In April 2010 Michael and I took a month and went coast to coast. It was a wonderful trip but eye opening. Tipping the scales well over 300 I was using a mobility scooter to go any farther than 50 feet. Between my degenerative discs, fibromyalgia and weight getting from point A to point B always involved a struggle.

When we returned from the trip and I looked through the pictures we took I saw myself for maybe the first time as I was. Obese, unhealthy, and honestly believing that I wouldn’t see 40. I made some changes.

These days when old pics pop up on slideshows I often have to pause to recognize that version of me.

It was a lot of work, pain, sweat and tears — but I wouldn’t go back.

6 Years

Categories: Celebrate


Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.


Jim Beletti · 2016-03-01 at 09:30

Congrats on your decision and your success.

    Lehnanne · 2016-03-06 at 07:47

    Thanks Jim.

Carol Hay · 2016-03-01 at 10:28

Lehnanne, it’s beautiful to see the transformation again. I was lucky enough to watch you come alive again from right next door, and it was like watching a miracle. Thanks for the reminder of these photos. What an inspiration you are.

Be sure to post when you get back to the Park. I’d love to see you two!

    Lehnanne · 2016-03-06 at 07:47

    We will be pulling in today for 2 weeks. Would love to see you.

      Carol Hay · 2016-03-06 at 08:22


Kerri · 2016-03-01 at 11:26

I love you! You are amazing.

    Lehnanne · 2016-03-06 at 07:48

    I love you too!! xoxo

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