Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When you need a little reality check . . .


Just go through old pictures, right? Well, I stumbled upon a few pictures today while I was searching for something, and this is what I found. WOW! Really? Sure, I found others too, but this one got me.
I guess there's nothing like making yourself appreciate where you are by looking at where you've been? There's a huge part of me that wanted to delete this immediately when I saw it. It's certainly not the most flattering photo of me (and probably why I stopped taking pictures all together), but then I realized that I WANT this to be a reminder of where I was, how I felt, and how desperate I was to make a change. I want to be able to love myself, my accomplishments, and know that I do deserve to obtain and work toward the finer things in life. What a journey!!!
On a side note, Thanks Liza for the book suggestion! I'll be going out and finding that book this weekend! It sounds like a good one to have. I'll keep you all posted on my progress!

6 comments:

GastricGirl said...

You have truly come a long way, Heather! You look wonderful and I'm so happy for you! I need to get the book that Liza suggested too! :-)

Hope you have a fantastic day! Hugs!: )

Kim H. said...

We all have pictures like that, but if we deleted all of those out - we'd delete decades of pictures out of our lives. And that certainly wouldn't do any good... and honestly - think of all the good that can be done when you look at them side by side...

Kim said...

You look fabulous!

What book is it? My reading list is so huge at the moment that adding one more certainly won't hurt!

Heather said...

Thank you!

Hi Kim! The book is actually already on your list (I read your blog yesterday too). It was recommended by Bariatric Babe and it's "Joining the Thin Club". If you get started before I do, you'll have to let me know what you think. I'm planning to go out and get a copy this weekend!!

Tiff said...

Wow, you've really come a long way. It's funny, as I was creating my blog, I couldn't find many pictures of me when I was "fat".

The truth was, that I shyed away from the camera. Every once in a while, I'll come across one... and like you said, my first instinct is to cringe, and look away...

But, I need to be humbled to continue my battle.

Liza said...

Glad you thought it was a good suggestion!! Now my WLS Support Group has officially helped you too :) I can share the love virtually, lol.

P.S. I think you are beautiful then and now!