Monday, December 17, 2012

One of those days

For me, the begining of this journey started because of a few select "moments." Isn't it amazing that of all the millions of moments we live each day, some could change our lives so much. The moments for my weightloss journey were not big, lightening didn't strike, my doctor didn't tell my I was going to die. Nothing. One thing that did happen was this day: 
I'm the second rider from the left. In a gray hat. This day I was uncomfortable in my clothes. Even my skin felt tight. I didn't hardly fit in the saddle anymore... and don't even get me started on how hard it was to mount. I was embarassed of myself. I was uncomfortable and I wanted to NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. I couldn't wait to be done. This is one of those MOMENTS that changed my life forever. 
Approx. 2 months before banding.
I weighed about 277 

Now this is the difference a year can make. In this picture (not very flattering because of the huge sweater) but really, I feel so good! I spent the entire Spring/Summer remembering all the reasons why I love ranching and love horses. Approx. 10 months after banding. I weighed around 177.
The brown sweatshirt from the first picture and the orange one from the second are the same size... just for a refrence.

What was one of your moments?


  1. Wow! What a difference. I know exactly how you felt. Wedding picture is adorbs.

  2. So happy you are feeling like your life is back! What a blessing!

  3. You are crushing this! One of my moments was when a friend's husband kept calling me "Big V" - I wanted to curl up and die...

  4. WOW! such a change.

    I've had so many of those moments, but the most recent was when my 2X t-shirts (mens) were so tight that I had to elbow stretch them. I wouldnt even LOOK at myself in the mirror for a month I was so ashamed.

    Last night my pants almost fell off while I was walking the dog (Literally had to grab them!). These are the same pants that were so tight I almost couldn't wear them 3 months ago. Its such a great feeling.