Thursday, July 28, 2011

Insert catchy weight watchers title here

Yea that's me...all of me over the past 2 years. I am going to be real honest, the picture in 2009 I thought I looked good. I mean I knew I was a bigger girl, I was always the big girl that was just who I was. I never thought that would change.

May of 2010 I decided it was time to at least try and make it change and honestly, I never took a "before" picture because I had no faith in myself that I would be able to lose weight. I have been a yo-yo dieter for what feels like forever and never had any success.

I've talked about this journey a lot on here see this post and I am not trying to preach to anyone. I just know that there are other women and men who secretly feel the same way I felt 2 years ago, like there is no help, no choice. I am just writing to say that there is.

Today, I weigh 135 lbs. (holy cow I just wrote that on the Internet) I never, never, never, ever thought I could get to that number, my personal original goal was 150 and well I blew that out of the water.

I can even put into words how it feels to know that I am healthier and have no doubt added years to my life. It is indescribable how it feels to wear a size 6 dress (I used to wear a 12-14) I am literally half of my old self.

You won't believe this but I hate talking about my weight loss, moving back closer to my hometown I have seen a lot of people who I haven't seen in a while and there is always that OMG you look amazing comment. It does make me feel good but also incredibly awkward and I am not sure why. I guess I don't want it to define me.

If you are thinking about weight watchers or any other program just do it and you might surprise yourself. This journey has been long but I have done it, mind you all the while enduring foot surgery, changing jobs, and moving.

I promise it will not be easy but it is totally worth it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Calling it a Comeback

Hi Everyone! (Not that I really know who is actually reading)

I am back, and no I really didn't "go" anywhere. I just took an unannounced blogging break to get settled what I now continuously refer to my temporary "new life". Life living with my step-grandmother, life of having my amazing family NOT across the entire state of Ohio but mostly adjusting to life with Josh being 2 hours away. Not going to lie, it's been hard, real hard. But I know in the end it will make us a stronger couple and all the money we are saving is helping us to build a better foundation to grow our love on. So I just keep telling myself that.

But don't you dare think I have been sulking all summer long. I have been very busy with date days with my little sister (she loves the mall), more than enough baseball games and lots of traveling.

Seriously prettiest dress and bride I have ever seen

A few weeks ago, Josh and I went to Maryland for one of my sorority sisters wedding. It was the best time just wish I could have spent more time there!

On the same day as the wedding I was in my best friend from high school got engaged so now I am so excited to start helping her plan her wedding and with the help of Pinterest (if you have not signed up you need!) it's gonna be amazing!!!

I am really taking this time in my life to take in the small moments and remember how truly blessed and lucky I am to have the people and things in my life that I have!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!!