Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday Truths & We Have a Winner!

First off, thanks to those of you that entered my first giveaway! The lucky winner is Alexis. You can check out her blog here.  I will have another giveaway of a few of my favorite things next week so check back for that. I got my prize from Lindsey in the mail this week and let me just say I am loving the Baby Lips lip gloss. Also, another reminder (begging request) to leave me a comment if you are stopping by for the millionth first time. (yes, you...the stalker) I am always looking for new blogs to check out and this is the easiest way to network.
Ok, now to get to the "truths" part of this post.
(Maybe just one truth today)
*I feel miserable. I loathe my body. I don't even want to have sexy time because I am just in that deep dark place right now. And it SUCKS!!!!! I think I have finally hit rock bottom. I stocked up on fresh fruits, veggies, SmartOnes (I actually like them), and have made a commitment to drink only water. (not sure about this since I am a coffeeholic) Here is the dreaded scale picture:

(175.8)

My goal is to get down to 140. That is an absolutely attainable goal. I just have to stick with it. And when you break down that 35 pounds it is less than 3 pounds a month. Seriously?!?! It's got to be done! I am not ready to put up before pictures. I have them and maybe once I see some progress I will be comfortable with that. But, if I don't want the hubs to see that there is no way I can share it with the whole wide world.

Here are some old school pictures of me.....I was not always this big. I was very small for a very long time. And truth be told, having babies is not the reason for the extra weight-I have zero excuse other than plain laziness and I LOVE to eat. Sometimes, I wish my hubby wasn't such and awesome cook!

No judging allowed.......
2003-I was addicted to the tanning bed....not good!
2006-Our first trip to Vegas (the smallest I've ever been)

Christmas 2006

2007-Summertime with my brothers
2008-Honeymoon

And I think it went downhill from there.....but here's to making BIG changes in 2013!

23 comments:

  1. Hey girl! Thanks for sharing. We are close in our current weight and our goals! I am at 167 now and my goal is 145 (I am too scared to say 140! lol). I am 5'6" so my healthy weight range is 115-154 (that is a HUGE range...) but I really think that anything lower than 140 is not going to look good on me. Anyway, good luck! I love reading about your progress!

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    1. Glad we are are on the same path! Let's keep each other going! I'm 5'2...so I could even go down to 130ish but that may not look so good on me either. I'll start with this and see how it goes!

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  2. Girl I appreciate the honesty - yes 2013 is going to bring GREAT changes. OMG I was a tanning bad junkie too.. HAHAHA. Now it is just spray tans for this girl. Can't wait to be here on your journey.

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    1. Loved your post yesterday! I haven't gotten around to commenting! Oh yes, loved the tanning bed. Now, I spray tan when necessary but not very often. Thanks girl!

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  3. You are beautiful, my friend! You can do this! Your goal is very attainable. Email me and we need to exchange numbers so you can text me when you are feeling down and vice versa! Hang in there! I used to be a tanning bed junkie too. The last time I went (years ago) I swear I felt my ovaries frying. Ugh! Oh, and glad you love the baby lips!

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    1. Thanks friend! I will shoot you an email tomorrow! I know the feeling about the ovaries....I was terrified I wouldn't be able to have babies!

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  4. I'm on the same journey as you!!! We can do it!!!! Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks! I checked out your blog....I am also a Red Raider girl! Wreck 'em!

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  5. Found you through Mama Laughlin! I am currently on a weight loss expedition myself. I started at 262 and am now at 191. I KNOW you can lose the last 30 pounds. Come on, Mama!! Let's get it done and over with!

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    1. That is some awesome progress, keep it up! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  6. I found your blog though Mama Laughlin (ain't she awesome) lol.. I am also on the life style change journey, I've lost 30 and have about 50 more to go :)

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    1. Yes, Mama is awesome! Love her! It is a journey that's for sure. Great job on 30 pounds, I am hoping I can do the same!

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  7. Hi! First time here ;) I also found you through Mama L!
    I'm Cindy and I'm 40 pound into a 100+ pound journey. I started my tiny blog in May and it will follow me as I train for and complete my first triathlon in August 2013!
    http://triingmythirties.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome! I will have to give your blog a read...there has to be some good info in there to help me along my weight loss journey! My tiny goal for this year is a 5k....good luck with your triathlon training...can't wait to read all about it!

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  8. Good Luck girl! :) found your blog through Mama Laughlin! :D and Im rooting for you! :D I host a link up on Wednesdays called Weight Warriors 52 :D if you wanna link up anytime! :D we would LOVE to have you! :D :D

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    1. Thanks Amy! Leave me your blog info and I will link up soon!

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  9. Hey Girl!

    I found your blog through Mama Laughlin too. You can do this! I am currently 195 and would love to be down to 145 as a start. I just started blogging again too. Check my blog out please?

    Lyndsey

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    1. Checked out your blog....you've got to start somewhere. I left you some info for blog design.

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  10. Hi! I'm a new follower :) I'm also a new blogger writing about my weight loss journey. I look forward to following your progress!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I just checked out your blog! Congrats on the 30 pound mark! I look forward to reading about your journey as well!

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  11. Hey girl! I'm a new follower/stalker! Found you through miss holly. First of all your beautiful no matter your weight! You'll get there! I'm also a passenger on the liar weight train. You can check my blog out at mommytothree2004.blogspot.com. I look forward to reading more!

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  12. Hey! Found you through Mama Laughlin and added you to my read list. I am also a mommy to 22 month old and from Fort Worth. Feel free to stop by my blog!

    - Bethany

    www.themuffintopmommy.blogspot.com

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  13. Just found your blog through Holly and I can't wait to read some more of your blog... I am also a mom to two adorable boys and trying to lose weight and feel like "me" again. I can definite relate to that "dark place" you were talking about, I am there too and I have a lot more to lose than you do ... so let's do this together!

    My blog is http://momonamission2bhealthy.blogspot.com/ ...

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