Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tall Drink of Water

I am so freakin excited about this post!  I have waited for a long time to be able to share this with y'all.  When I started my weight loss, I picked a certain number that I thought that I would be able to achieve.  That was 175.  My reward was a new pair of heeled shoes.  I haven't been able to wear heels for so long.  My knees hurt constantly and worse when I put them on 1+ inch heels.  I love shoes!  I love to see a nice pair of legs in a pair of hot shoes!  It sucked to not be able to wear or feel like I could pull off a pair of sexy heels.  Well, you all know that I made that fact I am down 25 more!  Gosh!  Maybe I should make good on that reward. 

I called upon a very cute friend to take me on this adventure.  She was amazing!  We went to her favorite spot (DSW) and there was a sea of beautiful shoes as far as the eye could see.  I was completely overwhelmed.  She lead me down each aisle, we made some choices, and she even carried the boxes for me!  We cat walked.  We spun.   We tripped.  We laughed.  What a great time!  I bought two pairs and am so glad that I finally rewarded myself.  I sure hope that I won't take so long when I make my final goal (5 lbs baby!!)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Countdown from 10

I know that most of my blogs lately have been about weight.  If ya hate it, sorry but it truly is what defines me.  It has for so many years been what makes me happy, sad, depressed, mad, and angry. still does......but with one exception.  That one exception is what has made me so successful this time around.  That exception is I AM IN CONTROL OF FOOD not the other way around.

It has been 7 1/2 months since I started my weight loss journey.  I once hated that sentiment.....weight loss journey.  Really........what does that mean anyway!  I can honestly tell you I know exactly what that means.  To me anyways.  It would be different for you.  It is what gets you from the start to the finish.  It's what gets you through your day/week/month. It's what tells you it's OK that you just ate that 6 pack of mini coconut crumb doughnuts because you have have the rest of your life to fix it.  

So the results.  Today I weighed in at 155 lbs.  I have lost 86.5 total and over 45 inches!  I am in a size 8 pants and a medium shirt (from a 20/3XL) My BMI was 37 and now is a 24.  (I started my new job and lost 12 pounds the first 5 weeks!  Yeah it's that active)  But the thing I really want to get out there is that I finally decided my goal weight.  My first goal was 175 lbs.  I had done WW before and got down to that weight......surely I could get there again.  I thought there was no way that I could ever be would be enough for me.  I got closer to that goal and found myself thinking it WASN'T going to be enough.  There was still so much more "excess".  So the goal changed.  It was set for the highest weight that WW suggested I be for my height.  It got closer to that one and still "excess".  10 more down......nope......keep going.  The number 145 lbs came to mind.  Yeah.....haven't been there since I was dating my husband.  There is no way.........or is there?  That's it!  My final goal. 

Call me crazy but it will happen.  I don't even care how long.  I have a final goal and I feel at peace with it.  10 more......................the countdown is on!

(pictures to come)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Workin Mom

I have obviously not blogged for over a month.  There is a very valid reason though.  I have no time what so ever because...............(drum roll please)...........I am a working mom!  Things are a little slow for Andy and instead of sending him back to h*ll (aka-Alaska) I said I would get a job to help out.  I have looked before but with no education and not a lot of skills my choices are limited.  I totally thought I would be at McDonald's or something.  That doesn't make a happy mommy.

One day, I got a friend request on FB and it was an old friend from my home ward.  I accepted the request and no sooner than I did he sent me a message asking if I wanted my old job back at Beehive Clothing Mills.  He was half kidding but I was not!  He was one of the last people that I trained in the cutting room before I left to have my second baby.  He told me of the openings, I applied, and got a job sewing.  Hmmmm.....not what I really wanted to do but at least I was working. I promptly went to my old supervisor and told him to keep me in mind if he had an opening. 

I sewed for a week...............HATED IT!  That Friday, HW came to me and offered me my old job back!  I was so happy I thought about kissing him!  The work is still hard but I am not confined to a chair and can be social with my fellow crew.  I know the work and didn't need a ton of training.  I have been there a month already.

My schedule is 6 AM to 2:30 PM.  Fits perfect for my families schedule.  I am home when the kids walk in the door.  That does mean I have to be up at 4:30 in the morning.  Yes,  that is early but surprising the hard thing is getting to bed before 9!  As a mom there is always one more thing to do before I hit the sack.

I am so happy with my new job.  If  I have to work, there is no better place than for the church.  I can see the path that my Heavenly Father has placed before me.  (Even my weight loss is part of it.  Being heavy would make this job harder to do.)  I am continually in awe of the blessings He gives me.  He knows me and my needs and then holds nothing back!