Monday, March 23, 2009

8 Years Ago

It's been eight years ago today that I made a decision that would change my entire world. At my high of 260 lbs life in my world was far from glamorous. I felt the only good thing I had going for me was my boyfriend Jason who saw beyond the fat and accepted me. I missed out on so much due to my weight.


Eight years ago today I under gastric bypass and transformed into who I am today. Last night I as I sat watching Ruby on the style network I reflected back on the old me. I could relate so much to Ruby and her weight battle. Although I have come so far there are days I feel like the old me. Extra skin will always remain with me which makes clothes shopping very difficult especially during the summer. My body image will likely always haunt me yet when I see how far I have come I can't help but smile. I am so glad I made that decision eight years ago. Although very difficult it has definitely been worth it.

Before pictures







After

This is my Chinese wedding dress. I never imagined wearing something like this just a few years after my surgery. I felt so beautiful!

10 comments:

Sami said...

Sharie, you are such an amazing person. Look how beautiful you are, both inside and out!

The Cox Family said...

You've always been such a cutie... even before the surgery :) But now, you are just GORGEOUS!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy to know you!

Jennelee said...

You are beautiful Shar! I just love ya!! :)

johnsen with an E said...

Shari, what an amazing person you are! I am so happy to have you as my friend. You have been through so much in your life and you have the best atitude. Thank you for being such a great example for me.

Janea said...

Thanks for the inspiration and hope that the rest of us can get there too. :) (as a side note, my word I had to type was Porn...fitting don't you think haha)

johnsen with an E said...

Ok so this is totally off the subject and I don't know how else to get a hold of you, but I was just watching the Ellen show and Craig M. and his wife are on it today! Try and watch, pretty fun!

* tilila and karter * said...

WOW sharie!! This is amazing.. I had no idea that you had done this.. That probably took a lot of courage.. You are so awesome and I think we REALLY need to get together!!! :)

Dorothy said...

DANG GIRL!!! I had no idea! You have always looked amazing and I would have never guessed! Props to you! It's amazing what someone can do to change ones life just by making a decision and sticking to it!!! PS you look like you are going to disapear like a fart in the wind!!! I love ya! I am feeling better lets play already!!!

Curt, Colleen, and CJ said...

I loved the Shar-Bar eight years ago and I love the Shar-bar now. You are truly an amazing woman. Love ya!

Josee www.stampingjo.com said...

Wow Sharie! I had no idea you've had such a journey! You look great!!