Thursday, February 25, 2010

Freedom and Victory

If you are a regular reader, you know that I have been trying to lose weight for the cruise.  I had a goal of 12 pounds in 8 weeks.  Well, I'm at 7 weeks and I have hit the 12 pounds.  I'm super excited. 

And the best part about it is that I've given myself grace this time.  I have learned that you don't have to be perfect with your calories everyday to still lose weight.  There is so much freedom in that and it's something I never experienced before.  I guess that's why Weight Watchers builds in 35 extra points in a week.  For most people, that's a full extra day and a half of calories.  When I did Weight Watchers I never ate any of them.  Not one flex point in 5 months.  That's psycho.  And definitely not fun.  So this time I am allowing myself the freedom to enjoy some of the things I like without the guilt.  And I'm still losing weight.  Go figure!

Last night I started thinking about the clothes that I will bring with me on the cruise.  Well, I realized that all my summer clothes were too big.  So I went out and bought 2 pair of shorts.  Then I came home and was going to change out of my work clothes when I saw them.  3 huge bins that have been sitting in the corner of our bedroom for over 2 years.  They are my pre-pregnancy clothes.  So I pulled them out expecting to be discouraged.  There is some pretty small stuff in there.

As I began to try things on, I got really excited.  Some of the small stuff fit!  I found 2 pair of shorts, 5 pair of pants, a couple skirts, some capris, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff.  It all doesn't fit and that's ok.  It gives me something to work for.  But it gives me the hope and motivation to keep going. 

And it gives me back $45 that I will get when I return those 2 pair of shorts.


  1. AWESOME! Super proud of you girl! An inspiration!

  2. so proud of you! Have a blast on your cruise!

  3. Wow! So my diet/exercise plan begins tomorrow. I have weaned Helen, and I can no longer say "I just had a baby" I would be over the moon if I could lose 12 lbs in 8 weeks. So did you not do WW this time? just track your colories and did shred? I have shred and a cardio w/ Bob dvd that I love. Fill me in on your diet/ mealplan. Breakfast/Lunch I am good with, but dinners I have a harder time with. I am SO inspired.


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