Friday, November 14, 2008

The beginning - the best place to start.

I should have started this in January when I started my journey. But maybe I can catch up all the things that have happened in the last 10 and 1/2 months.

I will start at the beginning...
January 1st 2008. The girls - my girls from church - came over after the church's watch night service on New Years. They stayed the night and all the next day.....let me remember who was here....Alyssa, Sarah, Jordan, Rachel, Hilary, Ashley, Abbie, Diana....I don't remember anybody else. We stayed in our pj's all day, ate junk and watched all the Love Come Softly DVDs. Like 5 of them! The girls went home at different times throughout the day. There were a few left at 8 the next next day - the first day of the new year - Abbie, Diana, Ashley, and Sarah. I was really ready for them to go. They had been there all day and I was ready to have my house back. I REALLY LOVE THEM! somehow we ended watching the Biggest Loser Friends. If you have watched Biggest, you know that the contestants go through certain competitions. This particular night the challenge was for the teams of 2 people carry a hot air balloon(small scale - no basket) attached to them the length of a football field. These people were hurting...they were pushing hard to win. I told Diana that we should go on there. She agreed with me but Sarah had a different opinion. She said "you (talking about Diana) can't do it. You would quit." I helped the with the word determination. Diana was appalled!

So this began the discussion!!! We decided we would try our own Biggest Loser with teams and prizes. Our teams would be Diana & Ashley. Then it would be me, Sarah(of course - because Diana had no determination) & Abbie. Sarah would be my encourager and Abbie the personal trainer. Diana suggested we start Weight Watchers. I relunctantly agreed. Outwardly I agreed but on the inside I had my doubts. My thoughts were ok we will try it AGAIN. I even tried to get Diana to start later than she wanted but she would not have it. We had to start the next Monday. One week later we were sitting in Weight Watchers.

My reality hit when I got on the scales. Ok here it goes...I am going to let you know how much I weighed....436... too. I had gotten there. Ok, you are probably saying "I wouldn't dare post what I weigh" ME either then but I am far from that weight and I am headed to a new healthier weight and am not going back. So goodbye 436. And hello new me.


Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I'm so glad you have a blogspot, I have one too!
I love to watch Biggest Loser and have also thought it would be cool to do that at home but you can't do it alone. That is so great that you have a group of friends to do it with you. Congrats on the weight loss!

Cathy said...

Laura Lea,
Okay... so I don't know you well, but I am so proud of you, and what a wonderful post for your first. I'm excited about your blog. I'm already ready for the next post. Sending hugs!!!!

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Nicole said...

That's just awesome. I'm excited that Brandon has lost 15 pounds. He's at 383 lbs right now. I think that his recent knee injury has really got him to thinking differenly about getting his butt into shape. I don't know. I see you and think, "Yeah, Brandon can do this. WE can do this together!". Since you posted your weight, I'll put mine here. I'm 183 lbs and I'm 5'2". It's not healthy at all. I understand that I have baby weight from January, but it should have started coming off by now. I just need to work and get it off. I'm proud of you, not only for the weight loss but for the personal strength that you've gained.