Everything's Bouquet

Friday, August 26, 2011


I was excited to take pictures, but I really don't like them.  Will I ever like pictures of myself again?  I do like having 50 pounds gone however, and I feel really motivated to knock out the rest.  Below are a few pictures from yesterday, and one comparison picture from February.

I added the close up above so I could show how my skin looks while juicing.  Below are two comparisons of me on February 11, 2011 when I had lost 12.5 pounds and yesterday at minus 50 pounds.

I had actually been on the Clean program for 10 days when that awful picture was taken.  I tried to locate one from January, but will have to keep digging.  As puffy as I am in that picture, I know it was even worse in January.  Unfortunately, I did a really good job of NOT standing in front of cameras.  Sadly, I took an entire weeks field trip to Chicago with my youngest daughter and her seventh grade class in January, and while there are lots of pictures,  I cannot find one of me with my daughter.  NOT ANYMORE.  I am so happy to be able to be present with my children and family instead of hiding from history.

Below is my fresh pineapple, mango, peach, apple, and spinach juice.  It was too good; a really refreshing and yummy breakfast today.

These pictures make me smile.  My beautiful senior and her creative shirt heading off to school today.

Below is an interview with Joe Cross who stars in the movie, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and who founded the Join the Reboot website.


❀❀ Dawn (Lay Down My Idols) ❀❀ said...

You look GREAT! Congrats! I think it takes a while for us to get used to how we look - my advice (from hearing from others) - take A LOT of pics and keep looking at them. After a while we get used to our new look and we can see the amazing differences!

BrendaKaye said...

Thank you Dawn! I think my problem is I am trying to look like I did 10 years ago...and losing weight isn't going to take off the years! :)