Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back

Looking back is always a great thing to do. It helps us see how far we have gone. I like to look back at the end of a year. I got a lot to look back on this year. These pictures really show that for me! I know that I did not lose the 100 pounds that I wanted to lose this year, but I also know that 77 pounds is a lot of weight and as I can see in these pictures I look so much better. I think I can truly say that I was Looking Great in 2008 and will be Looking Fine in 2009! Enjoy...these made me feel good!

1. Church Christmas Party 2008
What a HUGE difference, I can actually sit in the chair!

2. Church Christmas Party 2007

I hated my dh for taking this picture, but now I am so glad that I have it!

I remember not being able to sit in that chair because I was so big!



3. Our Christmas Card picture for 2007
Wow! My face looks so different!


4. Our Christmas Card picture for 2008, I look so different!


Over all I am so proud of myself this year! I know that I am so much happier. Some things I got to do this year that I could not do when I was heavier:
1. Wear jeans!
2. Wear panty hose!
3. Wear clothes that are about 4 sizes smaller!
4. Eat healthier!
5. Walk about 2 miles at a time without dying!
6. Read a story to my kids without feeling like I can't breathe!
7. Wrap a towel all the way around my body!
8. Fit behind the steering wheel in my car!
9. Not overeat! I've learned portion control something that was always hard for me.
10. I'm happier! I can see it in my pictures and people tell me they see it!

25 comments:

Kate said...

Way to go girl! *HUGS* I'm so pleased that you are happy with the healthy changes you've made in your life . . .! :)

nora.lakehurst said...

WOW!!!! That is amazing! You keep it up. I am so proud of you. You are an insparation to me. I hope I can do what you have done. YAY for you. You deserve a make over and some really nice photo's.

nora.lakehurst said...

Not saying you are ugly...... gah never mind I just think its nice when you do something for yourself that doesnt involve food and stuff. OK now I am done digging myself out of that hole.

Kristy said...

77 pounds is absolutely a huge feat - way to go! I love the list you made of the things that you can do now. It will be a great thing to look back on when things are hard.

thewwchick said...

WOW! Lorie, the pictures speak louder than words, and certainly louder than your goal of 100 pounds for the year. 77 has obviously made a HUGE difference in your life. I love your list of things you can do now, and totally relate to the towel, the panty hose, etc. Keep blogging! You have touched more lives than you'll ever know. Here's to a fabulous 2009, friend!

Natalie said...

You've done amazing! I know you'll continue to do great in 2009.

Melissa said...

WOW WOW WOW Lorie, you look amazing!! Such a difference!! Here's to a great 2009!

SeaShore said...

You should be very proud of your 77 lbs lost and all of those NSVs. Looking at those face shots, you look a lot younger, too!

Happy new year!

leish77 said...

Way to go. You have inspired me to keep going. You look great - keep up the great work.

Stacey said...

You look so great Lorie!! WTG on the weight loss!

Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

Good job Lorie! Wow, you did a 180 in those pictures. Good for you friend! You're going to be looking mighty fine in 2009!!

Becky said...

It's been a while since I visited your blog Lorie. You look so great! What an inspiration you are!

Patty said...

You look awesome! You have done such a great job. You should be so proud of yourself!

Renee said...

Congratulations! 77 pounds is amazing and you look TERRIFIC!!! What an accomplishment!

Jen said...

You're right, you look fantastic!! I'm super proud of you! You are such an inspiration!

Bright Eyes said...

WOW! You look GREAT! What a gift you have given your children. You have given them YOU! You will be with them longer.

Keep it up! I will be joining WW on Tuesday night. I gained 15lbs this year...half of my loss. I need to make changes and keep them. Thank you for the inspriation!

grace said...

Wow Lorie, congratulations, you are amazing and an inspiration. will keep in touch iun 2009

Beth said...

Lorie, you are an inspiration! Way to stick with your goal and do the things that make you happier, all the year through (and I have no doubt you'll keep up your new habits throughout 2009 and beyond). Seeing those pictures, you can tell that you've come such a long ways ... for that you deserve major kudos! Congratulations!!

Beth said...

And I promise I didn't just call you an inspiration because the three previous posters did. :-P LOL But hey, great minds think alike, I guess!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I just found your blog today and wow! You look great!

I know what you mean about old photos and current ones. I have my "big girl" photo on the fridge and people look at it and say, "Who is that?"

And wrapping the towel around your body. I SO, SO, SO get that! : )

Katie said...

The change in you is really amazing! You are truly an inspiration. Keep it up!!

MMJ said...

What a great accomplishment!

Mimi's Toes said...

I have enjoyed walking with you the past year on your journey and all I have to say is, you look TERRIFIC!!! I so admire the 77 lbs. you lost and I have faith in you that you can reach that 100 mark. Those pictures are amazing! I am sending you big cyberspace hugs for your accomplishment. Just think, you move better, breath better, you will be around longer for your family. You lost a little person. You have helped me along my journey the past year of losing. I am back on track and really want to make 2009 the year that I change my eating habits. Thank you for your faithfulness to your blog in helping others get inspired....YOU ROCK!

Melissa said...

Wow, so inspiring! I ran across your blog looking for a WW recipe I use to make about 6 years ago.
I found it on your site, so thank you! (Sesame Chicken)
I just want to say that you look beautiful! Keep up the hard work! Hope you don't mind, but I would like to link up your blog in my Links on my blog. I need help with menu planning and your site is very helpful!

Jenn A said...

WOW....I remember you telling me about these pics.I cannot believe the difference!That is amazing but I knew that you have lost SO much weight.You can do it,we are always here for ya :)