Thank you so much everyone!!!
The majority of the weight was lost a few years back, so the fifteen or so pounds I've recently lost is just the icing on the cake, so to speak. Gah!!! Why am I talking about cake?!
But to get back on track here, this all feels so surreal. I'm so distanced now from that girl in the first pic that I hardly remember being her.
I feel fortunate that I don't see my old self as "disgusting" or a "blob;" I was simply a very unhappy woman that had a lot of learning ahead of her. Choosing to get healthier and lose weight back in '04-'05 was a way of snapping myself out of a deep depression; I only wish I'd have kept up with the program, but no time like the present to resume!
Originally Posted by dmc2009
What are your secrets, you can tell me, I won't tell anyone!
I think the most important thing for me was totally giving up on soda. I'm totally done with it, even diet! You can take a peek at the beginning of my diet blog to get an idea of my overall plan and goals:
I've since expanded my menu, like today I had mini pizzas made out of whole wheat pita for lunch.