Sunday, April 10, 2011

Check out the Belt

Yesterday, I happened to find a belt that used to fit me back when I graduated from high school.  I have loved this belt and was planning on saving it for the future when it would fit me again.  But then I tried it on...

So here is the only picture I can find with me wearing this belt five years ago.  This was taken at EFY about 1 month after high school graduation.  I'm not kidding when I say it is the only picture--sorry you can only see the belt buckle.  And you are just going to have to ignore Brad Wilcox in the picture too. :)  He was the session director at EFY the week I went.  (Sidenote: Every time Bro. Wilcox would see me on campus, he would ALWAYS stop and talk to me and ask me how I was doing and what was going on with my life.  I don't know if he remembers my name but he for sure remembers my face and actually cares about me!!  Anyway...)

And here is a picture taken yesterday.  I keep looking at it and telling Casey that I'm SO cute!  He agrees!  I just LOVE this next picture!!!

HOLY COW!!!  Do you know what this means?!?!  I'm the same size I was when I graduated from high school!!! :D  Since that time 5 years ago, I have been through the hardest, most emotional, challenging trials in my life.  The result--emotional eating.  I gained a lot of weight, lost some weight and eventually gained back tons of weight.  I have also experienced the happiest, best, most amazing times of my life.  The result--emotional eating.  (I'm seeing a trend here....)  I gained more weight because I was just so happy and we pigged out on sweets and junk food.

I am still working on breaking the emotional eating trend.  Fortunately, I have definitely made improvements!! :)
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5 comments:

Tebb said...

Way. To. Go. Lisa!!!!

I'm super happy you've discovered exercise and the importance of it...

Through personal experience, I've seen the positive influence exercise and improved eating habits can have on a person! I struggle with eating snack foods when I'm bored. It's become a more pronounced habit as of late...am right at the edge of saying enough is enough. I WILL overcome this!

Thanks for sharing your journey. You rock.

Keep it up, Lisa!! SO proud of YOU!!

Lisa said...

Thanks Tebb--you are SO sweet!!! :D It is nice to hear that I'm not the only one who eats when I'm bored. That is something I am still working on! :)

Jessica and Trent said...

YOU LOOK SO GREAT!!! And you have a right to say you're "cute". You totally are! Love your outfit!

Jonessa said...

Congrats! ps. Love that Brad Wilcox is in the photo. He's such a great speaker!

Lisa said...

Thanks ladies! :)