Moving forward with the story:
I don't remember exactly when I realized that my cholesterol was sky high and that it was time to lose some weight but I know it wasn't in June because that's when this picture was taken (click to enlarge...stop snickering):
I do know that by September I had already lost some weight and continued to lose steadily through the next year. It looked something like this:
I don't want to talk about the hair.
By the end of the first year I was at a weight that seemed right for me and I bought myself this spendy dress:
I have no explanation for what is going on with Rick's suit here. None.
The weight loss held. It held through the next year which included a pregnancy, a home remodel, my grandfather's death and many, many birthday cakes. Held so well that this is me a few weeks after delivering my third child:
Go ahead. Hate me. I would. But first, scroll back up and look at the before photos one more time. Or better yet:
So, yeah. Don't hate too much.
Oh. And wait one sec.
I just want to prove that my hair did eventually redeem itself.
Next time: Run, Zelda, Run! Or, Entschlossenheit und widerstandsfähigkeit.