Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Okay, Here We Go! The Beginning of Losing the Other Half of Me!

Today is my 54th Birthday!
I would never have imagined that at 54 or any other age
I would be fat...and definitely not 100lbs overweight.
I can remember at 95lbs. feeling so fat. 
 I'm only 4'9" so that was really my target weight.
Even at my due dates with my pregnancies I was only 119lbs.
After I had my 4th son I did get up to 110lbs
 and then when I was 29 I blew up and weighed 136lbs.
For my 30th Birthday I worked hard and lost 40lbs in 6 months.
Yay for me!
I felt so good and was really fit.
A few years and pregnancies later up when the weight again.
As time went on more weight came and I became double my size.
A couple of months ago I was at 210lbs. and now I am at 205lbs.
so my goal is to loose 100lbs by my 55th birthday.
I am so embarrassed and humiliated by my weight gain and try not to leave the apartment. 
My son is getting married on Saturday and I am going to look like a hippo.
I don't even want to go to the wedding and for people to see me,
but it is an important day for my son and honestly the day isn't about me.
I wish I had gotten motivated sooner,
but better late than never I guess.
So I decided that I will blog about my weight loss journey
and completely put myself out in the world for everyone to see....
mainly so I can't back out and secondly because if I don't have someone to answer to I won't follow through.
Me at 30 at 95lbs.

Me at 40 around 120lbs
I remember feeling so fat this day and so embarrassed to go to church for Lexie's First Communion.

 Me right before I turned 50.

Me at 51 at Lexie's wedding.
I was right around 200lbs.
They are very disturbing to me
but I said I was going to be completely forthcoming.
So here are my before shots taken this morning and my measurements.


Bust:  49"
Waist:  45"
Hips:  50"
Thighs:  27"
Calves:  17"
I can't believe I am posting these photos.
I hope and pray that next year at this time
I can take a photo's of half of me!


Wanda said...

They aren't disturbing. You are brave. You are trying to better your life and there is nothing wrong with that. You are quite amazing. Good luck and I look forward to reading more about your journey. :)

Sherry said...

Thank you Wanda for your nice comment!

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