Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fat Tuesday!

Most of my Fat Tuesday posts are about where I used to be...weight wise. You've seen pictures dated back to my hs years....today's post is going to be a bit different.


For the longest time I've done this weight loss thing for my family...for my husband so he can be proud to call me his wife, for my kids who I want to be able to keep up with as they grow, and for family & friends that I want to prove something too. Only lately have I been thinking of myself and that's super hard for me to do.

Along this journey, I've made mistakes...I haven't always eaten right...I didn't always make it to my classes at the gym...I put my families needs ahead of my own...and most of all, I've made excuses, a lot! Well, no more folks!

So here it is....the picture I took a while ago but didn't have the guts to post, till today. Ya'll Ready?:
(thanks to Brin, check her out...she is amazing!)


193lbs
This is me...raw & out there...I have stretch marks, sagging skin, belly fat (that needs to go) and I need a freakin tan...fo show! I will also probably need some sort of skin surgery in the future....

I've come a long way from where I started, don't get me wrong...but I also have a long ways to go....I give all you readers advice (that sometimes I don't even listen to) I offer motivation and encouragement only to do & feel the complete opposite at times.

I sometimes feel like I have 2 different bodies....there is the top half of me and my legs that look they belong to someone else then there is the round middle area...and honestly, it's all my fault...they say you are what you eat...and in this case, I must have swallowed a 10 ton wrinkly doughnut...what I put in my mouth is what's keeping me from my goal. So I am putting this out there; 1. As a regular gal who struggles with her weight, like anyone else but; 2. So that I can give you a badass after photo. I want this out there so that I can show you a difference...a difference in me, my outlook, my eating, my progress...everything.

I'm just like you....read more HERE

I struggle with my weight everyday but I'm not giving up....I will not quit and I will reach my goal!

Don't stop....Don't quit....and Don't Settle when you know you deserve more. 

For those of you who aren't blind after seeing that photo, I appreciate the support & the positive energy I get through each one of my readers...and don't be afraid to put yourself out there....you never know what wonderful things will come from it....

14 comments:

  1. 10 ton doughnut....right there with you girlie!! You can do this!

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  2. I admire your complete and open honesty. I feel like you were describing my own body when you wrote: stretch marks, belly fat and sagging skin. I am striving to one day I can achieve your level of honesty, thank you!

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  3. I am proud of you! It takes courage to post pictures of ourselves and let it all out. I know you are making the right decisions to be healthier! We all struggle, but we can do it together! :)

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  4. Thanks for being so open, I totally relate to your post. Right now I'm 205lbs...I know YOU and I can do this!

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  5. You are so awesome thank you for your honesty and I admire you very much. You have inspired me to do the same. :)

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  6. You are amazing for putting it all out there, I know it's hard!!!! You can totes do this, I've been there and the beginning is the hardest part. Just keep going!

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    1. I get so giddy every time I see a reply from you :)!

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  7. Hello,

    I have a question about your blog, could you please email me? Thanks!!

    Melanie

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  8. MORGAN! You go girlfriend! I am soooo proud of you! WE can DO THIS!

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    1. Thank you Brin! We can do this....we both just needed a little push <3

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  9. You are awesome. I am just like you, good on top, thin legs and then super-round and poochy middle. I started at 188 and am now down to 168 and am trying to keep going. It's not always easy and the bites of mac n cheese are hard to resist but trying to keep it real - eating real food that is. Be proud and you are doing a great job lady - keep it up!

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  10. I can definitely relate! I have sagging skin on my arms, thighs and under the cute pregnant part of my stomach. And don't get me started on my breasts that have deflated since surgery!!

    I still think you've come such an incredible journey and I appreciate not only your honesty, but I respect it since I understand how it feels to be so judged, especially unfairly.

    I've said it a gaggle of times but I'm really proud of you :-)

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