Weighing in

by Aimee on March 19, 2008

I have some WIPs, but I don’t have any pictures for you today. So, I will mention that I started a pair of socks this weekend and frogged them. I started a secret project and it is secret. I worked on Bellocq. And I started the Pi shawl.

What I really want to talk about today is me. I know, what’s new, right? But today there is less of me and that is because I have been trying to be less. Less fat that is. I am currently the heaviest I have ever been. Well, I was. 7 weeks ago. As of Sunday I am 16.2 lbs less. I am in a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in over a year. People are noticing that I look thinner. (I love those people the mostest).

I will not lie, it has been work, but it has been rewarding work and I am super excited to have gotten this far. My total goal is 50 lbs and the way I have been going, I think I can do it. I am doing a combination of Weight Watchers and exercise. Yes, it does cut into my knitting time, and if I can figure out a way to exercise and knit, I will. I mean I am only walking, but I am doing more than a nice stroll around the block.

So why am I telling you this now? Well, a small group of wonderful people have been helping me and they have been losing as well. I am not calling anyone out here – I mean I don’t want people talking about my fat ass, so I am not going to talk about their’s and their soon to be lack of. (I don’t think any of them have a fat ass, its a figure of speech. OK, I think *I* have a fat ass, but that is a totally different post for a different day. Anyway. These people are amazing and they have been incredible and now I am ready to be accountable to more than just them. I swear with Cap’n Crunch as my witness that I am going to get rid of these extra pounds. I only have 34 more to go to my goal – at an average of 1 per week that is 34 more weeks. WEEEEE! If you are wondering, I have been losing an average of 2.3, but as with all things, I expect that I will stop at some point and have to ramp it up.

I consider this a lifestyle change and not a diet. I don’t want to gain it back. I don’t want to be as heavy as I am now, or was a few weeks ago. Anyone else want to join in with us? We are doing some motivational emails to each other and checking in daily and I will happily add you to my list. Or you can get your very own email if you don’t want to be called out to the group. Leave a comment or email me at aabernathy at gmail dot com.

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Nicole March 19, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Congrats! That is really fantastic.

I would love to join your group. I’ve only lost 3 lbs so far, but I definitly feel like I’m on the track to taking off more and I would love a support group.

turtlegirl76 March 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I have never been able to stick to any sort of diet plan or even get started on one (never mind exercise) until we got our group going. I firmly believe that without our group, and especially our “coach”, I wouldn’t still be on the program. I wouldn’t have made it past the first few days.

Lani March 20, 2008 at 6:31 am

Congrats!! That’s so awesome that you’ve already lost that much weight! :)

Brittany Newberry March 20, 2008 at 6:56 am

YAY!!! Good for you! We have really been trying to “clean up our act” in the eating department. Luckily we actually LOVE food that is good for you so it’s pretty easy. We are pretty good about either walking the neighborhood everyday or going to climb stone mountain. It always helps to have a buddy! Woo hoo!!!! I want you to model your new thong for us in 34 weeks!! Haha!!! :)

Jane Prater March 20, 2008 at 4:38 pm

You are such a super person. I’m thinking of trading Lisa knitting coaching for life coaching. I just need to decide! Anyway, you are so wonderful to share and try to motivate those of us who so badly need it.

Rachel March 20, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Woo-hoo Aimee!

J.P. March 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Yay Aimee! I am sooooo proud of you and you are looking great! :)

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