I just glanced at my blog stats and my jaw dropped. After weeks of averaging 15-20 page views a day, suddenly in the last two days there are over 100 of you out there reading this blog. I have no clue who linked you over here, but WELCOME to any new readers! Feel free to comment & introduce yourself.
I met my friend Melissa for lunch today. We go way back, we first met on a message board during my first round of weight loss back in the early 2000’s. We lost touch in that post-kids haze, but reconnected last year. She started her journey back to goal 11 months ago & made it this week, losing an astounding 107 lbs in the process. Do check out her blog – she will make you laugh and think, which is a great combination!
Last time we met, we cursed that we hadn’t taken a progress picture. So today we both came armed with our cameras.
What I think is interesting is how differently people carry their weight. Melissa and I weigh roughly the same, about 174-176lbs. She is an inch taller (although you can’t tell in this photo, because she only has socks on!) and does more exercise. But her start weight was higher & she has more loose skin. I am definitely bustier, and my baggy pants aren’t doing me any favors – I think it may be time to retire this pair! Melissa can wear a size 12, whereas I am still in 16s (admittedly, they are getting loose, but most 14s are still too tight). I still dislike the lines on my neck, but otherwise I feel like I look healthy and good in this picture, even with 20 lbs still to lose to hit goal. We are two rockin’ mamas!