Monday, February 14, 2011

My Inside Out Pics

If you know me at all you know that I will do just about anything to avoid taking a picture. I have mastered most of the tricks in the book.... put children in front of me, chin up, hide behind others, wear all the one to take the name it...I've tried it. Well, I've decided this isn't a way to live. I want to have pictures of me and my kids and Bruce together and since the main reason that I haven't taken lots of pics of us together is because of my physical appearance....(weight issues) I've decided to face my fears right here (my apologies in advance) and document this weight loss journey in photos periodically.

The top picture is of me on Christmas Eve of 2010 and the bottom picture is of me on February 12, 2011. I've lost 17 pounds between the photos....but I can't really tell that much of a difference on the outside....but oh wow...the changes happening on my inside. That's what really matters the most anyway. So, maybe by next month there will be more visible notice...but for now, I find it hard to even convey in words what God is teaching me through the process of surrender.


Jansen Family said...

Congratulations! 17 pounds is awesome! Also, I really appreciate your Meal Plan Mondays...thought you'd like to know. ;)

~Carla @ Jansen Family Adventures

Keelie said...

You've got it. You've got "the sparkle" in your eyes.

The most significant change I notice in my pics from "then" and "now" is the sparkle. And it does come from the inside.

Praise the Lord for what he is doing from the inside out!

Melissa said...

You look AMAZING! You probably don't notice an outward difference because you see yourself every day. I can tell a difference between the photos (and noticed before I read). Keep up the great work! I don't know if you've read it, but Lysa TerKeurst's book, Made to Crave is a great tool. It really helped me change my focus from numbers to making choices that were pleasing to God.

marlene said...

I'm new to your blog and the difference is obvious, I noticed it even before I started reading what the subject was. Your face is thinner. You are motivating me. said...

Congrats Gina! You look great and it is encouraging to hear what an inside change that's going on.