Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The new, updated me!


Hello! Have you noticed that I just changed my profile pic? I've been meaning to take pictures of my weight loss progress and time has gone so incredible quickly lately that it's already 2 months since my surgery and I haven't taken them! I remember that before taking the big decision, I used to browse for hours the before and after pics of people who had lost weight, and the thing that amazed me the most was not the difference in the weight, but the happy they looked. I used to tell my husband that I wanted to look like that, not skinny, but super happy and comfortable in my own skin.  Many of you would say that I should be comfortable no matter what's my size, but I wasn't healthy anymore, and nobody can feel good in a sick, tired body... But look at me know... I see my eyes and my smile and I notice the big difference in me,  I see myself pretty.  It's not just that the double chin and the big cheeks are gone, it's my expression what makes me feel sure I took the right decision.  I'm still half away from my goal weight, but inside me, the change has been done, nothing can stop the sunshine inside.  And that makes me very happy :)

35 comments:

awesome mama said...

you are a beautiful, shining star forever and always.
i am glad you are comfortable, happy, and on the road to healing/health. <3
valeri

awesome mama said...

beautiful, shining star, you are!
so happy to see you healthy and happy.
(and if you see three similar comments from me, don't approve all of them. lol! I'm having issues posting from my phone).
<3
valeri

Charley Button said...

I'm on a bit of a weight loss thing too. Not that I want to be skinny, just more happy with how I look and I'm quite pleased so far. Good for you for that gorgeous and happy smile!

Nicole Austin said...

everyone deserves to be happy in their own bodies. it doesn't matter what others think. you know what is best for you and your body. good for you! you look great. :)

simplydelicious said...

DDanita, you are beautiful! Great job. I, too had lab band surgery in October. i reached my goal and 10 pounds more this sum merl Keep it up!

Karem

La Minomalice said...

Congratulations, you are beautiful!!! Most importantly be happy!!!!

A greeting,
Ana

claire barone art said...

WOW YOU LOOK AMAZING DANITA YOU LOOK SO LOVELY XX CLAIRE

Sonja said...

You look and feel beautiful, and that shows :)
Happy for you.

Yve said...

You are beautiful and yes you do look happy!!!

I think we are on parallel lines right now, about the same time you had your surgery I got diagnosed with gallstones, I had felt ill for months before hand and then it reached a peak. It was awful but I chose to go an a very strict diet rather than have surgery (it's an easy diet to stick to because breaking it means the return of terrible pain) and the weight has fallen away. Better still I feel healthier and happier than I have in such a long time.

I am also getting less camera shy because I know I will not be so depressed by the photos. Keep smiling danita and know that the world smiles back ;o)

Jenny Holiday said...

A BIG HOORAY for you!! You are adorable! :) xoxo

Cecilia e Helena said...

You look awesome, Danita!
Helena

yoborobo said...

You look gorgeous and I am glad you're feeling better! :) Pam

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Well done Danita. I'm glad to hear you are happier in yourself. You've always looked beautiful though.
Kyles :D

MyPinkTurtle said...

BRAVO querida Danita ! Parece como una princesa ! BRAVO !!!

Lou said...

Congratulations on feeling healthier and beautiful. You are beautiful - before and after, but now you are healthy too!

Sarah said...

Great job, Danita! You are being a healthy role model for your little girl. Wishing you continued health.

chinamommy said...

How wonderful for you!! To be happy in your skin is a wonderful place to be!!!
xoxo

Diane Duda said...

you look happy and so pretty! :)

Ale said...

Estás increíble Danita!!! FElicidades por estar en el proceso y lograr esa luz interior. Yo estoy intentando hacer lo mismo, porque me subí UFF!! un montón.

Te admiro siempre!!

Ale

Patty S said...

be healthy and enjoy the new you! xo

Mechelle said...

You look great Danita!

It's Raining Jelly Beans said...

I thought you were beautiful before but I am thrilled you are so happy. I always say it is a great day when I start tucking in my shirts again. So I get what you are saying.

Judy Wise said...

Good for you, Danita. You are beautiful in any shape of skin and thank you for your powerful example of being willing to work hard for what you want both as a creator and as a person..

aujourd'hui: O'Clara said...

Danita oh, I'm your fan club - I think you're so pretty and talantueuse:) courrage you'll get to ideal weight

Cara Carmina said...

That´s the best part of all!!! THAT YOU ARE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!! la la la... la la la..... happy is our right and we should always do things in life that makes us happy!!! you indeed look very happy ... feliz cual lombriz!!! que alegría!!! aplausos!!!

The Austin Homework Fairy said...

That is so great. I'm happy for your success.

jasperandblue said...

beautiful picture... but what makes it truly beautiful is the happiness coming from your eyes and smile... that only comes from within...

Little Green Doll said...

You are very beautiful, Danita, with your big smile! :) Glad you are feeling better now! Hugs, Silvia

Gina Purlia Johnson said...

You've always been beautiful, Danita....but now, you are muy bonita in a NEW way....I can see how happy that you are! Hugs and congrats!!!

Beatrice, Bea, Bibi--That's me! said...

awesome picture...you ARE beautiful....
I'm considering lap band surgery myself....I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Happy for you and thanks for sharing your journey with us!!

Ana Gonzalez said...

Se te ve muy guapa y no solo eso, sino que tal como dices se te ve feliz. Me alegro!

cinderellapunk said...

Danita I dont know if this photo was taken before or after your weightloss but I had to write to let you know that I think you are SO GORGEOUS!!!
xxx Sylvie

tracey said...

Danita ~

I'm a huge fan but have never commented. Can I tell you something? I always thought you were beautiful. You have a kind, warm, and LOVELY face. That's your face! You look especially happy now and, yes, beautiful as I've always thought you were.

Theresa said...

Dear Danita, Congrats on the healthy, happy journey! You are beautiful inside & out & inspiring.
xo Theresa

Jacquie Williamson said...

that is awesome. i really can see the happy in your face. great work.