Saturday, September 26, 2009

THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (or not................)

Whew!! I did it!! I faithfully completed the Lose to win contest, and altho I am a few pounds short of that goal, I did manage to lose 58 pounds. OMG....58 pounds....from a size 16 to size 4/6. The official end was Friday, September 25th. And I lost 2 pounds this week. I'd hoped to end on a positive weigh in or should I say negative since I did lose?? :o} I am so happy, excited......proud of myself for sticking with it.
For the record, I want to keep using the products and checking in til I get to that goal....I am currently at 138 pounds....would really love to get to 120-125. I love those folks up there.....they made this possible for me.....all I did was change some bad habits, made some new ones and look what happens.
So, the work continues......I renewed my gym membership after the free year was over; I plan on keeping exercise a daily part of my life, keeping up with the protein products 4 times a day and will keep losing til I get to where I want to be.
I was also rewarded with a $500 committment fee.....YAY! That went promptly back in the bank until I can hit some sales and buy some new clothes....I gave ALL of my clothes away, and won't have a thing to wear this winter...I have some things I got over the summer, but I'll need winter clothes...I sure seem to be a lot colder since I've lost my insulation! But boy oh boy, I'll trade being cold any day rather than being fat! I love how this feels.......Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Here we are....I have one week left....I had some intestinal distress 2 weeks ago, became very dehydrated and lost almost 3 pounds....the next week since I was feeling better and was re-hydrated and I gained back what I'd lost in, hopefully today when I go in, I'll have shown a loss. I'm going to keep doing the protein bars and shakes until I get to that goal....I'm going to be a few pounds short. But, I'm very proud of my success to date....I look and feel like a new woman. A year ago, I was obese, unmotivated to exercise and felt utterly hopeless. I said once before that if a fat person says they are happy with how they look.....they are either farsighted, dellusional or I don't even know. I thought I was happy before....all I did was lose out on some living and precious time that I won't be able to get back. So, my promise to myself and my family is to get out there and be active, keep exercising and watch what I eat....I don't ever want to get fat again. My husband and I have worked so hard this year, we want to go forward now and not look back at how we were; although I am going to keep some old pictures of us on the fridge to ensure that we keep on the right path!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I am amazed that this year of life-changing decisions and results is almost over. I'm 10 pounds from my goal. I think I might be a couple pounds short of the goal, but I can achieve that after the official end of the "contest". My life has changed so much......on many how I view myself, my confidence, self esteem, my outlook......exercise is so vital now...not only in losing this weight, but also in keeping to maintain my new look; I have more energy to get thru the days....I watch a lot less tv.....I've gotten off my now almost-skinny butt and get to the gym or out for a walk.....not only for the physical fitness, but for my mental health! What a good way to let off some steam or take out some frustration, or think through a problem.....I've made more lists and followed thru on lists more now than ever before. I have more clarity, feel less cluttered in my life. And I owe it all to the former Fountain of Youth, (now Timeless Med spa), Dr. and Mrs. Williams, Kim, Dana, Debbie. If not for filling out that entry form last year and these wonderful, supportive folks, plus the support of my friends and family, I'd still be sitting at nearly 200 pounds.
By the way, I lost 2.6 pounds this week.....yay! I've renewed my gym membership after the free year from the FOY, so I intend on making this a permanent part of my life.
I was sad to hear that Cindee, Sharisse and Jeremy have dropped out. This by any means hasn't been easy, but if you want something bad enough, you just have to work to make it happen. You gotta sweat and resist temptations and keep focusing on that elusive carrot and let go of bad habits and make new ones. Maybe their time is yet to come.
I will try to post weekly until the end and then get new pictures....I said that a few weeks ago, but crap happens and well, I look even better now, so I guess there was a reason! Take care, all!