Monday, March 01, 2010

Are Y'all Ready For This?!!?

Today...da da da daaaaaaaa... da da da daaaaaa... is FINAL WEIGH IN MONDAY! I'm going to put it all out there for you. I'm so happy I took this challenge to be a better me and SO MANY BIG THANKS to my friends JENN A. and SARAH C. who did it right along with me. They're who really kept me going when I wasn't really losing. This week was a doozy but I let it be because it was the last one I lost a total of 6.8 lbs. Officially that's 15.2% of my body weight lost in 8 weeks and honestly I worked out a lot and honestly I didn't eat sweets (hardly at all) and honestly it really wasn't THAT HARD after the first two weeks. Total weight lost 24.8 lbs. My body has been retrained.

My husband even said at dinner last night while chatting with my younger brother and eating Asparagus and chicken soup, "After tomorrow we're still going to eat like this." I was happy that he didn't feel like what I was making to eat was sacrificing anything. However, I think we WILL go back to having some "treat meals" every once in a while. We need some comfort foods in our lives. Really though, my kiddos have complained of having TOO MUCH SOUP, cries of "soup again" will not be heard for a while.
The proof is in the pudding right?!?!? So here goes...

First pic is me a year ago. Second pic was me a couple of weeks ago after a workout. Same shirt (just looks different) now is so baggy.


This is me today (Aaron was my photographer) Those were my goal pants that I bought after having Jonah and I was so happy to FINALLY be able to squeeze into them but now they are so baggy they don't even look good anymore. I now where a size 8 easily and size 6 in a lot of things. I bought a size small shirt the other day too! THAT is a first!
I can't find the measurements I took a couple of weeks back to compare because I actually cleaned my desk but if I ever do I'll post the inches lost from midway through the comp 'til now. I didn't think to measure myself in the beginning.

7 comments:

Erica B. said...

Yay!!! You look awesome!

kristal said...

You honestly look amazing! Seriously! My before and afters that I just posted, I can't tell a big difference. ugh! But I can't wait to buy size S again. I was buying S and ize 6 right before I got pg a year ago, then BAM! Back up to XL. I'm in M's and 8's now, but can't wait to be where you are. Congrats! Great job!!!!!

D said...

Yay! congrats!

Sarah said...

Congrats!

michelle said...

I.AM.SO.PROUD.OF.YOU!!!!! honestly, you didn't look bad before, but it's nice to see the difference when we change a few health habits. you look amazing!!!! i KNEW you could do it. i wish i could give you a big hug.....but instead a lil gift in the mail will have to do. CONGRATS, girl! lOVE yA

Bella said...

I have to agree with Michelle, you looked good in the before shots but the after's are amazing! You look so great! I don't think I have bought smaller than an xl in years! Congratulations!!!! You look beautiful! and yes...I would love to work out!

Jenn Diercks said...

You look fantastic! Congrats on all of the hard work. The payoff is definitely worth it. I only wish I have as much success as you did.