Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nothing and Everything to Lose

Some of you have known me for eons. Some have only gotten to know me via this blog over the last couple of months. But what you need to know is that back in 2006, I took my tax return money and entered a weight loss program. Over a period of eight months, I shed 60 pounds and lost tons of inches. I began to eat right, workout, and actually "do" stuff with my kids. (It's terribly tough to run and kick a soccer ball when you're massively overweight!)

I did well maintaining my weight loss until I got pregnant late last summer. Since then, I've put on every single pound I'd lost, plus a few more. I am down 15 pounds since giving birth from my heaviest pregnancy weight (and this is exciting because I've had at least two pregnancies where I never did do that...for MONTHS!). But I have at least 70 pounds to lose. I need to start eating the way I used to, workout more like I used to, and feel great all over again.

Will it make a difference??? Here is my after picture (at 155) taken in November 2006....
This was just about two months 9 months pregnant with my hubby. Note the nice double chin...proof that I can look far better than I do now!

So, on Monday, hubby and I are making a new start. We are changing the way we eat, making regular daily exercise a part of our lives, and heading for a lighter existence. The way I look at it...we have nothing and everything to lose!

Pray for us as we start this together. I know that I can do this and be successful, but I also know how many people start and quit or give up before they make their goal, or go back to the old bad habits after they've reached their goal. I don't want either one of us to do that.


Cheri said...

I will definitely be praying for you!

I know exactly how you feel. After I had my last baby 2 years ago, it has been hard losing all the weight. I was too big before I even got pregnant. In the last 8 months or so I have been doing well and have lost a little over 30pounds. I took a long break off during Christmas and through Easter. :)

I jumped back on the band wagon a few weeks ago and am happy to say that after 2+ years I am 2 pounds away from pre pragnancy weight.

I still want to lose at least 30 more pounds. It's seems like a long and grueling process. It's one day at a time.

I am here if you need extra encouragment or a friend to talk to. Like I said-I'm going through it too.

My prayers are with you. Email me anytime at!

Christina said...

I know you will be successful. I really need to join you. After 7 kids there are still a few pounds I could loose. Good luck and I will pray for you and your hubby.

PS You are a beautiful girl in both pictures.

Cheri said...

Praying for you today as you and your hubby start this journey!