Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 35 - My Long Hot Active Summer Challenge

Okay, since I have to (yes, they are making me) post pictures, I am putting a break in this post.  So if you actually click "See More" then you can't blame me for your eyes burning out of their sockets!

Oh, you brave soul.  Let me just preface this by saying.

I'm sorry.

I have to post these pictures.  And yes, it is a little humiliating to have them publicly available.  To everyone.   I just hope that any ex-boyfriends out there have no clue about this blog.  Because really - who wants to have their ex-s see and laugh and say "Thank goodness I didn't stick with her!" So yeah....  Here we go.

I think I gained this week.  Let's take a look at my freshly Windex-ed scale shall we?  (Let me just say - I did black out the glass because even though I was wearing shorts, it doesn't look it.  And I thought I would keep you guys from being subjected to that.)

*hangs head*  Yes, it really does say that. And crap - my weight went up this week.  Excuse me.. I'm going to go cry for a second.

Okay, not really.

And here's the creme de la creme of embarrassing photographs.


I feel better now. :)
But now... off to the races.  Going to go get myself moving.  Later guys!


Laurie said...

As painful as that pic may be for you (not us) you are going to be so proud when you see yourself shrink by the end of the challenge. I'm rooting for you!!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Thank you for sharing. I still have to do my full length shot. :-D

Susie Q said...

This whole picture-thing was SO awkward! :D But I suppose it'll be good in the end once you see how much your body has changed. :)

Good luck on the challenge!


Anonymous said...

You are a brave woman. I'm proud of you for doing this. I know it's hard. Tomorrow I'm going to post a side photo of me because I was told I "carry my weight well." Not something I really want to do but I don't want feel like I'm deceiving people either about how I look. Let me ask. When you look in the mirror do you see how dang gorgeous you are? I thought I was going to see someone who was really horribly flabby and extremely obese but that's not what I saw. I see a woman who is beautiful. I've heard over and over again that half this battle is in our mind and that the more positive we are to ourselves the better we will do. Maybe you and I can do beautiful swimsuit photos at the end of this challenge? I'm glad I'm doing this challenge with you. I think we'll have fun.

Anonymous said...

You are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. and if you stick to a plan ;) you WILL reach your goals. Can't wait to check in with you during the challenge. Good luck!!

Arcticmal said...

Visiting from MLHAS to say hello!!!
Good Luck!!!

Lisa said...

Trust me I am not just saying this to be nice, you really are truly beautiful.

You should in no way feel embarrassed to post your pic because girl you do look good. Any ex should be shooting himself for losing you!

But I do know how you feel. I took my pics today and hate them. Now granted I had just worked out and I had on no make-up and needed a shower terribly, but still that is no excuse, they are bad. So I do feel your pain.

But we will crush our goals and get to a healthier weight in no time. I know that we can do it. Good luck!!

ARJules said...

Laurie - Painful is an understatement! But that's what I thought to myself, "I will look much better afterwards!" I'm rooting for you too!

Wannabeamy - I'm going over to your page to check up on that full length shot!! :)

Susie Q - Good luck to you too! And I hope I see lots of change by the end of this!

Finally - First of all, you guys made me cry. Not in a bad way. To be honest, I have a horrible self-talk. I really do. I'm trying to work on that. But yeah, there's some negative self-talk in there. And the bathing suit? We'll have to see about that! LOL

Sylvia - You guys made me feel so good! Thank you! I'll be check in with you too in the next months! :)

Arcticmal - Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be seeing you around I'm sure!

Lisa - Thank you so much!! It really made my day to read your comments. I am heading over to check out your first LHA post. And you are right - we will crush our goals. We will get there together!

Actual Scale said...

You're cracking me up, girl! Exes & family are why my shots are headless. lol Bad enough my librarian found out who I really I feel a little awkward each week when we go. lol

Love the post & yes, I can only ditto what the others have said about how it is torture now but you'll be so-very-glad to have taken those photos when you can compare them in a few months & really, truly see progress on your body. It means even more than the number on the scale getting smaller (no, really!).

Best wishes for the challenge & beyond!

Katie J said...

You are a riot! I felt the same way about those pics AND having to post the scale reading but like everyone said we will be glad to compare them later. You are gorgeous by the way! I like your room too :-D

P.S. Now that I have poked around your blog, it looks like we are neighbors.

ARJules said...

Actual Scale - How the heck did your librarian find out?? That's interesting. And hey -- a little torture is good for the soul. Right? Wait... What?

Katie - Thanks for the compliments! I think that we are all in the twitchy "Do I HAVE to post that???" phase. Ha ha! I'm going to be in therapy about that for a while. :)

The_Exquisite_Christine said...

You're gorgeous. Thanks for playing the game, lol. I know you will do great. So glad you are participating. ♥

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Finally making my rounds through LHA!

Can't wait to get this challenge started with you!

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