A few days ago a friend suggested that I post "Before and After" pics on the blog. Though he was joking I don't think it's such a bad idea. If posting a picture of yourself at the heaviest you've weighed in your entire life for the whole world to see doesn't kick the vanity out of you nothing will!
Plus, I can't really expect people to get behind me if they don't actually see what's happening. Many, if not most, of you reading this haven't seen me for quite awhile (like 10 - 20 years!) . You may remember me as that 115 pound high school tennis player or 125 pound college sorority girl or 135 pound young woman searching for her career. I still play tennis (though not very well), I still heart the brown and mode (a Gamma Phi thing) and finally figured what I wanted to be when I grew up (thanks to Jennifer Stender-Hawkins and SuzySaid!) but unfortunately your memory of my appearance would be very wrong. Somewhere between there and here I managed to become fulfilled but also filled out.
The problem is, I've searched through all of our photos from the past 6 months and there are very few of me - and absolutely none of my entire body. I'm always the one behind the camera and on the rare occasion that a picture of me is taken, I usually delete it. Occasionally I will take one with the girls, but that's a head shot only. And if it weren't for the two beauties next to me I'd delete those too.
So added to my "To Do" list this week is to get a picture posted on here. I can promise that it will not be Biggest Loser-esque (a sports bra and biker shorts) or like those bikini-clad diet pill ads in Family Circle - it will be me and my 40 extra pounds - just waiting on a change.