One year ago this weekend was my 30th class reunion. A turning point for me.
One year ago yesterday, on Friday, August 5, 2011… I met with a fellow high school alum, John Geraghty to chat about steps to take to change my life. John is a life coach… to me, a life saver. The tools that John gave me that day were stored in my iPad memo section. Books to read, ideas that he gave me… sage advise. I admitted to John that I weighed 255 pounds. No one else knew. You can read more about starting my Dukan journey here and how I felt about my meeting with John.
The following night, Saturday, was the night of our big dinner. My dear friend Denise’s daughter Aleisha was our official photographer and took this picture that seriously changed my life…
When I saw this picture the following day, well I can’t even begin to tell you the myriad of emotions that it brought up… and still brings up.
And so my journey on Dukan begin… not quite a year ago, that anniversary is August 20th, but this weekend… exactly one year ago, changed my life.
I consider myself very blessed to have the wonderful and amazing friends and family that I have! You all have made this journey much more fun! See you all in September!
And to all of you who follow this blog… THANK YOU… your support has been awesome! I love how supportive our community is 🙂
An incredible journey – you look great!
Thanks, Andrew! I feel great!
Congrats on taking charge of your life and living it on your terms. Awesome. Just awesome.
Thanks, Lorie! It’s really changed my life!
What a journey.. The pictures tell the story best of all So proud of you. See you soon.
Thanks, Mom! 7 weeks!
What an adventure you’ve had … but it’s been sheer grit and determination that have gotten you to where you are today. Stand tall, be proud and rock it out … Cheers!
Thanks, MJ… And lots of support from everyone… It keeps me going 🙂
Crazy cool, Sandi! You also have been an inspiration to other with this blog. Looking forward to seeing you in Spain. LOVE
Thanks, Alice!! I’m looking forward to Spain, as well 🙂
Wow, such inspiring progress! That is an amazing accomplishment, keep up the great work!
Thanks! It’s been a fun year!
Amazing transformation!!!! You Rock!!!
Why thank ya 🙂
I think you rock, too!
Thanks for allowing me to share in your journey. You inspire me! I know more good things are in store for you and I look forward to your next adventure : )
Thank you, Jonelle 🙂
Next adventure coming up next month… Stay tuned!
Let me guess, “who is that in purple?” went through your mind? Been there (still there, to some extent)
Sandra… It was shocking. We don’t usually get a look at our whole selves from behind… It is the pic I have gone back to a hundred times this past year…. My inspiration to literally run my ass off! 😀
I should do that, too.
Congrats on this amazing journey, Sandi. You are an inspiration.
Thanks, Tatjana 🙂
And one year does go by in the blink of an eye…but look how much can change!! You have revitalized your life and inspired countless people Sandi! The support of friends and family is a blessing. You look fab, you run fab, you ARE FAB!!
You’re the best, Anna. The support and inspiration I have received from fellow bloggers has been integral to my success! And now I’m off to read your blog… I think I saw my name in the title! Oh! Did those butterflies come out of hiding yet?
silly iPhone sent before I’d finished *roll eyes*
Congrats all the same 🙂
Woo hoo F A N T A S T I C achievement
& think how many people you have encouraged or motivated through blogging your journey?
I look forward very much to hearing of new adventures
Thanks, Kate. I get messages quite often about others being inspired and that makes it all even more worth it! When I first started this journey I searched for diet success stories, particularly Dukan, and found the most amazing circle of friends!
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Sandi, you are an inspiration! I look forward to following your upbeat journey! I don’t know the first thing about Dukan, but I’ve been hearing about it from blogger Anna and others I think. Because I grew my first garden ever, I went through a life change this year also. Congrats to us! I hope you will stop on over to Late Bloomer. I have a blog AND a web series. (Click tab at top for episodes.) Best wishes, and I look forward to your recipes. – Kaye
Hi Kaye! I’ve seen your responses on Anna’s blog! Congrats on your first garden. When I move back to the States in 7 weeks, I’m going to start my own first vertical garden… I’ll be looking for advise from my wise blogging community!
Sandi, I consider myself blessed to have met you and shared in your amazing strength. Congratulations! Very simply that: Congratulations!
Thank you, Mona! Meeting you in Shanghai was a highlight of my year here! We live in a small world 🙂
An absolutely incredible accomplishment in just one year, Sandi! Congratulations! . . . really, quite amazing!
Thank you, Sarah! It’s been a fun year in many ways!
AMAZING! Congrats on the inspiring transformation! (and it’s good to see you again.)
Its god to see you! I miss your motivating posts!