Thursday, January 24, 2008

3 Posts Today....I'm Going Down Baby!!

I hit a crossroads with my weight. I had a private conversation with myself and this is how it went down. You are almost 40 years old. I'm good with that. You are self-conscious about your weight. I'm not good with that. This has been going on for a while now. I know. You have to make a decision for your own peace of mind. Ok. Either reconcile yourself to the fact that you are going to be heavier than you used to be and let it go. Get rid of all of your 'skinny girl' clothes that you haven't worn since Eli was born and be happy with yourself. No more self-consciousness, no more worrying about it. OR make up your mind that you are going to do something to lose the weight and stick to it until you are to the point where you are more comfortable with your body.
I chose option 2 and started a diet that has been very successful for my girlfriend Julie. It's a form of the M*anagement W*eightloss diet. You eat all real foods, fruits, vegetables, very few starches and lean meats like chicken and fish. Well, I have lost almost 15 pounds since Christmas. My goal is 10 more before Spring Break. Then 10 more before summer hits. And if I hit these goals, look out, I'm breaking out the bikini!

43 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new BLOG look!

My gosh, I can't believe how well you are doing! congrats on the weight loss!

have a great day.

lea

~Amy~ said...

WAHOOOO YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!


(Love the header...so funny!)

Made in China said...

Good job - keep going!!

p.s. Love the new look!

Steffie B. said...

Way to go girl.....I need some motivation over here.....

Steffie B. said...

Um.....your not going to show us any boobage are you????

Noemi said...

Love your motivation!

Maybe you can send your girlfriend the diet so I can try it out?

Oh and if you are breaking out the bikini I am definetly taking a trip to come and see ya! LOL

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the new look...
And great job on the 15 lbs...
Can you email me the plan.. or what you are doing...
PLEASE HELP ME TOO!!!!!
I am better when someone else helps me..
Have a Great Day girly...

Nancy said...

Great Job on the weight loss. I tried a diet (again) after the start of the new year, but with working out, ironically, I was only gaining, so gave up.

Glinda said...

Rock on, I salute you!

You can do it; see yourself where you want to be and it will come to you!

Don't call it a diet, just look at is as a way of life--a healthier one at that.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, my gosh! YOU GO GIRL! That is incredible.... so I guess what you are saying is that diets really do work if you actually stay on them. lol
I don't know if you got the comment I left before. but I can't find your email address. Please email me about your header... although you seem to be doing just fine by yourself. lol

Doris & Dan said...

Good for you! That is great. I am trying to lose as well. Can you share the plan you are using? The ones where you eat grass and twigs does not work for me.

Love the new look!

Keep smilin!

mommy24treasures said...

I am glad the diet is working! Great! YOu are almost there, good for you!

Gail and Dan said...

Wow RMJ!!! That is great! Keep going girl.

Love the header BTW. :)

Helen said...

Hey i'm a lurker, hello!

Congrats with the weight loss, i'm trying to get back in to WW at the moment but my stomach is making all the decisions at the moment!

Keep going! xxx

Amy said...

Good for you girl!!! I am going to weight watchers and have even started a yahoo weight loss group. I am going down too!

Ava's family said...

Good for you!!! I made the same decision about 3 months ago and joined weight watchers. I'm down 24 pounds and am sooooooooo happy!

Janet said...

Woo hooo! Good for you! I love that you're eating reallllll foods!!!!

kerri said...

Your blog looks fabulous, I love the header!!
I know what your going through, I too have gained a lot of weight, 41 hit and all heck broke out around my waist and thighs.
I have gained about 30 pounds, I am very short so I look heavy.I pondered what to do and I too am trying to fight back with diet and exercise.Not easy , I love food!!
In the future I might need encouragement and motivation, I might come callin'.
Good luck, I know you can do!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, that is wonderful. have been dieting myself, just can't seem to find that diet for me. I will try anything. can you post the diet on your site?

ADELE said...

I love your blog header. That is really cool! I struggle with my weight also. Recently, I cleaned out my closet and got rid of those skinny girl clothes that I keep thinking I will eventually get back in. I love this post. So true!!!!

LaLa said...

Wow..you go Hot Mama!!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. Yeah you!! Sounds similar to my eating plan. Lean protein, lean dairy, lots of fruit and veggies. No fake food unless it's a cheat meal. I have lost 10 lbs so far this month. I just plan on eating this way forever. It feels great to be healthy.

Rachael said...

You go girl! 15# is awesome. Esp. just since Christmas?!

Kayce said...

Awesome Kim!!!!!! I gave myself a goal of 365 days to loose 15#, but now you give me inspiration!

Special K said...

Wow...great job!

I'm in the same boat. Well, I mean besides the slow one to China. LOL!
I'm talking the diet/get healthy boat. It was my new year's resolution. I'm giving myself until the end of 2008 or sooner (wink) to reach my goal. But I have A LOT to lose. I'm down about 14 so far. Yay!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know more about your diet - good for you for being so successful!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of weight that's come off! What is the secret? I too have been struggling with my weight, especially since my mom passed away, I just can't seem to get disciplined enough.

Laura Nipper said...

Awesome job. Keep up the great work.

Kim & Jeff said...

That is awesome!!! Sign me up!!! Love the new design... You always have such great headers!

Lisa said...

Hi again,
Just wanted to let you know I am using the Michael Thurman 6 week body makeover and it works for me. So happy for you!!

cougchick said...

Way to go!

Can't wait to see you in the bikini pics!

Mr.Brian said...

Good job on the weight loss.
I need to get serious again and work on things too.
My problem is I snack to much.

Truly Blessed said...

Great job on the weight loss! I'm jealous.

Love your Dancing Monk? Is that what that is?
Whatever, he's great!

wingepr said...

First I LOVE your header!
Second, Congrats on such a great job, I like new am ok with 40, (just turned the big 40 this month). But unlike you I seem to be gaining more and more.

Peg

Juliette said...

Congrats RMJ, it's wonderful!
I need to find the same motivation...
Nice look again here, just love the bright orange.

Kelley said...

WOW!!! That's fantastic!!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Cute new look for the blog! And you go girl on the weight loss! I am working on that too.

Rony said...

Standing in line with tongue wagging... Can't wait to see you in the bikini...

Christy said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I so need to get on that bandwagon and stop my bit**n!!! Good job- I am proud of you!

Christy :)

Mob said...

That is fantastic. Yea, keep up the good work.

Lori said...

Wow, way to go!! I want to see bikini pictures!! :)

GWEN OATSVALL said...

you go girl .. so proud of you ... i have put myself on a calorie count... i feel it gives me control and a limit for the day ... with everything else feeling so out of control this makes me feel good ... lost 2lbs ... just 5 more to go, but going to try and make it a life habit because i am a stress eater (and Lord knows i am stressed these days) ... you are a beautiful woman inside and out and i am proud God has placed us together!

Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Oh, I want to lose the extra baggage - I am so undisciplined these days... I used to be so structured about it. Maybe this is the year!

Kepp on going!
Heather