little messy missy

little messy missy

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Not Over Until The Fat Lady Sings...

I am sharing this image of myself, at my heaviest, to show you my motivation to run. 
This picture is 7 years old.
This picture was taken in May of this year. This is me. I run for her.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

25 comments:

Sharon said...

Good for you! That's just great!!!

Paula Clare said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderfully brave of you to post a picture of your "ancient past!" You are one gutsy lady!

I am supposed to meet a friend at 6 a.m. this morning...was running through my mind a plethora of excuses not to go...now I MUST! THANK YOU for this motivation!

And in the words of Billy Crystal: "You look maaaaaaaaaahvelous!"

Hugs,
Paula Clare

jillytacy said...

I loved your post! The part that you run for her got me! Yeah for you and thanks for the inspiration. I hit the treadmill for the first time in a long time today.

Wooden Chest Studio said...

OMG! This is amazing! I should start running too, the way things are going I will end up like your first pic.
Back to school and I will be back to the gym.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing

Jeanne said...

Kudos to you!! How great you must feel. And you look fantastic!

In the Light of the Moon said...

What an inspiration you are to me!!There is a inner shift when we become proud and in love with ourselves.. and after that.. there is no turning back.Congrats to you,We see all your beauty..inside and out.Warmest Regards,Cat

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

This is fantastic! You look amazing! And thanks for being such an inspiration!! I need all I can get!
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faerwillow said...

~not for just your outter appearance but i am sure your inner self is just bursting with life and energy...how wonderful for you and {her} that you have remained motivated and determined...something so many of us struggle with...may you remain inspired to continue on this path...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Sharon said...

Good for you! You have a lot to be proud of. Blue ribbons to you!!!!

lemonverbenalady said...

Can't run any more, Missy, but I try to walk every day or garden or something! Losing weight is very life changing! Keep it up!

LemonyRenee' said...

You are one beautiful gal, thick or thin. I'm glad you have hooked into your "real" self . . . I hope you never let her go again. Wonderful post.

Lyn said...

You are the same beautiful soul in both, but your eyes are happier in the May photo..
running for what you want,having it..so brave!!

Appalachian Lady said...

Wow--that's brave. You look great now and so much younger. Recently, I was looking thru some pictures of me about 10 years ago and realized that I looked fat. Then, I looked at another photo of me from 25 years ago of me in a bikini. I figured the difference in weight was something like 25 pounds. I'm in between the two photos but would like to get closer to my bikini weight. Your post is inspiring me to walk more.

val said...

you go girl :-)
I wish I could get into running but I've never been able to get into a zone so to speak. I'm happy you found and enjoyable exercise! You look amazing !!!

Coloradocasters said...

You are amazing! Keep running for all your worth.

Callie said...

Wow! I love that you run for the "new girl." Hugs to you and congratulations! You deserve to be very proud and happy. You are lovely!

Aunt Kathy said...

we we should be proud of ourselves no matter what size we are! we will not be judged on our size or our hair color or how we dress but how we lived!

bad penny said...

Wow ! you look fabulous well done & keep on running ! xx

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love that it is for yourself! Good for you.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I never realized you had lost weight. I think it's awesome you call yourself little messy missy, because sometimes we aren't brave enough to think of ourselves as small when we've been larger. I was always thin until I got into my 40s, and I gained a bunch of weight. I lost 60 pounds a few year ago, then gained 20 of them back. I seem to be maintaining my weight better now, and am not continuing to go up.

Sarsaparilla said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to get back to running again! (I hope my knees will cooperate)

You are an inspiration! :-)

Kami said...

Great job! Isn't running AMAZING? Well... painful AND amazing? :)

mangocheeks said...

Such an inspiring post and thank you for shairng more about you.

I'd love ot go running and seriously need to, but I don't feel safe going out running where i live and I don't have any friends where I am to go with. I am hoping to get cycling at some point, so that will be something.

~ Krista Kubie ~ said...

I cannot STAND how cute you are in pig tails!!! I just can't stand it. Thank you, thank you for posting before and after pictures. I have a similar goal...not to run, but to be able to do drops and squats in my dancing without annihilating my knees. Keep runnin' messy missy.

Tracy said...

YOU ROCK! This post so got me....

ps, your blog looks so inspiring

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