After – straightened
After – natural curly
I have not had a real professional hair cut in many years; at least 15 or more. Most of the time my hair is either in braids, or pulled back in a ponytail or hair clip when straightened (which came down to my collarbone) or in a big puff when in its curly, natural state. I’m not totally sure why but I felt this strange level of comfort in doing the same thing over and over again. My hairstyle, much like my clothing style, was nothing special, just very plain, comfortable and convenient. Not very pretty, just “there”. Continue reading
I just flew back home from visiting my sister in Seoul, South Korea for a week. And I had an AMAZING time! Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel and explore, and there’s so many activities I’ve always wanted to do, but I was limited by my weight. Now that I’m 97 lbs down, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and go to the other side of the world.
Early this morning I thought I smelled something funny in the house, and that it might be coming from the air vent. So I pulled down the ladder to get into the attic and check it out. I started to climb up…but what caught my eye was the sticker on the ladder. Continue reading
Before you get all excited, no, this story is not about marriage…that will hopefully come in the near future.
Anywho….yesterday I was cleaning up in my bedroom, and happened to come across my old class ring from high school. Continue reading
Hiking Stone Mountain, GA. Left is Friday 4/14/2017 and right is Saturday 4/15/2017
It’s been at least five years since I climbed Stone Mountain. This was HUGE for me, because 80 lbs ago, this would not have been possible.
80 lbs ago, this would have been a real problem for me. Continue reading
Top-left : June 2016; middle-left: April 2016; bottom-left: June 2013
Top, middle and bottom right: March 2017; bottom right is same skirt as bottom left
So this week, on April 3, 2017, marked exactly 6 months for me since I had the sleeve (10/3/2016). I had my check-up at my doctor’s office, and they showed I was at 83 lbs lost (15 lbs pre-op, and the rest post-op). Continue reading
It really is the little things that mean the most!
Some things that might seem like a pretty mindless, insignificant gesture to others – crossing your legs and wearing a pair of heels – meant alot to me. Not being able to do something that all the women around me can do made me feel less beautiful and less ladylike. Less like “me”. Those were two things I never really thought about, until I was at my highest weight and unable to actually do it. Continue reading
This might sound like a weird NSV, but it was one that took a while to learn. For my whole life, my attitude about throwing food away was, “I’m not throwing my hard-earned money away!” because I equated food with money. Continue reading
Me at Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus, Philips Arena, 2/17/2017 – #75lbsdown
About three years ago, a friend and I went to Philips Arena in Atlanta to see Stevie Wonder in concert. The concert itself was great, I had a fun time with my friend, and I loved seeing one of my favorite singers of all time, but I could not wait to get it over with. Why? Because of the seats! Continue reading