Body of work.

(Currently under construction)

 April 1993 - Mexico
Can you get inspiration from your former self?
November 2012 - Kirsten and Ian's Wedding
Wake-up call...and here I was thinking I looked smokin' hot.
November 2012 - Kirsten and Ian's Wedding
Ringleader and assistant to the deejay, 
I'm a whole lotta woman...too much woman.
 April 2013 - Me and the ninja, Jonathan Carpenter.
@ the Finale for the Times Colonist Health Challenge 
(52 pounds down and still going!)

April 28th, 2013 - With the Crystal Fools 
(57 pounds down)

May 5th, 2012 - Spinning Suzie
(64 pounds down)
May 29th, 2013 - Playing dress-up with new old clothes
(71 pounds down)
 May/June 2013 - Top of Mount Doug with Stéffi and Pinta
(77 pounds down)
June 19th, 2013 - After a messy (there is mascara on my chest) treadmill session
(79 pounds down)
July 3rd, 2013 - At the top of Mount Finlayson
(86 pounds down)
July 6th, 2013 - Terrible phone selfie...major pet peeve...but I had to do it.
(On my way to 92 pounds down)
August 4th, 2013 - Photo shoot celebrating 100 Pounds down!
Jonathan Carpenter i.e. The Ninja...and a very happy to be 191.3 pound Suzie. 
This photo that was taken by the Times Colonist photog around August 7th or so 
(102.2 pounds down)
Late August 2013 - The ninja took this picture because he probably couldn't believe that I could do this...and yes, I'm balancing on a bosu on one foot while doing fancy things with a medicine ball and I'm not scared to death to be doing it!  Yay!  Haha...
(Possibly 109 pounds down or so) 

September 28th, 2013 - Me and Stéffi on our belated anniversary out!
(I'm at 122 pounds down and he's lost 40 pounds or so)
October 8th, 2013 - Jonathan Carpenter (the ninja), me, Michelle Carpenter (The other half of MIJO Sport, also a ninja) and Mayor Dean Fortin (Samurai?) 
at the opening of the16-piece outdoor exercise circuit in Central Park
(123.1 pounds down)
October 11th, 2013 - Oh my goth, I went up a pound.
(122 pounds down)
October 23rd, 2013 - a very proud 166.4 pounds of blurry muscle.
(126 pounds down)
 October 26th, 2013 - Dr. Frank-N-Furter Halloween costume
(126 pounds down)
October 31st, 2013 - Zombie Goth Girl vs. Bane
Batman had already been defeated!
(129 pounds down)
November 30th, 2013 - Stéffi's work holiday party
(134 pounds down)


  1. Anonymous10/20/2013

    Please update us with more photos, your journey is very inspiring and you should give yourself a big pat on the back...keep it up, your in better shape than most people(even those who are naturally slender)

    1. I nearly updated this section last night, but it got complicated as I have to figure out when the pictures were taken and what weight I was at that point. Will do soon :-)

  2. Anonymous10/22/2013

    Awesome and thank you I love your success, it's great to encourage others with your blog, your proof it can happens

  3. Anonymous11/06/2013

    Love the pics! With losing so much weight.. how has your skin been? Did it bounce back or do you struggle with extra? Have you done anything special to help prevent it?

    1. Oh, I have lots of extra's not so much a bounce back thing yet. I have been drinking loads of water, but I suspect I'll need a nip tuck at some point :-)

  4. Anonymous12/03/2013

    Wow, amazing adverture! I don't even know how I came across this. Definitely an inspiration! - Tamara

    1. Thank you, Tamara! Keep reading, I'll keep writing...I still have a ways to go.

  5. Anonymous5/01/2014

    Congratulations, you look great. I have an idea how hard it must have been.You have every right to celebrate your inner strength. Now when does the me me me go away? Time to look outward with those new eyes?

    1. Thank you for your kind words :-)

      With this blog, I am trying to document my's a personal story, so the "me, me, me" will continue...because I can't speak for anyone else other than myself.

      As for looking outward...I do that too, otherwise I'd walk into things far too often. Haha...however, if you mean look outward as in how to I take my experience and help others?! I'm working on that :-)

      “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ― Dalai Lama

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