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The "Skinny"...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

That's me! I can't believe I actually did it!! I reached my goal back on March 30th. I have since set a new goal which is now 150 pounds. I have 6 pounds to go! When I reach that goal I will go into maintenance mode. Looking forward to that. I am now skinny!!! I have never been skinny. I am constantly looking at myself in the mirror and wondering who is that?! I am still not used to the person I see in the reflection but it is something I look forward to getting used to. WooHoo!!! I have literally worked my butt off to get here...and I am so glad I did. I am now a size 8 and have been able to squeeze into a few size 6 bottoms. I have also bought some clothes that are Smalls. Unbelievable!! I know this sounds like I am bragging, well I am but it's only because I know that you can do this . I want to show you what it is like to reach your goal you work so hard to get. You, the one reading this, CAN do this! I am a couch potato! A TV junkie! A Picky Eater! I have a hard time finishing things I start. But I did this!!!! I DID this!!! And You CAN too!!!

I have had a lot going on my life lately. My Sis is pregnant with her first child. I am soo excited about becoming an Auntie!! I reached my goal and set a new one. I was chosen to be a Member Panelist at the San Diego "Spark For Life" Convention coming up on May 2nd. Have you gotten your ticket to go? Why not?! I am going to speak about my journey and what I did to get here. Looking forward to meeting all of my fellow Sparkers!!! I have a knee injury that at the moment is keeping me from running but I am not letting that stop me from training for the Marathon I am doing at the end of May. I am walking instead. Maybe. My last "walk" I did do some running and walked when the pain started and kept alternating. So there is hope that I might run part or all of it. If I am unable to run the whole thing then I am just going to have to do another one! I decided that next year I am going to do a Triple Crown...which is 3 half marathons that qualify (they are in San Diego). Looking forward to doing that. I know that I will have a better experience doing these than my first one (I got dehydrated and passed out after I crossed the Finish Line). I know what works for me when I am running/walking long distances. I found the key!! lol. I am starting to make friends here (at home), I haven't made any on my own (I have 2 through my husband) since I moved over 4 years ago. So I am happy about that. Phone friends are great but it is nice to talk to someone in person. You know?! I had to go to a funeral at the beginning of the month and saw my mom for the first time in over a year (long story but I haven't talked to her in a year so she is not in my life at present). Her jaw dropped to the floor seeing how skinny I got. That was nice. Still not speaking but I am glad she is going to the Convention to see me speak. It's not that I don't want her in my life I just don't agree with her choices in her life and I don't want it to affect my kids like it did me. So we have a long road ahead to mend the relationship. Hopefully it is soon because I do miss talking to her. Sorry about that. Sometimes I ramble and get off subject. I got my hair cut again. It's very similar to the last one. I don't have pictures yet but will post when I get some taken. I just celebrated my 1st year SparkAnniversary on Tuesday (21st)!!! WooHoo!! Also on the 21st was my anniversary with my hubby, our first date....19 years ago!!! Wow!

I don't blog too often but I do post updates on my page about once a month so stop by and check it out. I will try to blog on a more regular I did in the beginning. So look for more in the future.

I just want to Thank All of my Spark Buddies for sticking with me and encouraging me along the way. For all the positive messages I have gotten from all of you. They really really do help and make my day! I hope that I have inspired you to get on your path to a fabulous new you. Your journey is going to be full of twists and turns, ups and downs, bad times and good times. It will be the best one you will ever take!!! If I can do this....You CAN too!!!! I am here for you....let me know how I can help you.
Hugs and Love to All!
Keep on keepin' on,
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm restarting and definitely needed to read this today! ~ Lori
    3241 days ago
    (congratulations, girl.

    thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us. it's so inspirational and i am very proud of you.)
    3305 days ago
    What a wonderful person youare!
    3312 days ago
    Really Stacey, every time I hear from you I get teary eyed. All I an say and thank God I met you and have had the chance to know you. I'm so happy, so proud of who you are and all you have done in your life. I knew that when we became friends I had picked someone important to share my life with and I wasn't wrong about that.

    Really hon, I love you.

    3313 days ago
    You're such a positive, lovely, giving person, Stacey! I really wish I lived nearer to the west coast so I could go to the convention. That's going to be some event! And you're right, I can do what you did! I'd probably better get going with that.... Hee Hee! Way to go, girlie!!
    3315 days ago
  • JAAM1224
    emoticon very positive! Thanks!
    3315 days ago
    I so loved your story missy and I remember when we started this journey together.. I can't tell you how sorry I am that I let life drag me down, I see where you are and how well you have done and I just wish I had the same story to share with everyone. I am so very happy for you and for all the changes that I can see you have made in your life, I see the confidence in you even in your blogs and you the notes that you share with everyone. I want you to know that I will always be here for you my friend, I consider you one of my original spark buddies and I really do want to get where you are.

    3315 days ago
  • BUGABOO7500
    Congrats to you and enjoy your success, don't apologize for it! You deserve to be where you are, you have come so far. You are such an inspiration, I know I can do it! emoticon
    3316 days ago
    Sweet Success!!! Great job! I am very excited and proud of you for reaching your goal. I know how that feels and it is amazing to catch a glimpse of yourself and take a second look in disbelief. Hold on to your goal!!!!
    3316 days ago
    Sweetie that's not bragging LOL that's being motivating and telling people THEY CAN DO IT!!!

    Way to go!!
    3316 days ago
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