Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Will NOT Be a Broken Record

I've planned this post in my head multiple times.  I've started this post, deleted it, started it, deleted it, too many times to count, but today is the day I'm hitting publish.  

Today is the day I'm putting it all out here.
Today is the day I'm facing the truth and sharing it with you.
Today is the day that I put the past in the past and focus on the future.
Today is the day that I'm refusing to be a broken record, but instead I'm going to be a shiny new CD.
Ok so that was a bit cheesy.  Sorry, got a little carried away.

Today is the day that I begin documenting my final weight loss journey. It's taking everything in my power not to type the word "again" at the end of that statement, but I refuse.  I'm putting the past failed attempts behind me and focusing only on the road in front of me.  

After losing over 40lb, three years ago, I became to comfortable with where I was even though I never got to my final goal weight.  Then I started to get lazy with my eating and over the last 6 months have gained about 13lb putting me over 150.  Weighing myself after Christmas and seeing 153 on the scale was a huge slap in the face, when a year ago I had been right at 140.  I had told myself that I would never become one of those people who worked so hard losing a lot of weight only to gain it right back.  

And I refuse to be!

In January, I resigned up to Weight Watchers, which was how I lost my original 40.  For me, Weight Watchers works because it holds me accountable for what I'm eating while not having to "give up" any of my favorites.  Instead I learn how to manage what I'm eating.  

I'm thrilled to be able to share with you that I've lost 6lb since the beginning of the New Year.  Wahoo!!  I'm finally fitting back into some of my clothes that I was avoiding and feeling better about myself.  I still have 17lb to go to reach my final goal weight, but I'm ready to take it on.  I can see the end of the tunnel and I am determined to reach it.  I'd absolutely love to get there before spring break in April, but think that may be unreasonable so maybe a better, and more fun, goal would be to be below 132 by the time I turn 32?!  

Below 132 pounds, before 32 years...
yeah that has a bit of a ring too it, don't ya think?


  1. You can do this NO problem!
    I know that when you are determined to accomplish something and you set your mind to it - you can do anything!
    You know, sometimes you need to 'back up' in order to make progress, don't be too hard on yourself for 'the past'. You have made progress, and you are in the right mindset, you are not giving up - you're doing GREAT already!! :)

  2. Awesome - you go, woman! Keep that focus and determination! Congrats on the 6 pounds lost already - you don't have much farther to go!


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