Today I saw what the years of negativity and abuse did to me. I turned to Carol and said, "I am the result of abuse." I know I have been very lucky and fortunate that I am still alive and on this earth to pass along my story.
I know I have said this before, but without Tiffany and Erika I would not be out walking every day. We have been doing this since January. People keep telling me I am looking good, but I can't see it because I see myself every day. One thing that has helped me is by taking pictures of myself every six months or so. I had a picture of myself from right before I came to Texas. Then a year later in October 2010, I had another picture taken. Yesterday we took another to mark a "six month" photo (yes I know it was 7 months) but you get the drift. I thought I would share those photos with you.
I know many have said they didn't see the pounds come off with giving up sugar and soda. I didn't either, then again I don't weigh myself. But seeing these pictures, I can see a slight difference. I can hardly wait to get to the point (when I have a job and $$) that I can get my hair cut and colored!
So thank you all for your support and following. I have gone back and forth with the no sugar and no soda, but it works for me so I am going to continue to do it. I may have the sugar on special occasions, but now know I can leave it alone. Soda doesn't bother me anymore. Slowly I am changing my habits with chips. I either get a small .25 cent bag, or go with tortilla chips and salsa. I haven't bought bread in a while, and go more for the nuts for my grains. I leave bread for special occasions such as Easter. I am amazed by changing my habits, I have changed my eating patterns.
I hope you will continue to follow my blog. It will be interesting to see where I am a year from now as we do our 5K and fifteen months from now when I attend my 35 year high school reunion. If there is one thing I have learned it is to keep at it and