Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebrating


I don't usually share much information of a personal nature here on my blog, but I'm making an exception for a minute because I'm celebrating a milestone. Like so many women, I started putting on the pounds through the years without really realizing it. Three years ago I woke up one morning and didn't like what I saw in the mirror.  I joined Weight Watchers and it took me exactly one year to loose 50 pounds. A couple of weeks ago was the two year anniversary of maintaining my goal weight. None of it has been easy - and it probably never will be. Not a day goes by that I wouldn't love to eat a big bag of M&Ms or a giant Hershey bar, (can you tell chocolate is my weakness?) but I've learned to be content with a small bite now & again so I don't feel deprived. Here are a couple of before & after pictures so you can see how my looks have changed. I feel 10 years younger and have lots more energy than I used to, plus I know I'm a lot healthier, and it's fun to buy new clothes!

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26 comments:

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Congrats to you!!! You were beautiful before and after!! Feeling younger that's wonderful!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Yea for you, you look darling with your new doo and dress....and KUDOS on the weight loss!

Carolyn

Julia said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal and maintaining your weight loss. You were beautiful before and are still beautiful.

You look great in that dress.


JB

Raymond Homestead said...

Good for you Gayle! I know it is a very very hard thing to do!

Raymond Homestead said...

Good for you Gayle! I know it is a very very hard thing to do!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You look marvelous! Congrats on the weight loss and I love your hair!
Thanks for sharing.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Lori said...

How exciting and totally worth sharing!! Congratulations on taking charge of your health and making good things happen!!! Cheers to continued success!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
You look absolutely mahvelous. Congrats to you!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

jan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! ... jan

Robin said...

Good for you.
You look great!

Nedra said...

You are an inspiration Gayle! And yes, you do look 10 years younger!

Laurel said...

Good for you! I so need to do the same.

Me and My Stitches said...

Awesome! I lost 40 lbs on WW a few years ago, but I'm sad to say that I have gained part of it back. I really need to get it back off - I felt much better, and everything hurt less!

whitey said...

I remember those chocolate days. You have transformed yourself into a new person.

Shakerwood said...

Congratulations, Gayle! You look maaahhhh-velous!! I'm still waiting for that wake-up call.

adailydoseoffiber said...

Good for you! I joined a year ago and have lost 50 pounds too. I look and feel lots better but want to lose some more. It isn't easy! I am more worried about keeping off the weight - I have spent years dieting. Good job....

The Wool Cupboard said...

Congratulations on such a great accomplishment, Gayle...it is not easy to do. Hurray for you!!

Hugs,
Linda

annie said...

you did so great, good for you! you are an inspiration in so many ways, now in this too, so very proud of you!!

Cammie said...

Great job Gayle, you look beautiful now and you looked beautiful then!! What an inspiration!! ~Cammie

Kaaren said...

Congratulations and GIANT hugs to you, Gayle.

You look absolutely fabulous! Keep up the great work.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Bravo! You look wonderful...what an achievement!!!
Robyn

Kyle said...

You look marvelous. It's not any easy journey, but you did it!

Mimi Sue said...

Congrats on keeping if off Gayle! That's the hardest part for me. You look great but the best part is feeling better. Mimi

Jeanette said...

Gayle, you are such an amazing person. You do so many beautiful and fun things, always inspiring us, you look fabulous.

Ruff Ruff :) said...

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