Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 1: Getting my head in the game...

So, after many years of hating getting dressed, shopping, and even going out with friends or to family functions, I have decided that I CAN lose the weight and I WANT to lose the weight.  I thought you'd all like to join in and encourage me.
I am super social, love fashion, enjoy eating, I have a great family both my own family and extended.  All of my closest friends are skinny, beautiful and fabulous.  They tell me I am beautiful as I am.  Some of them have known me when I weighed in at a whopping 110 lbs when I graduated high school and others have known me as the (satisfied) 160 pounder and some have only known me as the 200+ pounder that I am today.  All of my fabulous friends love me as I am.  Recently, one of my best friends told me, I am beautiful the way I am, but she will support me through this.  That is what I need!  Another one of my best friends earlier this year, said something to the tune of, I remember you when you were a rail (too thin, in her book) and to see me now, was different, but once I started talking and making her laugh during a terrible time in her life, she said, I forgot your weight and you are the same person.
I think it is these amazing people that are going to get me through this.
My mom and I were talking about our weight, she is a beautiful and happy women, I was saying how I wanted to lose this weight and she said, you must not want it enough, because if you did...you would.  Thanks Mom!  You are right.  So here I go.
I woke up, not waiting until tomorrow or New Years (note today is SUNDAY) to start my new life.  I ate great for breakfast, refused the tempting and tasty Panera at church and although I probably ate too much lunch, it was all healthy!  I am using the Weight Watchers' Core Plan, focusing on avoiding sweets, sodium, starches and fried anything.  I know I can do this!  I have started 3 businesses, made it to the rank of Captain in the Army.  Had amazing jobs, raising two awesome pre-schoolers, got my Masters and graduated with a 3.98, and more.  (This list of accomplishments is for me, not to gloat or whatever...)  Remember my past accomplishments shows me that I CAN do this and I WILL do this.  The fact that my health and fitness is much more important than many of those things on my list (except family).  I have to look back at those things to keep me moving.
Today is my anniversary.  I have been married to my husband for seven years today.  He married a hot little 135 pound woman, who ran, worked out daily and ate rather healthy.  So for my 8th anniversary (one year from today) I am going to give him back his wife.  He married a skinny woman.  Today, as I was contemplating this blog, I actually thought to myself, would my adorable, talented, smart, husband even consider dating the me of today?  I thought to myself, sadly, probably not.  Nothing against my sainted husband, but he is very fit and fitness is one of the top 10 things of importance to him.  So I think he and I would be friends, but doubtful to be lovers.  At this weight in my life, I would likely not have the gall to ask him "out" like I did back then.
All this to say...here I am.  I am motivated, excited and anxious to watch the Heidi that I see in my mind come out and show the world it is do-able, even if I am not on The Biggest Loser.  I can do this, with my friends, family and blog-followers!
Dec 27, 2009
212 lbs
Started a blog and read how to get started on Weight Watchers
Breakfast: Bran Flakes with 1% milk, coffee with half & half
Lunch: Quiche with spinach, broccoli, onion, garlic, tomato, egg and cheese
Dinner: Baked Salmon with a Salsa topping and veggies (a date with my awesome man)
Drank: 1 diet coke, coffee and water
See you tomorrow!!!


chrisimp said...

Best of luck on your journey. Weight Watchers is amazing. So far in the past 20 weeks, I have lost 19.6 lbs. You can do it!

rachel said...

GO HEIDI!!!!! YOU can do it :) I am so excited about the journey you are going on !!! I am here as a support if you want some :)

Rachel Burdette

kimberlymunsonisablogger said...

Heidi, I know you can do this! I was a whopping 226 pounds when I had my epiphany and still struggle every day. . . .even SIX years later but it is WORTH it. I am not going to lie, it is hard and you will be tempted beyond belief. People, places, songs, feelings will all rear their ugly head at the most inopportune time.

The struggle gets easier but people often don't understand the struggles I have had with food in my life and why I fight so hard to maintain a healthy weight. I know how crappy it feels to not look and feel good. It completely SUCKS! But, I made remarkable gains because I believed in myself and I had a moment just like the one you had with your mom. It takes a whole lot of determination, a lot of 'no thank yous', and an occasional Miller Light (as it has just 2 carbs!)

I lost 76 pounds and have kept it off for a long ass time. If I can do it, so can you. Good luck sister! I am your advocate on the family front!!!

La Vie Photography said...

You my dear are one of the strongest and most fabulous people I've ever met. I'm totally inspired and in awe of your courage in this endeavor. We will all be by your side. Stick with it girl! LOVE YOU!

Cheryl Sweeney said...

Heidi, the lovely and talented wife of Mr. Gary...I am out to accomplish the same kind of goal in 2010 as you are. So, this is encouraging to come and read about your journey....I will be blogging about mine as well and will let you know about it when it gets going!

I, too, have been dreaming about looking like I once did 20 years ago...and giving that gift to my amazing man. I'm so excited to see not just the changes in my body but also in my spirit. We're gonna soar, Heidi!

Heidi said...

You guys all totally rock! Kim, you are an inspiration, Sally you are my loving friend despite my weight and still encouraging. Cheryl, I am so super excited to do this with you! This is going to be fun to see us wither down to our natural sizes! Rachel, I know you are another inspiration. You are skinnier EVERY time I see your gorgeous face! Thanks Chrisimp!
See you in a few hours with my new post!!!

Gretchen said...

I am so excited for you Heidi!