In light of my complaining about my growing out my hair yesterday, I started looking back through the archives to see how things have changed in the last year, and what do you know – it was one year ago today that I cut my hair short. I’ve been growing it back out ever since!! I was also about 30 pounds heavier then than I am now. My, what a difference a year makes.
Maybe it was turning 40 in November, but I feel like a different person than I was back then. It’s also the weight-loss; it has brought me “back into myself” if that makes sense. I feel like me, not a fat version or me, or a version of me who’s hiding from things. I can’t hide underneath extra pounds anymore, which is scary, but also exhilarating. I can’t use my weight as a reason not to do things anymore. I feel AMAZING, and I’m excited that at how far I’ve come turning my body into an efficient machine – eating only what I need, and pushing it to get the physique I want. I cannot BELIEVE how different my body looks now, compared with a year ago, even compared to a few months ago. Once I lose my last 25 pounds (yes!! I’m about half way towards my goal to lose 50 pounds!!!) my body will be unrecognizable. And I can’t wait. I have NEVER accomplished something so empowering – well, maybe starting & running my own business is close – and felt like I could achieve so much for myself. Now I feel like I can do anything.
Which is good, because I need to start doing more. I want to take my business offline, I want to work with more bloggers – help them grow & learn, I want to help small boutiques and designers get off the ground. I want to do SO MUCH. I have the energy and the desire, now, where do I find the time??
What has changed for you in the last year? A Lot? or not so much??
In case you want to go WAAAAY back:
I also cut my hair around May 10th 2011, from very long, to a little shorter
On May 9th, 2010, my husband and I went to visit the Alamo
And on May 8th 2009 I was still not showing my face on the blog LOL, and I still wear that JP tank top
On May 8 2008 I was cutting my head off in pictures
erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ says
CONGRATS on your weight loss and feeling AMAZING – that the key part – that you FEEL amazing and feel so empowered – proud of you! — gonna use u as my motivation to kick my 40lbs i gotta lose!!! – i’m MISERABLE!
Congrats on the weight loss — you look fabulous! Unsolicited feedback: I really love you with the pixie cut! It’s fresh, current, and flattering. Keep it up!
thanks! i loved the pixie also, but it was just way too difficult to maintain. i got very frustrated. i don’t like to fuss with my hair, and i was doing that too much….
you can do it erika! i’m rooting for you 🙂
It’s been a pleasure to get to know you. You’re already helping some of us, a lot:).
thank you lisa!! 🙂 that means a lot to me.
Congrats on the weight loss! You look amazing. I love working out and being fit and the endorphin high I get. It’s additive in a good way. I’m still working on eating right. I have a sweet tooth and sugar is poison! Lots of changes in my life this past year – I got married and we are in the process of moving. A new adventure.
congratulations! married and moving, two HUGE things in one year 🙂
i hear you on the sweet tooth thing – it’s so hard to kick…