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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet The Teacher

The photo on the left was taken at meet the teacher 2 yrs ago.  The photo on the right was taken tonight, two years and 91 lbs. lighter.

It is easy for me to critique both pictures.  But I won't.

Just the fact that I feel so much better about myself and life is proof enough for me that I am on the right track.

I think I shocked some people tonight.  I wore a t-shirt that actually fit.  And, I must say that I wore a push up bra that really highlighted that my chest is now larger than my stomach.  A lot of people did not know about my weight loss journey.  I even caught myself telling people (skinny minnies) that I did this through diet and exercise. 

It is true.  It seemed easier to not bring up the band with people who might criticize me or talk behind my back.   Is it lying by omission?  I don't know.  I tell people all the time about my band.   I tell strangers, friends, family, all of you in blog land.............but there are certain kinds of people who are just critical about everything.  I guess I wasn't ready to tackle those critics just yet.

Anyway, I am proud I took my camera.  Proud that I have a picture to remember tonight.  Proud that I have worked my butt off (literally) so that my chest is larger than my stomach.  Just proud.


  1. as you should be !! you look great .. all thru exercising and eating right :)

  2. you look awesome!!! What a difference 93 pounds make! You go, momma!!!

  3. You've are doing such an awesome job - keep up the good work!!

    Your photos with your little one are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  4. You and your daughter are simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Very precious moments with her...savor all of them!!
    You are certainly not lying by omission! You DID DIET AND EXERCISE!!! I tell everyone too...but will NOT tell everyone for shore!!!
    You are doing a fantastic job...holy smokes!!! you were just banded in APRIL FOR CRYING OUT LOUD...you are kicking bootie!!!

  5. 93 lbs! That's awesome!!! When people ask me how I've lost weight I also tell them about dieting and exercising...it's the truth (just not the whole truth) and I can live with that!

  6. No reason TO tell anyone who isn't NTK! You did do it through diet and exercise.

    And your daughter is absolutely beautiful! :)

  7. You really look beautiful (and your daughter does too).
    Hey, you did do it though diet and exercise! They don't need every detail if they will judge.

  8. Hi Brenda, from a girl north of Fort Worth! I have found myself lately feeling it's okay to say that I lost weight through eating less and exercising. That is literally the truth. I still have to make good choices (which I'm having a REALLY hard time with right now after a month-long vacation) and not eat crappy things. Willpower is a bitch, so we might as well take the credit for conquering it!