Saturday, January 03, 2009
OMG this is me...yep the is me before I was DONE Being the Fat Girl
This is where I started on 1/2/08
Left Thigh 28
Right Thigh 27
and my BMI was 48.7
I was uncomfortable in my own skin...miserable, depressed, used food for comfort EVERY DAY.
Today this is ME...the real ME...I am so DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!
I am wearing the same thing as in the 1st picture....just lost the "Fluff"...lol
My Measurements on 1/2/08
Left Thigh 20
Right Thigh 20
BMI now 22.8
I am up in weight from the last time I weighed (on 10/16), BUT I dont care...I have lost inches and I am a size 2...I cant let that number bother me...I have gained muscle and changed my entire lifestyle...my clothes are my measure...NO MORE SCALE!
These are my pants from 1 year ago...my favorite pair...one of the only things I have kept from my "fluffy" days....
I still cant get over how far I have come...I am so proud of myself. I reached and achieved more than I ever thought possible...
MY 2008 Accomplishments
Lost over 100 pounds
Kicked Obesity to the curb...achieved a healthy BMI
went from a Size 18 to a Size 2
Lost over 80 inches
Faced my fears (running, letting go)
Fought for my Goals...NEVER QUIT
Reclaimed my Health and my Life
Been a supporter and Cheerleader for anyone that asks/needs
Ran a 3.5 mile race, with my daughter by my side (and my girls running in Florida KIMMIE, and Cali Jennifer...woot)
I am amazed at all that happened in 2008....I lost almost 1/2 of me, gained a Sistah (Kimmie), met life long friends on Spark...Let go of my husband...accepted Christ into my heart...so much to be thankful for...I am truly blessed
I have muscles for the 1st time in my life...thank you Carol!
Getting a litle more comfy in a 2 piece...skin still an issue but getting better...
I am stronger mentally, physically and emotionally (well most of the time)...this journey is and was wonderful...I cherish every day of it...good and bad..every moment, bump, tear, drop of sweat, pain, etc has brought me to this day....what more do I want....hum...
*GOALS FOR 2009*
Love me/find me
Run with Kimmie
Achieve a BMI of 21 or lower
Compete in a Triathalon
Make a difference EVERY DAY
Maintain my Achievements
Bike Race with Ebony....yes girl I will not let you forget...ha ha
Continue to challenge myself and make goals every month
Run with Lexie and beat her!
Live with no regrets
Do races or events with as many of my Sparky Friends as possible (CILLA, HEATHHILL, BOTZZ..yep all of you and more)
Save some $$$
And..... a few others, but they are personal...lol
Thank you to all of you that continue to read my blogs, for supporting me every step, pound, inch of the way...Thank you all for all your support and encouragement....I love you and thank you for reading..I am forever grateful
Let's get it DONE in 2009...I am ready....are YOU?
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
There is NOTHING better than Grandma's house for the Holidays..just what My Lexie and I needed..the unconditional love of our Grandparents. I ate way too much sweets over the 3 day visit...WAY TOO MUCH..but such is life.
Other than the heat being on 84 and the fireplace on the whole time we were there (wanna talk about sweating...OMG!!!), everything was perfect! ...well almost perfect...LMAO
When visiting Grandparents, ALWAYS CHECK EXPIRATION DATE ON EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU EAT IT...lesson learned the hard way.
This would be the bottle of salad dressing that I thought was going to kill me..the 1st night there I was eating my salad, 1/2 way through it I read the date on the bottle...OMG IT EXPIRED IN 2003...Lexie was laughing, I was too, until she told me "Mom you are gonna die"...LMAO...we couldn't stop laughing at the dinner table and I just didn't have the heart to tell my Grandparents what was so funny...thank God I did NOT get sick..was really nervous about it, but nothing happened.
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR GOGGLES...ALWAYS
I was not going to miss my swim..the water was perfect, but OUCH did my eye pay the price...so much chlorine in that water...my eyes were killing me, but I got in a great swim so all was worth it.
This is my adorable Grandmother wearing the sweater I made her..so love her...miss her already!
Me and My Lexie Christmas day...this girl is my whole world...love her so much!
Me at the Track Christmas Afternoon...went for a run with my sistah...KIMMIE I so love you..I Thank God for you...I loved sharing a piece of Christmas day with you...better than any gift I could ever receive...xoxo
Being at my Grandparents for the holidays reminded me that NOTHING is more precious than memories...NOTHING you can buy can take the place of the special times we share with those we love...make the memories, cherish them, because when you look back that is what you will remember, not the sweater or the Ipod.....the memories
And last but not least....the icing on my cake....meeting CILLA....OMG I so love you girl, I had such a wonderful time with you, I think I hugged you like 5 times, just cant get enough of you.
Your sweet Julianna is a doll face, love her too...and I wont forget her birthday (speaking of which mine is in 33 days...hee hee) Thank you for your friendship, more precious to me than you will ever know....AND I can't wait to see you again...xoxo
Happy Holidays everyone.!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Today is the day...Kimmie's big 10K race...Gotta run with my Sistah.
This is my front yard this morning before I headed out for my run...girl I must love you, it is dang cold...17 blustery degrees...OMG!
Don't I look so happy..LMAO..This is my I am cold, tired and out of crouton face!
Today is it...I get to run with my girl...the miles cant keep us apart, we got this...
I take off @ 7:24..I want to make sure my feet are moving at the 7:30 race start...it is chilly but it felt wonderful...I love the snow, it is so pretty, so relaxing..just peaceful. I am the only one on the road...just me...it is all mine...me, the road, my music and Kimmie in my heart...
It was a challenging run...many of the roads arent cleared yet and sidewalks were not shoveled...I have to make many changes to the route I wanted to go
Everytime I just got into a great stride...BAM another mound of snow ..ha ha
I didnt let it stop me...just kept on going. I am very determined and I never give up. I have fought for so much this year, and a little snow is NOT going to stop me from sharing this day with Kimmie....she is the best friend I have ever had. A true angel from GOD..A blessing to my life like no other. My soul sistah. Girl I want to be there for you today, and everyday. You are my strength when it feels like it will never get better, thank you!
This is about where I was when our JELLYBEAN72 crossed her finish line in Florida. Kimmie completed her race in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 21 seconds...I am so proud of you girl...so proud!
I will run, swim and bike with you on Jan 4th too..we will do that triathalon together in spirit girl...we will rock it...cant wait to run with you by my side in February. So excited! Only 46 days girl.. I am so ready!...love you
Today also marks the start of another journey for me.. it is the beginning of my life. The next chapter. My husband is moving out...we are moving on. So today I hold my head high...I will get past this, I will be stronger, better and happier. I have come too far, fought too hard, reached for too many stars, overcome obesity, my fear of running, etc to let anything break me now.
I am So DONE!
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