Thursday, March 11, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Stories & Spring

I know I'm a little late with this but I haven't been feeling "bloggy" lately. Honestly, I layed awake last night at midnight contemplating getting up and getting my post together but sleep was sounding a bit more enticing. Plus, I figured I had a a little bit of time this morning so I figured it could wait.

So it did!

So here I am. I had to seriously think about what prompt I was going to choose and what I was going to write about.

Prompt 5.) Share some photos and stories as well as what you love about spring.

This week I have chosen to go into the real archives of my photos and thought I would share some. I know in the past I have shared some but they were all relatively recent. None that actually showed the old "me", the "me" before I lost the weight. That was "me" for a period of my life and I thought I would introduce you to her. Believe me though, it isn't easy for me to do this either.

So, without further adu, meet the old me....

Yes, that is me 6 yrs ago and that would be my baby girl who was 2 yrs old at the time.

This was a period of my life that I wasn't happy with myself. This wasn't "me". I never struggled with my weight until my husband and I started dating and we got comfortable. That's when the weight started to increase. Then I had my daughter and that didn't help the matter at all.


I don't regret one moment having this precious little girl. I think if it hadn't been for her I wouldn't of had the motivation to look at myself and see what I was doing to myself. I wouldn't have realized that I'm the one she looks up to and was I setting a positive example in my child's life being unhealthy?

No! So I made changes and got the help I needed and I am so happy that I did. Now my child can see the importance to health, not vanity....HEALTH!!!

When my heart would race out of the blue and it felt like it was going to jump out of my chest, I knew something was up. I wasn't healthy and I wanted to make sure I was here for my daughter.

So here I am, the real ME!

The me that can spend Spring and Summer feeling good in the clothes I wear, the me that looks forward to wearing shorts in the Spring.

It sure feels good to be back too!!!

So, with that said, the things I love about Spring?

Sunshine, shorts, the beautiful flowers, the scent of them, the birds chirping, the slight warm breeze, longer days, going for drives, having the windows open in the house, going down by the water, taking walks, going for bike rides, camping, getting beautiful colorful pictures, Easter, the reason for Easter, going for drives, butterflies, ladybugs, all the green hills, driving with my window down, eating frozen yogurt, hanging with my family and friends and just being alive to enjoy it!!!


Now it's your turn. See what others are writing about at Mama Kat's.


Sweet Tea said...

Good for you for getting healthy. You actually look beautiful in all the photos but we all want to be in "the healthy zone". It was fun to see your daughter "then" & "now"!

Frugal Vicki said...

Wow! You guys are active! Looks like a lot of fun!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am happy for you. I am fat. Always have been. Every single day I hate myself and my fatness.

You are lovely. And I am glad you are a wonderful role model for your daughter.

Brittany said...

Your post was inspiring. What was your secret?