Saturday, May 25, 2013

One Pound At A Time

This may be the most difficult thing I've ever shared with you here. 

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If you've followed my weight loss journey for a while, you know it's taken me quite a while to get here. 
There have been so many days that I have struggled through this. 
I've told you that I've never regretted one moment of this though. 

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Want to see why? 

The black swim suit was tried on last year around this time. I had lost some weight and was feeling quite a bit better! But I still wasn't brave enough to show these pictures to you....
This was May 27, 2012. 

I took them hoping and praying that one day I would be able to show you better ones. 
While I'm not exactly where I want to be just yet, I want to show you the difference a year makes. 

These were taken May 24, 2013. 



There are days that you get so aggravated with seeing no progress for a month. 
There are days that you feel like you've given it everything you've got and then see nothing the next day. 
I've been there. I have fought for every single pound I've lost. 
But it is worth it. 

I can't always put into words how amazing I feel since I've taken better care of my body. 
But I can let you see the difference. 
If you put junk into your body, you'll get junk out. 
True achievements don't happen overnight. It's a slow, steady progression that gets you exactly where you want to be. 

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69 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Still a little shy with it... :)

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    2. Not nearly as shy as I am....I don't even put full image photos of myself up if I can help it. Loving your new summertime blog, too!

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  2. AWESOME Wendy~!You are such an inspiration!! I hope to post pictures like this someday too!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I always dreamed of that moment and I just about cried when I finally could share them.

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  3. Congratulations on your weight loss!! It is hard work. I am also working on weight loss & have lost 20 so far. Thank you for sharing & helping to keep me motivated :) I visited from Tell Me A Story :)
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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    1. Twenty pounds is a big achievement! Congrats!!! I know you're feeling so much better, right??

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  4. Wendy, your post made me tear up!! You look incredible and should be so proud of yourself! You are absolutely right - it's hard...every. single. day. Bottom line. But if you are committed, you see results. Thank you for sharing your pictures - great job!!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! I think my weight will always be a personal battle. I'm just thrilled I've taken control of it finally.

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  5. You look amazing! Congrats on how far you have come!

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  6. Congratulations on your amazing success! Glad you could encourage others with your journey at UNITE! ~ Jen

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    1. If I can help one person live healthier, then it was absolutely worth it!

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  7. This is a great post and I'm a fellow journeyman in the weightloss battle. So glad I found you on Just Write and look forward to following more of your journey! Congrats!!!

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    1. I just followed you back. I'm looking forward to reading about your successes!

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  8. Wandered over from SDG. I think you look gorgeous in both the before and current shots. And YAY you for making such amazing progress toward your goals! That must feel so, so wonderful. :) <3

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I am just so thankful that I have progress. It was a long time coming!

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  9. Congratulation. Job well done. Inspiration to many.

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  10. Wow!! You can really tell the difference!! You should be very proud!!

    Have a great rest of the week!

    Frances
    www.healthierlifestylewithnonny.blogspot.com

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  11. Awesome, awesome, awesome. So impressive! Congratulations. I'm inspired.

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  12. Wendy you look beautiful in your before and in your after. Hugs P.S> hoping over from Sarah's

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    1. Thank you so much! That's so sweet of you.

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  13. You look beautiful in both pictures to me. Congratulations. This is an inspiration to press on with the goal. AWESOME. Job well done.

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  14. You're awesome! I just shared your blog link on my blogs Facebook, hope you don't mind?!

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    1. I don't mind at all! Thank you for sharing me! :) Do you have a link to it?

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  15. You are looking AMAZING!!! Way to go!!!!!
    Sherry
    www.sexyheffer.com

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  16. You look wonderful before and after, but you are kicking butt and taking names with getting in the best shape you can!! High five to you for a job well done. :)

    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

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  17. Holy crap girl, those pictures are AMAZING!!! Talk about progress, you look fabulous! I cannot imagine how hard it is to share that but you should be dang proud of how you look!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

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    1. That's so sweet of you! It's very difficult to share it, but when you've felt so bad for so long you'll shout any kind of progress!

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  18. Holy cow chica!!! You look AWESOME. You should feel so, so proud of yourself, and also thankful that you kept pictures. What a real inspiration to see vs. all the pinterest ones all over the place. Not that those aren't great, but they're a little less real and a little too glossy. Yours just makes me want to celebrate for you. :)

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    1. The pictures are the only things that keep me going some days. The Pinterest ones are always awesome. I just keep waiting for one of those!

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  19. WOWZA! What a difference a year makes! Love your red bikini - you are rocking it! Great work!

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    1. Thank you! I loved that bikini so much when I bought it over a year ago. Just so thrilled to be able to wear it finally!

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  20. Just stopping by from the link-up. WOW, what a difference! You look amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by!

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  21. YOU HOTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  22. Wow! Good work! I hope to post before and afters together someday. Thanks for sharing and congrats on all your hard work! You look awesome!

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    1. It takes some time and a lot of patience! You can do it!

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  23. I can't believe how great you look in that red bikini! Love the before and afters...def something to be proud of!

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  24. You look great! You're rockin' that red bikini!

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  25. You look fantastic! You've shrunk all over. What a difference. Hot mama in her red bikini. New follwer here! ;)

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    1. I followed you back! Thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to read your blog.

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  26. You look fantastic :) I hear you on being frustrated with no pounds lost, but youre doing it :) amazing!!

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    1. Thanks! I just wish that dang scale would move just a little bit more...Ha!

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  27. Stopping by from Operation Red Bikini... You look fantastic! You've got to be so incredibly proud of yourself, as you should be!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You are just too sweet!

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  28. Awesome job Wendy! Love your new bikini! :)

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  29. Wow, thank you for sharing your wonderful progress over a years time, at "Tell Me a Story." Your post is so encouraging to me.

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  30. WOW!!!! Wendy you look fantastic!!I love that you felt brave enough to share your before pictures, I find posting those pics to be liberating! That hard work is definitely paying off!!!

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  31. Holy crap you look great! You should feel so great about yourself! Way to be! So what if you still have work to do! Don't wait until then to be proud!

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  32. It looks like you are already inspiring many by sharing your journey! Congratulations on your victory and ministry to encourage others!! We're thrilled to have you link up with us at One Sharendipity Place!

    God bless you & your ministry to others,
    sue @thet2women.com

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  33. Awesome progress! You look great! I know how much courage it takes to post those before pictures, but the after makes it so much better! Keep up the awesome work. The struggle is always worth it. If it were easy, everyone would look great!

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  34. Good for you! You are so awesome!... :)
    This is so worth bragging about!

    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  35. I just found your blog through Women Living Well. Thrilled to have found you. And I'm going to look through the blog but can I just ask was there a specific plan you used?

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  36. Awesome work! You look good in both but obviously thinner in the red one. Lovin your bog as I scroll through your posts. :)

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