Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh the Difference a Year Can Make

Uploading some pictures today from my birthday events (it was August 8th btw...ya'll missed it lol!) I realized 2 things:

A: I must really like to wear orange to my family birthday shindigs ....

(25th birthday w/ family)

(26th birthday w/ family)

And B: I've lost a heck of a lot of weight!

(25th birthday w/ friends)

(26th birthday with friends)

I never felt as heavy as I clearly was- which is a double edged sword - but now that I am, where I am, I never want to go back again! I have so much more energy and sadly (?) even more confidence.

I'm so thankful for this journey that I'm on and I'm excited to continue to progress. A few days ago the scale hit its lowest mark yet bringing me to officially 50 lbs lost in about 8 months time. I want to lose 15 lbs more and hit where BMI charts officially consider "healthy" for my height. I don't know if that will be my comfortable spot or not - more or less- but there's only one way to find out!

And now for one more gratuitous set of photos- because I'm so damn proud:

Proof that just because you can get it on - doesn't mean its your size

(Thanksgiving 2009 H&M Sweater Dress)

(Same date, same dress)

(This weekend same dress)

(Tada! Living Large....Err I Mean Living Small(er)

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane


Shay said...

You are adorable!! congrats on the weight loss girl you look Ah*MAZING!!!! and happy belated bday

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

You do look great. What an accomplishment! I will be starting the journey to weigh loss after I pop out my bebe in December. I've already gained 24 pounds... sucks.

Officially Mrs. said...

I have said it before and I will say it again - YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true.

This_is_Me said...

WOW. just stumbled across your page randomnly and started following you. Your before and after pictures - amazing! you are beautiful!

Advice if possible -what exercise regimen do you follow, if any? That pic in the kayak, you look amazing!