February 2010

Today I had a non scale victory. I have been working very hard to get into my favorite pair of lucky jeans. I have not been able to wear these jeans in probably a year in a half. I know I was still able to wear them when I went on my honeymoon in April of 2008 but after that I gained about 20 pounds. Well I am not down 15 of those pounds and my jeans fit again! I am so excited. I have a closet full of clothes ranging from size 4 to 16 and next weekend I am hoping to clean out the closet of the size 16s forever. The first time I lost a lot of weight in 2005 I did it quick and gained it back almost as quickly. There were many factors to it like meeting my now husband, but I think I never learned the healthy habits to keep the weight off. This time the weight is coming off slower, but I am making lifestyle changes instead of just going on a diet. Plus I have more support in my efforts than I did the first time around. I truly believe that I will be successful and continue to make changes for life, not just for weight loss.

This picture is from 2008 and the last picture in the infamous lucky jeans:


One of my friends has a great blog. She has started posting more lately and it has inspired me to get back to blogging. Check her out here. January was a very good month to me. I have started the couch to 5k workout and am currently in week 5. It has really motivated me to go the the gym more consistently since it is too cold to run outside. That combined with tracking my food using the bodybugg has helped me to lose 10 pounds. I am feeling better and every little loss helps to motivate me. I am hoping to continue to share tips and tricks that are helping me with my weight loss.