Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Well Here I Am



Some have asked why I never had a picture of me here on the blog....... Well here I am.. I hate running from myself the past 8 years since I have gained so much weight.. But I am tired of running and so ................ Here I am........ and in 6 months I will post another picture of me 40lbs lighter.......... If God be willing and I can stay on the diet wagon.......... but this is the only picture I could find that I would dare put up here.......... I have several of me around the pool last year and they are NOT going on my blog....... I would hate to scare any of you away! sooooooooooooo for those of you that want to see me............... Then here is looking at you kid!

24 comments:

Hafts Happenings said...

So glad you shared your photo, it gorgeous!! and fabulous sunglasses!! I am on that diet wagon too.

Diane said...

Dear Denise, I think you look wonderful, that dark hair and beautiful sunglasses. I know how you feel but, really, I think you look great. Blessings on your losing weight, I'm doing the same thing, I have 60 to lose but I'd settle for just looking and feeling better. God bless, Diane

Just Joni said...

Everyone usually wants to shed a few extra pounds, but whether we do or not...we are all beautiful in His eyes. I wish you luck on your diet, but only for health reasons because I think you are beautiful as you are. I've not posted my picture either...a recent one that is, because I am THE most unphotogenic person you have ever met...truly! (And I am most usually the one TAKING the pictures!) But it is nice to have a face to go with all the lovely words...so I thank you for sharing!

Denise said...

You are so lovely my friend.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I vowed I would begin to lose weight once the new year begun...it hasn't happened!! I did lose some late last year about 12 pounds and was so happy..but I love to eat too much...and not the healthy stuff either!!! So now I've gained back 7 pounds of what I had lost....just makes you feel lousy!!

~Beth

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Diane..thanks so much for posting a picture of yourself. I am not happy about my weight as you know BUT when life gets so frustrating sometimes we eat..I guess that is when you need to get the bad things out of the house or just never bring them in in the first place..I know how hard that is..I so understand about the OREOS..I love them too and cannot buy them anymore..I seem to be wanting chocolate this whole 1200 calorie week. I finally just ate 2 of those small chocolate donuts that Mike had bought at Walmart for himself.
I go to Curves this morning and weigh in after this one long week of 1200 calories..so we will see.
Again..You are lovely..Do NOT be afraid to post pictures of yourself..We have to learn to LOVE ourselves too..Sandy

Linda said...

Hi Denise...love your sun glasses and short hair...now when we chat I feel like I know you better. Thank you for sharing your picture....hugs, Linda

p.s. I'm right there with you, I'm doing W.W.. Some days are better than others but the key is just keep moving forward. I know we can do it....L

valerie said...

What a pretty picture. You are a beautiful woman and I'm so glad you decided to put it on here.

As we discussed earlier in the year...I told you I was going to work on losing some weight too. It's so hard. Everything we start to do for entertainment or with family always involves food & I do love to eat. The best I'm doing right now and actually sticking with is eating my oatmeal every weekday morning.

Let's continue to lift each other up in prayer when we come to each other's minds, ok?

I think you look great though. You are a beautiful woman inside and out!

Love,
Valerie

Annette said...

I had a comment to post on your blog but for some reason it didn't make it, but it something in the lines...
I just saw this gorgeous woman's picture on your blog, and it was you!! you are just beautiful..beauty is all of God's children, you are just a gorgeous outside as you are in the inside and I am so happy to have that beauty! Like Joni, I don't like my picture taken either, I look so "chubby" well maybe its because I am "chubby" but you know they saw you are what eat? well...I must be awful sweet cause that's all I eat!
Love to you
Annette

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You are Beautiful!!! Inside and Outside!!! I do not make good pictures at all. Yours is wonderful. Blessings and Hugs My friend....m..

Edge of Design said...

Cute hair too! I emailed you. Did ou get it?

MelanieJoy said...

YaY!!! I can finally see the face of my friend!!! I still wish we could have met last summer =(
I think you are as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside! Hugs!

JC said...

I think you are beautiful my friend. God is willing, He is always willing for us to be healthy and whole. I'm a fine one to be talking, I've taken a nose dive off the wagon this week. Stress caught up to me and I caved. Instead of running to the Father for comfort and solace, I ran for food. But, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength so I'm heaving my big ole rear right back up on that wagon seat. I'm going to chew on the word a while and I bet I find the word to be as sweet as honey.

Maxine said...

So nice to see you sweet friend! You are indeed a good looking lady and I know what you mean about the pounds. We're in the same boat!

Mary said...

Denise,

You are beautiful, but since I am the same way, I do understand. I have gained a lot of weight since I was diagnosed with diabetes and I don't like having others see me like this. However, I have posted photos of me on my blog. Like you, they are head and shoulders and usually with the boys or my great-nephews. I always hope people will look at the kids and not me. lol

However, God loves you just the way you are and so do I. Love the photo. You are a beautiful woman.

Blessings,
Mary

Mary said...

PS. I often find old postcards and advertisements at fleamarkets, thrift shops and auction and garage sales. I'm pretty choosy what I buy. I also keep my eye on ebay to see what is for sale, but won't pay high prices. The ones on my blog are not from my collection, but borrowed from a friend who collects.

Sharon said...

Hello my gorgeous,dahling friend...I love the picture of you!You have such dramatic coloring.Your hair is way darker than I imagined.I do not photograph well but you sure do.I have a significant amount of weight to lose.Partly genetics as both my folks had low thyroids and guess what...I got it too.I also sometimes don't make wise food choices.Partially financial and partially emotional eating.God bless you as you try to lose...Love~Sharon

Shirley said...

Dear Denise,
You have nothing to be concerned about in your appearance. You are lovely. You are not too overweight. Your hair looks great, my hair is very fine and limp and is already gray. My husband doesn't want me to color it. I do not have the nerve to post my photo because I am so heavy. I'm glad you finally did it because you are a very lovely lady....like everyone has already said....inside and out. Believe it!

Michele said...

Hi Denise ~ I think you're beautiful. Thanks for sharing your picture! I hate having my picture taken too...I've gained so much weight..that I'll probably just die fat!

Hugz,
Michele

Mimi said...

I love the color of your hair...and please please don't loose too much weight...

because I seem destined to find all the weight that someone else loses...

and I do not need any more weight on these old bones...

{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Joyce said...

Don't feel bad at all. I think you look great.
Besides....this happens to all of us for some odd reason.
I have steroids to thank. Sadly.
But it's that or other problems.
It's a catch 22 situation sometimes.
I've been on the diet wagon this year and fell off already.
UGH!
Hang in there.....

Tracy said...

You are a beautiful lady Denise, inside and out. Ty for sharing with us.

PEA said...

Hello dear Denise:-)

Finally catching up! I so love seeing this picture of you, you are beautiful, you know that?? We've all gained weight in the last few years so don't let that worry you...good for you for being on a diet, though, I need some of your willpower!! xoxo

kansasrose said...

YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN! Your skin is gorgeous, hair, and I dig those shades. What color are your eyes? Hon, I think you look fabulous. If only I can look THAT good in a few more years. I'll be 53 in April and wow have I aged the past year... I am so self conscious about how I look...my eyes especially. I have a big mole on my left lower eyelid that has gotten bigger the past few years and so "in your face" obvious. I am afraid to have it removed because it's so close to the eyeball. :O It looks so gross, like a huge stye. I love your phot and you! We have got to meet someday! Heck we are almost neighbors girl!