"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thankful Reflection

It was one year ago today THE PHOTO (above) was taken. This was the photo that kind of pushed me over the edge. I posted about it when I started my blog and you can read about those feelings by clicking here.

One year later I am so grateful that I am no longer the woman in that picture - happy with everything in life except her weight and health. Then I was at a loss as to where to begin to take care of my health, because I knew I had failed at diets so many times in the past and I refused to start a diet again.

Today that has changed and I'm so very grateful for this. I may not be near my weight loss goal yet, but I am more active, I have more energy to get through busy days than I ever remember having before and I have hope.

Hope that I can change.

Hope that I am capable of things I didn't think I was.

Hope that I will continue to reach my goals.

And hope in knowing I will never give up.

Are you frustrated with where you're at, or are you in need of encouragement? Take a minute to think about where you were a year ago. What has changed for the better? What can you learn from as you move forward?

I hope this spring offers you some nice days to ponder and be thankful for the newness of life you are experiencing in your weight loss journey just like I did today.


  1. you have so much to be proud of Leah, you have accomplished so much, keep fighting!

  2. Wow...thanks for sharing!
    Time to ponder I will take.

  3. You are doing great...congrats!

  4. Leah, this is another great reminder of how far you have come. I am really proud of you!

  5. I don't think I had seen that picture! You have done an amazing job and really changed your life and your appearance! Congratulations!

  6. Wonderful post, Leah. You've turned into a runner since then!

  7. You have come so far!!! What amazing progress :) I hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. wow! You really have come a long way in a year :)
    I remember when I was in the same boat you were, I never want to go back to that point in my life again. I love feeling more fit and being able to push myself and challenge myself like I have never been able to before.
    Congratulations on finding that healthy person trapped inside of you! You are well on your way to all of your goals :)

  9. wow, leah! what a difference you've made in your life! congratulations... you're doing great. it was a photo that moved me to action, too. keep going... you should be so proud of yourself. (i cried just reading about your 5k. what a great day for you!)