Monday, November 24, 2008

It's about time!


October 2007

Since 2000 I have not gotten down past a size 10, and to be honest I have no clue what number I weighed. No really... I wouldn't get on the scale. Now I have had 4 kids in that time frame, including the girls but still... I let myself get way out of hand. No blaming anyone or anything but me, myself and I.
So last year Oct 2007, I told myself this will not be how I look next year! I began reading Chicken Soup for the dieters soul, which encourages you NOT to diet, but to watch what you eat, and to make realistic weight goals. Right before the movers took my scale in Germany on August 21, I weighted 194! This was only 10 pounds less than what I gave birth to Triplets at.... Mind you, I had at one time after having the girls lost almost all the weight, so this is having gone back up... Way up! Great.....
So I made 10 pound goals to start with, and went from there. I changed dramatically what I ate, still eating, but different food. I will say I also still drank Starbucks, because I felt if I didn't it would make it worse for me. I drank it about every other day. Anyhow once I got down to 163, I began Slim Quick because I felt like I couldn't get any lower than that, I have tried and tried alone and it wasn't working. Well my goal this whole year has been 140.... Today I weight 139! Finally!!!!! I was so excited, if I would have trusted anyone to bring the camera to my bathroom, I would have taken a picture! :) of the scale that is...
Anyhow, I quit taking slim quick, about 2 weeks ago because Kevin and my mom think it is what is wrong with my blood pressure! :) I am also done loosing any weight, I just want to maintain :) I am very excited to be in all 8's, and while I will never look like I once did with or without clothes on, I am still proud of my lose finally.....
November 2008

5 comments:

LESLIE said...

Oh Jody!! that is just awesome!!!!! you look soooooooo great!!!!! I know how hard it is to loose weight! I have been dealing with is for years!! I hate it!! I soooo need to loose weight!! I am the heaviest right now I have ever been!!! just sucks!!! I need to get motivated and just do it. Like you I have to have my Starbucks, but I ask for my mocha with fat free milk. Seeing you gives me hope! and I watch the biggest looser all the time! and those people just amaze me on how great they are looking now and always look at the finale!! Anyone that has ever had to loose weight knows how hard it is! food is my worst enemy!! But you have given me motivation and I am going to start watching what I eat also! any advice would be great!!! Congrats again!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!! I would KILL to be in a size 8 again, it's been YEARS!!

Maggie said...

Jody, I am so proud of you!!! You look amazing!! Good for you for sticking with it!! I am at my heaviest right now. My ideal weight is around 160; I've been lower than that but people didn't think I looked very healthy, I guess with my height, even though I'm not that tall. Sadly, I'm pushing that 190 mark. I still haven't lost my pregnancy weight from Jonah and he'll be 2 in February! Ugh, makes me so upset at myself for letting myself go - esp since there's an entire wardrobe just waiting for me in size 10-12!!! There's no way I'm getting rid of those clothes though; I am bound and determined to get back into them some how. You are truly an inspiration for me!! I'm so proud of you!!!

Jody said...

Yes Keep your clothes! I had a size 9 that I hung on my wall.... in the middle of my room, kevin was like nice decor! I would take them down once a month and try them on... one day they fit, then then next time they not only fit, I could wear them :) You will both do great! Leslie~ Some of the foods I eat, I actually got from watching the biggest loser! They are yummy :)

LESLIE said...

Thanks for the info! I have seen a lot of the different foods they make but have never tried them. Lame me!!! You give me hope!!! =)

Nelson Family of 7 said...

Jody-I started to write a comment on here yesterday but something happened and I never got back to the computer! Woo-hoo! You go girl! I need to start doing something! I went down to 149 after having the girls and now I am back up to the weight I weighted before when I was pregnant with them! I think when the holidays are all said and done I will get right on that! Glad that you guys had so mucu fun at the hockey game!

"Its so easy to compare ourselves and our families to some fictional expectation. Its much harder to listen to God's urgings and be content with how He wants us to be." Carla~
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