28 July 2009

I'm Worth It

Because I am worth it...
  • I am going to make even more of an effort to get into a "healthy weight range".
  • I am going to continue to work out.
  • I am going to treat my body like the Temple of God that it is.
  • I am going to remember that this is a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
  • I am going to be PROUD of my progress.
  • I am going to use these pictures to remind me why I have worked so hard over the last two years! (These pictures were taken exactly two years apart.)
Kirstyn, James and ME riding the ferry. This is special to me because it is something that my sister and I loved to do as kids with my PawPaw!


Our family picture attempts on the beach...
Maybe by next year I will be happy with the way I look in a swim suit and I will have learned enough about my camera to be able to teach my mom or dad how to take a GOOD family picture... who am I kidding, I am going to pray for some good camera luck next year!



See, I have made progress! Major progress. The person in the pictures on the left no longer exists. She is stronger, more self confident, more educated about food, and headed in the direction of being a FIT MOM!
I am hesitant to set pound goals on here and blog about my up and down battle with a few pounds but I also need the accountability! So, here I go again, again. Help me, are there any challenges out there I should join up with? I want to lose 15 lbs in the next 10 weeks...do you think I can do it? I guess the important question is "do I think I can do it?"
I'll let you know...
And these pictures are just for fun because I love them! After we got up out of the sand from attempting the family picture we were covered in mud and went ahead and had a big ole mud fight that James started! My mom just kept taking pictures and I am so glad she did. It is rare for me to have a picture of me playing with my kids!

Thanks again for all of the support on this journey toward better health!
A Wordful Wednesday for sure!!!

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24 comments:

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

You can do it! As someone who has lost 100 pounds, I can appreciate how hard it can be. Just keep going! :)

kiddiescorner said...

You can do it. Stay strong. It's all about portion. I have always been thin until I got pregnant. I went from 140 to over 200 pounds with both of my pregnancies. With cutting calories and portions I lost all the weight in a year. I am now trying to lose 15 lbs I gained from quitting smoking a year ago. You can do it. :O)

Alicia said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!

Amanda Daybyday said...

What a huge difference Natalie! You look fantastic even if you never lose those 15 pounds. Having said that...of course you can lose those last few. I am so impressed with you!

angie said...

You can SO do it! Portion control was the key to my weight loss, and I think is a great way to lose the weight and keep it off. I really liked this post!

Jennifer said...

Great photos, fantastic affirmations! You are worth it! Be the best you. :) Happy WW!

blueviolet said...

You rock! You're definitely doing it!

Kim said...

You look fantastic Natalie! Way to go. I hope I am a success story some day soon! You are an inspiration!

Stacie's Madness said...

what you have accomplished up to this point is amazing and I can see the difference in your confidence!!!

In the first picture you are HIDING behind your children...second picture you are standing proud!

I love it, keep trucking on girl YOU CAN DO IT. YOU KNOW YOU CAN!!!

Christina said...

You rock, chica! And you ARE so totally worth it!

Dawn said...

Doesn't it make you SMILE when you look at those before's and then you look in the mirror now. WOW!!! You just look AWESOME!!!

I am working to lose 10-15 pounds myself as you know. It is TOUGH but it will be worth it. I believe that I can do it and I know that you can too. Keep the food clean and get to the gym and CONSISTENCY IS KEY!

Cheryl said...

Seeing those pictures is inspiring...your smile is infectious!
Kick up that weight training! Superset, minimal rest in between sets, add in some extra cardio and watch your diet...to a tee... bump the protein up!
You can do it!!!

MizFit said...

you ARE SO SO INSPIRING.

thank you for sharing.

thank you for including that you are STRONGER (inside and out. it shows)

xo xo,

Carla

Aaron said...

I don't know if you remember me, but we talked at the Tuesday Weight Watchers meeting a few times many months ago. I wanted to tell you that you look fantastic! I know you are proud of your accomplishment. As someone who lost 40 pounds five years ago, I know how dedicated you have to be!!! Congratulations!! :)

Tiaras said...

awesome attitude

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Can you do it? Hell to the YA! (sorry but the profanity is necessary here!) You look like a different person which is testament to your progress.

And girl, you are rocking that bathing suit, you have awesome leg muscles. (and yes I made the picture bigger to see because I could see some beautiful bulges - I am a leg person!)

You have come so far and I love that you are continually challenging yourself and I am so very proud of you! Go Natalie!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

You look awesome girl! Keep up the great work.

Peterson Family said...

You look fab! Be proud of all that you have accomplished!

Sab said...

Wow! Congrats on your progress thus far! You look fab!

And I LOVE that last photo btw! So sweet!

Erin @ Furry Murray said...

What an inspirational post! Love the last pic w/ the little one swinging above the waves. :)

Debbie said...

Inspirational! Yes, you CAN do it! You're looking fantastic. :)

Nap Warden said...

Good luck...everyone is rooting for you!

nicole said...

You look amazing! I don't get over here very often these days, so the change is truly dramatic. It is so awesome that you have lost the weight the right way and that you are doing it for yourself.

Jaimee said...

of course you can do it! what you've already accomplished is amazing! i'm focusing on lifestyle changes myself right now - trying not to obsess over every detail, but make good choices - i'm hoping to finally lose my last 20lbs by my 1/2 marathon in November!