This is my last post for the year and instead of focusing on the numbers I wanted to focus on the lessons I've learned. This year has been full of ups and downs but I survived. I lost weight and that's awesome or whatever, but I'm proud of the person I'm becoming. I'm much more raw and real about how I'm feeling/what I'm thinking and I think that comes from learning how to accept myself where I'm at. This year for me has been about learning to love myself, and although I still can't say that I do, I don't hate myself like I used to and to me that's a major step in the right direction. I've also spent this year trying to figure out who I want to be because trying to be who I thought people wanted me to be hasn't worked out so well. I got back some of my sense of adventure that my depression stole from me and ate food I would've never eaten, bought stuff I would've never bought, and went places I wouldn't usually go. It's amazing how free you feel when you start living your life for yourself and not caring what others think. But here's a pic of my transformation...I want to say how thankful I am for Christina Charley and all the work she has done believing in me and spurring me on during this year while on this weight loss journey. I have lost 70 lbs this year and I'm not stopping yet!