Happy New Year

by adustyframe ~ December 31st, 2010

I thought about all sorts of things to post today.

In the past, I’ve done a wrap up of the year’s posts. Or I’ve outlined all my goals for the coming year.

I may still do those things but not today!

I want to wish each of you a happy New Year. I also want to thank you for your prayers and kindness throughout this past year.

When I look back at the year, I see a lot of trials. A lot of frustration and annoyances too. But then I thought there were 3 really wonderful blessings this year and I’ll share them in photos!


1. This precious little nephew of mine joined our family in January. He’s so sweet and funny too! I’m so thankful that my brother and sister in law live near enough that we can visit with him. My sister and niece live so far away, we rarely get to see them.

2. In September, with very little notice that our lives were about to change, Lee and James were allowed to see each other. I can’t even tell you how wonderful this has been. It’s also exhausting and we still have to figure out how to fit us all into the family again. But it’s very good.


3. I finally found a way to lose weight that works for me. I asked Lee if I could share a photo and he said sure. I was thinking that this isn’t the best shot because it’s a little different angles. Also, my face changed a lot and you can’t quite see that.

I’ll see if Lee will take a photo for me on Sunday when I’m dressed up and see if that looks any different. He said I should have worn the same outfit every time but I said those are already way too big.

I am very pleased with this year and so very thankful!  I went from a size 3X 0r 4X to a Xl/1X.  I don’t like sharing my before info but it’s not like it was any big secret!

The biggest changes are in my face and body shape. I lost the most of my belly and hips–14 1/2″ off each area!

I still have plenty to lose. One of my goals this year is to just keep working on it! I want to lose at least 50 more but I’m short so I really need to lose a bit more than that. We’ll see!

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9 Thoughts Shared to Happy New Year

  1. amy

    What a great year!! Congratulations on all your great milestones. I’m excited to read what 2011 has for you.

  2. Barbara H.

    What wonderful blessings you’ve had this year! May 2011 be a wonderful year for your family. Congrats on the weight loss!

  3. Jenn

    What wonderful blessings in 2010! Happy 2011!

  4. MamaHen

    Happy New Year to your family too!

  5. Robin in New Jersey

    Wonderful blessings. Thank you for sharing the photo of you. I wish we could see your face, but I understand. You are beautiful.

    Happy New Year! 2011 will be a blessed year for you and your family.

  6. Janet

    I’m so happy about all the great blessings of your 2010. Love seeing your photos! You can be proud of all your hard work in losing the weight.:)

  7. Ame

    congratulations awesome you!!!!

    and may all praise and glory and honor be to God for blessing you with a new baby in the family, and James and Lee together again 🙂

  8. Lisa

    GREAT WORK on the weight loss in spite of all the trials in your life right now. That really takes dedication!

  9. Carrie

    Congrats on your weight loss! My little one looked like your nephew just yesterday (it seems) and he’s already 3 1/2 months old. Time flies.

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