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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I am a model!!!!


Ok, maybe not, but dang it, I look GOOD in this pic! Thank the good Lord, I like myself in a pic where I am not sitting, not hiding behind someone else, not looking up to hide chins, not angling to the side... Straight on me. Right in the middle with my hair blowing in the wind being the sexy girl I am... lol :) Ok, maybe that is too much. :) It feels good to feel good if that makes sense. I am 263, THREE pounds away from 100 lost. SLOW going, but I have non-scale-victories almost everyday that I can focus on. We had our annual 4th of July party and I played musical chairs! :) Then, when we went to the fireworks show, I walked a LOT, didn't need to stop and sit AND I CLIMBED A 4 foot FENCE! :) We were on our way to the fireworks and everyone was walking across the field as a shortcut. When I got up there, I didn't see an opening in the fence. I thought of going under, but I would get dirty and everyone around me was going over. so... I said... "screw it! Just try Lisa!" to myself and started over. I had help on the other side getting down, but by golly, I climbed the damn thing myself. I cooked for this years festivities WITHOUT a chair, stood the entire time, took tons of pics, had a great time. Amen for this choice I made. IT WAS THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME and since I am in a spunky mood, I would like to say BITE ME to everyone who talked crap, who expected me to fail, who said I would chicken out, who said I wasn't ready, who stalked me :), who put me down for being so open here with my struggles. My name is Lisa and I am REAL. I don't sugar coat, preach to people about what they should do, I don't bully people to try things my way, and I am changing my life. My name is Lisa and I am happy and PROUD of myself and all that I accomplished even BEFORE my surgery. My name is Lisa and I like who I am and what made me this way. :) I admit I am insecure. I feel pain when others don't like me. I have low self esteem that I am working on. I have a GREAT family and a few wonderful friends. I like my honesty. I hate mean people. I have a painful past. I am in charge of me and have a problem when I can't control my surroundings. I am a FOOD ADDICT. When you have been to hell, you appreciate everything much more than you would have had you never dealt with the darkness.


Below: my back yard. We had a dunk tank this year. :) Our party had 15 adults and 22 kids.



Below: that is me on the left. :)



Below: that is the fence I climbed. Doesn't look like much to most, but it was at least 4 feet tall and for a girl who this time last year could not walk more than a few steps, it might as well have been a 10 foot wall.

26 comments:

Stacey said...

You are doing so great. I can't get over how big of a change there is. I am so happy for you!

The Lovely One said...

Good job, Lisa! You do look good!

I usually have the sound off while I'm blogging, but I had my sound on for whatever reason today and I got to hear the Beastie Boys when I started reading your blog! Love it! Takes me back to high school!

Christine said...

I still remember that post you did about the wall at the beach and how you couldn't get down...and you had to go all the way around. You look beautiful and happy. And are finding out who your truly are. I am so happy for you. The best part of this blogging t hing and hanging out for years on end is seeing the people I had such total confidence in gain confidence in themselves. You made my day.

Heather's House said...

Lisa .... be proud of everything you have accomplished. You totally deserve everything you get. You are looking awesome. Hold your head high and to hell with anyone who has ever said anything bad about you. Don't let anyone take away what you have worked so hard for. These people do not deserve a second thought. BTW ... way to go over that fence! :D

Miss Felicity said...

Lisa!! Congrats on the fence hopping. And almost at your 100 lb loss. That is an AMAZING goal and I cant imagine all the hard work youve put in. I am starting my weightloss journey again, for the {2nd serious time} in my life, any advice????

spunkysuzi said...

I am so proud of you! You're looking so good :)

Sunny said...

You are doing and looking so Fabulous!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Amanda said...

You look wonderful!! Sounds like the party was a hit too :)

Jacqui said...

Awesome! You look so happy! Those are some great NSVs!

Lori said...

YAHOOO!!!!
I am soooo happy for you!!!
Lori

Diamond said...

Woot Woot to you! You do look great. I love your focus on the non-scale victories.

Rachel said...

Yeah you...you look beautiful and healthy.

MPilcher said...

You look awesome !!!! I hate when I check your blog & its blocked :( Makes me sad, you really are an inspiration !! Keep it up !!

Amanda Kiska said...

Wow! Talk about the best revenge!

You look AMAZING!

Laryssa said...

You really do look great but most importantly, you look HAPPY! And good for you for telling the world you are real. You don't hide behind your blog and paint a pretty picture of yourself just because that's what you think people want. You are honest about your struggles. We need more people like you!

Lawgirl said...

The change in photos from then to now is just AMAZING. You look so happy and healthy! I'm so happy for you!

Angela/Pretty in Orange

Sara said...

I found your blog through LDS BBC and have been following your journey for a few years now. I am so glad you open your blog up sometimes so people like me get to see how your doing.

You look so happy and great! I am so happy for you and how far you have come. You are so inspiring to so many of us.

Keep up the good work!

Sara

Sheila said...

You look wonderful and YAY for being so much more mobile...playing games, climbing fences and having more energy. That is awesome!

Wendy said...

You look stunning in that picture!!! You can see not only the weight loss but the light in your eyes. You look so much happier than you did in the pictures before your surgery. I love to see that! That picture is a perfect way to thumb your nose at the people who tried to tell you that surgery was the wrong choice. You can clearly see that it was the right choice!

Thora said...

Love you! Proud of you!

Manda said...

Hello Lisa, I've been gone for awhile and came back last week with posting on my own blog and noticed I could see what was happening with you. I'm happy you opened it back up. I really enjoy reading your posts. I love the honesty you put in all of your posts. I am very happy you made the choice you did too, you look wonderful and you can see the change it has made in your life.

Robin said...

Lisa you are amazing!! I'm inspired!

Amelia said...

You look wonderful! It warms my heart to your pics. I am so happy for you. Keep up the great work!

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

Great pic. Your happiness is evident...

pinkgigi said...

I'm so happy I checked back here. Congratulations, you have made such a turn-around. Good luck and enjoy all the wonderful things you can do and the whole new world that is opening up for you.
Love from Australia
Julie

Liv said...

Great post! New to your blog & enjoying reading so far! Love the fence story! That's an accomplishment!

Have you seen the show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition? It's on Monday nights on ABC at 10pm/9c...thought it might interest you as the episode last week dealt with food addiction...I was pretty floored to see a show on national TV touch on that issue...and shed a few tears!!

Anyway, look forward to reading more!