|At my heaviest in 2007|
First, just the thought of being photographed was a little scary to me. Though I had taken professional photos a few years ago, I was still a little unnerved about taking photos in athletic wear, with my body on full view--especially since I still have some more weight to lose. My nerves were calmed however, when I arrived to the photo shoot and many of the ladies who were also being photographed greeted me warmly!
Second, I was nervous to see friends I had not seen in nearly seven months. Though social media allowed me to remain connected with my friends, I wasn't prepared, really, for the reactions I received. Because I see myself daily, it's still hard for me to wrap my mind around the transformation. I've taken to looking at old pictures to remind myself...LOL Every old friend I saw was excited and happy about my transformation. In the midst of it all, I became excited too, because I know I represent what is possible and obtainable.
So, back to the photo shoot! Though I was nervous, the photographer was so sweet and professional. He took about 20 or so photos. Afterward, he showed me the photos on the computer and I must say, they came out really nice. When he finishes processing them, he will send some to me and then I can share them.
In the meantime, I have decided a few things:
1) I will continue my eating, drinking, and exercising regime, but with a few changes. [Click the words "eating," "drinking," and "exercising" to be taken to the blog post where I describe my routine for each of the three categories.] I have decided to add dairy back. This will mostly be in the form of yogurt and cheese, here and there.
2) I will continue to blog but I can not promise it will be every day. I love sharing my food journal and that keeps me accountable, but I can not keep up with blogging everyday. So, I will do what I can in regards to sharing my food journal.
|Left, Heart and Soul 2010; Right, Heart and Soul 2011, 90lbs later|
I am excited about continuing on as well as sharing my progress/process with you.
For now, in the next few days, be on the lookout for two new blog posts! In one I will share a recipe for HOMEMADE PROTEIN BARS (sugar-free) and the other will be FOR LADIES ONLY! :-)
Thanks for journeying with me!