Friday, July 3, 2009

An award!, Taiko and me

I have been given an award!! It has come from Edit, thank you so much :-)

The rules are:

Put this picture on your blog.

Put a link to whom you got it from.

Name at least 7 blogs!

Leave a comment on their blogs!

This is the really hard part, cos there are so many blogs I love to read. I have chosen Yoyo, Bronny, Karen, Faby, Bonnie & Kate. I better stop there or the list will be endless!!

Now, I promised some pictures of DD performing Taiko on Tuesday, so here they are. I was so proud of her. She takes part in both the beginner and advanced groups, so she performed all the songs in each of the 3 performances.

I have finally taken a photo of myself - a very hard thing to get me to do!! lol

I thought it would be worth showing what I did look like before my weight loss journey began two years ago. Back then I weighed 138 kilos (304lb)- scary huh? We found some measurements we had done then as well - now that is a real eye opened. The weirdest thing is that before I had huge trouble buying clothes. Now I still have trouble, because those are the sizes that sell out first cos that is what most of the population is wearing lol

You know - I never really thought I had a fat face either. Sheesh.
Just goes to show what a difference it makes having a supportive family and loving partner can do. There is no way I could have done it on my own. I struggled with it for years, not realising what the real problem was. Now, just have to get this belly sorted out - I am still cautiously optimistic, it seems to be behaving ....... so far!!!


Karen said...

Wow....thanks Marie for the award. That is very sweet.

Glad you are feeling better. You go look great! I think I have found some of that weight you lost! Oh well...

PS...Love your stitching from your last post. The Just Nan biscornu is beautiful! Happy stitching...

Faby said...

Thank you so much for the award, Marie. How kind of you!

Well done to DD for her performances, and well don to you for your weight loss! Your new you looks fantastic!

Take care XXX

Kate said...

Thank you Very Much. This is my first award. I have always enjoyed Taiko. Tell you daughter to keep up the good work. Again, Thank You!!!!!

Bronny said...

Thank you Marie for the award,

Congratulations all around to your family!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! YOu've had an amazing weight loss jouney! Going through one on my I own I know how hard it is! I just wish I could loose my last 8lbs!!!!

CindyMae said...

Congrats on the award!!! You deserve it. Well done to you DD. What awesome weight loss! You look fantastic!