Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blast From the Past

Happy Monday Tuesday!

It's once again the start of the semester which means that I'm going to run around the entire week like a chicken without a head.  I can't complain too much though, as this only happens at the start of each semester and other than that, my job is pretty chill.

While I'm away for a little bit, I want to share with you my "before" pictures.  If you're friends with me on facebook, you've already seen these pictures, so I apologize for the redundancy.  Over the weekend, my mom gave my brothers and I boxes upon boxes of pictures to look through.  While most of the time was spent laughing and reminiscing over the old days, there was a shocking reality check for me....I had forgotten what I looked like before Weight Watchers changed my life.  Sure, I had an idea of what it felt like to be overweight and of course how I looked, but I had buried those memories so deep down that staring at these pictures was shocking.

I always knew I was a bigger girl, but I never realized how much of a bigger girl.  I jokingly said to my mom that someone should have staged an intervention with me and she said that I was always smiling, and obviously, any time someone would bring up weight to me I would get super upset.   Behind that smile, hid a very insecure girl.  One who wished she could fit into anything but stretch pants.  One who had no idea that healthy eating didn't involve chicken caesar salads.  Don't get me wrong, it's not that I didn't have a happy childhood, but there is so much I wish I would have known.

So, without further ado, here's a blast from my past:

Me and my younger brother Kevin.  

My first Hanson concert.  If I remember correctly, those overalls were a size 22/24.

Freshmen year of high school with my best friend.  This seems like yesterday!

Along with those pictures also came the cute ones when I was little.  The one below is my favorite.  It's of my grandpop (John's middle name is Peter after him) and me.  My grandpop always dressed up as Santa Claus, and even though I look terrified, if you look close enough, you'll see a  lollipop in my hand. Food rewards worked back then, apparently.  haha.

I don't have many pictures with him - he passed away when I was in second grade, so any picture I have with him means the world to me.

Question of the Day:
When is the last time you went through old photos?

Until next time!
~Anne Marie