Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Happy 1 Year Weight Watchers Anniversary to Me

Yep, this week marks my one year anniversary of doing Weight Watchers. I've achieved more than I thought possible. My original goal was 52 lbs. in 52 weeks. I thought that was far-fetched, but look where I am today. It is doable. It is achievable. It just takes one day at a time. It wasn't always easy, it took me 5 weeks to lose 1 lb. this summer. But, it looks like I am back on track this week (I'm down 3.6 lbs.). I know that some time soon I'm going to lose some of my motivation and feel like exercising isn't working, but today everything looks sunny and possible.

So, I decided it was high time I included some "before" and "now" (it's not "after" just yet) photos to my blog. The picture with me in a suit with a red top is from late August 2005. I was about 200 lbs. in that picture and gained another 25 lbs. after this picture was taken before I started trying to lose weight in August 2006. The second picture, with me in shorts, is from early July 2007 at my Weight Watchers location. I asked the receptionist to take a picture of me at the beginning of Kim's Challenge so I could document the change. I'm about 162 lbs. in the picture. It's kinda hard to get the full effect with the picture of me in the suit since it isn't full length. (The reason why the suit isn't button is because it was too tight to button. I was squeezing myself into it.) I don't notice the difference on a day-to-day basis so looking at pictures is interesting, but the difference isn't as dramatic as I expected it to be. I wanted more tangible proof that I have lost all this weight. I guess I'm going to have to find it within myself.



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy WW Anniversary! It's great to see a picture of you. You look amazing. ;) -girlinga.com

jodi said...

happy aniversary! and you can really see the difference in those 2 pictures... keep up the great work! :o)

Amazon Alanna said...

Happy WW anniversary!

Trixie, you are frickin' adorable!

I'm having an exclamation point problem!

Kim said...

Hello gorgeous!! Congrats on the loss for the week!!!! YEAH YOU!!!!! I emailed you - so when you see something from Kimpossible816, dats me!!

KL said...

Woohoo! You're a hottie! Thanks so much for the great pants and the great surprise outfit I got in the mail! The pants fit perfectly! The top and the skirt will be perfect for fall. The skirt fits wonderfully, but the top has a little ways to go. I'll post pictures in it when it fits a little better.

Oh yeah, and you're rocking on the weight loss!

angelfish24 said...

Wow! I can see a big difference for sure. Yeah, it would have been good to see the full body shot but I'm sure you can find more pics. I had trouble finding some as I would avoid the camera.

Thanks for sharing the pics as I don't believe I've seen a pic of you. Happy wt watchers anniversary!

Vanessa said...

Happy Annniversary! How fun to see a picture of you - it wasn't until I saw it that I realised I've been picturing you as Trixie Belden!

Congratulations on the 52 weeks - you're really shown us what's possible!

Salma Gundi said...

I can totally see the difference. Happy anniversary :)

Christie said...

I think the difference is astonishing. It's always harder to see it in yourself, I know. But trust me, the rest of us see it!

Congrats sticking with WW for a year. That's something I've never done. I think 6 months was the longest.

You look great and you're doing so well. Thanks for inspiring :)

Chief Family Officer said...

Congratulations, you're doing fantastic!

(BTW, I clicked over from Blogging Away Debt - intrigued by your name. I loved those books!)

Marshmallow said...

Happy WW Anniversary! And you have made such WICKED progress! :-D Like Christie said, the difference is astonishing! Go you good thing you!

Lily T said...

Ha ha! I always thought you had blonde hair with blue eyes.

Happy WW aniversary! You have done such great work!

crankybee said...

Trix, you are NOT what I thought you'd look like at ALL! LOL! I always thought you were blonde (I think that cartoon pic was putting ideas in my head!)

You look amazing, what a difference!