Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meet the Other Half.... (Of Me!)

In some ways I can't believe I'm putting these pictures up and making them public for the whole world to see. But then again, that is part of this whole experience right? Enjoying the Journey? Strangely enough, I had no idea how awful I looked until I started to lose the weight and then looked back at pictures. Obviously I thought I looked normal, or at least in some way. I mean I trapsed around Mexico in a bathing suit SEVERAL times like this. Hello! I even asked my husband why he didn't tell me how awful I was looking and he always said: "Paige it's what's on the inside that counts." Never once did he give me a hard time, suggest, or prod about the idea that I needed to do something about my weight. He truly loved me for who I was.
 
Now days, when I pull these pictures out and show them to the people that I love, and the ones who know me the most, they will often say: "Wow! I don't ever remember you looking like that Paige!" The truth of it is, that was really me. All me! In the flesh!

The good news is that I'm actually warming up to this idea of getting my story out there and sharing it with others. I think I'm excited about it because it's so real. Having a weight problem, that is. I know because I've lived it.  God hasn't given us these wonderful bodies to treat them in any way other than the best we know how. Let us educate ourselves and start living for Him! 

P.S. If I was going to post my pre-weight loss pictures, I couldn't help but post my most recent one too. (Just so you can see I really have changed!) Is that legal? I haven't even told you my whole story yet, but I'm bringing out the finished product?!

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20 comments:

  1. Truly inspiring and courageous too!

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    1. Thanks for being one of my biggest cheerleaders, my friend.

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  2. Great job, Paige, both with the amazing journey, and being courageous enough to write about it and show the evidence of how far you have come.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. Showing the evidence to the world wasn't all that easy. Hoping it will bless just the right person, in just the right way.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Paige! Believe I know how hard it is to put up those pictures. I was freaking out yesterday when I put mine up and knew that people were looking at them that haven't seen me in a long time. Very scary, but freeing and necessary at the same time. I am so glad that we chose to do this at the same time. Thanks again!

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  4. I'm very proud of you Paige! You are an inspiration to me and I'm sure to many, many others! Keep up the good work! I look forward to your future entries!

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    1. You're so sweet Renee. Thanks for reading.

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  5. SO awesome Paige. I'm excited to follow your blog and read more about your exciting journey!

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    1. Sara...I love that you're following my blog! It almost feels like I have someone famous reading my posts! Thanks for being so positive.
      P.S. I can't wait to try to berry/spinach/smoothie Kate posted today

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  6. Paige!!! I'm so grateful to you for doing this. Your story is going to be a blessing to me and countless others - I just know it. Thanks for taking the plunge to tell it. I can hardly wait for your next inspirational entry. No pressure. :)

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    1. Thank you Marci! You are too sweet. It was such a treat to hear from you.

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  7. Paige, I am so proud of you. I'm trying to follow your lead and take better care of my body, one day at a time. Steve is right, you are beautiful both inside and out. The "finished product" is stunning! You make me smile.

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    1. Thanks Mom. You've been a huge support along the way. Love you.

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  8. Holy hotness girl friend. You are so stinkin beautiful and such an inspiration. I congratulate you for the hard work and dedication and for your hot new body that goes perfectly w/ your sweet personality.

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  9. Paige, i hope you know that you have always been an inspiration and a beautiful Daughter of God to me, never have i seen you any other way, 133 pounds heavier or lighter, i have always thought you were absolutely beautiful

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  10. I love you, Kayla Morrill. How did I ever deserve a niece as sweet as you? Hugs, hugs, and more hugs coming your way in a week!

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  11. You are one awesome women Paige! Thank you for telling your story and for sharing your progress. I remember when you posted your pictures to Facebook, I knew that I could do it too! :) I can't wait to keep reading your post.

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  12. I am so glad you stumbled onto my blog so that I could come back and read yours!! You are truly an inspiration! You look so gorgeous in your photos. Can't wait to read more!

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