I can't believe I'm going to post this picture. This is one of the worst pictures I have of myself.
It was taken almost exactly 10 years ago in July of 2000. I'm surprised I don't have a cigarette in my hand too. I wish that I could say seeing this picture helped to turn my life around, but sadly no it didn't. As much as I disliked this picture I did nothing at the time to change it. I've been thinking about this alot since I did the post below for the Cherry on top Award The truth is I didn't change until after my divorce in 2001. I lost a lot of weight when I was going through that time and shortly after started walking and doing DVD's. I gained some of the weight back when I quit smoking but continued to exercise. The rest didn't come until around 2007, when I started the Couch to 5k. My weight has been a struggle always. Sometimes up and sometimes down. I seem to get about where I am now and just kind of stall. I would love to lose more. In fact I feel that I'm not sure I want to take that next step to a 70.3 until I can lighten the load some. :)
This photo is from Tri for the Cure August 2010 I'll be 46 in a coulple of months and I feel and look better then when I was 36.
I have many struggles ahead of me I'm sure. But I'm feeling confident and strong right now. I believe that I can and that I will get where I want both with my weight and my athletic abilities.