Saturday, September 6, 2008

Loss for Words

Let me start by telling you guys that I ended up going way farther with the hair-stylist than I intended to... but I LOVE it! She really didn't cut much off, but we did a deal called a texture fusion perm... which means that I can now wear my hair curly or straight. When I wear it straight - it'll have more body than it does naturally... and when I wear it curly - it'll be more like hot rollers when it relaxes a little.

Right now it's pretty curly, but we'll see what happens tomorrow when I'm responsible for styling it. I'll try to get John to get a close up of it (if it's cute!) so that you can really get an idea of what it looks like.

As promised though, and I've been meaning to do it for a while... here are some new comparisons between me yesterday and the day before my surgery. I am really without words because I think part of my problem is that I never realized before surgery what I truly looked like to the outside world.

I still feel really fat, and am only halfway to my goal... but these pictures are painfully obvious reminders of how far I've come already.

Lets all just take a moment on this - because words escape me!!


  1. WOW, Kim, you look amazing. You look so good right now. It is obvious all over, but especially right under your chest. There is definite definition! Keep up the good work!

  2. Kim, YOU LOOK AMAZING! Both your entire body AND your hair... you go girl! :)

  3. WOW! Kim you look just beautiful. I bet John is prould of you(not that he wasn't always)You had a lot of courage to go through all you did, wish more people had your courage.

  4. You look amazing and I love the hair! Isn't it scary to look at our Before pictures now? I have trouble believing I ever looked like that!

  5. Wow you look great and really happy!

  6. Wow Kim, that’s great. You look awesome and should feel very proud of what you have accomplished (even though it is frustrating at times). Hope you guys are doing well. Talk to you soon.

  7. Kim,

    I am sooooo proud of you. I know this journey is not easy and takes a long time. As Dad (Tank) used to say "but oh look at the results!!"
    I love ya and keep up the good work. I know you are proud of yourself too. Rightly so.


  8. Kim,
    That is truly amazing progress. I am very proud of you for your accomplishment.

  9. Kim - I am so proud of you!! This is an incredible change. You may not be at your desired goal however do not sell short what an amazing goal you have already reached. It is not easy to even get to the half way mark of a goal such as yours - yet you have. Keep up your work. Keep looking these pictures and reaching for the smaller goals along the way. Before you know it - you will be at your ulimate goal. You have inspired me with your effort and attitude.

    Thank you for sharing these pictures.
    Love you!
    - Cindy

  10. WOW! And double WOW! Congratulations on all your hard work! You are looking good…though I know there are many other reasons you are on this journey. I am continuing to pray for you. Way to go!!!


  11. um, those pictures are flat out amazing!!! I told you the other day that you look great!! Look how small your waist has gotten! You've made some AMAZING progress in the short time since your surgery and your hair is really cute too. You should feel so good about yourself!


  12. I see your waist!! You are looking fantastic. I'm proud of you for sticking with this. How do you feel?


  13. U look great Kim!


  14. You look fabulous!


  15. I tried to call last night but couldn’t get anyone. You look fabulous my dear!!!!!! It’s amazing the difference a few months makes. You said you were half way there??? Looking good!!!! I’m so impressed and pleased for you. I love you!


  16. We saw your pics and your new do. Your looking good. I’ll call you this week as I want to see what your schedule is when I’m there in a couple of weeks. Thanks.

    Love Dad.

  17. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing. You look great and I am very proud of you.

    Love ya.

  18. Hi!

    You look TERRIFIC! I am so proud of you.

    We'd love to see you guys sometime soon - sure miss you both.


  19. Kim – you look INCREDIBLY awesome in these photos! You rock! Love your hair too – did you do something different?

    Thanks for sharing and congrats on such an amazing journey so far!


  20. Kim, that is AWESOME! Wow, I'm so impressed by your discipline in order to achieve something so significant. You must feel so proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing the pictures!!



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