Saturday, March 17, 2007

Has Anyone Seen A Really Fat Toddler?

Because that seems to be what I lost. I mean I have lost 50 lbs and about 31 inches to date. If you think about it, that is about the size of a short round little kid. I prefer to think that it is some loud child screaming in Wal-Mart. Or perhaps some whinny little one that is crabby all the time. However I imagine it – it is gone. It didn’t go easily but it could return easily if I am not vigilant. I have not reached my goal yet but I am so close. I would like to lose about another 10 to 15 pounds but heck that might take another year and I promised a before and after shot. I was going to put one up sooner but I could not get the last bit of weight off. I have been on a plateau for a few months now and I stay within the same 3 lbs no mater what I eat or do so I will just hang in there and keep building muscle.

This is my before picture – that is me in the white blouse. This was taken almost exactly one year ago. I had a lot of fun with my pal Sylvia that day. We do like our margaritas! But I was uncomfortable and I remember that I was worried about my health.

This is me after a year of working out and eating Jenny Craig food. I have to say that I do have the best counselor at JC that anyone could ever wish for. Judy has nurtured me along in such a supportive way. She is very helpful, professional and just a down right wonderful person. She is an important friend to me. And although some think it is an expensive program – it is cheaper than a heart attack and the aftermath of all of that so I am grateful.

I am happy to be healthy and I am surprised that I actually like working out – I even crave it sometimes. I feel very exposed and self-conscious about posting these pictures but I felt it was important for the little journey that I have been on this year. I embarked on a pathway of self discovery and renewal and this task is part of that.

Next post will feature some of the fun new goodies that we got in at Soul of the Rose – or maybe I’ll just write something silly instead.


  1. O Kim, you should see the SMILE on my face as I look at your photos here...Darlin', you are an inspiration and should be SO very proud of yourself. You have taken charge of your life and your body and your health....and just LOOK at you, girl! You are gorgeous with that great big 'Look at Meeeeeee' smile! And you did that in a year? Amazing. Congratulations - and THANK YOU for being brave and willing to share the before and after shots with us. I am so happy for you!

  2. O Kim, you should see the huge smile on my face as I look at your are an absolute Inspiration! You have taken control of your life, your health, your body, and just LOOK at you with that great big 'Ain't I GORGEOUS?!' smile on your face in the 'after' shot! YES girl, you ARE!!!! Congratulations - and thank you for your brave and generous spirit, and your willingness to share your journey with us. I am just so happy for you!

  3. Kim, I'm so proud of you. You look GREAT! I understand what your saying about a lifetime commitment. I just
    lack the motivation but looking at your pictures will help. Happy Nowrouz ---you've really got something to celebrate this year!



  4. Oh, my, GOSH! Kim, that is incredible! I've started on my journey to lose 25 pounds just 3 weeks ago. You are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Why no, I haven't seen a fat toddler, but I HAVE put ON a few pound this year ... Hmmm...Coincidence? *giggle* I tip my hat to you -- good work!


  6. Thank you for posting. I think it is wonderfully inspiring. Do not feel vulnerable! Feel triumphant!!!