Saturday, October 04, 2008

2 Year Anniversary

Thursday, 2nd October marked the two year anniversary of my weight loss journey. I weighed in at 211.2, which is 82.8lb lower than my starting weight.
Although that wasn't the lowest I've got over the two years, I am unbelievably happy about the changes in ME that have happened over the last 2 years. (I got down to 203/204 a few weeks back, but a sprained ankle which has put a hold to exercise, and some comfort eating meant I put some weight back on).

I am a different person. For a start, people that didn't know me two years ago would possibly not be able to recognise me from photos taken back then. Physically I am a lot stronger and fitter. Ok, so that might sound funny coming from the person who's spent much of the last 8 or 10 months on antibiotics and other assorted drugs, and visiting the doctors. But I hate to think how this infection would have affected me if I'd had it two years ago.

I am actually happy being me. I like what I see when I look in the mirror. I'm not at my goal yet, but I can see that it is possible, it can be achieved. Here's to the next year, and maybe even reaching goal (approx another 40lb, depending on how I feel when I get there!)

April 2006 (sorry, couldn't find a good face on pic)July 2006 (at a wedding, with my sister, HP)
July 2008 (at a wedding, with my sister, HP)August 2008I love being me :)

13 comments:

Tess said...

Beautiful. : )

Krazy Kate Designs said...

Awesome Debs, you're an inspiration.

The World's Dresser said...

Congrats on all you've accomplished. Way to go girl!

blackfeatherfarm said...

Inspiring post, keep up the joyful attitude.

Rosebud Collection said...

You look wonderful..You should be proud..I think losing weight is one of the hardest things to do..since we have to eat..very hard eating the right stuff..So happy for you..

goodkarma said...

rock on, girl!

*hugs*

pennydog said...

Congrats, it's great that you're happy with who you are too.

Jennifer-Ancientgamecupboard said...

You rock, Debs! You're doing so awesome ~ and you're beautiful inside and out {{HUGS}}

jessicajane said...

wow, good for you!! my husband went from 300 to about 200 now. I didnt know him when he was at 300 but I saw pics and it is a total transformation. im happy for you :)

Kathleen said...

That really is a transformation a a journey, Debs! Congrtulations.

HP said...

Do you think you will be at goal by the next wedding you go to? Do I have to wait till you are to get married?!!
Love you. YOu look amazing, I lived through lots of it with you and still can't quite beleive how different you look from when you started. You are gorgeous.
Love you

kim* said...

whoa congrats i would have never known beautiful girl!

Cristina said...

Congratulations on your 2 year! What a great job you've done! Here's to another year! Let's reach goal this year!!!!
You're beautiful!