I know the person that I am becoming more and more each day. A healthier, happier, more energetic ME! I am very proud of the person that I am and can hardly remember the old me anymore. It's actually really hard to remember what life was like 89lbs ago. It's not something that I even think about anymore. I know I don't want to ever be there again. I look at my old pictures and I feel bad for the person in those photos, eventhough the person is me. Because she looks happy and she truly is happy in life!!! BUT SHE IS NO WHERE NEAR AS HAPPY, AS I AM TODAY!
As I approach two more milestones just around the corner, I can't help but get really excited! May 1st is our 9 month weigh-in and May 4th is my 27th birthday! I cannot wait to take pictures for my birthday this year, compare them with last year! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 9 MONTHS ALREADY!??! =) That's so crazy how time really flies when you're having fun! Live life to the fullest and enjoy every sweat you break with every step you make! Enjoy the transformation and watch your body change one day at a time with your hard work and determination! If I can change my life, you can change yours! I have never said this was easy because it's hard work! But I promise you it's worth it! YOU ARE WORTH IT! YOU TOO CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE, ONE DAY AT A TIME! I believe in you!
Decided to try on my Christmas Dress. =)
So here's 56 pounds vs 88 pounds down!
As my husband and I approach the one year anniversary of a very devastating time in our life, where a tornado came April 16, 2011 and destroyed our home, our sanctuary. I was a very unhealthy person that did not have the mind set to even think about getting healthy and losing weight. Not knowing that it WAS actually possible anytime in MY future. So much in fact, that while we were rummaging through the debris, I ignored the box of 'skinny' clothes that were given to me so many years ago. We lost a lot to the tornado, but we did not lose our HOPE. TIDE, helped up keep the HOPE, when they did our laundry for free, without question.
I cannot express the amount of gratitude that I have, to so many people that helped us during the recovery from the disaster.
I am amazed at the very different person I am today. I am a much stronger and healthier person. Thanks again to Chris Powell and everyone resposible for Extreme Makeover WLE Season 1! Tune in for Season 2, June 3rd on ABC at 9pm/8pm Central it's so worth a watch!
Here is a picture, it's sad, but I'm strong. I'm wearing a pair of streched out size 20 capri pants. Here's one year later.
This is for you Faith! =)
Frank Sinatra- High Hopes
Next time your found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around
Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant
But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time your gettin' low
'stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
When troubles call, and your back's to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall
Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin' that dam
'cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time your feelin' bad
'stead of feelin' sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam
All problems just a toy balloon
They'll be bursted soon
They're just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit—
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is odd with its twists and turns,
As everyone sometimes learns.
And many a person turns about
When an individual might have won
had he or she stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with yet another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than it seems
To a faint and faltering woman or man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he or she might have captured the victor's cup;
And one learned too late when the night came down,
How close he or she was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And when you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit—
It's when things seem worst, you mustn't quit.
OMG!!!! My husband and I spoke with Chris Powell, THE Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition on SKYPE! It was so amazing and surreal to meet him!! He told us that he was proud of us! =) CHRIS POWELL IS SO AMAZING!! HE'S OUR HERO! I'm super excited and there are just no words!
OMG OMG OMG
Did I mention a clip of the interview is going to air on Good Morning America, more info to come! =)
lost 1 pound since her last weigh-in! She's lost 85 pounds so far AND has logged in for 250 days in a row!
I couldn't be more proud of myself!
HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. One day at a time. Drink plenty of water. If I can do it, you can do it. I will say all this until I'm blue in the face =) There is no secret to losing weight. It's been said over and over again that in order to lose weight you will need to eat healthy and exercise. So why is it that everyone ALWAYS WANTS the EASY way out?? There is NO SUCH THING! This is a lifestyle change that takes every effort you have, one day at a time. You cannot RUSH it, but time WILL fly! You have to start before that can happen. =)
A little different before and during, I thought I'd share. =)
I'm 5'5", 26 years young and I am currently at my smallest adult weight and I am NOT DONE by any means. As I continue my journey toward a healthier me, I can't help but notice a BIG QUESTION MARK. I went from a person who didn't even think about working out, losing weight, or getting healthy, because I thought it was too hard and I didn't want to fail. I have been told as long as I can remember that I am big boned, but really I WAS LAZY and ate things that I shouldn't eat, didn't think I could do it because I've been heavy all my life. After watching Chris Powell's amazing work on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition; my husband and I couldn't help but get motivated. My husband and I knew it was time to make a change for the rest of our lives. If "they" could do it, then there's no excuse for us. And that is our attitude.
IF THEY CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT
I said it until I believed it. On Extreme Makeover WLE (Weight Loss Edition) we saw morbidly obese people take one year of their life and dedicate themselves to losing 200 pounds in the year. What's one year? When you gain back YEARS of life!! A year goes by so fast.
It has now been 8 months for us and I've lost 84lbs and my husband has lost 70lbs (and he's maintaining now).
I am watching my body change and I have NO CLUE what I will look like once I meet my goal weight! That's what makes this journey WORTH EVERY DAY! Time flies by so quickly, we're already in the month of April of the new year. This month will be over before you know it! So if you haven't started the committment to yourself, to make the change for the healthy life you deserve, PLEASE START TODAY BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT!
The only person holding you back from anything is yourself. You just have to believe in yourself and you WILL DO IT! And tell yourself that you will do it and believe it! I am so extremely proud of myself and my husband! I am not going to lie, it has not been easy, but it has DEFINITELY BEEN WORTH IT!!!
I want to Pay it Forward and tell the world the 'secret' to getting healthy. Everyone has that moment where they decide it's time to lose the weight, no more yo-yo diets, this time it WILL WORK!
IT'S CALLED DETERMINATION.
Are you determined to make this change a lifestyle? WHY NOT YOU?
Here are my measurements from August 1, 2011.
NECK - 15
WAIST - 43
HIPS - 54
here's a little more info about past Chasidy =)
20/22 - Pants
STARTING BMI 40.1
Here are my measurements from April 1, 2012.
NECK - 13.25
WAIST - 31
HIPS - 40.5
here's a little more info about the new Chasidy =)
7/8 - Pants
CURRENT BMI 27.1
Here's a sneak peak at my weight loss chart for the past 180 days!