06 June 2009

Let's Not Forget

I'm in Vegas this weekend, celebrating Kate's birthday. I'm having a fantastic time doing much of nothing. I'll report the highlights of the weekend when I get back to my computer, but I wanted to share this picture with you.

It's me in September of 2006, at another birthday celebration. The pizza in front of just me tells you I'm at Gordon Biersch. The salad next to the pizza tells you I did not share. It's safe to assume that coffee is loaded with cream and sugar, and once it was done6 it's safe to say I went drinking.

But also note I'm happy. I was never that fat girl who hated herself, who was teased, or who was lonely. Even though I had to buy that shirt that day just to have something to wear that night. My friends and family never made me feel out ugly or giant - even though I have a tendency to befriend petite brunettes. No one pushed me to lose weight. It was a decision I made on my own a month later, after seeing the pictures from that night.

A month later, I met Ckyla. She was my trainer at 24 Hour Fitness and she honestly changed my life. She taught me what I needed to know to live better. And 82 pounds later, I'm glad. I mean I was glad then I suppose. So I guess now you could say I'm happy.
~ Danie D.
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