Sunday, September 5, 2010

How Far I've Come

I was just thinking today how much has changed since I started my blog nearly three years ago.  My hair, my weight, my family, my outlook on life...
So, I thought I'd post some pics from then and now, just to see how far I've come. 

THEN:





NOW:







In some ways it's hard to look at those old pictures, to see how thin I am, but I also look at my current pictures, and I'm glowing!  And I'm happy.  :)  And I may not be a stick-thin supermodel anymore, but I'm still beautiful.  Just beautiful with a little badonka donk in the trunk, right?  ;)

24 comments:

ania said...

"Just beautiful with a little badonka donk in the trunk, right?"

You are too crazy, Brie.

Cammy said...

Hey hottie, what I love most about the healthy glow in your recent pictures is not just the beauty of it (that's undeniable) but the internal victory that it represents. You showed the ED who was the boss, and definitely deserve tons of credit and celebration for that.

Just That ZombieGrrl said...

You're even more beautiful -- and far more full of life. Congratulations on all you've done, and all you continue to do.

brie said...

aw, thanks guys. :) i'm so insecure about posting that last pic...yikes...but...thanks for the reassurance i look okay. that makes me feel better.

Adam and Cassie said...

Congrats Brie, You look great.

Devon said...

You. are. stunning. I'm proud of you (duh) and ecstatic FOR you.

Goodness knows you've deserved this victory after such a long battle.

Keep going: "life is like a bicycle, the only way to stay up is to keep peddling." - Einstein.

Oh...and don't forget a helmet ;)

Spaghetti Friendship Flea Market Piano said...

you are glowing, it's true! it's kinda funny because you seem equally "thin" in both then and now pics, but somehow, your now pix are soooo pretty

Cammy said...

That last picture is awesome, Brie. You underestimate yourself!

Alli said...

Your older pics show a girl who is sick, unsure of herself, trying to find control and approval in self destructive ways. That last pic you posted is incredible. I see a woman who is confident, beautiful, full of life and an inspiration. When people look at you now they won't see the sick girl who needs pity and protecting, they see a sexy, strong woman with finesse and style. They see Brie.

Erin said...

My favorite picture is the last photo. Your bod is hot and you are not in the slightest NOT thin. (Does that sentence make sense?)

Tia said...

aww, i love posts like this, and i love your honesty/realness. your little man is adorable.
Tia @ Dietcolagirl

allegri said...

HOT MAMA.

I am SOOO proud of you!

coffeecocktails said...

You look sparkly, vital and beautiful in all of your most recent pics, Brie... But I love the last one most of all. It's super hot.

annamaria said...

looking at these photos of you (the recent one) you just made my morning with your big shiny smile. Really.
Have a nice Monday, dear :)

Sarah said...

I agree with everyone! You look like you're really owning yourself now. I know you may not feel 100% comfortable in your own skin yet (heck, I still don't) but the difference in alertness, happiness, ability to be present, strength, usefulness to others, and general feelings of well-being is SO noticeably better for me and I'm sure it is for you too.

I think you're smokin hot, but that's just a piece of who you are. We are not our bodies--we are our souls. Our bodies are just a house for our souls, and it's our responsibility to give our souls a healthy, protected, strong place to live. Every day you continue to stay healthy, you are giving your soul the freedom to continue to exist, grow, shine. You are giving us all the gift of knowing the REAL Brie-but most importantly, you are giving this gift to yourself. Shine on, sista!!

agoraphob said...

yay!!! great job. I am glad we are getting to know each other, and I am glad I am getting to know the healthier you!

Alexandra Rising said...

You are wicked gorg.
But you are also many other things to! A mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a writer, a wit, a friend, a soul, a cat mommy, adventureous, etc etc!

tawny said...

You are and always have been so beautiful to me!!!!

I can't wait to see YOU at the beach!!! 6 days! yay.

I misssss you! T

tawny said...

You are and always have been so beautiful to me!!!!

I can't wait to see YOU at the beach!!! 6 days! yay.

I misssss you! T

Tiptoe said...

Love the pics! Definitely a beautiful radiance now than ever before. I especially like the fifth picture in the "now" series. You look so content there.

You've come a long way, Brie. Be proud of where you are now.

Em said...

Brie,

Even more amazing than the progress on the outside (I agree with previous posts that you are rockin' it right now), is how much work you've done on knowing yourself, accepting who you are, and overcoming challenges. This is what makes the "after" pics so beautiful. I love ya!

Lisa said...

I just cam across this blog...and I subscribed. it's very inspiring :)

thanks for sharing
xoxo
-Lisa

CG said...

smokin hot is right. thin and healthy! look at you pretty lady. I'm so happy for you!!!
-Laur

Lily Jane said...

I'm sorry, but your vision must be waaaay distorted. You look pretty damn thin in ALL of your photos... Yikes. :(