Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Photo by Tim Bellemore
I wanted to post this photo of me that was taken about a year ago at the football field. I always shy away from photos and Tim was determined to get one of me that day. At the time, I was not happy (even though I am smiling) and I was cursing Tim under my breath. But I want Tim to know that now I thank him for taking this photo and emailing it to my mother. When I look at this photo, I see how far I have come. I will cherish this photo forever.
For those of you who haven't seen me since high school, you probably don't recognize the girl in this photo. For those of you who haven't seen me since last year, you probably won't recognize me now. I have gone through alot of physical and emotional changes in the last few months and they are all for the better.
I will always keep this photo to remind me to keep my body, mind and spirit healthy. It is sad how I let myself be unhealthy for so long, but I am finally letting all of that go. I am in charge now and I will never be like the girl in the photo again!
My wish for everyone is health and happiness. I have taken charge of my health and my happiness. Please take charge of yours because no one can do it for you.


  1. I know you don't like that picture because it may remind of a time when you were less happy about yourself, but I loved you then, too! I am thrilled that, during this process, you have seemed to 'let go' of some of that sadness.
    I'm going to take your challenge to Step it up, in my exercising, my diet, and my patience with Jaxon peeing in his pants! You're really good at motivation. You go, Girl!

  2. Shelly,

    You are so right. When I look at that photo I see the sadness that I used to feel. I may be smiling on the outside in the photo, but inside I was not happy.
    When I look at that photo, it reminds me how I felt...that I was unworthy of happiness and I now know that no one should feel that way about themselves. I am very happy today with who I am and I am going to hold on to that happienss forever!
    I am very happy to hear that you are going to take my challenge. I know you will do great.
    Be patient with Jaxon. I am sure that he will pass the stage of peeing in his pants.

    Give me a call if you want to get together for tea sometime.