Friday, November 11, 2011

Side-By-Side Comparison

In my last post, I reflected on the changes that have happened to me. One of them was me being in better shape. I thought of this as I got dressed this morning. I had the day off today, so instead of wearing scrubs, I got to wear "normal" clothes. It was supposed to be a cold-ish day, so I decided on a sweater and jeans. The sweater I chose was purchased in August 2009 from the original H&M store in Stockholm, Sweden. I wore it a couple of months later when I traveled to Washington, DC and attended a meet-and-greet with Christian Louboutin. The lovely MichelleD from tpf took my picture while I sat across the table from the dream shoe designer, gushing to him. When I first saw the picture, I couldn't believe how I looked. I looked heavier than I thought I did. I've long since deleted the image from my digital camera, so I had to take a picture of the picture (near right).

Well, fast-forward 2 years, and here I am wearing the sweater again, but today, the sweater fits more loosely than it did in 2009. I took a picture of me from the back so I could see the difference (far right):

Here's another pic, of the complete outfit (left). I rarely post outfit pics, simply because I'm usually busy just trying to run out the door. I actually had the time today, so here it is. With the sweater, I'm wearing my Paper Denim & Cloth Ripper jeans and framboise patent Christian Louboutin Super Dombasle wedge sandals. Even though my 2 pairs of PDC jeans are the same color and style, they look very different because each pair is unique. They're my favorite jeans. I'm glad I got 2 pairs because they've been discontinued for years now. When I was heavier, I was devastated that I couldn't wear them. So when I started losing weight, the first thing I put on was them.

And the bag needs no introduction, right? ;)

I'm going to end this post with a message of thanks to our nation's veterans. These brave men and women deserve to be recognized for their bravery and service. I live in a free country because of what you've done or are doing right now. Freedom isn't free, people, so don't take it for granted. Thank you x10000000!!!!


carlinha said...

You look amazing R! Congats on the weight loss! That is a major accomplishment!

Alshaikha GhadeeR said...

woooooow this is great and very noticeable how did u did it ?

The Drama Queen said...

Thanks, C!

Alshaikha, welcome to you, my newest follower! I lost weight the old-fashioned way: diet and exercise. It was for a few years that I carried the extra weight and wanted to do something about it, but when I finally did something, it started out slow and rapidly came off. I've gotten a lot of requests for specific things I've done, so when I reach my target goal (lose another 9 lb), I'll post them on my blog.

Alshaikha GhadeeR said...

thnaks for sharing
but i hoped that u could tell me an easy thing to do i know that diet and exercise are the key to lose weight but i cant help it last 2 years i'v gain 6kg i used to wieght 48 kg now am 54 and that is huge mistake am doing to my self !
the major reason is that i finished school wen to college and i go to college from 8am tell 5 pm and nothing to eat but McDonalds and KFC there's alot of their food goes around inside of lol
but i hope i can do it ur way
good luck honey and pray for me

The Drama Queen said...

Alshaikha, I don't know if I can answer your question. I didn't lose weight the easy way. Nor was it quick. I started losing weight 3 years ago, and I'm not done yet. Also, what worked for me may not work for you.

However, I wish you the best of luck in your goals, weight loss and others! I'll be happy to "sponsor" you by offering support and words of encouragement if you like.

Alshaikha GhadeeR said...

thnx sweet heart that is so nice of u <3