My blog dress and header has changed! As a newlywed, I am excited to present a whole new theme.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New pics

Here is a new pic of myself, taken last Friday. I can't believe how much I've changed!

Those are NOT my beers in the background! I do not drink beer. Ack!

This was me last June.

And this is me early September when I decided to start working on exercise and diet after finding out I have diabetes.

This was me several years ago when I was at my highest weight ever!

Yet here I am last week looking totally different. I am down almost 60 pounds now, and down around 80 pounds from my highest weight ever. Can you believe that when I saw this picture I almost didn't recognize my own face? I think I look darn good for being 50! That's my friend Stacy on the right. We were out watching a band and dancing for her 34th birthday!

I really do need to get a full length pic too. Working on that.

As you can see, I changed the hair too. Thanks to the forcing urging of a couple blog friends, I decided to let the awful perm grow out. Thanks Justine and Bridget!!! This is SO much better, even though it's not where I want it to be yet.

It's really odd to lose this much weight because I have never been succesful at weight loss before, but then I never really tried. In my mind, I am still that bigger girl. I still think of men looking at me like I'm much bigger. Now instead of being a proud fat chick, I am just chubby. It's weird to me. I still have 60 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight though, but if I don't reach that goal, I will still be thrilled at where I am right now.

The funny thing is that last week I joined a contest where I get a pretty darn good prize if I can lose the largest percentage of body weight. What did I do? I GAINED two pounds! lol I'm not discouraged though. It's part of the journey and last week was a crazy, stressful week. I am back on track this week.

Sorry, but no tablescape this week. I just didn't have the resources to get something around. Should be back next week.

I finally joined Facebook! If anyone wants to be my friend on Facebook, just let me know. Oh, I have NOT joined Farmtown or Yoville or any of the games on Facebook. I figure I already have too many time wasters!

More posts to follow!


Nita in South Carolina said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! You look terrific!

raxx a day in the life said...

Kady I love your new look! Congratulations on your wieght loss!! you look wonderful, now, another 60lbs? that seems much considering how great you look now!

Blondie's Journal said...


The change is very remarkable, especially in your face!! You look so pretty!

I am wondering how you lost all this must have taken a lot of dicipline! Good for you!


marty39 said...

You look absolutely fabulous. What a great accomplishment. I'm just trying to loose about 10 lbs. and I know what a struggle that is, so to loose 60 is simply fantastic. You go girl. You look gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

wow what a change! you look great!

Shelia said...

KADY!!!! Look at you! You look so beautiful! I'm so proud of you loosing weight - it's so hard to do! You look so happy! Watch out men - here come gorgeous Kady! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I'm so happy for you! You look at least 20 years younger than you did last year!!! Just live a healthy life and if more weight comes off, fine but do not stress out about it because you look great. I'm glad you like the new hairstyle! ; )

Lindsay-ann said...

You look beautiful. Congratulations on your weight loss. You must be so proud of your self. Well done.
I was interested to hear about your lovely Bonnie Lane house. I hope and pray that you get to keep it and move back in really soon.
Have you sent Stella to her next destination yet? Looking forward to hearing where she will be popping up next.
Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

Mom the boys and I also said you needed to change you horrible 80's hairdo that you've had since Sean was born. And he is now 20. But I still love the new look and I Love You!

Neabear said...

What a difference! You look wonderful now. It really shows in your face and you have this wonderful glow in your face too. Congrats on being successful with your weight loss. Are you going to share how you did it? Or did you already do that and I just plum forgot about it or missed it somehow?

Keep up the good work!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said... go girl! This is so inspiring! You look great!

Lori said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is unreal! How does weight age a face? I thought only stress did!LOL Girl you look outstanding, but what is so important is how you feel! Do tell us a little more how your more successfully eating! Hey, now don't sit at the computer go buy some fabulous new clothes!! Lori