Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How bout a lil Show -N- Tell?

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Before I get down to the nitty gritty, first a little housekeeping...

And the winner of my What a CROCK giveaway...drum roll please!

Congrats Lourie and happy crocking! Make sure you pop on over to Lourie's blog and check out her post on the meaning of beauty. 

Now, the nitty gritty. Lourie's "What is Beauty" post started my wheels-a-turning, and reminded me of some old 2006 San Antonio vacation pictures I ran across a couple of weeks ago. The moment I laid eyes on the photos I screamed, "YOWSERS!"  I knew right then and there my blog called for a progress pic post. In addition to displaying my progress pics, I plan to answer Lourie's question...What is beauty?

Check me out stylin' and profilin' at Natural Bridge Caverns. Even at this weight despite some insecurities,  I viewed myself as beautiful...sometimes....

Stylin' n' profilin': To look good, so fresh and so clean

Judging from these photos, I considered myself to be somewhat hot like chili. That's a  result of one cocktail too many. I must admit, I like the fullness of my face and sometimes miss it.

Do you really want to know what I think when I look at these photos...when is the baby due?

When I look at these pics I think to myself, " Wow! Why did I give that big girl so much power over me? What took so long for me to decide to change and lose weight?" *shaking my head*  I remember justifying my weight by calling myself thick or voluptuous or curvy. Those descriptions sounded much better than FAT.

Well my fellow blogger, take one last look at 2006 San Antonio Trina...that's the last you and I will EVER see of her. 


I took my power back, but every now and then my inner 2006 San Antonio Trina emerges and tries to talk me out of running or coerces me to eat things like chocolate covered toffee from a box of Whitman's Chocolates. When my inner chunky chic does emerge, I just tell her to kiss my keister.

O, and to answer Lourie's question...What is beauty...?

BEAUTY IS...enjoying life while jumping in a moonwalk!
BEAUTY IS...a slumber party with friends!


What is beauty to you?
P.S. No TOOT TOOT Tuesday today.


  1. Love the pics... a nice reminder of what an amazing job you are doing.

    Beauty is confidence.

  2. Absolutely Fabulous. How cute...you were cute in 06 too but now you lookin’ like you have a whole new "get down" about yourself.
    LOVE IT!
    Keep it up with the hotness :-)

  3. Love, love, love this post! Trina as Wendy Williams would say, you are my best friend in my head, LOL!! I love reading your blog. You always have the best post! I love your definition of beauty. You look absolutely wonderful girl!! and I know I've said this a thousand times before, but I can honestly say you are so inspiring! After reading your blog, it always make me want to stay on track and do the right thing. Thanks!!

  4. Oh and your boys are so handsome!! I just love all the family time you spend with them. You are such a great mom!!

  5. You look amazing!!!! And def BEAUTIFUL! Inside and out~

  6. Wow, you have come so far! You should really be proud of yourself. Love, love, love the blue dress, great color on you!

    Beauty is ...strenght

  7. You look fabulous Trina. Way to go!

  8. You have come such a long way - congrats! People like you are a true inspiration for people like me just starting their journey!

  9. You are beautiful and fabulous! I love your confidence. Keep it up!

  10. (Insert whistle) you look awesome in that blue number! Woot! I love LOVE all of these pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. You are beautiful!

  11. Beauty is kindness.

    My gosh. You are a great before and after, especially because it's clear that you took your looks seriously at both sizes. Some people think that they have to be thin to start living. What a bunch of crap.

    You look fantastic. Honest.

  12. Great post! We can find beauty in ourselves at any stage if we really look, and I love that you realized that. And look at the amazing progress you made!

  13. I love the pics...I mean really love them. And I agree about feeling pretty "most" of the time at any weight! You look not only svelte in the blue dress but very chic...the hair pulled back is a great look!

    I may have to do a post response on what beauty is to me!

  14. You were beautiful then and certainly stunning now! I love that you're able to see that, too.

    Congrats on an amazing journey. And thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog! Really appreciate the support. I needed it this week!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. You look amazing! I just came across your blog and I loved the before/after pictures. Really inspiring! :)

  16. What a beautiful post! I love the picture with you, your Mom & Grandma! I love seeing generations. You are looking FABULOUS!!! Keep on inspiring! You are doing an Awesome job!!!


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