One year later... look at the difference!

One year ago I blogged that it was time for me to 'become accountable to myself'! Exactly a year ago I wrote:
"I am worth the effort" I say to myself over and over inside my mind. "I am worth it... I can do this... I *WILL* do this...", I repeat in mantra-like reply. But I haven't been 'doing this' and I continue to start and then stop... self-sabotaging. I mean, what the heck AM I doing? I am closer to 300 lbs. than 200 lbs. And I should not even be near to 200 lbs. But here I am. That's the reality.
That's no longer my reality.  I've gone through a full year of working toward being the Healthy Loser Gal I want to become... and I'm soooo much healthier now than I was a year ago when even walking up a flight of stairs would have winded me.  I'll write much more later tonight but - for now - I wanted to post a few photos of "Then" and "Now" (not Before and After... kind of Before and Half-way There...). 

Thank you, my friends, for all your encouragement!  I am so grateful for your friendly tweets - your honesty in your own ups & downs so I could be honest in return when I felt awful and fell off my plan in a big, bad, dramatic way. lol I *know* I would not be 60+ pounds lighter today if I hadn't connected with all of you here while I've poured out my heart (along with pouring the Pepsi down the drain!) and accomplished what I have.  Thank you!!

And... you know what?  Damn, I'm proud of myself today! *grin* And here's the really cool thing - if *I* can do this... YOU can do this!


Big hugs from me to you~
HealthyLoserGal / Jan


Becky Fyfe March 19, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

Woohoo! You have done really, really well and you have a lot to be proud of!

ONeener March 19, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Congratulations! Amazing how we can affect positive change in our lives when we *really* set our minds to it. Keep up the healthy attitude :)

Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Wow what a difference a year can make!! I just came across your blog. Congrats on your loss :)

CJ March 19, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

Great progress! You love great! Congrats

Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

What a wonderful difference! Congratulations! The rest of those pounds do not have a chance.



Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick March 20, 2010 at 1:32 AM  

Great progress! You are doing awesome! :)

Unknown March 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

You just look fantastic! Way to go you are an inspiration and I think you are FABULOUS!!!!!

Alice Jones Webb March 22, 2010 at 2:13 AM  

Happy Anniversay! You look great! Just think of what next year will be like!

Amy Dabbs March 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

Happy one year! Thanks for sharing your journey with us and for being honest with your ups and downs. You're an inspiration!

Izzy Rock March 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

WOOT WOOT congrats on your achivement , YOU LOOK FABULOUS !

Kat March 30, 2010 at 3:11 AM  

You look great Jan! What a fabulous year this has been for you. I am looking forward to meeting you in May and both of us being lighter than we are now! I love your positive attitude and vision...:-)