Thursday, May 21, 2009

Holy Toledo Batman!

These are my 2 youngest boys!

Dominic (3)

Colton (1)
They are sweet and cute and WILD!! On Tuesday we had pack meeting for cub scouts and went on a hike. My hubby was working late so I ended up hiking about 2 miles with my 3 year old Dom on my back in a hiking backpack and my 1 year old Cole on my front in a baby wrap thing. I had a lot of weight on me and that's when I had my Biggest Loser moment. As I carried the two of them up the side of the hill and someone asked me if I wanted help with them, I realized that the weight I was carrying, those 2 boys combined is LESS than what I've lost in the last 4.5 months. It was just a fantastic feeling to know that I have come this far, but in the back of my mind I couldn't help but think about all the time I've wasted. HONESTLY, losing weight has been an amazing journey. It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been hard either. It is like a gift. I am not just "losing weight" but I'm TAKING BACK CONTROL of my life! I wonder what made this time different. (For all of us out there who have "tried" over and over.) The only thing I can come up with is that I decided not to "try" this time. This time.... I decided to DO IT!


Melissa said...

Karilynn, that is such a fun moment to realize that you weighed more than the weight you were carrying with your TWO boys! wow!

I like your "advice" that this time you weren't just DID IT!. It's a totally different mind set. You can "try" and still make excuses, or you can DO IT and just do it...

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh, you are amazing. That is totally a biggest loser type of moment as you walked up the hill with both of them strapped onto you! How funny! Good for you!!

Your weight loss sounds like it has given you some huge confidence and pride in yourself. Which you totally deserve. Your attitude and spirit is so positive. Congrats. I know you feel so much better and am so glad to hear you "just did it" this time!

Vicki said...

THat is awesome. It is crazy to think that you carried that weight everyday... and now you can take it off and let it run around :)
You did decide just to do it! I agree that making a choice and really sticking to it... makes the difference. I am so happy that you have proven to everyone that it can be done. Just do it, and stop talking about it ;)

Vicki said...

Super cute little fellas by the way :)