But when I was looking for my before picture I was reminded very quickly why I joined WW. I remember before I joined how I would hate getting pictures taken and ask Brian or whoever was taking the pictures to take another...and another...and another. But alas, no matter how I turned or smiled or tried to get my "good side" I hated every picture. And this bothered me so much because I wanted my pictures taken with my new baby (Aaron was only 4 months old), and my adorable family. Seeing those pictures and cringing every time I posted one was what truly motivated me to lose weight.
(15 lbs lost)
And I very vividly remember last November at Brian's aunt's wedding, going into the photo booth and having a riot with the camera. When we got home that night...or maybe the next morning...I remember looking at that print out and not thinking one negative thing about myself. Now, typing this I realize this all sounds very shallow but it is what motivated me strongly on top of getting healthier and having a longer life expectancy. I wish I had a digital copy of the photos from that wedding but I still have those pictures hanging in my bathroom where I see them every morning. And when I see them, I am reminded that it's okay to feel good about yourself and the way you look. That is a new thing for me. I was very ashamed of how I looked and was not able to let my personality come out. Now I feel free to be me (thinking of a song...) and am so happy this way.
Here are a few other pictures along the way of my weight loss journey...
This last one was just taken recently by my oldest and I love it! What a feeling to be able to finally show my personality in my photos. I am so grateful to WW for helping me find Tiffany back.
If you are reading this and can relate...please do not be afraid to talk to me! I love what I do especially when I get to see others be successful and become the amazing people God intended them to be without being weighted down with all the extra "weight!"