Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mid Week Stress Relief

Woweeee! Today my workout buddies and I got measured and did the official weigh in. They weren't too excited....I SURE WAS!!!!! I have lost a total of 34 pounds so far!!! They have only started, I've been doing this since January 8th.

yeah for me! yeah for me!! yeah for me!!!

Don't unplug your ears from my squealing just yet!! I am really hoping to loose 4 by this friday, if not the next. This will bring me to a very important part of my journey. If I loose anything over 4 lbs. by Friday, I will be under 200!!!! This is a really huge deal for me. I wasn't going to share my "personal" information, but after watching Biggest Loser last night, it hit me. If someone, just one person gets inspired by my weight loss then this is worth it.

I know a lot of moms can relate to me out there. I was sooo hot in High School (full of myself huh?) Somewhere you loose yourself and get lost inside a shell that really doesn't belong to you anymore. I miss me.

I think it really hit me when my twin sister told me about running into some longtime friends. I don't think she realized it at the time, but what she said really got to me. She told them "She has moved to Texas and is a completly different person". Yes, I did settledown. I lost my blonde hair, and it is shorter ("Soccer mom do"- is what she called it). But I have also gained 100 lbs in 3 years.

Well, with each class that I finish I know I am getting closer and going to have to spend a summer in Cali and see all of my friends and family. The last time I saw my friends, I was still hot---ish. And the fact that my boys started a game of running into my butt and bouncing off of it for fun. Annnnnd singing "Momma got a big 'ol butt". I know it is all in fun but now I am so happy for my sister saying that, and to the boys for bringing my butt to my own attention....although....I couldn't miss it even if I wanted to.

I am now lifting my bottle of water to me and everyone out there that got hit in the butt (!) and woke up and smelled the scale. Here is to all of us working hard, falling down, and getting right back up there. Here is to us women who struggle with food, diet and excercise but still manage to do it when all there is for dinner is chicken nuggets and mac & cheese.

Most of all here is to my wonderful husband who pays my gym bill, paid for MY Melissa (Personal Trainer), goes grocery shopping and gets me my skinny cow ice cream, who makes chicken nuggets and mac & cheese for the boys...but also makes me a salad and my own dinner. Here is to the same man that acts soooo surprised when I told him what I weigh and said "NO Way you weigh that much" , but meant well Snort!! And here is to MY man who hugged me and said he would love me no matter how much I weigh and that butts are IN!!!!!

YIPPPEEE!! to Mr. David Hajnal and the other two Hajnal's that love Big Butts!!!!!

I know this is a long post, I just had to share my excitement. I just had to give a "shout out" to my wonderful hubby and spread some excitement and encouragement to my friends, sistahs, and anyone else out there who might be listening.

Big Hugs,



Anonymous said...

Whoa, 34 pounds...that is so good!! You are my idol :)

I can relate to everything you said here. It took me a long time to wake up and smell the scale!! I deluded myself for a long time that I either wasn't that overweight, or that it was just a temporary thing.

I am so impressed by your progress! You have definitely inspired me!! I plan on sharing some personal numerical info about me soon too...if I can work up the courage!

Judy Calderbank said...

Congrats Carrie - I so understand - 2 years ago I fractured my back and since then haven't been able to exercise etc - gain 70lbs and just about given up - a week ago I was at a party and this adorable 6yr old says to me "you've got a funny butt" - well that did it - I join an exercise class where you sit down and do exercises, went and join Weight Watchers.... I will find a way to get this weight off -

thanks so much for sharing and I will you all the best -

keep us updated on your progress

Judy ~~~~

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Carrie, I am sooo proud of you. You are so inspirational to me with your success and your totally positive attitude! Lets "talk" soon!!

Denise Clark said...

Carrie, I admire your courage in sharing your personal weight loss journey. You are right though about encouraging someone. You've helped me. I too am on a weight loss journey. I've lost 73 pds but have been at a basic standstill for over a month and feeling a little low. You do get lost in the body. I started eating healthy again because my hubby gave me a necklace that said "You're Special". It got me thinking that maybe I am worth the effort.

Your post has helped me be thankful for what I've lost and want to work harder to get through the rest. Thank you!