Saturday, February 25, 2012

Off The Cuff

I have no idea where this blog is heading...I'm just typing!!! I lost THREE....yes count them 1...2...3...pounds this week and I am ecstatic about it!!!! As most of you know, I have been verrryyyy slow and steady the past couple of months and can't remember the last time I saw a loss like that! SOOO this puts me at 99 pounds GONE FOREVER!!!! I can't even express how I feel about that. I can't wait to reach that 100lb mark (hopefully next week!) but at the same time, I am just soaking in these last few moments of wishing, waiting, working so hard for that 3 digit number! It has been a LONG TIME COMING!!!

I am still 6lbs away from goal however. But I will get there!!!

I remember clearly the day I decided to lose weight. I was in the car with my boyfriend and our 3 month old daughter on the way home from his parents' house and I said "Dang babe...I am fat...I need to do something about this. I'm not going to raise Elliana up with these habits of mine." and he said "There is nothing to it but to do it". On that very car ride home we decided that starting the next day we were going to start losing weight together and whoever lost the most each week would get a massage from the other person (That didn't last long once I started losing the most EVERY week! LOL!) I knew how to lose weight since I had lost a good amount in high school (That I had only gained back) so I started out by just cutting my portions and making healthier choices. After a week of doing it on my own, I knew what had to be done. I knew I needed Weight Watchers. I knew because I have seen it work.

My baby girl and I right before starting WW

 The very next week I joined Weight Watchers and I have never looked back.

Here we are about a month ago.
And to think that I set out to just be under 200lbs!! I found pictures of myself from high school when I had lost some weight and said "I just want to look like this again"......well I'm here to tell you that I have long surpassed that goal!

Here is one of the pics that I said I wanted to look like!!
I truly did not know the turns my life was about to take when I set out to lose weight! I just wanted to shed some pounds and move on with my life as a mommy and girlfriend and all the regular things in life. I never wanted to be an "inspiration" or "motivation" or even a fitness addict but yet, here I am. I am welcoming this life with open arms. The past year and a half have been nothing short of incredible in all aspects of my life.

What once seemed like such a far off goal, is now within my grasps. Goal is seriously SO CLOSE!!!!  could cry, I could scream, I could do some more happy dancing but none of that would even begin to express how I am feeling at this time. I can't imagine how I am going to feel on that glorious day when I see my GOAL WEIGHT on the scale.

I did a little poll on my FB page yesterday asking where everybody was from and I realized that I have followers from ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!! Little ol' me from Egg Harbor Township, NJ is inspiring and connecting with people from Australia, Ireland, England, Canada, Scotland, and all across America from California to the New York Island. All I can say is WOW.

I truly believe that God has given me a gift that he wants me to share with the world and I'm not sure that it stops at just weight loss. I'm an onion, I have layers and this is just the beginning.

PRAISE GOD!!!! I would be nothing without His blessings.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for sharing this life changing journey with me.


Vicky Haneline said...

you are an amazing person and definitely have the gift of inspiring others to good works. You are so positive and hopeful and energetic. It is contagious and that is your gift. Thank you for all the joy and hope you have given to me and I don't even know you....yet!
Vicky, Norfolk, VA

Fit Mom said...

I said it early today on your FB page, but YOU GO GIRL! I am so proud of you! You will get to your goal and a big celebration will be had for ya!!!

You are an AWESOME inspiration for not just me, but so many other people. Keep up the great work!

Sherrie said...

A three pound loss is awesome when you are so close to your goal, good for you! Thanks also for sharing a little of the "backstory" on your weight loss journey, it's certainly inspiring.

Lisa said...

Three pounds at your size is a HUGE loss for just one week! You're over that hump and you're almost there!

Manda Garner said...

Hello I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say congrats are your weight loss and am so happy for you I think it's amazing that you did this for yourself and your beautiful daughter I hope you reach your goals soon and live a healthy happy life. Thank you for being so inspiring!

Kelly said...

I stumbled across your page about 2 weeks ago. I wanted to get back on track and lose the weight I had gained over the last semester of nursing school, after I read through your page and blog you inspired me to join WW. The first week I lost 6lbs. In turn I inspired 2 of my friends to join me! So just wanted to thank you for all the motivation abs inspiration. I wish you well with the last few pounds you have to lose. Keep up the awesome work because you rock!!

Jaki (Slim Down U) said...

Love the blog. Congrats on your weight loss you look great! :)

cyn said...

you are amazing & so beautiful!
keep rockin' it mama!

Skinny Chick said...

You are so incredible! You inspire so many! You WILL be at your goal in no time. It is so amazing how you join WW with one goal in mind and then you see that you are able to do immeasurably more, not just for yourself, but for others as well. Strut your stuff, Skinny Chick! God Bless you and your family!

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