Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pocket Full of Sunshine

SWEAT is fat crying

Yesterday at this time, I was drenched in fat tears when I walked a little delirious but still victorious out of my hot yoga class. My first workout of 2012. 

I'm a big believer in resolutions. I think there is something very cleansing and renewing about entering a new year. I love dreaming about all the promises that a new year brings and I love reflecting back on the year that has just past and all the precious memories and accomplishments that I can pull out of my pocket to treasure any time I wish. 

I believe with full confidence that I will finish losing weight this year and begin the task of maintaining it for the rest of my life. And I think the time has come to document the physical transformation I made last year. 

Last December, on Maya's 1st Birthday.

In April 2011, on Lucy's 3rd Birthday.

These two photos were taken last January, just one year ago.

This was me in October 2011.
And this is me, last week, at Maya's 2nd Birthday Party. 
Sifting through pictures to produce this post was so revealing to me. Daily changes happen in such small increments that it can be so frustratingly difficult to see the transformation. Well, I see it now. And if you are super crafty, and look carefully you might just notice what I'm sporting on my left ring finger. 

It's going to be a Happy, happy, happy New Year.


  1. I know I just saw you, but sissy you are so amazing!! I can't believe the transformation you have made!! You are so inspiring, I love you! Here's to finishing your goal and maintaining in 2012!! =)

  2. While you are ALWAYS beautiful - I am so proud of your efforts and you look absolutely incredible. GO DANIELLE! LOVE you!

  3. You are amazing. I love your vulnerability in sharing this journey with all of us. I love your sense of humor and most of all, your determination. It is so inspiring. I just read this line in a devotional on January 1. "Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year." Isn't that a good one? I am trying to embrace it myself. 2012 is going to be great! Love and prayers coming your way, Amy

  4. my gosh you are an inspiration...hope you don't mind me sending your blog along to a few of my friends outside of California. Danielle, you are incredibly amazing. You are beautiful inside and out. Extremely humble. And have the best smile I've ever seen. I want to be you when I grow up. I am inspired by you and thankful to call you friend.

  5. What a transformation Danielle. So very proud of you!! Always a beauty inside and out. Love you, Lisa