These two are the last two full body photos I’ve let be taken of me. On the right is me one year ago in early June, I weighed 225 pounds, on the left is me earlier this week on top of Guadalupe Peak at 150 pounds. I was shocked when I saw the picture on the left, especially in juxtaposition from the last picture I saw. More amazing is that I can climb a mountain! I was a slow, and whiny, and exhausted at the end, but I did it, and there’s no way I could have achieved that a year ago. My life is so different, and I have my bad days, where I feel like I don’t look any better, or wasted my time and effort, but this week reminded me of exactly why I had my weight loss surgery, and why I have to push myself to keep the weight off and get healthy.