Pictures of the Past

This horse is not impressed with me.

I found this photo whilst cleaning out from under my bed (oh mercy, the dust bunnies…so many dust bunnies) and I honestly do not remember this picture being taken. This was from a weekend getaway my husband and I took to celebrate our 10 year anniversary back in 2006 when we decided to go horseback riding (apparently I thought I was appropriately dressed for the occasion). I don’t know  my exact weight here, but I’m guessing it was around 165-170. This was a year before I started this blog, too. I do remember feeling confident and happy, so maybe I had recently lost weight – actually I know I had recently lost weight because I had my last baby a little over a year before in May of 2005.  

I weighed 198 when I went into the hospital to give birth. Of course I’m puffy in this picture because having a baby is HARD WORK and makes you swollen all over, at least it did for me.

I also remember feeling that even though I had lost weight, I still “needed” to lose more. Do you know what I would pay to wake up tomorrow and be that weight? The woman in that first picture was having a great time – look at that hand on that cocked hip being all sassy! She looks pretty good to me – I mean yeah, she could still lose a few, but she looks alright. 

Right now I’m closer to the weight in the second picture than I am to the first, but I’m working on it. I’ve lost 2.5 pounds in the last 3 weeks – chugging along slowly but at least I’m moving! I’ve decided to use the first picture as my goal weight picture for now. I’d like to feel sassy like that again, and I will (and some days I still do), so it’s nice to have visual reminder of why I’m doing what I’m doing. 

Do you all realize that 2006 was EIGHT years ago? Does anyone else feel like 2006 was like, three years ago? Where has the time gone? 



9 thoughts on “Pictures of the Past

  1. I was talking to the Sirius radio people today, and they confirmed the radio was in my 2009 car, which to me is still our “new” car – but I realized, crap, it’s five years old already! Where DOES the time go, indeed?!

    You look so cute in that picture and also in your baby picture – proud mama right there.

  2. I think the most important thing you can do is to keep that picture, think about how good you felt, AND think about how you still felt like you “needed” to lose more. And work on changing that feeling before you get there. I really think a lot of women boomerang in their weight because they are trying to get to a “number” that is very difficult for them to maintain. Just my cheap opinion : ) (and also something I’m working on myself.)

  3. I still feel I’m in the first decade of this millennium. It blows my mind.

    And seeing pictures of me from the past also blows my mind. I’m wondering why I thought I looked so horrible. I would love to look like that, again.

  4. Me too. 2006 was definitely just a moment ago. Using that picture as an inspiration is a great idea. Not so much your physical state, but your mental state. Like you said, you were having fun and you were confident. That’s what this is all about, right?

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