Friday, May 29, 2009

Update - Amanda

So it's been a month since my last post, so I thought it was time to update my status. I had hit a plateau for about 5 weeks, but am very, very happy to report that I finally made it over it. It took a lot of frustration and hard work, and honestly, rearranging of my eating. I stopped Weight Watchers, not because it's wasn't successful, but actually more because at this time, I couldn't afford to pay the monthly fee anymore. I still use the skills I learned while trying to keep my weight in check.

My weigh in this morning showed 3 pounds away from my initial goal of 145. I am beyond excited. I can definitely tell the difference in the way that my clothes are fitting and how I feel when I look at myself in the mirror. I have more appreciation for the way my body looks. I'm no where near perfect or where I would consider being perfect, but I'm a work in progress. I'm also glad that I didn't stop when that month got extremely hard - I cheated, I complained, and then I did something about it. I have now reevaluated my goal weight to 135, because I know I can get there if I continue on this path.

Summer is an extremely busy time for me, like it is for all wedding photographers, but I am trying to set a goal for increasing and continuing a work out regimen. I did get a bike for mothers day, and Peyton and I have been enjoying the warm evenings out and about on the bike, so at least I am getting some physical activity. I am going on vacation in 2 weeks and am so stoked to be able to wear shorts without cringing when I put them on.

Like I said, I'm still a work in progress and this journey has not ended, but it's moments like this that make the hard work feel like it's worth it. I am also contemplating signing up for another half marathon because I do much better when I have a goal in sight to prepare for. I would love to meet up with Lynne to run one this year, but we'll see if it is possible for our schedules to meet. The other girls are doing awesome with their progress and I can not wait until we meet up and are able to post pictures of how great we all look - and feel!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just wanted you to know...I finally reached the 70lb goal!!! now if i can just stay there then keep going...This is the most recent picture of me...what a coincidence it's one that has my brand new beautiful niece in it! I can't help showing her off!!