Me--at the beginning; I am quite the happy camper!
Me and My husband (who has lost 60 pounds) at my baby sister's wedding. Here I feel like a happy camper.
My whole happy camping family! Evelyn (6), Elijah (3), Isaac (9)
Alright, so even I can see I've changed. I'm now un-officially at the size I was when I got married...although not the same shape; it's kind of amaing what shifts around after you've given birth to three beautiful babies! I just put on the outfit that I wore when Steve proposed to me...and it was actually kind of big!
Here's the thing though: nine months ago, I set a goal--that I would be at my goal weight by my 35th birthday. I do feel good...but, I'm not at that goal yet...still about 35-40 pounds to go. I want to succeed at this--If I don't, I won't feel like a failure (at least today), but I'd like to do this, to accomplish this, to feel like I set my sights on something and didn't bail when things got difficult. I want to move into a size I've never been in before--I want to wear an Ann Taylor dress for my birthday party!
So, here's what I'm going to do; first, I'm being gracious with myself during the holiday season...I simply cannot resist all this damn frosting that meets me on every cookie! But beginning January 01, my marathon begins! I am going to go free-day-less! And, I'm going to enlist the help and support of my friends--real and virtual. First, Jan 01, I'm blogging everyday (I know you'll believe it, when you read it!), and you all will hear my rants, ravings, and cravings. Two, here's a challenge--if you're a TNCer, it requires no freedays; if you're a weight watcher, it's no flex points, if you're another dieter it's whatever your system on perfection...if you choose to accept it you'll put $15-20 into a pot...whoever goes the longest without a free day, w/o using flex points, w/o cheating...you get the pot! If we all succeed, at my birthday (since it's my challenge, I get to pick the date!), we will take all the money and go out for a big, splurgy, calorie-laen dinner! If you want to join me, leave a post! If you want to support me, do the same!