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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stand up and DO something!

This was me last Mother's Day. I was in the middle of losing weight. I felt AMAZING! Here is an excerpt from my journal dated April 21, 2010 {one month before this photo}....

"Good Morning:)! At long last I am losing weight! I have lost 9 pounds on my way to 10!! My goal is to get to 140 pounds. I'm at 157 at the moment. It has finally clicked with me, Dave and Jacks. To lose weight you must cut down on the calories-period! And that is what we are doing. I stand taller, I smile more, I am confident. My life is worth more than stuffing myself with food!"

Wow! I wrote that! I was actually feeling those feelings? That is the person  want to be...and I WAS that person...for a very short time.

All in all I lost 15 pounds and dropped nearly 2 sizes. I was wearing clothes that hadn't fit in YEARS. I was sooooo happy. Then, slowly I began to eat more and exercise less. And now I am back to wearing my 14's {i was in 10's}, wearing bigger shirts to hide my muffin top and not so confident.

HOWEVER....I have PROOF that I did it just a few short months ago. I can and will do it again and get to my goal of 140 pounds!!

Here is a photo of me taken Thanksgiving Day. I am wearing that brown vest to hide my rolls {trust me they are there!!}. My face is puffy here and my legs...oh boy! At the end of my weight loss last spring these pants literally would fall off me!!! is a brand new day. 
I am ready to get back on track!!
This afternoon I'm sitting at my kitchen table,
healthy cookbooks in hand, 
ready to prepare a months worth of meals. 
I know when I do this for my family 
we eat sooo much better.
Planning is truly the key to successful weight loss.

"Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there; make it happen."  -Lee Iococca

I am doing something. I am arming myself with healthy foods and recipes, my gym pass and workout clothes and lots of support from my family and friends. I am also committed to sharing my journey here and help you reach your goals.

I also intend on reading Lynn's blog. She lost over 170 pounds!! Please read her post from today. Soooo inspiring!!  

What will YOU do to reach your healthy weight this year?


  1. We'll all be doing it together Leslie! Whether it's 5, 10, 15, etc., we'll get there! :D


  2. Leslie, how cute and awesome are you? I'm so glad you posted on my blog so I could find yours. Thanks for the kind shout out for my blog. I'm aspiring to lose five pounds, which I've talked about for six months but haven't done much about. Not sure where my head's at and why, but I'll figure it out. Thanks for being out here in the blog-o-sphere. I've got you on my RSS feed! L

  3. Love the post!!! You look so happy in that photo above! I think is great you recognize that is YOU and that is who you are and that is who you will be again in the very near future :) Thanks for sharing Lynns blog. I agree the today's post is very inspirational.

  4. Oh this could be me! It IS me, really. Lost and regained, the story of my life. Funny coincidence - we just had family photos taken. Guess what color I wore!