Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Visual comparison of the last 6 months

Today I was thinking about the journey I have been on for the last six months.  It was February 6, 2012 when I went to my first Optifast group meeting.  I weighed 417 pounds.  I felt the worst I had ever felt in my life during the body assessment session at the clinic the day after my first meeting. I remember thinking, Hurry up and take the damn picture so I can get this part overwith. I didn't ever want to feel like that again.  In the last six months, so much has changed in my life. I am a diabetic who was taking a combo of oral meds and injecting insulin ... now I am able to normalize my blood sugar without those tools. I no longer take any medication that was prescribed prior to beginning Optifast. I feel fantastic and look younger (at least that's what everyone tells me). I have lost the equivalent of several small people or one adult. I am soooo much happier and energized. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. I am able to do this program because I take it one day, one shake at a time, led by the grace of God. I don't think about how enormous a feat this has been in terms of the bigger picture because it might scare me a little. However, I want to give you a visual reference. I saved that outfit from the body assessment because I never want to forget where I came from.  Compare and I think you'll get some idea of how life-altering this has been for me.
At the body assessment
Same outfit, 6 months later



4 comments:

Melissa said...

WOW!!!!! A picture does indeed paint a thousand words. You look fantastic. (And yes, I like the tan!) I'm so very happy for you Kath!

thinkingthinner2 said...

You look radiant in the second set of pictures! You look as happy as I feel on this program, too. Hooray for you!

Big Heart said...

I could just imagine the awe and happiness, maybe some unbelievableness (is that a word haha) you felt when you put those clothes on. Yes, this is you now Kathy! Looking forward to see more of your weight loss pics at the end :)

Kathy said...

I don't know, I sort of like unbelievableness ;-) Thank you all for your support. This is a very special time in my life and I'm so grateful you all "get" it.

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