Picture Number 1 was taken some time around the end of June.
Picture Number 2 was taken August 2nd
Picture Number 3 was taken August 27th
Picture Number 4 was taken September 8th
A friend whom I rarely see anymore but maintain a close Facebook relationship, contacted me yesterday to tell me that I looked like I was losing a bit of weight. I really am not too sure if I am or not. I certainly HOPE to hear something like that. I have been staying away from the scale. I wanted to see if anyone would comment on a physical change if any. I have read recovery stories where people talk about how they started getting a lot of complements on how their appearance has improved. Looking at these pictures for myself I can’t tell if it’s just angles and lighting that make them look slightly different, or if there is a real glow to my skin now. I mean I certainly don’t expect miracles to take place over night, but it is nice to think that I really am improving myself. I have to be honest. I did slip up and have some wine this weekend with my husband. Only a little bit over sushi though. We got lucky and has a weekend away from our kids and decided to celebrate. I was a little scared at first to drink, and I really didn’t have much of a desire to, but once I did have a drink…I did have the craving for another, but I was able to control it. It wasn’t as hard to stop myself as it has been in the past. I would love for this experiment and life change to really make a positive difference for my appearance and weight. But I have to keep telling myself that it will take time. Things will not get better over night. I have given up on diets and sobriety so many times before because I would get discouraged and would simply give up after not seeing results after a few days 😛 Stupid I know, but I would want such instant results that I would get frustrated and walk away. Well I’m not doing it this time. I don’t know if I look any better. I don’t know if any noticeable difference can be seen YET but I am still not going to quit. I feel so great, and everyday is a step in the better direction.