal!

  3. You are really cool at 18. We will definitely put on weight as time passes as we stop playing sports and become busy. We should go for a nice weight loss diet to keep ourselves slim.

  4. Girl, you look fantastic in a size 18! You are so lucky to have pictures of yourself at smaller sizes. I have none. I've always been so much overweight that I never felt comfortable at any size I've been.

    You have a beautiful family as well! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  5. I absolutely love your new profile picture! You look like a completely different woman!

    It's like you went from Mommy to Hello Sexy! ;o) Keep up the great job! You deserve it!


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