Monday, June 3, 2013

Then and Now

Oh what a journey...


Sometimes this feels so unbelievable. 

Looking back I wonder so many times how I didn't see things were so out of control. Now that I'm getting closer to my goal weight, I wonder why I didn't do something sooner. I feel like I lost so much time. I lost so many opportunities with my husband and child. All the times that I didn't jump in the floor to play with Caleb. All the times I passed up on my husband because I was hurting, or tired, or didn't feel pretty enough for him. 

I know so many of you reading are feeling that same way. I wish there was something I could say to explain how much better and more free I feel now. Taking control of my life...my eating...my weight has been the most amazing thing I have ever done. If by sharing my story I have helped just one person gain back their health, happiness and confidence, it has been worth every struggle. 

If you're wanting to start your journey, please know it is worth every single second of it. I know how difficult it can be to get started. I know how addicted you can get to food. I've been there. I've eaten a whole box of white cheddar Cheez It's in an attempt to just feel better. I completely understand how devastating it feels. And I want nothing more than to see you do well! You absolutely can do this! 

If you have questions or want someone to hear your struggles, I am here. 
Please do not hesitate emailing me at dailydoseofdelsignore@gmail.com!
I want to cheer you on! 

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! You look awesome! And/but please don't beat yourself up for the past. It's past, it's over...those times re your son where when he was so young, it's nothing he'll ever remember. Plus, it was all part of your journey to get you where you are today. It helped shaped you into the person you are now. No regrets. What's over is over, and you are living a great life now, and today is what matters. It's all any of us are guaranteed. :)

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    1. I am thankful for the journey because I realize how precious my health is to me. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. This is such an awesome testament to what we can do when we finally decide to follow through... you've inspired me tremendously! Thank you so much for sharing on Tips & Tricks! I'm sharing on my pinterest, "Inspiring" board, & on our facebook page.... I'm also excited to be following your page via the links on your sidebar... Can't wait to read more! Thanks, again!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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    1. Thank you for sharing it! I'm so glad to help inspire you!

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  3. Thanks so much for encouraging us here at "Tell me a Story." There is hope. Where there is a will there is a way" my mother used to say.

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  4. Amazing! I've lost 50 pounds before and know how great it feels and still find it hard this time around when I have so much more to lose. It's unbelievable how hard it is, even after getting a taste of how good being healthy feels. Thanks for another bit of motivation!

    Kristin

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    1. I did lose about 50 pounds years ago, prior to having a child. It was so much easier then when I had just me to worry about and could go to the gym all of the time. It's so much more valuable to me this time around though.

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  5. Hi Wendy, I found you via Just Write. Your story is inspiring. As I have gotten older, my weight has been more of a struggle. I used to be skinny. Then I was normal. Then I got thyroid disease and gained a few pounds. Then menopause - another few pounds.

    I am short, so five pounds can easily change how my clothes fit. Lately, I have cut back on chocolate and ice cream, plus I started portion control - nothing official. I just make sure I don't eat as much as my husband, who is taller and naturally larger than I am. I have plateaued with about 8 pounds to go. I am not giving up. I will be moving to a new home soon. It is the third and fourth floor of a walk-up condo. I figure that should help with a few more pounds :)

    Thanks for letting me ramble on in your comment box. You are beautiful.

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    1. Awww, thank you!!! It's always those last 10 pounds that just will not come off easily! I am cheering you on!!! Congrats on the new condo too!

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  6. WENDY OMG I JUST ABOUT HAD A HEART ATTACK SITTING AT MY DESK! This is absolutely amazing!!!! I am so proud of how far you have come!

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  7. Wow you look incredible. It gives me hope.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't realize it was that drastic until now.

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  8. I LOVE how you edited this photo & you look amazing.

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    1. Thank you!
      A blog reader actually made it for me! I was just in shock!

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  9. you're an inspiration! (and to way more than one person, my dear!)

    i hope someone who needs to read this reads it and gets that sparkle they need to either start or continue on this crazy, complicated, amazing weight loss journey!

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    1. That's the only reason I blog about it. If my struggles can help one person realize they can live healthier, it's all worth it to me.

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  10. Wendy! So awesome! This will inspire many women!

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! I really have a heart to help others live healthier lives.

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  11. Way to go Wendy! I just found your blog thru a link up! I'm in TN too!

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  12. Such an inspiration! -- You go girl!

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  13. You look amazing, Wendy! Congratulations on all your hard work!

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  14. Holy crap, those pictures are unbelievable!!! You look in freakin real lady!! You bet you are inspiring people, I know you are inspiring me!! Thank you for linking up with us!!

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  15. That is awesome, Wendy!!! I have seen so many friends take control of their weight, eating habits, and fitness lately and it is so amazing and should be celebrated. I am so happy for you!!!! Visiting from fellowship Fridays :)

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  16. Very inspirational! Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  17. Thank you for Linking up at Random Journal day and sharing about your weight loss victory! May you continue to maintain a lifestyle that blesses you and those you love! Dawn @ Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith

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  18. You are so beautiful. Honestly, inside and out! I'm happy to have met you in blogland! Thank you for sharing your pictures. So motivational!

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  19. Hi Wendy, love that you linked this post on Winsome Wednesday. It has been a great encouragement to me that is for sure.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  20. YOU LOOK SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are truly an inspiration!
    xoxo
    Dani
    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow! that is amazing! Thank you so much for all your amazing words & advice! This is exactly what I have been looking for to kick my butt into gear!!!

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