Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Extreme Makeover--Me Edition

Welcome to the weekly improvement update on ME. Make sure to visit Amber to find more stories about what others are doing to makeover their life!

Here is how my week went....

I went on a beautiful vacation with my hubby to the Bahamas, I gained a mere 2 lbs. This feels like a victory considering I ate a 4 course meal every night and drank many drinks with umbrellas in them.

To get on track I plan on going to the Cardio Room at our Community Center with a couple of friends first thing in the morning. My intention is to do this on a daily basis, getting myself into a good groove before the kids are home for the summer.

The biggest way that I am doing something for myself is accepting who I am. I am in the process of going through my closet and ridding myself of all those things I am hanging onto for when I can get down to that "size". I know, if I am keeping it real that those clothes are no longer my friend and they are holding me back. They haven't seen daylight since the 90's and they need to move on and so do I!!! I have been trying to build a more updated wardrobe with clothes that fit the body I live in now, in an effort to feel presentable.

I am ready for what ever is next!!


  1. I say woo-hoo to only 2lbs. That would've seiously gotten me at least 5 :)

    good for you on keepin it real! Have a great week and enjoy the cardio!

  2. Great job only gaining 2 lbs on vacation! I can gain more than that on a good weekend!

    I'm so proud of you for making plans to go to the gym!

    Have a great week!

  3. Wow, your vaca sounds like so much fun! Congrats on the 2 pounds, that is a major accomplishment! Good for you for having a plan, I can't wait to follow your journey.

  4. I say that's good! I've been on a couple cruises, and honey, I GET IT!! It seems like all you ever do on a cruise is eat. And the food is to die for.

    I think that's a great idea to rid yourself of 'those' clothes. I've been needing to do the same thing. Some of my skinny clothes are like daisy dukes. And I'm not joking! I told my husband the other day, "even if I got super skinny again, there's NO WAY I'm wearing those things now!" So, out they go.

    Make way for the new!

    You're doing awesome girl. :)

  5. What a great attitude you have! I'm so glad I came by!

    I got rid of my old clothes awhile back. Except 1 pair of jeans! I don't know why I still have them.

  6. Hey there! Way to go, and what a wonderful vacation!!!

    I saved one pair of capris. The ones I wore on my hubby and I's blind date six years ago. Everything else is gone!

    We are amazing! And I am so glad we have this support group!

    Have a great rest of your day!


  7. Hey...glad you enjoyed your vacation! Those 2 lbs. will be gone before you know it, but the memories you made on vacation will last your life time!

    Great job...yep need to do some clothing purging myself!

    Have a healthy rest of the week!

  8. I saw the pics of you in the Bahamas it looks so pretty there! I have my skinny clothes in my closet too... I need to get rid of some! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I had the daisy duke experience too. A few summers ago I finally fit into a pair of "skinny" shorts that I had been holding onto since my mid-twenties. They were so short! I looked ridiculous in them at 30 years old!