Thursday, September 30, 2010


That's right, people, I am down 21 lbs. The odds were stacked against me, but 21 lbs in 7 weeks. It's amazing!

My knee is still killing me, but I am soooo excited! Thursday Trainer Rebecca has officially graduated me and my workout buddy to the boards, which means that our workouts are written out on white boards and we just follow them. It's a step in a different direction because now I know what I need to do, but I have to drive myself to complete it and to be honest with what I am doing. The boards may actually tick me off a little though...I mean of she isn't driving me then what am I paying for? Couldn't I do this on my own completely?

Reflection over the last several weeks revealed to me the ways in which I have hindered myself in the past. The most shocking one is that I have spent a lot of time on "if I onlys (er...or onlies?)" I could only lose 50 pounds, I could get around better and then it would be easier for me to be more active and I could really lose weight. After this experience, I learned a very valuable lesson...the only thing that made it easier for me to be more active, was being more active! Well...DUH! This is just the tip of the iceberg for me. I am coming to you today at 287lbs. FROM 308!!!!! I can't believe it myself.

So I am going forward!!!! I have kind of a lofty goal for next week. I want to lose another 4 pounds by Thursday. I know what you're thinking and it's ok if it doesn't happen, but I just think it would be cool to lose 25 lbs in 8 weeks.

That's where I am. Where are you with your journey's? Drop me a line and let me know.


  1. That is AWESOME Christie!!! You kick ASS!!!

    (And, as for my progress, it's moving in the opposite direction as yours ... but for good reason.) :)

  2. I used to have the same 'if only' attitude, actually, and I'm gradually breaking free of it. I mean, I used to be active, so why can't I do it again, right? Since I'm essentially starting where you used to be, I hope I can make that big of a dent in what seems like such a short time. =D This is some wicked inspiration!

    Progress is slowed for me, but not for long.