Monday, February 25, 2013

The Many Faces of Me

I have struggled with my weight my whole life. In high school I was a cheerleader, on the basketball team, captain of the volleyball team and threw shot put and discus for track and field. Needless to say I was always working out-but in my mind, I was fat. Then came college and I made friends with a girl that loved to run. Running was so freeing to me, exhilarating  But through all of that, I still viewed myself as that chubby girl from grade school.

When I married, I weighed 131 lbs and in the best shape of my life.  I wore a bikini on our honeymoon, for the first and probably the last time in my life! But then I found myself on the plane wearing a dress that I bought in Hawaii, that fit perfectly not 3 days before, squirming in my seat because the dress now felt 2 sizes two small. My weight just ballooned from there.

I just started a 3 days cleanse and I have realized, probably for the first time, what an emotional and bored eater I am. But I am bound and determined to make this lifestyle change.  It doesn't just stop after three days, that is just a jump start.  I am 10 lbs lighter than I was 6 months ago when we moved. I don't want to be the 131 lbs I was 11 years ago, I just want to be healthy. I want to be alive to grow old with my husband! I know that I will have my struggles, I will always be an emotional eater and I will most likely always have a body image problem, but I know that with God's help, I can be healthy again.
L to R, Top to Bottom: Brent and I at a shower before our wedding-11 years ago, us with Ziti-we had been married around 4 years in that photo, the bottom left picture was taken of me about 5 months ago and the last picture was taken last week.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Show Us Your Life-Favorite Picture Ideas

Today I am linking up to Show Us Your Life-Favorite Picture Ideas over at Kelly's Korner! I am a photographer at heart and I have done a couple of photo shoots for family and friends. I want to share some that are my favorites and maybe ya'll can get some ideas for your next shoot:)

This is my sweet cousin and her fiance! I love this shot on the tractor-it is very them:)

My other cousin and her sweet family! 

I love the cotton field with the cows in the background!

We have this great old building with the beautiful old barn doors in our little town. I love how this turned out!

I love this one! The looks on the kids faces are priceless:)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Life Goes On

It feels good to be back to blogging. So much life has happened since I last posted, but the huge thing is we moved!!! Hubby got a new job, one that we had been hoping and praying for and one that moved us back to my parents! We also added another fur-baby to the mix, more on that later.

I feel like we are finally where God wants us to be. Back to our old church (I told hubby when we walked in our first Sunday back, it was like coming home), reconnecting with old friends and making some incredible new ones and finally back to life at The Watermelon Tree:-)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm back!

I'm back!! I decided that I needed to "re-open" this little blog:) Stay tuned for a catch-up post.