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Happy Friday everyone!

I’m spending my morning with this pretty face:

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Aren’t I lucky?

She even tried to help me with my post by sitting on my computer…

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She’s so thoughtful.

Before I get into today’s topic, I just wanted to direct all of you to a great post by Kelsey about something she saw in Runners World. I have a love/hate relationship with Runners World – love the running info, dislike the constant weight loss undertone. Check out her post!

So no, my “Then & Now”

For most bloggers, a “then and now” post would show them at their heaviest, and then now at their fittest. My post… is a little different. Just over a year ago, I weighed about 20lbs LESS than I do now. Yes, you read that right. 20. Pounds. Less.

Most people would hide in embarrassment, or never share such a number. But you know what the difference is? I like myself more now than I did then.

I decided to write this post after I had a bit of an epiphany on Wednesday morning. I was getting dressed to head to the gym and I threw on some shorts and a tank top. Yes, they fit tighter than they did before but then I stopped and looked at myself.

I got this Girls on the Run tank this past summer for being a Solemate during the Chicago Marathon. I wore it once. ONCE. I wore it to run the Chicago Rock N Roll Half, and you know why? Because I could cover up my stomach with my Race #.


I felt soooo self conscious wearing a fitted tank top. Even being so much thinner, I wore baggier clothes, I hated anything that clung despite the fact that I was the thinnest I’d ever been.

So why am I telling you this? Because I threw on that tank top and wore it to the gym without a second thought.

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I may weigh more than I did then, I may have more belly fat, I may not fit into my clothes as well. But you know what? I like myself. I like who I am. I don’t spend my day putting myself down like I used to. I am good enough NOW – just how I am.

I mean, I look alright.

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Scratch that. I look AMAZING.

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Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think I’m at my best. I have my “fat days”, I have my moments (many) where I wish I was thinner, fitter, etc. But I like who I am on the INSIDE. I love myself, and that is way more than I could have said a year ago.


Do you have a “then & now” epiphany every once in a while?

What are you up to this weekend?



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