There are very few pictures of me when I was heavy. Very. Few.
I started looking for some recently, just looking back over family pictures and it saddened me. There was my beautiful family.... And I was like a ghost. Nowhere to be found. Heard and clearly present.... But hardly ever caught on film.
I wasn't participating in life. I was watching it. Enjoying looking at it and observing my kids, but not fully engaged. Don't misunderstand - - of course I played with my babies and loved them dearly and nurtured them.... They were what inspired me to be a better me. I just didn't enjoy being me.
That's what my weight-loss Journey has done for me. I found a zeal for life that I just didn't know was missing. Now, I'm in pictures not just taking them. I'm having a blast and jumping in front of the camera just to let everyone know it! I am living life out *loud.* And not just externally... Somehow, it helps me feel it and own it deep inside.
And that sweet baby boy in the picture is one of the two that helps me find that feeling.... not just being a good parent, but loving being engaged with my children... engaged with life 😊.
This picture was not at my heaviest. I'm still searching for this. Here, I'm already down about 25 lb. The difference in the picture is about 80 pounds. Since many of them are pretty camera phone, I'm honestly still searching for some of those! Don't worry, I will update you all as soon as I do!
Diet and exercise driven weight loss .... All me. Still a work in progress... But I'm much happier and healthier me as I learn to have *fun* with life.
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Another renter who will get their security deposit back thanks to clean carpets 😁
A mama playing with her littles. Capturing who you are is what I love to do. This family is playful, funny and loves to have fun. One day these littles will not be so little and Mama will always be able to look at this and be reminded of their wonderful childhood.
Last weekend, Nathan Calloway, MD (ENT) and I collaborated @wakemedhospitals
for another facial trauma case. For some complex trauma cases, #teamwork
is critical to help patients get the best possible outcome.
Schedules out! I made time for y’all and I’m repping for fall. Call me Papi Pumpkin Spice Latte! #🍁 #🍂
Happy one year anniversary Patrice and Daniel!
It’s that time of year! Who’s ready for Fall Family Portraits? I just started looking for someone local to take ours. Make sure you get yours scheduled before it’s too late.
🔮 Balayage Beauty 🔮 Take a look at this Before & After of a Balayage with Babylights by our Kreative Artist Tara (@starstylez
). Tara gave her client a beautiful seemless blend and cleaned up her cut for a beautiful new fall look. Have you made your appointment with us yet!?! 💜 #KreativeLooks #FallIsInTheHair
Yep, another request for navy & I ain't mad about it! This was her Grandmother's & I adore the history, quality & character of it. 💙💙💙| Color: Coastal Blue by @generalfinishes
| Topcoat: Ultra Tough Topcoat by @thechippybarn
(see link in bio & enjoy kristi10 discount code) | Vase & Flowers from @thehomeremedy
(see last post for the story behind them 😉)
💕 Blonde w/ a Pop Of Pink 💕 We are loving this Beautiful do by our Kreative Artist Nicole (@suttaddsmom
). Nicole gave her clients some fresh brighter highlights and added a Pop of color for Extra Sass! 💜 #KreativeLooks #PopOfColor