Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Seeing a difference.

As you can see from my "before" pics, I have a lot of tummy fat. This week has been fun because for me, I can see the bulge gradually receding back where it belongs. My boobs are even sticking out farther than my tummy. (Although that may depend on when the last time I nursed my baby was!) I'm really excited about the changes but have come to the realization that others may not notice any difference at all for 20 more lbs. It really hurts to think that by the time I lose 25 lbs I will still be 170. Either way, I'm hoping for big compliments by the end of this month, or at least people saying.. wow have you lost weight?? The diet is going great for the most part, although it is sometimes depressing that I can't eat whatever I want. Exercise is exhilarating and I'm loving my cardio. I wish I could afford a trainer for my resistance but in the end I think I will be thrilled to be able say that "I" did it! LOL... of course that won't be the story. I will be saying that I did it with the support of a group of amazing women!! Anyway.. last week I lost 5.6 lbs from my weigh in on Wednesday until my weigh in Monday morning! I am so excited to kiss the 190's GOODBYE!!! SEE YA LATER!!! PROMISE TO NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN!!!
I've been really excited lately thinking about how I will see a woman I ADORE in May (she was my midwife for my last son whom I birthed at home and she is going to be attending my sis-in-laws birth in May where I will be the "Doula") and how she will have no idea that I've been losing weight. It will be so fun to feel so good and look amazing when I see her. She is just one of those people who truly believes that anything is possible and she won't even be surprised that I've lost weight. (LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD!) It's just fun for me to anticipate reunions with people who aren't seeing it everyday and getting that WOW factor! HOORAY FOR THE WOW FACTOR!! Can't wait to encounter it! :o)

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Kari, I think it's fun that YOU can see and feel the changes! That's the most awesome part about losing weight...when you say "ah, these jeans are a big lose today" or "I swear that my stomach is shrinking". Don't get down on the number 170 after 25 lbs! You will be amazed at the changes when you get there! Trust me, I started over 190 last year! you may even be in a size smaller! KEEP it up!!!

rochelle said...

I'm impressed that you've already lost 5 pounds. That is awesome! And to be able to see the difference in one week? Very exciting.

Kristi said...

Your positive outlook is awesome!!! That's what will keep you going and help you succeed! I love it. And a huge congrats on your 5 pounds. That amazing. Your friend you are seeing in May will be so surprised. That's another good motivating thing for you. Keep it up!!!

Kim and Adam said...

That is freakin Awesome!!! Congrats!!

shrinkingme said...

I agree with Meliss, the fact that you can see the changes is the "proof in the pudding" that you are changing. I love your positive attitude and how dedicated you are! Keep up the great work girl!