Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Take A Tour With Me

Welcome to our blog tour! I hope you enjoy the tour of some pretty cool blogs. Make sure you check them all out. Just click on the link below and then click on their link, etc. You'll eventually end up back at my blog!

I am just beginning my weight loss journey. Ok...that' not entirely true. A couple of years ago I lost almost 50 pounds. I gained almost all of it back. So now I'm at it again. This is me now. It was taken while I was singing at a good friend's wedding. She posted it on facebook and I just about died. How did I squeeze my big, fat boobs into that? I won't be wearing this shirt again for a while! So here it "before" picture.
I've only lost about 4 pounds. But's 4 pounds! I'm following the Weight Watchers Momentum program. I have a gym membership that I try to go to regularly. I absolutely LOVE Zumba. It's offered a few times a week at the gym and it's so much fun. You'll never know you are getting a GREAT workout in.
This rice pudding is my all time favorite snack right now. It's only 1 point! I've eaten Kozy Shack Rice Pudding for years now and I never knew they had a healthy version of it. I was so happy when I found this. It's worth every penny I spend on it!

The biggest life lesson I've learned is forgiveness. I tend to beat myself up over everything. I say terrible things to myself and I'm trying so hard to stop that and to forgive myself. I have had to let go of the fact that I gained so much weight back and that's been good for me. I believe in myself and I WILL do it again.

The biggest strength I've discovered it that I can stop eating when I'm full and that I don't have to fear the feeling of being hungry. I totally used food as comfort. I would stuff myself silly and that would be comfortable for me. Even changing my eating over the last little while has shown me that I feel so much better when I don't over eat and when I eat the right things. It's empowering to stop and put my fork down or cover my plate with my napkin.

My toughest struggle has been exercise. I'm just not in the habit of doing it. I have a gym membership now and NEED to get my bootie there so my membership doesn't go to waste. I've got to figure out what system works for me. I think it will be a lot easier when my kids are out of school and I can go really early in the morning.

My biggest supporter has been my friend Sam. She probably doesn't know that but it's true. I joined WW when she did but I quit twice since she's been doing it. It's been hard this time. And she has encouraged me and loved me. She keeps me going. My husband is also a support. I got him to join too! Tonight is his first meeting.

When I make it to goal I plan to go crazy shopping! Before I was heavy my closet was FULL of GAP clothes. I can't wait to shop there again. I just can't wait to go into a store and know that I can shop in any section I want to! I can't wait to buy a cute swim suit. I might need a tummy tuck first! :)

I'm not sure what I would've wanted someone to say to me when I started WW again. I would tell someone to let go of fear. I know I was afraid. I was afraid of failure and of it not working. It does work! It's hard but good work. I can do it, you can do it! I'm your cheerleader! Now let's put our forks down and get to work!

The next blog on the tour is Anne's blog at Smaller Fun Pants. I hope you enjoy the tour!


  1. I LOVE YOU!!!!!! You are the best!!!

  2. Great Post! I'm with you on letting go of the fear!

  3. So glad that you changed you blog so now I can leave you a comment. I bought a lot of your foods that you posted and I too love that rice pudding. I am so happy you are back and I look forward in meeting your hubby tonight. You are too cute and very fun. Stick with it girl and enjoy the

  4. I'm still trying to find someplace that has that rice pudding ... I may just break down and see if I can order it online like I do soooooo many other things!

  5. I don't know why I can't leave a comment longer than a sentence! I tried earlier, but failed miserably - maybe it's because I was the first before?

    Anyway, I love what you said about forgiveness - it's been key to my journey as well.

    And now that you (and everyone else on the planet) has tried and loved Zumba, I think I'm going to have to cave and try it! :)

  6. I met you tonight we talked about the bagels!! I love your attitude! See next Thursday!!

  7. That was great. I used to do Zumba, but the class was so full. And I started feeling like I still needed to workout after. I'm glad you are liking it and hopefully it can get you back there more often. Maybe try out a new machine to add some variety. Or a new workout DVD you can do at home.

  8. Hey maybe tonight I can make a comment last night it wouldn't let me comment. I loved your post and I agree Zumba is so addicting.

  9. Forgiveness. Your post got me thinking about forgiveness.

  10. LOVE this blog!!!!! It inspires me. LOVE YOU!!! Can't wait for NY!!!