Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time To Get Personal

This (sorry excuse for a) blog was created for the sole purpose of documenting every precious moment of Haley's life.  Two and a half year later, this blog has fallen off the rails in terms of updates.  Haley is still precious and adorable and loads of fun...she is the single greatest achievement of my life.  However, in the two and a half years since her birth, a second achievement has been in the works (no, not another baby) - me. 

(It's really works!)

I've been on and off Weight Watchers for approximately 11 years; ouch.  When I first joined, with the loving support and encouragement of Mom, I did well and lost weight.  A typical college student I then proceeded to follow the plan on my own...and did not succeed.  Next started a cycle of half-hearted joinings and dropping outs, all without any real success.  When I got pregnant with Haley, I was already unhappy with my weight - adding pregnancy to mix freaked me out.  I was conscience of my eating habits and was able to get my weight gain to 25ish pounds.  However, that added to my already overweight frame was not a good look, nor good for my health. 

Haley was born in August and I asked for a Weight Watchers subscription for my September birthday; my generous parents obliged.  I'm happy to report that I am closing in on my goal and to-date have lost 60 pounds!  I am beyond proud of myself - this has not been easy, but through out the past two years I have stuck it out rather than quit.  I've asked myself why and have a theory.

This time, the desire for weight loss isn't about vanity...that's a lie, it is to a small degree.  But moreso, it's about being the best version of myself for my family, friends, coworkers, dogs...everyone.  The people I love most in my life (husband, kiddo, parents, sibling) deserve more than an unhappy, unhealth, overweight me - and they're finally getting it.  I couldn't be more excited!


Paige said...

I am so happy for you and so impressed with your dedication and commitment to your goal! Your happiness shines through and you look fabulous! Congratulations!!

Paige said...

60 pounds?!?! That's amazing! No, really. You should be unbelievably proud of yourself. It is a huge achievement. You look great, keep up the good work. If you ever think about how hard it is to keep the weight off, go into the gym and try and lift 60 pounds. That should motivate you!

Paige said...

FYI, the first comment was Paige. The second comment was Ryan.