Monday, April 13, 2009

I lost a small child!!

here's the proof!!

Don't mind the sweaty girl in the pic. I just finished working out and was showing my sister how much difference there was from before

and after.

These are the jeans I wore to my first Weight Watchers meeting on August 13, 2008. I weighed 218 pounds!! (did I really just type that???) So far I am down 61 1/2 pounds (as of the Wednesday before Easter). I add that disclaimer because my FIL made some awesome cinnamon rolls for Brunch yesterday. And I ate my share. and probably John's too. :) they were that good! I also brought 3 home. 2 are left. I am in a size 12 comfortably. I haven't worn a 12 since high school. I also weighed less then than I do now. Is that Vanity Sizing? I have no idea but I do like being in a smaller size! I am still losing wieght. Ideally I'd like to lose another 21 1/2 pounds (don't ask!) for 83 pounds total. I workout an average of 3 days a week. Sometimes more. Sometimes less. Much less. Like zero. But it's okay. I want this to be something I can do forever. I've lost weight more weeks than I've gained. I follow the plan more than I cheat. When I do "cheat" or "fall off the bandwagon" it's NOTHING like it was 8 months ago. Now I cheat on baby carrots or pretzels, not chips and wine. I miss wine. I still drink it occassionally, just not weekly. I have different habits, different comfort foods.

My favorite Easter candy is the mini cadbury milk chocolate eggs with the hard candy coating. LOVE them. Sam's Club had a huge ginormus size bag for less than $8. I picked it up. I held it for a minute before I put it back on the shelf. I told myself I would eat the whole bag and that it wasn't what I wanted. If I wanted the candy I could get a small bag at Meijer. Which I did. I ate it for 4 days. Last year I could (maybe would) have eaten the whole bag at one time. There are still some left in the bag. But I've moved on to something else now. Remember those cinnamon rolls? In all seriousness... I am also picky about jelly beans. I only like the Starburst ones. I bought them for the kids' baskets. I ate 3 as I was stuffing their eggs. I spit them out. They were waaaay tooooo sweet. Didn't think it was possible.

Anyway here is an after shot without any props, but I'm still the sweaty red faced girl in workout clothes. NOT the most flattering pic by far. But at least it's proof that I do exercise. Hopefully I'll post a nice after pic soon.

Easter pics are still on the camera. That's a different post all together though, isn't it?!

Until next time,

ps... Thanks for all the nice comments on my last post!! So afraid of being judged and criticized. You're the best!


shannon said...

woohoo! you look fabulous! congratulations and hope it continues!

Carrie said...

You look awesome Carmen!! Congrats. Such an inspiration for me!! I need to lose 50, even got myslef a personal trainer for a few weeks.

psucolleen said...

LOOK. AT. YOU!!!!!! You look fantastic!! I've been hoping you'd post some after pics.. you should be so so so proud of your accomplishment! YAY YOU!

Monica said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments Carmen! you look great!

Laura Vigliarolo said...

You look great!!!!!

Liz said...


I admit I haven't checked this in a while (I did keep checking for a long time while you weren't posting), but I'm so proud of you!

I almost don't recognize you!!! What an amazing accomplishment already (and I'm sure you'll meet your goal). WTG!!! What an inspiration!

KJ said...

OMG, Carmen! You smokin' hot momma!! YOU are MY inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!