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Coming out of the weight loss closet

I'm not the type to keep quiet. What? You're not suprised? 

Ok, so I'm loud. I'm obnoxious. I tell it like it is, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. 

But lately, I feel like I've been hiding. And it's time to come clean. I've been on and off Weight Watchers for nearly a year now. Mostly off. 

But in April, something changed. Something clicked. Kenlee was getting off baby food and into "real" food, and I realized I didn't want her to eat most of the food in our fridge. And neither did my husband. We made a promise to each other to make a change. Not just to reach a goal or to beat a deadline. We wanted to change our lifestyle, not just our diet. 

So Kyle joined Weight Watchers with me, and things took off. We've had our bumps and struggles, but each day we live healthy is another day lived well. And maybe another day added to our lives. 

But I've never really "come out" with our lifestyle change. Our families know, and some close friends. But mostly I feel like I'm still a closet dieter. It's like I don't want others to know because I feel like they'll judge me when I slip up or have a bad day or week.

But bad days happen. We all fall sometimes. And it's getting back up that matters. 

So I need you all to help me keep getting up!

I've decided I want to blog about my weight loss journey. I want to keep being honest and open, not just to keep myself motivated, but to show others that weight loss is WORK. I feel like so often, we just see the "before and after" when it comes to weight loss stories. 

Now, I'd like to show you the squishy middle. 

I may fail. I may fall flat on my face. But I'm hoping by "coming clean" with the world, it'll keep me honest and realistic with my choices. My goal is to provide a weekly check-in, talking about what works and what doesn't. And find some motivation to keep going. I'd love some more company on this journey if you're ready too!

Here are the stats:

Highest (pre-pregnancy) weight: 269.2

Today's weight: 238.8

Change: -30.4

Goal 1: 199 (Haven't seen that since high school...)

Are you with me? Want to join in on the change? Leave a comment, share your own blog or just wave when you see me and Kenlee on our morning walks. I don't want to hide my weight lost any longer - I want to show the world that I'm serious about making a change!

Comments

  1. CONGRATS! This is amazing and takes courage. I am soo proud of you and your hubby!!! I will send all the support that I can. I recently starting losing weight as well and its the best decision I have ever made!! You can do this!!!!

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  2. So great, Tami! You can do it! You're completely right about a lifestyle change. That's really what it's all about. I am working on that as well and you just have to take it one day at a time. Ever now and again, you just can't say no to certain things (mmm chocolate) but you just gotta keep working at it!! I know that you can do it!

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  3. Tami-- I've done WW and been successful and even started working for them. I too need to to buckle down and lose the baby weight. I start back full force in late September and am glad to see I have company! Everyone falls and everyone has weeks where they gain. Everyone. But every day is a new day and every week you can start fresh. Stick with it!

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  4. Thank you everyone! I'm super excited to be "out" about everything so I can share my struggles and my successes. This is very theraputic.

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