Some of my triathlon peeps and I went to dinner this evening and we were talking a little bit about weight loss. I got to thinking this evening and realized that I have maintained my weight loss goals for about 18 months now. I can’t believe that I actually made that thing they call “A Lifestyle Change”. It’s been equal parts of more exercise and better eating. A lot of you that read this blog see the current Sonja as the newer thiner version of the Sonja you know, but my triathlon peeps never ever got to know the rounder Sonja. I went searching for a few pics this evening and found some.

In many ways the plumper Sonja is still right there inside of me, and I really enjoyed her. In other ways, I really like the new self confidence that I have found with a fit lifestyle. I found that loving the body I was in was what gave me the permission to release the extra pounds. “You gotta love it to leave it”. I’m not ashamed of these photos, I’m proud of them, proud of what I was able to part with and proud of what I hung on to. It was when I stopped talking down to myself about my weight, and started being proud of who I was that I started getting some traction with weight loss and self acceptance.

My best friend Michelle recently hit her weight loss goals and I am so super proud of her. She has also made the lifestyle change and found “the secret” that doing the right stuff for your body is easy when you do it right (eat enough, exercise enough, find the balance, accept yourself). I’m so proud.

So, without further delay, here are a few pics of the body I used to inhabit.


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  2. Sonja- I almost don’t believe this is you!! You always said you were a bit rounder, but I just couldn’t picture it. You are such an amazing person. I love your hard body pictures in the new swim suits. I had a great time cheering with you at Boulder Long Course (love the tree spot)!

  3. Hey lady!
    I just wanted to say how much fun dinner was last night…just real girls..real issues. I also reallized how much more I can give to this sport. Looking forward to more laughs…and hard track practices!

  4. Your transformation has been a beautiful process and such an inspiration. I have many memories of it along the way.

    You were a big part of me reaching my own goal – and now it’s on to the fun part of tweaking and fine-tuning. I can’t wait!

  5. Hello, I just found your blog, through some blog surfing and I love reading it! I could especially relate to this post because I’ve been through my own weight loss with having children. Now, I’ve maintained for about 5 years, but lost the ‘spark.’ I am doing some different things in my exercising and training to hopefully get the spark back! Anyway, thank you for posting your cute pictures! They are an inspiration!

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