Friday, January 25, 2013


I haven't shared this with many people...

Perhaps it's because I'm afraid people will look at me differently when they see how big I really was.  Or perhaps I'm just vain and since I've always hidden behind a girdle, I never really realized how unhealthy I was...

until now.

That top left photo is me, from the side view.  That was taken when my youngest child was a few months old.  In that photo, I tipped the scale at just over 300 pounds.

There.  I said it.  That thing I never thought I'd ever say out loud (or in black and white).

The truth.

The photo below that is me, this past May at my children's Baptism.  In that photo, I was hovering somewhere between 250-260 pounds.

Sexy, I know.

The other two photos were taken of me- yesterday.  I asked my husband to snap a couple of photos so I could create an accurate portrayal of where I was versus where I am.

And I'm not sharing these for verbal affirmation, or feedback.   I'm sharing them so you realize that even though I'm still not completely healthy, and even though it's taking longer than I'd like, there's definitely progress.

The proof is definitely in the photos.

So be encouraged.  The best things in life take time, and effort- and you have to start somewhere.

It hasn't been easy, and I know I'm not "there" yet, but looking at these photos really motivated me by reminding me that it's not merely that I CAN do this- it's that I AM doing this.

In this together,

The Fat Girl, 


  1. You are gorgeous! Proud of you and motivated to get my butt in gear!!!

  2. You look amazing!!

  3. What have you been doing to lose weight? I'm in the same place of sort child birth weight to lose. Definitely bigger than ever and really would like to get back to a heather size. You look great and I'm. Proud of you. I know how hard it is.

  4. Looking great! What have you been doing to lose the weight? Thanks for sharing the pictures. I can totally relate to where you were and need to lose a lot weight. So thank you. Your story gives me hope.

  5. Oh my goodness Christi! I know you have had to put a tremendous amount of work into this and you look amazing! You have always been someone I thought was stunningly beautiful- no matter the size. I hope you are feeling wonderful!

  6. Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement! :) I'm excited to be getting back in gear. I miss the excitement, with which I originally began writing this blog. I'm back on track now! See you all at the finish line!