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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Picture that changed everything...

Hey people! Here is the deal. My last name is Duff, I'm way to puffy (cute, right?)...and I'm finally doing something about it. Why now, you ask? A few weeks ago my husband, Keith, and I went up to Lake Acworth (a park) with some friends of ours. We went for a walk, watched their kids (we don't have any...yet!) play on the playground, and then we took some pictures. That is where things went wrong. Actually, that is where things went right! Because one specific picture gave me the kick in the pants that I needed, that I wanted, that I've been waiting for. I'm hesitant to share, but that's what I'm here here it is...the picture that changed everything:

HOLY CRAP!!! Let me just say....I was shocked! Is that really MY ass? I mean I never see myself from the back (who does). How could I have let this get SO out of hand. 

So, after crying for, like, 3 days (I mean it wasn't really three days), I decided that I had had ENOUGH. 

Enough of being tired all the time.
Enough of my body constantly aching. 
Enough of not being able to do all the things I want to do.

So I started. I started counting calories and working out (not as much working out as I should - I'm working on that). 

That was three weeks ago and I've lost 14.4 pounds (with a lot more to go).

And I'm not stopping. Until my ass looks like this:

So, there you have it! I'll share my struggles and victories all along the way - maybe inspire some people - who knows?!?


  1. YOU GO GIRL!!!!! I'm watching you..... this is the ultimate accountability partner!

  2. You can do it!!! I am cheering you on...I am in the same boat as you are girl...I saw my picture from the back and WOW!!!!! Like you said, we never see ourselves from the back.

  3. Martha! This is great! I cant wait to hear all about it!

  4. You can do it! You might think about getting a personal trainer. Then you don't have to self-motivate - you just show up and do what they tell you. I know they're expensive, but your health is worth it. I've lost 40 lbs recently with a personal trainer. Getting ready to go for 40 more....

  5. Thanks for all the support and accountability! I would love to get a personal trainer, but unfortunately that's not in the budget right now. Keep reading! :)