Thursday, July 7, 2011

32 Down 1 More To Go!

WooHoo! I just got on the scale yesterday and I'm 32 pounds down...only 1 more to go to get to my original weight goal of 149! I am so excited!

Who knew that 6 months ago when I had that middle of the night trip to the ER, that I would be sitting here now this much healthier? I am thankful that the insurance company said those words to me in January...that I was obese! It surely was a real wake up call! Both things were really!

I exercise everyday. I now eat healthier. I make better food choices. I am eating more of a variety of foods, including fruits and veggies. I am in love with roasted on the grill sweet potatoes and red peppers. Yummo! I've stayed away from cake, cookies, icecream, chips and all those things that taste so good but are bad for you foods. I've changed, and for the better! I've made myself a priority!

Now that I am this close, I am resetting my weight goal for another 10 pounds. I want to be back in the 130's. I haven't been there since Joshua was 6 months old and that was over 20 years ago!

And the best part is that I am buying myself a new wardrobe! I'm a size 10! I now love shopping and trying on clothes now! The 3 way mirror in the dressing room has become my friend. It shows me how nice I look in my new clothes but also shows me areas I need to work on.

I still have a few things to figure out before the craft show season what food I will eat. How and when I will eat. No more grabbing a hot dog at the show or skipping breakfast....can't do it anymore. But all will be worked out.

I want to thank everyone the past 6 months that have encouraged, supported and been there for me. Especially my husband. He has been my constant cheerleader. He has walked with me many, many miles. He has helped figure out things I could eat. He has gone shopping late at night when we had no eggs left and that would mean no breakfast for me. He's researched and figured out what vitamins, minerals and supplements that I need to be healthier. Oh and the best thing, he's losing some weight too...26#'s! WooHoo! He still has more to go, and hopefully I will be able to keep him on track and down the right path too!

Until next time....


  1. CONGRATULATIONS DEE!!!!! That is REALLY awesome, so proud of you! I wish I had the motivation, but I have such a sugar addiction:( Sugar calls and I come running, LOL!

  2. Congrats! You go girl!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. Congratulations Dee! I'm sure the road ahead of you looked awfully long when you started but look how fast you reached your goal! Best of luck with the next 10 pounds ... I'm sure you will have success with that too! Blessings, Shirlee

  4. Hey Dee, good for you..I feel much better too with my weight loss..makes working in the yard so much walking again etc..feels good to be in new clothes..legs don't rub together..still more to go..but feel good..;) congrats..besure to show us your new figure.;)

  5. Woo Hoo!! That's awesome Dee! I'm glad for you! Me and diets have never really been on the best of terms, but I know I should eat better....Hope I come to grips with it before I, too, get a "wake up" call. Luckily, the weight hasn't been a huge issue - but I know I'm not getting the vitamins, etc. I should....So glad you have such a support system! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Oh Dee - You should be so proud of yourself! What a great accomplishment you have made and I wish you well as you continue to make yourself a priority and take control! *HUGS* friend and many blessings!

  7. Congratulations, I am so proud of you. I need to follow in your footsteps. I think I set too high of goals, I need to aim for 10 pounds at a time. I will be totally thrilled to loose 20 pounds. Can you tell me pointers on what you did, you are such an inspiration!!! Way to go girl!!!!! Hugs,

  8. Awesome Dee and hubby!! Congrats to both of you!!


  9. CONGRATS, DEE!!! Wonderful feeling when we get rid of the excess! You sure have ALOT to celebrate!!

  10. Yeah Dee, good for you. keep going.


  11. How awesome! Congrats on the weight loss!! Keep it up.

  12. That is sooo great!! I'm sure you will be back in the 130's in no time :) Good Job!!

  13. Dee that is fantastic ! I am so proud and happy for you. Congrats and big hugs ,Jen

  14. Kudos to you Dee! Awesome job and I know it wasn't an easy one either. I know you will lose the 10 pounds ~ you got the drive.
    Prim Blessings

  15. Dee, I'm so proud of you and the example you are setting! Way to go Girl...

  16. Dee,
    That is so wonderful! Congratulations to both of you. Keep up the good work and I think I will be starting a new way of eatting just by your example!
    Enjoy a smaller size,

  17. Oh wooooo hooooooo for you my friend!! How wonderful to be back in health!! Congrats on a job well done...and continued success on the next 10!! :O)


  18. Dee that is so awesome!!!I have lost 16 but still have another 27 to go just to get to my first goal of 130. I have been at it for 3 months now and it does make you feel so much better! Way to go, I am very proud of you!