Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What am I looking for, really?

So sorry to end that question with a preposition, but I just don't know how else to say it.  I feel like I've thrown myself into this world of the unknown? 

But the bottom line is this...

Here is who I am now:

Me and my sisters, Christmas 2010, aren't they bee-utiful? (I am on the right).

And here is who I want to be...again...
Eastern Carribean Cruise - 2005 (that's me in the middle)

Yep, it was only five years ago, and I'm guessing around 30 or so pounds ago.  Not a huge change, but enough to make me realize that I am not where I want to be.  At all.  I was one fine woman, wasn't I?? :-)

At any rate, I don't know how I'm going to get there.  As I mentioned in my first post of the blog, I am full of plenty of excuses as to why I let myself get to where I am now.  Maybe I'll never look like that again?  Maybe having a child really does change you?  But I have seen too many success stories of women who take the weight off and keep it off to believe that this can't happen for me too!

So, I need to really sit and evaluate what I'm looking for and how I'm going to do it.  I need to set goals.  I need an Excel spreadsheet (no, not really)!  Do I want to join Weight Watchers?  Do I want to actually get on the scale and face this?  I mean, I have to have something to measure my success, right?  I can't just keep going like this without some kind of tangible (well, tangible to me) accomplishment.  OK, breathe...

I would like to reiterate that I'm not trying to create a "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" blog.  This is about me and accountability to myself.  Time to pick myself up and get moving, whatever that may be!


  1. Excel rocks... and you know it. :)

  2. You can be that person again! It just takes some time.

  3. I read an article that WW has the highest success rate of weight loss yet the highest rate of gaining the weight back. I have long ago discovered that unless you are prepared to adapt a certain diet or weight loss system for the rest of your life, the key to real success is just eating as God intended us to --no diet, no gimmick, no pills, no points just eat less, move more. To that end, I started just eating whole foods as God made them --nothing processed, nothing artificial and I discovered a wonderful world of herbs and spices that add flavor to foods. I committed to at least 30 minutes of walking a day (and when I don't feel like it I tell myself its only one TV show) and in no time I lost 40 pounds. For me it was all about just getting healthier and not focused on the scale or weight loss. Two books that were very helpful to me were Eat This, Not That and Eat This And Live!

    Best to you on your journey!!!!!!


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