Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Before and After

The other day when I got home from work I turned on the tv to catch the news and I saw the new Jenny Craig commercial with Sara Rue. The photo is courtesy of Parade Magazine. I stopped in my tracks when I saw this. In the after picture she's down 50lbs and looks incredible.

I've always like her as an actress as I found her approachable and funny. I'm not sure if that was because she was the bigger girl and being a bigger girl I felt a kinship.

Seeing this transformation got me thinking. As I've told you all before my mission is to hit goal by December and lately I've had a difficult time getting back on plan after my foodapalooza in Vegas. TOM isn't helping but I can't use that at as excuse. I've been on this weight loss battle for a freaking long time. I don't begrudge that as I honestly believe you can only be successful when you're ready to commit to the work. I do believe I have commitment issues as my habit is to be on and off the wagon. To get to goal in December I need to make a mental, physical and spiritual commitment to making it happen.

I know I'm ready but I'm a bit scared. I think the chubby factor has been a bit of security blanket as it allowed me to be invisible. Part of me wanted to be invisible because I was fat but the other part liked the flying under the radar. If I don't draw attention to myself I can't be disappointed. I realize that's whacked in the head and it's taken me awhile to shake that mentality. I do want to be healthy, live a good life and become a fashionista (had to have one shallow reason). 

This picture was taken a few years ago when I went to Vegas with some girl friends. This was in FAO Schwartz and I saw that stuffed animal boa and had to channel Brittany Spears.

The picture to the right was taken this last trip. The background is the tram station that runs from Bellagio to Aria. It just called out as the perfect background for the "white outfit". I have these pictures on my facebook and one of my friends posted that I looked slender. I do see  a difference especially in the tummy area and hips. The shorts in the old picture were a size 16 and now I'm a size 12 bordering on a size 10.

My progress might not be quick but progress is progress.

It's time to shake off the excuses and focus on the target and kill it.  My next trip to Vegas in March will be the opportunity to add to the goal weight wardrobe.

Operation Little Black Dress is on!!!!


1 comment:

louiserun said...

Have you read the book - women, food and god? Oprah has talked about it on her show. I read it and there are parts of it that didn't interest me or was not applicable. But there was good sections on emotional eating and how we set ourselves up to fail.