Last spring when I moved to Overland Park, I started attending Weight Watcher meetings with my daughter. I lost 22 lbs. and was feeling much better, but she reached her goal and by the holidays we'd stopped attending meetings. At first I told myself I'd just work on maintaining over the holidays and then I'd start attending meetings by myself after the holidays if I had to. Of course I didn't and over the winter I gained back nearly half of what I'd worked so hard to loose. I was feeling pretty disgusted with myself and overwhelmed by the total amount I need to loose , when I saw Laura Grimes beautiful layout last week about her weight loss journey. What really inspired me was what a big difference a relatively small amount of weight can make not only in a person's appearance, but also in their sense of well being. I decided I need to focus less on the end goal and more on the little successes along the way. Although I've been no stranger to matters of weight for many years, I'm not sure I've ever approached it quite that way. Right then and there, I told Laura how much I was inspired by her pictures, but that I didn't know if I'd be courageous enough to post my picture and stats like she had done. Well, here I am taking a leap of faith and posting what no woman wants everyone to know. Maybe there is some truth to the fact that there is a certain anonymity online, or maybe it's that the DD community has made me feel so welcome. At any rate, there is no turning back now. I've posted my most intimate details and I'll be back next month to give you an update. Maybe 60 is the new 40! April 11,2011

PS. I had no idea it could be so hard to take a picture of yourself in the mirror. I didn't realize until later I should have moved the towels hanging over the shower door! I wasn't about to start taking more photos though. It took me about 20 shots to get one with decent lighting and when I wasn't covering my face with the camera.

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