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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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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Comparison Pictures

Since today is the start of a new year, I thought I would give you the mother of all mothers in comparison pictures.  I have to say, as I am typing this my hands are shaking. 

The before picture actually makes my stomach hurt.  It makes me want to cry.  To reach out and tell that woman that no longer exists that there is a way out.  You see, at that point I had given up.  I believed at the time that I would just be fat until the day I died.  2 years later..........I have a new outlook. 

My band has given me the greatest gift.....my life back.

I know my band doesn't do most of the work.  That I have to work hard, eat right and exercise.  But, it gave me the kick in the ass that I needed to get back on track.  It gave me back hope.  It gave me the courage to push myself.  It made me love myself again. 

And so to my band I say...............thank you, for teaching me that I AM WORTH SAVING!!!  Thank you for helping me believe in myself again.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 



  1. good job mama <3

  2. Such an amazing difference and I know that I feel the same way. My band was the wake up call I needed to really TRY this time to make my health my top priority. Happy New Year.

  3. You were right .. all of YOUR hard work has paid off ~ and you have thin legs ! :) Happy New Year !

  4. It's the foot that kicks our butt to get started and the hand that helps us up when we fall. btw, you might be getting close to bailing on those jeans --- I think they are getting a teensy bit baggy on you . :)

  5. Brenda you are looking tiny as all can be since the last time I seen you! You have done amazing, isn't it crazy to look back at the past pictures, I question so many times who is that person I don't remember her!

  6. Wow! Big difference! I just had the same feeling today as I was looking at the "old me".

  7. Love it! You look great and so glad you made the decision to take charge of your health!

  8. You are fabulous and an inspiration to all! Happy New Year! xx

  9. Brenda, I love the pic comparison. Love love love it. Everything you said is so true. Many of us had given up and accepted that we would be fat our entire lives...but no more! Cheers to 2012!

  10. Brenda,
    If those pictures do not convince someone out there that they do NOT need to give up on the their self, I would be amazed. You are a wonderful inspiration.
    Happy New Year

  11. what a great comparison picture, you've come so far!!

  12. Love you! This is great!

    By the way, this weekend if you're not busy, we should have a shopathon. :)