Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Beyond Appearances

on July 15, 2013

My 3 beautiful sisters-in-law with whom I had the privilege of leading worship through singing at my church on Sunday.

I realized something today. I realized that my weight loss focus has become even less about my appearance and even more about my overall health over the past months that I have been on this journey. Maybe because I’ve come to terms with the fact that, even when I reach my weight loss goal, my body will still hold the physical scars of the battle I am in; the stretch marks, the loose skin, who knows what else. But I am bound and determined that I will reach that weight because it is no longer about what I look like, or how I perceive others think of my appearance. Now its all about the stronger, healthier, happier-because-I-can-move-without-pain person I am becoming…and who I am LOVING! I seriously love how much more active I am and feel I can be. I have pushed physical limits for myself like crazy over the past months and I am going to keep pushing limits to find out how much more I am capable of doing.

A few weeks ago I told you I had an upcoming appointment with my doctor for a physical – that took place last week. I went into that appointment determined to find a cause for why my weight loss is happening soooooo slowly. I left extremely encouraged and even more determined to keep on doing this. My doctor showed me the numbers on his computer. I have lost 50 pounds in the last 2 years, the last weight my clinic had on file for me. 50 pounds. 50 blocks of butter. 50. Fifty. I still have a long way to go, but I have done away with FIFTY WHOLE POUNDS! At this rate, there will be nothing left of me in 4 years.

Somehow knowing that I have been able to lose those fifty pounds, makes the next 90 or so seem so much more achievable. Even if it takes 4 years.


10 Responses to “Beyond Appearances”

  1. Helena says:

    Great picture of you and your other sisters! I’m glad you still have sisters to sing with.
    Congratulations on losing 50 pounds. That is quite something. Keep up the good work, Sara!

  2. Susan says:

    You look great Sara as do your other sisters. I can definitely see that you’ve lost weight. Keep up the good work and congratulations on losing 50 lbs,that is wonderful.

  3. Janet says:

    You look fabulous … keep on working because it is definitely paying off. Both in they way you feel and the way you look.

  4. Noreen says:

    You go girl! You’re looking great and I know you can do it!

    • Little Mama says:

      And little self-absorbed, distracted, never-focused me kept wanting to tell you how great YOU look when you were here, and kept missing my opportunities! You have no idea how much it encourages me to know you’re on the road to better health too. I love company.

  5. LInda says:

    I am so proud of you, Sara! ……50 pounds!! 🙂

  6. Nicole says:

    You look great! I had to try to figure out which one was you. Can’t change a great smile, though! 50 pounds in 2 years sounds like pretty good progress to me. I’d take it. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

    • Little Mama says:

      I’m the blonde one. 😉 It’s a good thing the picture was taken sitting down because I’m about a foot shorter than all of them too. Thanks for stopping by my blog Nicole!

  7. Lendy says:

    Great progress!!! Absolutely love to hear how it is going…lovely smile!!! 😀

  8. Tina says:

    That’s my Little Sister!
    Don’t you dare disappear on us now!
    I’m happy for you, how you feel about yourself because looks are not the main thing. It’s what’s in the heart that really matters. Like, speaking the truth in our hearts.
    The truth is: You are beautiful no matter what the shape. Christ Jesus our Lord is shining through you and that’s what makes you beautiful!
    Lovely sisters you have:-)

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