Pom & momcat - I COULD post pictures of both of you that aren't THAT old!! ;)
Tanya, you look fantastic, and I can't believe Hannah is six. She was three I suppose when we met her. Such a cutie - and maybe just a bit of a ham?!
Thanks everyone. I wouldn't say it takes a ton of dedication but it is hard work but knowing it's worth it is what keeps you going. Just eating right (most of the time LOL) and exercising regularly :)
I know... it's crazy. I can't believe it myself. Definitely a ham and more so with each passing day LOL
July 21st 2013 - my 57th Birthday.
That's my mom on the left. She turned 80 in June. She has had Parkinson's for about 4 years but still gets in her 1 hour walk almost daily!
After over 20 years as a musician on the road, I 'retired' to Alberta 15 years ago. I did a few gigs and worked in various office jobs. Computers had always interested me and in late 2008 I joined a startup computer company with a friend of mine as a mentor. We had a recession in early 2009. There weren't any "real" jobs available, so I decided to plough on and keep going with computers - the company had failed by then.
I Googled, made mistakes, called on my friend, learned tons just by doing - and finally this year I feel on an even keel.
I am owned by Oscar Mayer Wild a 10 year old tabby, Cole Rover Porter a fluffy black boy about 8 years old, and Zoe a tiny tabby-and-white foster failure who will be 13 this fall and is the biggest kitten of the lot!
Hi everyone, was waiting to take a new photo of myself before posting. So let's see where to begin.
I'm Michelle. I live in Italy. I have lived here for 6.5 years. I was born and lived in Canada before that for my entire life. I am owned by 6 cats and a dog. I'm married to a guy (from Italy) I met online 12 years ago. We have been married 9 years this past June. I have been a big girl most of my life and was diabetic for the last nearly 20 years until 9 months ago when I had Bilio-pancreatic Diversion done here in Italy. I have lost about 35 kg (about 77 lbs) since November 2012. I am a die hard Slayer fan. Love 80's music and photography is a big part of my life. I also adore cooking.
Anyway, onto the photos. I will post 3 total. One from October of 2012 (about 3 weeks before my surgery), another from April 2013 and one that was taken today. I still have 3 kg (about 6,5 lbs) to lose but am in preparation now to have reconstructive surgery done to get rid of the ungodly skin that remains. I am hoping to have my first surgery before the end of the year.
Looking great, Michelle! And you'll feel so much better when the surgery is done! My sister lost over 100 pounds after gastric band surgery, and said that was the most annoying part, feeling like the title character in "The Saggy Baggy elephant" - but she didn't want to grow back into it like he did!
This is me and hubby last month, I had lost about 25 pounds. Thanks to Michelle motivating me my surgery is scheduled for September 12. I am so excited, I am down 29 pounds now also. I work out 6 times a week. I am having gastric bypass.
I'm Jenna, and I live on a farm in ********** Minnesota. We raise all sorts of animals! I am 5'6, brown hair and brown eyes that turn hazel in the summer, and I have a lot of build and muscle because of all the farm work I do:)I am a very talented rider, and I board two horses, Chester is a chestnut leopard appaloosa and Mysty is a Shire/Friesian/Paint mix. The picture shows me on Mysty. I am a fairly good jumper and I can canter bareback! I love to paint and sketch and my main subjects are animal skulls and snakes. I am a huge snake lover - I don't care what anybody says about them. I think they are absolutely amazing! They are just the same as other animals, they breathe, drink, and hunt to survive, they're not out to get us like many people say. I have my own python and he is a blessing. I currently go to Mcguire Middle Shool, going into 8th grade next year. I am a straight "A" Student. I play the Baritone Saxophone in the Band and the Jazz band, the instrument weighs 50 pounds but I still carry it to and from school. I can drive a Bobcat and operate it and use it to clean out stalls and stuff like that, I can also drive a truck, tractor, mower, car, 4-wheeler, RV, and so on, but of course a horse at best! I am a white belt in Kung-Fu, My sister and I just started and we are hoping to get to black belts.
That's a little bit about me!
That pic of me didn't really turn out, here's a different one
BoaLover11 you are AWESOME! How man snakes do you have?? Do you have a blood python??? Your ball python is so cute! I have one too:)
For BoaLover11 here is a picture of my little python!
just bumping this thread up, been wonderful to meet you all and see you all, keep them coming please.:)
To sparks19-Tanya and kittycat delight-Michelle,
Congrats on losing lots of weight. You both look fantastic and no doubt it's healthier not to be very overweight. I know how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off. Good Luck! Enjoy your life... Kay in NC