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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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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rearview Mirror

I found this status on a friends wall on FB.
Once you've made a decision to move on, don't look back. You will never find your future in the rear view mirror.

Talk about true!  For so long I have been glancing in my rear view mirror.  Comparing myself to my past self.  What I used to be.  How skinny I was once.  No wonder I felt discouraged for so long.

You see, I am not the same person I was 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago.  I am an ALMOST 40 year old woman who has given birth to 3 beautiful girls.........all via c-section.  No matter how hard I try that flat stomach is just not achievable unless I go under the plastic surgery knife.

I have earned all my tiny wrinkles around my eyes (they are starting to show up more as I lose weight).  My tata's..................*sigh* I joke that they look like a National Geographic picture of a woman who has never seen a good bra.  Again, I have nursed 3 kiddos.............plastics may be in my future if I would like them to point North again.

What I am saying is I AM NOT PERFECT.  I never will be.  And the more I take a good look in my non-rear view mirror the more I am okay with that.

Being fat has made me more conscience of other peoples feelings and for that I am grateful.  I used to wish that I had never gone down this road.  I am beginning to see that this journey will make me a woman that I will really like. 

I have said before that I hope I keep my fat girl personality in a new skinnier body.  That is still my hope.  I NEVER want to forget where I came from and where I am going. 

But, I will no longer long for the life that I see in the rear view mirror because each day this journey just gets more and more amazing. 


  1. Ohhh ... I do like it ... great saying !

  2. Great mantra!! No more rear view mirrors!!!

  3. Love this post.
    I have this dream of being me at 20 again- that is not going to happen and you know what, I don't really want it to happen. I like me at 44..... well, I like me here well enough. I know I am a much better person inside then I was at 20 (thank goodness).

  4. My girls are already sagging and I've only lost 37 pounds. I lost a cup size already. There are lots of other places that I'd rather see the weight loss. Eeek. You're right about the rear view mirror. When I catch myself thinking that way, I stop and remind myself that although it may be easier to look back, I have to forge ahead, as hard as it is on some days.