Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The photo that broke my heart

I was searching through some photo's the other night and I came across the pictures from my 3rd son's christening which was in August last year. I haven't looked at this photo's for a long time and I remembered why...These photo's broke my heart. I hadn't realised how bad my weight had got until I saw these photo's..In my mind I looked fantastic, but the lens doesn't lie.
I'm sharing with you guys because you are so amazingly supportive, and well, lets face it, we're all here for the same reason

This was taken on the 21st August 2011. I weighed 116kg...OMG how did I let myself get so bad???

I'd often hear people talk about THAT moment, the one thing that happened that made them commit to losing weight properly. This photo was my moment, well I thought it was. I joined Weight Watchers after this photo and I half heartedly lost 5kg's by Christmas. I really wanted to join round 3 of 12wbt but talked myself out of it.

I'm so glad I talked myself into 12wbt because...............
This was taken today, I now weigh 98kg. I still have a long way to go but it's really made me realise how far I've come. I love going to the forum post that has the before and after pic's, it's so inspirational and motivating. It's the first place I go when I'm having a bad day.

And my last photo for today.....Meet my new training buddy
I've decided to call him Bertie, we're going to be together for the next 6 weeks. I'm so annoyed and P&%#ed off. But there's nothing I can do about it. I've created my own little circuit of exercises that I can do. I really don't want to lose the level of fitness I've achieved. I'm going to brave a swimming costume and head to the pool for some laps as well.
I remember the day when an injury would have seen me grab a bowl of chips and a bottle of wine and park myself on the couch. But I don't ever, EVER want to be that top picture again.

and lastly before I sign off and do my uni assignments (which is what I really should be doing, not blogging). A huge, massive THANK YOU to everyone to reads this, who comments, who is on the forum, who is on facebook or twitter. The support is amazing and I believe a reason why so many succeed.

Happy rest of week 6 xx


  1. Wow, Linnijane - thanks for showing us those photos. You look so different already, so much healthier and fitter. Isn't it weird how we think we look not too shabby and then we see the photos which tell a completely different story. I'm really proud of what you've achieved since last August, and I hope to follow you under the triple figure very soon. As for you and Bertie - I'm so sorry that it's going to be such a long and close relationship, but fantastic you've created a circuit you can do and i know you will continue on your downward way. You are AWESOME, thanks for posting. x

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You look amazing. Awesome effort girlie.

    I think Bertie looks great on you too. Here's my theory about injuries - they happen when we need them most - I'll bet you discover something new about yourself & have the opportunity to really cement the nutrition side of things while you're in recovery.

    Keep up the awesome work Linnijane xx