Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I discovered this month the benefit of well fitting clothing.  I  have not really lost any weight in 2 months.  I hit just under 250 on September 6th.  Today, I weighed in at 249.3.  While I wish I had lost weight the past two months, I am thrilled that my number has not gone up.  Life has become complicated lately.  In October, I spent a week working the Eastern New Mexico State Fair (raising money for my band student's account).  I also spent a week in training in Albuquerque.  This meant eating out every meal.  And no time to exercise---except for the night we all went dancing together!

Anyway, while in Albuquerque, I bought some XL Old Navy shirts.  In the past two weeks, I have had more compliments and comments about my weight loss than I've had all year. 

One of my favorite cheerleaders (who sees me regularly) sent me this note on Facebook:
I didn't catch you after church yesterday...but I just had to tell you that you are looking sooooooooo good! I know the road is hard at times...but this is building such perseverance in you and the fact that you are sticking w/it and being faithful to the God who built your "temple"...I think He's so pleased Love ya!!
Another, who I haven't since before the transformation began (she moved away), sent this after a posted a picture from Halloween:
You look amazing!! What are you doing?
Even my boss' mother-in-law (who attends my church) caught me coming in on Sunday and commented on my weight loss.

So the moral of the story is:
When you have lost a bunch of weight--make sure you update your wardrobe!!

The first picture is a face comparison. Our church uses a networking software program called Church Community Builder (CCB). About a year or so ago, I added a picture. Last week, I decided it was time to update the picture on my profile.
The lighting is awful, but here's a comparison. The blue shirt is one of the Old Navy XL's I mentioned.


  1. Rock!!! yay you! Your transformation is lookin FAB! Keep it up! :-)

  2. Wow what a difference!! Your shoulders are getting so slender!! and you are totally right about getting clothes that fit you when you are losing weight..

  3. Awesome!!! You look fantastic...we all need a maintain break once in a while - you should be really proud that you maintained!!!!!!!

  4. Have you been tracking inches? Because I don't think that's just the clothes.


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