Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Remembering

Every day when I log into my Bodybugg program I see how many weeks I have been on the program. At first it was a motivator, I have been on the program X number of weeks and lost XX number of pounds. Then last year had a rough year weight wise. Gaining and losing the same 15lbs several times.  When 2011 hit I decided to leave that all behind and just start a new year and a new weight loss goal.  The past few weeks I noticed the week counter on the BodyBugg again and it was getting closer to reaching my 2 year mark of focusing on wieght loss. This week it said:


Two Years! Well longer then two years I have been working at this since Evie was born. I have been struggling but I keep moving forward no matter how slow the process is. I have to trust that if I am doing everything right the weight will come off.

A couple days ago some photos were cycling through our computer screen and some photos came up from Evie's first birthday. I wish I could delete all the photos that I am in, but instead of that I need to look at them and see how far I have come. I can't believe I am going to post this - this is so embrassing. The photo is from my daughters first birthday. I reallly want to delete this photo, but maybe instead I should hang it on my fridge to remind myself that I never want to go back to that. I want to be able to keep up with my child as she gets older. I want to be an active parent in her life and at the weight I was I was limiting my options. 

You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment. ~Unknown Author

 

12 comments:

  1. that is good motivation, girl. you are telling yourself good things! i am proud that you have done this for 2 years and are STILL working- health is lifelong! : )

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  2. You have come so far, and made so much progress. You continue to be a huge inspiration to me!

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  3. You are amazing! You have continued to work hard and your efforts are paying off! You are a total inspiration!!

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  4. Don't ever throw them away. Maybe you might not like to look at those photos but there a part of your life too.

    You've come a long way and it's really commitment that you continued bodybugg for almost 2 years!

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  5. You are so inspiring!!! You WILL reach your goal!

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  6. I remember seeing that picture. You've made AMAZING progress. And think about how much healthier you are now - for you and for your daughter.

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  7. You should just look back at those pictures and smile. Smile at the progress you've made. Smile at your dedication. Smile at your hard work. Smile b/c you no longer look like that. Congrats on 2 years!

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  8. I can't wait for the day that Evie is an adult and tells you how much she admires you and how proud she is of you. It WILL happen. And it was ALL you, Jen. ALL YOU. Be proud, don't forget. Your journey has made you who you are. Don't ever forget WHO you are. ((HUGS))

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  9. You are an amazing woman, you always remember that. And you look awesome now, you have come so far! You are a great motivator and I always look to you for inspiration. Whenever you have days where you are just feeling down with your weight or not seeing it, you can look back at that picture and you can see how far you have come! Keep up the great work!!

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  10. Wow - congratulations! Your story is so inspiring to me. Umm, I don't foresee myself running, but heck, who knows? I am feeling better and stronger everyday. If I do start, my inspiration and motivation will have been started by Kim/23imaginaryfriends and you. :)

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  11. Keep on going!

    Keep those photos, too. I have all my 'big' pictures, and while they are embarrassing to me to look at, that doesn't change the fact that I had family that still loved me and all of the things we did.

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  12. I have a picture like that. I keep it in my drawer and pull it out every so often, to remind myself that I am so much more healthy and fun this way. Keep it up, you are doing a great job, and setting a great example for your daughter!

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