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How much a year changes

I know, I do these a lot, but really I still get shocked when I see things like this. My boss at work was showing a new employee some pictures from our events. I work for a company that likes to party. And party hard. So, of course we do Cinco de Mayo. So, my boss was showing this employee some pictures from last year's festivities, and she ran into this picture:


Uh, what?! I immediately showed the picture to Anna, and she asked me how it made me feel. Honestly, I feel mixed emotions. I feel proud of how far I've come--it really is incredible. More than that, though, I feel sad. I have no idea how I let myself go so far; so fat. I mean, seriously. I can't even recognize myself. Here's another picture from that same event:


The main reason I love these pictures is that it helps me to get motivated again. Really, it's super exciting to see how far I've come. And I never want to get that big again. Gross!

What about you?  Do you get excited when you see progress pictures?  How do you keep motivated?

Spilling Hope Update:
Sponsors: Josie ($0.25), Ricky ($0.50), Shelli ($0.25), Kim ($0.25), Ish ($0.25) anyone else?
Total Miles: 7
Total money raised: $110.50

Thursday:
12 minutes on elliptical
12 minutes on exercise bike
12 minutes on stair stepper
12 minutes on treadmill
50 situps
25 push ups
prayed
read the bible
read my devotion
fast

Total:
48 minutes on elliptical
48 minutes on exercise bike
48 minutes on stair stepper
48 minutes on treadmill
ran/walked 10 miles
200 situps
100 push ups
prayed
read the bible
read my devotion
2 dates with Anna
fast

Weekly Calorie Count:
Sunday: xx (never counting Sundays again)
Monday: 2,050 Calories
Tuesday: 2,225 Calories
Wednesday: 1,895 2,195 Calories
Thursday: 1,465 Calories
Friday:
Saturday:

Daily Average: 1,984 Calories.

Back to twEATing here.

3 comments:

  Chad

April 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Nothing less than amazing, beej. Wow.

  South Beach Steve

April 24, 2010 at 5:37 AM

Do I get excited when I see old pics? No doubt about it! It is a good reminder of how far we have come. Congrats Beej!

  josie

April 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Wow, you have definitely transformed your whole life! I like looking back at pictures too to see the difference. If it weren't for pictures, I'd likely not even notice. My aunt posted a picture of me on facebook yesterday from Christmas 08 and I was taken back. I almost didn't recognize me. It's an awesome feeling!

Look at all the money you've raised so far!! AWESOME!!