Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Today I turn 42.  And I'm having a GREAT day so far!  :)

2 years ago, when I turned 40, I had a really hard time with that.  I remember the night before, sitting in my bedroom, and literally crying....  I don't even think it had to do with the "number" of years...it was the fact that I was so unhappy with myself - AND moving to the next decade in life being overweight was overwhelming.  I actually decided then to lose some weight...but still didn't.
Here's a picture of me from a few months after my 40th bday...

This year is so different!  I'm 2 years OLDER, but yet feel SO GREAT!  I'm so happy to have lost....
33 lbs so far!  (Yes, that's 2 more pounds this week).  It feels so wonderful to be in my 150's (156 to be exact), and I just feel GOOD.  No more depression.  No more worrying about what to wear.

Now I'm saying...bring it on, 42....  :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Month 3

I can't believe 3 months have come and gone...My life has changed so much since then!  Those who have never struggled with weight, probably wouldn't understand how my "life" can change so much...but really, it has!  My whole persona...my attitude...my self-confidence...my lack of depression...my clothes :)

My weight is 158.  Yes, you read that right!  I am in my 150's :)  I'm down 31 lbs.  Very consistent with the 1-2 lb loss typical of the Medifast 5 & 1 plan.  I have now passed my 1/2 way point.  :)  WhooHoo.  My goal is 130 - so I have 28 lbs. left.

Ok...  here's my Stats and pics....

Day 1:                                            Month 3                                               Total Loss
Upper arms at 15.3 inches              Upper arms at 12.4 inches                     -2.9 inches
Chest at 43 inches                          Chest at 39.5 inches                               -3.5 inches
Waist at 40.5 inches                       Waist at 35.25 inches                             -5.25 inches
Hips at 46 inches                            Hips at 41.25 inches                              -4.75 inches
Thighs at 28.5 inches                     Thighs at 26.6 inches                             -2 inches

My pants are definitely too baggy...next pic's I'll actually wear something more form fitting...but you can still see the difference!

Ok...so I'll see you again either in a week - or maybe I'll start blogging monthly...unless I need to VENT :) LOL...  Blessings to you all!