I have never been technically overweight. I have small bones and was a very skinny kid – all which translated into incredibly poor eating habits as an adult. Why shouldn’t I eat whatever I wanted if the weight ramifications weren’t severe?
Now that we are moving, we are cleaning out our apartment, selling things, and emptying our Tivo (on a side note, Tivo is one of the best things I’ve ever happened to me). Today I came across something that startled me.
Some background info: When Steve and I got engaged we sort of became the couple du jour for the Jdate billboard and press appearances (they’ve since moved on, *sniffle*). While it lasted, we actually got to do some really cool things through them.
Like being on a billboard in Times Square:
Ringing the bell on the New York Stock Exchange:
And we were on the now cancelled Anderson daytime talk show to talk about marrying within race and faith:
This appearance was right after my first surgery , when I decided to treat myself all the time and indulge in unhealthy food everyday since I had eliminated my risk. My daily consumption included bagels, pizza, burritos, and coffee – none of which are part of my current eating lifestyle . Now granted, TV makes you look bigger than you are, but I couldn’t believe how puffy I used to look. I was a walking allergic reaction to what I was eating. It almost looks like I have fillers in my face (who knew you could eat pizza instead of getting botox). Look at the difference. The photo below was taken last month. Much better.