Wednesday, June 9, 2010

False Advertising

Note the picture(s) on the right side of the blog.
Me.
6 years ago.
I had lost 53.5 pounds.
I was sorta proud of myself.
I ran 5 days a week.
I was an animal.
Then...
not sure.
Life.
Stress.
and
30 pounds.
So the pictures are false advertising.
'cept I'm not selling anything.
And this is my blog.
And this is what I like to remember.
Me.
30 pounds ago.
Wish I could find that "mojo" again.

33 comments:

gigi said...

I think you are beautiful and stress will do that to everyone. Been there and done that and right there with you. I have faith that we will once again find that mojo!! We will! (I just ordered the Zumba DVD's. Who knows if I'll ever use them but maybe thaty will make for good TV, you know for when I get tired of bloggin)
Love ya.

wendy said...

Oh Tuana-----------you ARE my friend. I too need to loose , well 30 lbs would be awesome, but 20 lbs more realistic.
If I can.
I am in a rut.
I feel like a piece of grunt sometimes....oops, can I say that.
I just don't want to be a frump.
I'll never be HOT, but I don't want to be frump-dilly-icious.
Living this good life is making me a little lazy-----cause I hardly ever see anyone, and Hubby still has lots of stars in his eyes for me --BLINDED BY THE LIGHT.
Isn't that a song??

anyway,I get ya. I'll put away my bowl of ice cream now and dream about running. That ought to work.

OH AND I WAS FIRST AGAIN--------TA DA

wendy said...

oH CRAP, WAIT, while I was typing this gigi snuck in on me.
dang.
not first.
I started out first.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh no you di'int! You did NOT just pick on my main girl Tauna!

I love you! You're beautiful!!

Just Breathe said...

Me too! Send some my way when you find it.

T said...

honesty time? I never noticed - I remember thinking "what cute pictures" - but I never noticed how uber skinny you were because the important part of you (your smile) is still exactly the same :)

I've gotta take off the 20 I gained this year... and let's just not mention the angel food cake smothered in delicious strawberry and glaze that I just ate with my book club group!

Krista said...

Why punish your legs for something your mouth did? That's what I always say. Which is why, I too, am 30 lbs heavier now than my photo. I thought you were darn beautiful... and seriously didn't think you needed to lose anything.

Ann Marie said...

Psh... who cares?

I like you.. for YOU. Not what you look like Obviously.. since I havent even met you. The picture on the sidebar just makes me feel better that I'm not blogging to some strange Man that says he's Tauna.. (he-he)
** Plus I have proof that you are who you say you are because you have met Kimmie and Cherie.

Oh man.. I am tired and over-worked.. probably not making any sort of sense.. so I'm gonna go. Bye!

Julie Harward said...

I know, it is kind of funny how lots of blogs have past pictures displayed and then you see the real person!
My losing of 30 lbs done up and left my get-a-long long ago! I couldn't loose that now if I tried! (I like what Krista said here..funny!) I think we all are packing the 30 since high school and shouldn't expect to be that girl again!
You are a beautiful gal...just be healthy and happy! Come say hi :D

One Cluttered Brain said...

hey! i saw you in real life and you ARE beautiful!!
You have a beautiful smile and when you smile you get people at ease. The world needs more smiles, and you and me Tauna, are going to give the world our smiles...

I am trying to WALk off my extra weight. But Krista keeps talking about cheesecake. Or was that Lisa?
I think it was Krista...And NOW i want some....*sigh*

Kristina P. said...

I think you are still gorgeous. It happens. I lost about 75 pounds, like 7 years ago. I put on about 20 since then, and have lost about 12 again. We fluctuate. It's OK.

Kazzy said...

I would love to lose 30 lbs. I have been so busy and bogged down with work and school and I sit a lot.

It is a cycle that is constant, huh? And you may use whatever photos you want!

linda said...

