I apologize for the quality of this picture.  It was taken in June of 2006, four months prior to the beginning of my successfully losing 65 pounds between October, 2006 and December, 2007.  I use it as my "before" picture for more than one reason.  It pretty clearly shows that I needed to lose a lot of weight.  But it also vividly demonstrates how little pride I took in my appearance.   I am embarrassed to admit that this picture was taken on the island of Nantucket where we had traveled for a week of our summer trip.  Granted, we had been bike riding and it was hot, but there is no excuse for how tacky I look given we were in one of the "poshest" areas of the United States.  Just shows how little I cared.  I'll never be known as a fashion guru, but I do dress up pretty nicely when I want to.  At this point in time, nothing would fit, I was disgusted with myself and didn't give a rip if I was on Nantucket or Hee-Haw.
At goal weight - October 10, 2007
These pictures represent two amazing goals.  Both were taken on October 10, 2007.  I had just reached my goal weight and completed my first 11 mile hike. 

After gaining 30 pounds - October 2, 2009

It's pretty easy to see the 30 pounds that I regained between October, 2007 and May, 2010 when this blog was begun.  I maintained for a year+, but then the pounds began to creep back on.  This picture also makes me very sad because it is the last picture I have of my FIL and me.  He passed away on August 19, 2010.  I wish I could be proud of the way I look in this picture. 

September 4, 2010
20 pounds to goal! 

Beginning of 17 Day Diet

November 25, 2011
34 pounds to goal!

 December 31, 2011
27 pounds to goal!

April 8, 2012 - Easter Sunday Morning
10 pounds to goal!!

June 16, 2012 - Acadia National Park

In 2012, I WILL Reach Goal!