Thursday, June 17, 2010

From Vom to Bomb

I wanted to post the second photo in the "Before and Progress" series.

The photo on the left was taken at an 80s Prom party this past winter. And while the 80s Prom theme excuses the sequin dress and feathered bangs, there is no excuse for allowing myself to have gotten that large and in charge. In fact, seeing this photo of myself (and others from that night) is what made me sign up for Weight Watchers to begin with. Blech... it's hard for me to even post this publicly because looking at it still makes me want to vomit.

However, 5 months and 15.4 pounds later is the picture on the right. I still have about 20 lbs to go to reach my goal weight, but I am making progress and I feel good! Weight Watchers was the catalyst I needed to make some concrete lifestyle changes. Now I am running 15 miles per week to train for a Half Marathon, riding my bike to the train station instead of driving when weather permits, drinking tons of water, eating a healthy breakfast every single morning, and packing my lunch daily.

Clearly, a little bit of change has done me a lot of good! But not all things in my life have changed so dramatically. Seconds after each of these pictures was taken, I picked up my glass of wine from where it was resting nearby and promptly refilled it. You see, I'm still me—I'm just a slightly better version of me. Cheers!


  1. Love it! And very brave, girl! I'm next! : /

  2. Looking good...keep it up...I'm in Vegas; a bit of a struggle with WW, but I know weigh in is Saturday! Thanks for the inspiration, Loreal.

  3. You look lovely - in both photos! But I totally understand the feeling of not wanting to look at yourself heavier.

    Heh, glad you're still on the wine.