I'm in awe that you were a runner! I've always wanted be a runner but just won't try it on my own. I need a partner for motivation.

I'm a good 15 pounds overweight right now as well. The older we get, it's just not that easy to take the weight off. I'm speaking from experience here! Menopause has really done me in!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm a stress eater myself, so I understand. Babysteps work miracles, so decide to start when you're ready and you'll be amazed!

Hugs!!

Barbaloot said...

At least you've posted pictures of yourself. I just have cartoon barbaloots:)

JoAnn said...

P'shaw, my little Noty! You are 100% loveable! Every single ounce of ya! And besides -- you look terrific -- always. That beautiful spirit of yours that is housed by that beautiufl exterior of yours -- well, it's a fabuloso combination. Amen and amen.

Beth at Aunties said...

When you find the 'mojo' please send it to me. I actually thought you looked adorable with your Utah friends!
Pounds are pounds. But then a loving heart is which is full of fun, humor and loving compassion is hard to find. Your are a rare Gem whom I have grown to appreciate and love.
PS
I wished I would have taken lots more pictures 30 pounds ago!!!

Jill K said...

I've seen recent pics of you and think you look fabulous.

LKP said...

sush yer mush, woman!

Laura said...

I think the picture of me on my blog is from at least five years ago too. I like to look at it and remember a time when I didn't have gray hair. Sometimes I think about updating it, but I like it and I think it looks like my 'best self' (even if it was over five years ago!) so I leave it. Do whatcha wanna do!

Kimmie said...

This is such an awesome post!! I am SO glad to know that there are other people in the same boat as me!!

I need to lost 15-20 pounds myself. STRESS is such a major problem for keeping weight off.

I LOVE your photos on your side bar and I just love you and your friendship. You have the most gorgeous smile and laugh and are SO much fun to be around!!

Enjoy your life and what really matters is that Howard and all of your friends love you just the way you are!!

Although, it is nice to have goals and to get to try to achieve them.

Tracy keeps on telling me when I complain about my body that I will look back 10 years from now and DIE to have the body I have now, so CELEBRATE what you have and enjoy each day to the fullest!!

Thanks for making me SMILE today!!

M-Cat said...

Why do we beat ourselves up over our bodies? Really? I say advertise however you want, we would all love you anyway.

And when you find your mojo - could you have it talk to mine?

Scrappy Girl said...

If you find it....please share!

Sherrie said...

I know exactly what you mean. Been there, lost all the weight only to gain it back over the last year... stress... depression... you name it. Now I need to find my mojo again too. Been doing better though, just need A LOT more work.

You are beautiful just the way you are!

Connie said...

You look great! Then and now! I have photos like that as well - I wish losing the weight was as easy (and fun) as gaining it!!

Valerie said...

You're right---it is your blog! I say post all the pics you want, no matter how old. I'm sure none of your friends would care what you look like.

Charlotte said...

I think you looked great IRL. I have been putting on a lot of stress weight, too. Only I don't have a picture to remember the skinnier days.

April said...

I'm with T...I didn't even notice! So there! And I must say a big THANK YOU! Those chocolates that T delivered....OH MY GOSH! DELISH!!! I will be posting about it soon! I just have to find my camera. Dang that elusive thing!

Yvonne said...

You are such a beautiful woman. The important thing is HOW DO YOU FEEL not how much you weigh.

I'm so glad I found your blog.

Lucy said...

Well, my driver's license is false advertising too. Can I be arrested for false information on a federal ID card because it still says I'm 125 pounds and I refuse to change it. Even though sadly, I've changed. A LOT!

ain't for city gals said...

I am working on getting my mojo back ...I want to be stylish ONE MORE TIME!! Start up that running again and join me...

Braden said...

Hey what a coincidence! I just realized I need to lose 30 lbs, too!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Oh man, I feel your pain. My blog picture is two years old because I don't want to update it until I lose weight. Um . . . . when would that be?