Wednesday, March 6, 2013

15 Pounds Lighter

I debated whether or not to post this picture. After it was snapped I was feeling self-conscious, I felt I looked a little dorky in the photo; truly for the accomplishment this photo was supposed to extol, my first reaction was I looked chubby and I did not want to share.

The photo lingered in the photo stream on my phone for a few days. I didn't hate it so three days later so I sent it to the friend who bought me the purse as a birthday gift. She raved...not just about the use of the purse but the whole ensemble and how happy I looked.

It's taken me a couple more days to work up the courage to post it here, because all of the initial statements - that I feel I look chubby and dorky - still hold true. But I figure that's what this whole project has been about. Putting ourselves out there, so vividly, so vulnerably, even when we're afraid we could end up mocked.

So here I am; 191 pounds, 15 pounds lighter than where I started in September, feeling like a dork, excited to be heading out to an extra-special birthday party.


...photo credit: the ever gracious husband
...dress - Suzy Shier (I know!!!!), necklace - oooold purchase from Ricki's, purse - birthday gift

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

looking good lady !

Squidney said...

You look fabulous and I love the dress!

Lindsey said...

Girl, you look FAB! So radiant! Keep it up!!!

Kelly said...

Love it! You look fantastic and so, so happy!

Kate do Forno said...

You are all soooo awesome, thank you for the kind words!

Alli said...

You are always hardest on yourself. You always look fabulous, but 15 pounds is a huge accomplishment!

Shaelah said...

You are rocking horizontal stripes lady! Not many can! You look amazing and what's more - you are feeling better!

Ashley said...

Love love love! Congrats on the weight loss ... see what no gluten and dairy can do to a person!

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