body image, memory lane, weight loss

today’s motivational post is brought to you by the number 90

I don’t really pay attention to my driver’s license. I mean, y’know, it’s my driver’s license. I keep it with me, it’s in my wallet, but it’s not like I take it out all that often. I had to for the Horseshoe Casino but I couldn’t tell you the last time I was carded or asked for it before that.

So the other day, after seeing the license of someone else who has lost a significant amount of weight, I decided to look at mine. And because it’s really only telling if you can get a comparison, I took a photo.

And then I spent the next twenty minutes walking around work asking, Wanna see something crazy?


I have cheekbones, people. Cheek.Bones. And the dimple on my right cheek is back! It went away for a very, very, very long time. And my eyes! My eyes look all lush and fab and huge. Also, all the sun I’ve been getting from running actually makes me look healthy.

So if you are waiting for that click or are looking for that push, this is it. This is your moment.  Right here, right now. I can wax on all I want to about how part of this journey is to get fit and healthy and while that is very true, let’s be honest: this is also very much about losing weight. I used to weigh over three hundred pounds and now I have the potential to weigh under two hundred before the end of the year.

Yes, it takes work. Hard work. It takes time and effort. I mean, I’ve been at this for a year and a half and I probably still have at least another year to go. But it can be done. Some days you feel like a rock star, other days you have to be dragged kicking and screaming. You will make mistakes. Bad decisions. Skip workouts. It happens to the best of us and it will happen to you, too. But as long as you commit and do the work and keep going no matter what, you, too, can one day be the proud owner of a driver’s license that looks absolutely nothing like you.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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