Tuesday, September 11, 2007

small victories


So...I gained 40 pounds when I was pregnant. That's quite a bit, especially if your baby is only 5 pounds of that. Lets just say I used pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted, including 2 chocolate milkshakes a day.

So I paid the price and that weight has been clinging to me like I clinged to those milkshakes. I worked pretty hard to lose it, and I had lost a majority of it. But I was getting to the point where I just wasn't accomplishing what I wanted. I finally decided to join weight watchers after seeing many people succeed at the program. I've been doing pretty well, I've lost 13 pounds since joining weight watchers 5 weeks ago. But the biggest victories have come on nights like the one pictured above. I finally got into some old pants of mine that I haven't worn in 1.5 years. Obviously I'm not done, but I feel SO SO SO SO SO SO SO much better. I would highly recommend weight watchers to anyone who is looking to make a life change, even if weight is not an issue. Eating better just FEELS better.

5 comments:

The Jorgensens said...

You look HOT!!! Time to rededicate myself. Looks like I have lots of catching up to do. Amy

Joy said...

You look so great! I just wish that I could loose like you. I would love to get into some of the pants that I wore before the mission! Ah.......it will come! Thanks for the inspiration!

SharTrevHarp said...

congratulations! you look GREAT! thanks for being such a great example--i lost some weight over the summer (while Trevor was in TX) and now that he's home--i've gained it back!!! :( It's just so much more fun to eat pizza & have desserts with a husband around!!! must.have.discipline.

Shannon Bousfield said...

look at you, sexy sister! you look mahhhvelous! (are you old enough to get that billy crystal/snl reference?!) anyway, congratulations!

janae said...

wow, heidi, you look absolutely fabulous!! I'm so proud of you! I discovered recently that while I can get my old pants on, I cannot use any of my old belts because of the way my pelvis expanded from babies. Bizarre the things pregnancy does to your body!