In just the last year so much has changed just for me -
1. A year ago, I weighed 218 pounds leaving for vacation. I was so proud of myself (still am) but can't believe what a difference an additional 34 pounds and building muscle can make -
2. A year ago, Cooper was 5 and just learning to read. Chloe and Emma were 1.5 and it still felt like they were babies. Fast forward a year, Cooper will start 1st grade in August and Chloe and Emma are 2.5 years old, talking up a storm and developing such fun personalities! And being an aunt is still the greatest job in the world!
3. I was hoping that I would hear something from Fairfield. I had sent my resume in but hadn't heard anything. Little did I know my wish would come true over my vacation. A year has passed and I am happier than I have been in a long time with my job and all the fun people I work with. And I have some amazing new friends :)
4. A year ago, I wasn't quite as embarrassed to be wearing a swim suit but still wasn't 100% comfortable. I think it was last summer when I realized just how far I let things get with my weight and health. When I saw that, even after losing 63 pounds I still wasn't comfortable in a swim suit. This year, although I'll never have a perfect body, I am so happy with everything I've accomplished and love that I am comfortable enough to be seen in my swim suit without being wrapped up in a towel most of the time :) Maybe I'll even take a full picture of myself in my suit this year... For now here's one from last year and a half shot of me and my sister from this year that Cooper took :)
Here's to more amazing memories at the beach :)