Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New year!!

 I have been MIA for a while, due to ALOT of things. since the last time I have blogged we have had a couple of major holidays, and alot of good tasting food flowing! I weighed the day before thanksgiving and was still at my 148 weight. I then weighed in every WEDNESDAY from then till now, with a goal of weighing the same .  No GAIN was my goal, ( A loss would have been a bonus, but only happened once and didnt stay). I had my son Brett come home from the Army Basic Training, he came home on DEC 15th and leaves again in the AM. Add him being home to the holidays and there was ALOT of baking going on in my home. Cookies, Fudge, Cakes, bread, you name it, I made it. and I ATE IT. But keeping the sweets on moderation with alot of cardio , kept my weight the same the whole time.  I am very happy with the last 6 weeks.  

 I am also ready to get rid of the these 5 pounds that like to hang out around my hips....

 That being said, I was on a run today with a fellow gym rat, Christie, and we were talking about weight and working out, and how hard this last year has been for me for maintaining, and I was saying how I think this weight, this 148 pounds is what my body is happy at. Meaning, I  can enjoy life ( IE FOOD) , I can work out a normal amount for me ( 5+ hours a week) and NOT gain anything. And maintain my size. Now if I want to lose any more, I need to up the cardio and lower the calories, but for maintaining, I think this is what my body likes. 

  I have come a long way, from that 330 pound , very unhappy lady, to this 148 pound , very happy lady. My body is not the same as someone who has never been obese, my body does not look like others who weigh what I weigh. My skin is not firm and tight, even though I have a good amount of muscle under that skin, My metabolism is not the same as another 41 year old lady who weighs what I weigh, mine is fighting me after I was so mean to it for 20+ years.  I am working on figuring it all out, and I am learning to be OK with where I am....

 I will never weigh 115 pounds, ( cant say I want to)  and I may never see the 130's, but I am healthy and I am fit ( more fit than others who are smaller than I) and my body thanks me EVERY DAY for no longer being that 330 pound prison that it was before.  and I shall NEVER forget that.   And I will strive to make 2012 a healthy and fit year .   You do the Same !

Our Christmas Card 2011.


  1. This, and your November post, are the best personal descriptions of what maintaining weight is all about I've ever read. This is the story you never read in the newspapers, that it's not about the hard work of losing weight but the hard work of not gaining it back. You inspire me and give me hope and I am very grateful for it.

  2. Thank you for your comment! It is a whole different beast, this maintaining thing. My hat goes off to all whole can do it, including myself! Lol I feel like I am disappointing people when I tell them it is hard to do, I think people want it to be easy, they think losing is hard, and this should be easy. It is not.

  3. welcome back! i can't wait to read what the new year has in store for you!