Friday, October 17, 2014


I made this poster for my 1st grader at the beginning of the school year.  We talked about tiny little ants and how strong they are because they work so hard.  We were trying to motivate him to keep learning to read and write- things that he doesn't enjoy so much because they are hard.  Well fast forward a few months, looking at this in a little frame on our kitchen counter everyday has proved to be motivating for me too!  Before this challenge I was having some major anxiety attacks about my weight and what I felt was my inability to lose weight.  Before starting this challenge I had met with an endocrinologist to have my hormone levels checked.  My hormones aren't super conducive to weight loss at the moment, but that doesn't mean I can't do just won't happen as easily for me as it had in the past...and shocker, I'm going to have to WORK!

In the past I would say, "Ok, this month I will lose 10 lbs."  That has never happened...but I'm happy to report that if I can lose .2 lbs by Monday, I will have lost 10 lbs. in 4 weeks!!!  Crazy how weight loss started working when I started working too.  I have a pair of jeans in my closet that were too small at the beginning of the challenge, I try them on each time I weigh myself and do my measurements.  Today I felt they fit well enough to wear in public!!!  Yahoo!

In answer to Summer's question about sharing...YES!  Share your successes!  Share your victories!  Share what's hard!  I know for me it is motivating to read all of your posts!


  1. That is incredible! I think fitting into jeans is way better than any change on the scale. It's a real sign that your hard work is paying off! Congrats!