Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Weight Loss Journey

This particular post has nothing at all to do with scrapbooking, card making, or crafting in general.  It does have to do with a journey that I started when we moved to TX.  When we came to TX, I made a conscious decision to live a healthier lifestyle. I figured that since we were moving to a new state, to a new home, to start a new life, why not start new with my health as well.  A whole new chapter to our lives all the way around.  I also have 2 beautiful little girls to think about, & when they say to you, "Mommy, why don't you exercise?"  or "Why don't you eat healthy?"  It is time to do something about it, & lead by example.  I also need to be around for them for a long time!!!

About the 2nd week of January, I decided to join Weight Watchers. I followed it to a tee for several months.  It is a wonderful plan, & it does work!  I walked several times a week on the paths in the neighborhood, & around the beautiful lake. Then a neighbor, & new GREAT friend, talked me into joining a gym.  Me!  A gym!  I had never been a member of a gym in my entire life!  What is she, NUTS!! She proceeded to introduce me to yoga & I love it!  Also a new love is Zumba!  How much fun is that?  So, because of the monthly fees for the gym, I had to stop going to Weight Watchers, but I did do a 90 day weight loss challenge at the gym. 

So, over the past 8 almost 9 months now, I have been completely watching what I eat, writing down every single thing that goes into my mouth, working out as much as I can (I have to admit, this summer I really slacked in that department), & really staying focused.   As of today, August 22, I am down 65 lbs!  Yes, you did read that right!  65 lbs!  I have been taking pictures of my progress along the way, & didn't really realize how much weight I have lost until I saw these:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


When I saw these pictures, I really cried, & cried hard!  I have a neck!  I have a waist!  All that hard work, it really paid off.  I haven't reached my goal weight yet, I would like to lose another 25 lbs, but I am certainly happy with the progress that I have made thus far!  I guess this is a very good excuse to go out & buy new clothes, huh? 

Anyway.  I am sorry to have shared a non-scrappy related post with you, but I really really wanted to let you know of my progress.  I am feeling great, motivated, & I hope to maybe motivate others who don't fee it is possible. 

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.
Have a fabulous day!!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You look fantastic and I'll bet you feel a whole lot better. I'm not quite sure how you ended up in my blog reader but I do love reading your blog. Keep up the great work.

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  2. Great success! Congratulations! This is a lot of work on yourself.

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