Monday, May 14, 2012

I'm on my knees....

Because this cold has brought me to them....  HOLY COW this is a bad cold.  I am seriously ready to be healthy again.  I have not worked out since Friday and I hate it.  I'm hoping tomorrow I can get back in the game.  I've been eating well though so I'm not too upset about it. 

A couple of AMAZING things have happened in the past few days.  First - I fit into my wedding gown!  WHOA!  In all honesty - it fit me better yesterday than it did on my actual wedding day!  I still can't get over that!  I think I'm going to try that thing on every few months just to watch it start to hang on me!!
Oh, and I should note that I was wearing jean shorts under the dress here and it STILL fit!  When I got married, I had to wear spanx just to suck it all in!!  On the day I got married, I was so squeezed into this thing - I looked like I had boobs up to my chin.  I'm just blown away by this! 

The second awesome thing that happened - I won a family portrait at a local photography studio!  That knocked off one of my 38 by 38!  As we were getting ready to go have our portrait taken, I was freaking out because I couldn't find any pants to wear.  Pete and Colin were wearing khaki's and I wanted to wear some too - but mine were SO baggy on me, they looked stupid.  I thought - oh what the hell, so I grabbed a pair of 20's from my drawer and GUESS WHAT????

Those are the 20's!!  They fit perfectly!!  I'm still in shock!  So that was awesome thing number 3!  I used to wear these pants 9 or 10 years ago! 

Today was the fourth awesome thing that happened.  I still want to jump up and down and scream/sing/dance just thinking about it!  I stepped on my scale this morning and (naked of course) I weighed 249.6!!  I BROKE OUT OF THE 250's!!!!!!  HOLY FRIGGIN CRAP!!  Of course, with clothes on I was 250.8 but I'm hoping I can drop another pound by Thursday so Weight Watchers can make it official!  When I drop 20 more pounds, I will officially be thinner than my husband has EVER known me!  That just blows me away! 

I am still quite congested tonight.  I can't laugh or else I break into a major coughing fit.  I really hope it passes soon.  I am really ready to start running outside now - I can't wait to get off of that treadmill!  We never did raise enough money for the race, kinda bummed - but I have found a few great races in early June that I'm thinking I may be able to enter!  Hopefully I will be fully mended by then!  It just seems like I've gotten illness after illness lately.  I'm SO proud of the fact that I did NOT let it make me quit!  I am SO excited about getting healthy and losing weight!  Usually that excitement would fade as soon as I was faced with my first slice of chocolate cake.  I'm happy to report that you can STILL have your cake and lose weight too - just not the entire cake. HAHAHA

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a WONDERFUL night!  If you're a praying person - please send up a prayer that I get well soon.  I want to get back into it so badly!  Thanks!!! -Monica


  1. I've heard that when you start exercising your body decides to get sick. I don't really know why, but it's just a thing. I have noticed it in my own life and usually I let it stop me for getting healthy. I figure it's all screwed now that I've been sick for a week and haven't exercised. So good for you for keeping with it!

  2. Thanks Cathy! I had not heard that before! It really does seem to be true though! Hopefully I get past that point soon! I'm going to try to do a weight training session tonight - I really hope I can run by tomorrow - I miss it so much!!!

  3. WOW, what amazing things! Congrats on all of dress, khaki's, family portrait( it's Beautiful ) and the weight. WooHoo! You're doing so great!

    1. Thank you SO MUCH!!! I love when things just kind of happen all at once like that!! I actually went to goodwill last night and bought a size 20 pair of shorts! OMG that was AWESOME! They fit a little snugly - but totally doable! On to size 18!!! Funny how a smaller size can make you excited for life again!!