K so this was even cringe worthy when it was taken summer 08, what with the camping-hair. Never mind it flashing through now randomly in the middle of a slideshow of all the pictures on my computer.

Regardless, though, this was me, fat and unhappy and very low-energy. I remember feeling so tired and miserable this whole vacation. My hair is gross-colored b/c I had bleached it blonde in an attempt to make myself feel better, and then dyed it back because I looked like white trash. I never wanted to go out because I was self-conscious.

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July 08

I cannot express how much of a difference 20 pounds can make. I lost my weight by not snacking unless I was at a party, and doing Wii Fit for at least half an hour, two or three times a week. The first 15 pounds went that way, at least. Now I exercise much more rigorously, but to start, that was nice and easy and made me feel (and look) a lot better.

I still have another 20 pounds to go before I’m considered fit, and while I’d like to hit that I’m not totally obsessed. I’m still overweight, at a size 12/L, but I’m a heck of a lot happier and a heck of a lot healthier.


opening one of my presents - Your Shape for Wii! Speaking of shape, I must have mental problems because I swear I'm fatter than this, and how wierd is that to say?December 09

4 thoughts on “cringeworthy

  1. You look amazing! And you know what else? You totally inspired me to start the Wii Fit Challenge… And I am LOVING IT! Only problem is, we just moved and with all the boxes to unpack I have fallen off the band wagon… Tonight, I WILL be hopping back on! Thanks so much!


  2. thanks! I'm glad. I barely recognize myself in that photo, so it's not too hard to post it, because I don't really feel like it's me. haha. You wouldn't have caught me posting it a year and a half ago though! It's so nice to feel good enough to crawl up into the beaver dam at the local children's museum with my daughter, too, another thing I wouldn't have done a year ago. It's kind of hard to believe that one year ago I was nearly 200 pounds, and now I'm down to 175!


  3. woohoo… good job! 20lbs is such an achievement

    I've been following your blog for a while now. You're very funny – I'll try to comment more


  4. thanks and thanks! 😀
    With the weight, it kind of felt like it happened overnight in a way, because I did it 'right' so it was very, very gradual. Suddenly one day I realized all my clothes were too big. I bought an outfit in my size, and borrowed a bunch of clothes, and suddenly it was like a stranger was in the mirror. But now I'm used to it and the me I was 20 lbs ago is the stranger!


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