Monday, August 31, 2009

The Hard & Cold Truth...I wish the scale was wrong

OK folks. Now I know that I promised you that I would post this number and I am not one to go back on my word. But let me tell you something- I almost choked when I saw it. Things to note:

1. I was exactly 200 lbs when I went into labor for both of my kids. Nice, neat numbers.

2. I had only gained 15 lbs with Olivia, but 27 with Jackson (coincidentally, Jackson was 3 oz. and 3 inches smaller than Olivia. Obviously, the extra weight went to my ass)

But before I show you "The Number", I am going to post a pic of me, taken today, so you can see where the weight is:
um, side note? this shirt is Awesome. I love it. I love the colors and how freaking comfortable it is. I feel practically naked it's all swingy and cute. :)

OK, folks- now here it is. Try not to snicker like, out loud:


I'm not kidding. If my camera wasn't being an absolute bitch right now I'd actually post a picture. But since it is, that's what it is. My goal- lose 15 pounds. Yes- 15. I can do that. And you know what? I'd like to lose the double chin that somehow managed to hang onto my face. So gross.

So your job is to basically keep me going and keep reminding me to post the new weight figures...even if it goes up. Because yesterday I was 183.2 so yah- not such a fab start.


The Treadler said...

You're my hero Sara!
Totally inspiring.

My sister joined a weight loss program where they gave her a colorful bead for ever pound she lost. Each week she looked forward to seeing how many beads she would earn and each week she strung them and hung them over the rear view mirror of her car to serve as a reminder of how far she was getting toward her goal.

I shall support you by giving you one jingle bell for every pound you lose. (Each week you will get to choose if you want red, green or blue jingle bells. Yay!)

Jen said...

Best of luck. Weight loss is never advice is remember weight is just a number and go by how you feel. I've weighed around 250 for the past 5 years but it's the best I've ever felt... I finally hit a new low but I knew that long before I jumped on the scale cause my body told me. Don't give up but don't go too hard on yourself...and always change up the workouts!

Ann said...

I think I need to do this with, there's NO WAY I'm revealing my number on my blog, but I need to lose quite a few pounds. Good luck, sista!

Sara said...

You can do it! And I agree with the weight just being a number...get to a body shape you are happy with.

Holly said...

You're very brave. You give me hope to one day to post my number on my blog. Of course, that would be AFTER I lose 40 pounds or so. Kidding, of course!

Good luck with the weight loss. I know that it's a rough road, but I have faith. Keep it up!