Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Posts - Day 28

Day 28: A picture of you last year and now, and how you have changed since then

O. M. G. I have been waiting for this day since I started this thing!

Here I am last year...

All of those were taken during my 2-week visit home last year at the beginning of March. I probably weighed around 290, though I can't be sure because I didn't own a scale at the time. I think what saddens me the most when I look at those pictures is that I thought I looked pretty good. Now I look at the photos and all I can see is how unhealthy I look--how fat I look.

Here I am now...

These were all taken on March 22. I had some other ones that I wanted to post, but for some reason the Blogger uploader isn't recognizing their existence. Anyway, I would like to mention that I bought this green shirt probably a year and a half ago. While I could wear XL in Old Navy's knit shirts--they stretch to high-heaven!--I couldn't even get this very non-stretchy XL shirt over my arms. I actually can still button the next button down, but it looks better leaving it open like that over the baby bump :o) I also have the same shirt in a khaki color.

So, how have I changed? Hm, lemme break it down for you:

  • I've lost 60 pounds
  • I'm 5 months pregnant
  • My blood pressure is normal *crossing my fingers that it stays that way*
  • My feet aren't fat and puffy
  • I can sit indian-style or with my knees up and it doesn't hurt
  • I no longer worry about breaking things when I sit down
  • I fit in the rides at amusement parks
  • I'm happier
  • I feel better about myself (at least with clothes on...)
  • I don't mind walking and taking public transportation so much (too bad we're about to head back to the land of no public transportation!)
  • I feel healthier
  • I look healthier
  • I no longer have to shop in the plus-size department
  • I'm more comfortable in the KTX seats
  • I'm positive that I'll be more comfortable on the plane ride home!
And the list goes on. I love the new me. I don't necessarily hate the old me, but I do hate that I thought it was okay to let myself turn into a fat tub o' lard. I definitely didn't realize what I'd turned into until I was sitting at a bar with some friends last year (during that trip home) and this really drunk, obnoxious guy was next to us talking about strippers and strip clubs and I don't really remember what else. His friend kind of gave us an "I'm sorry about him" look and Obnoxious Drunk Guy says, "I don't care what that fat bitch thinks!" Being called fat in Korea was one thing... but it was then that I realized I just looked fat, period. It stung. Unfortunately, it still took a few more months for me to actually do anything about it. 

So here's the new-and-much-improved me--Cheers! (...with sparkling apple juice, of course)


~Lisa~ said...

What a wonderful post!! CHEERS to you (I'll drink something a bit more potent!)

You look absolutely amazing and glowing! - I love seeing your transformation (you're so beautiful with your precious little bump!)

...sarah. said...

OMG, you look AHHHmazing! I can't wait to see you (soon!), but way to go! Now... no amusement park rides til that little bean comes earthside. :)

cherelle said...

You look amazing. Really happy for you! That is my sweet little Karinne in that bump! She has a great Mom!

Deanna said...

i hope you don't take this the wrong way, but i think you look like you've lost way more than 60 pounds. you look great!

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