Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

I can FINALLY say I'm done! What a journey this has been! "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" doesn't even begin to describe it! Besides giving birth 4 times and raising children the best I know how, this has been, hands down the hardest thing I have ever done in my LIFE! But so rewarding and fulfilling!
I started out at a whopping 323lbs (which does not count "baby weight"). And after about a year and a half I'm now at 153!!! That's 170 lbs GONE. Almost mind blowing. Several months ago I did a post you can see it HERE. But I'm proud to say I'm done, and now just focusing on staying healthy and maintaining what I have accomplished! Here are some Before and After pictures of me!
The person I think I have to thank the most is my husband Darren. NEVER once did he call me fat, never once did he find me unattractive, never once did he not say I love you every day. He has loved me and somehow found me attractive through it all. He is amazing and I love him dearly. He has been so supportive and kind through this all. I treasure him and his love for me regardless of how I look/looked. He truly loves me through "thick and thin" and I'll always cherish him for it!
Now prepare yourself for some mind blowing pics! I still can't believe I was ever this big! But it's okay. I love me and all I was going through and am proud I've learned to overcome and not turn to food for love, comfort, etc.....

BEFORE:



















AFTER:












I saved only 1 pair of pants. Size 28! Now I'm in a size 8!








Yep, both legs fit into one leg of the pants.




Good bye forever pants!












Here is a chart I made and kept it up through the whole thing! I think I'll keep this thing forever! Oh, and I never made it to my "goal" that I had selected so long ago. But I think where I'm at is good. I haven't lost weight in over a month and a half and this is where my body is happy. Being 5'11" I don't think I need to get to 150 to be happy! ;)








And that's all she wrote!



Thank you everyone for your love and support and kind words! I really appreciate it! Loves!

15 comments:

Sue Howe said...

My dearest Robin, what a great accomplishment. Thank you for sharing with words and pictures.

God had been with you through each step of your journey, just as your tennis shoes have, they are worn out, but God is always there.

You are a wonderful example of faith, preserverance and endurance. I'm so thankful for the love and peace that you give me. You are so very special to me.

I love you and miss you. You are a beautiful example of a talented and wonderful daughter, mother, wife and sister.

I'm always here for you. I love you with all my heart. Love you, Mom

Debi said...

Wow! I still can't believe it and I have seen you about every week! I've loved you then and I love you now and I am so impressed by your strength as a mom and one rocking hot woman! Yeah for size 8. You could fit some of my pants! They would just be capris! Haha. Love ya, Debi

Ivy Lou said...

You are an inspiration! Profound difference! I hope you feel great!

Kristin said...

Robin,

I have only know you for the past 18 months... and I am so amazed at what you have accomplished! Holy potatoes! You are strong! You and Chancy have knocked the socks off and kicked some serious booty! I am so proud of you! You look smokin hot!!! Great work and dedication!

Brewer Bunch said...

Robin -
You ROCK!!!! I am so excited for you! Now I have to get my last 10 off to keep up! I especially love that you found a new set point, which was different than your original goal, but you know yourself enough to know where you are happy - you are the textbook version of doing everything right!!

-- hey, would you want to include some of those pictures in the book?? I think it would be awesome!!

Love ya!!
Jen

PVDela said...

You are one awesome woman, before AND after. You go girl!

Bethy said...

Robin! I never knew...I appreciate you sharing this...you are incredible, and I am so proud to say that I know you! You are an inspiration! You look FANTASTIC and I am so very happy for you! Thank You so much for sharing this! :) I can't express in words what it means to me, you're beautiful! xoxo

Kate said...

Two words: YOU ROCK!
But...you already know that, right? Oh, two more works: YOU'RE HOT!
But....you know that already, too, right?
Two more words: LOVE YA!
Once again, you already know that! ♥

shay and nick* said...

you look amazing robin! But more importantly you really are the most amazing person I have ever MET! You seriously inspire me, I love that you are not hard on yourself even when you were not where you wanted to be and you are the best mom. I love you tons and am thankful for your example in my life!

Deanna said...

WOW! Congratulations!!! You ARE amazing!!! I'm a friend of Kate's...had to pop on over and say hi!

Butler Family said...

I'm a friend of Kate's as well and wanted to say WOW that is amazing and even though I don't know you I am proud of you and you are such an inspiration to me.

jillybean's world said...

good going! this is fantastic...i have been trying to lose-no-get rid of some weight...this was really inspirational...thanks for sharing.

(i came over from kate's blog)

Julie said...

Hi, I am Jen Brewer's sister and she has told me of your journey before - but to see the proof in pictures is amazing. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing and for helping the rest of us have hope. You look FABULOUS and I can tell you FEEL fabulous also.

Debbie said...

Robin, Robin, Robin....you look amazing lady!! I thought you were beautiful "before" and think you are beautiful "after"! Above all you have always been beautiful inside and that's where it counts most. Keep up the good work and enjoy every minute with your adorable little ones.

Shan said...

I have LOVED seeing your pictures and reading about your incredible story. I love your perseverance, hard work, and patience. And also hearing about the kindness of Darren. It does make such a difference to have a supportive soulmate. Big hugs!! Love you!!