Friday, October 23, 2009

Born Again?

Well friends...I am leaving after school today for that wedding. It will be an interesting trip for sure. I am excited to see my in-laws. We went to Vegas back in February and I have lost another 57 pounds since then. Everyone else I have not seen since Christmas (when I started this blog) and I am down 67 pounds from that point.

I enjoyed my weigh-in today actually - 182.4. That is a 4.6 pound loss since last Friday (which had that slight gain from lady troubles so I think this is a catch up week). That puts my total loss at just over 107 pounds. I wanted to hit 105 pounds before I left for this trip so I am grinning from ear to ear.

This also means that I am 7.4 pounds away from my goal of 175 (this may change). I think I am only about 8 pounds away from no longer being overweight. Wow! To think I will be in a "normal" weight range blows my mind. I was in a normal weight range for about a week (okay maybe a semester) in college but I still thought I was fat so I did not know it at the time. If I could go back, I would tell myself to get a grip and slut it up a bit more.

This time, I am healthy and getting fit. I am making sure I enjoy it all now.

I had a thought last night. I was talking to one of my turbo kickboxing instructors (who is like ubber-fit) and she has lost weight too. Like 80 pounds!! She is the 2nd instructor I have talked to who has lost a ton of weight. Now I cannot imagine either of these girls ever being even chubby but then again, they are now instructors.

They are so hard-core and inspiring, I really enjoy them. I find myself trying to tell new gym members what classes to try and encourage them to keep coming back. So now I wonder, is this what it is like to be a born-again Christian? I am not religious (just was brought up without belonging to one religion) so I do not really know. But I feel free - like a new person and I wish everyone could experience how awesome it feels. Is that what we are? Trying to spread the word of our savour - health and fitness? Just curious.

I hope you all have a killer week on the scale. You deserve it!! I may post again before the weekend is through. I plan on enjoying this wedding!


Lisa said...

Congrats on all your hard work!

Angie P said...

Have a great trip...I'd love to be a fly on the wall and see everyone's reaction!!! I'm so happy for you

Melissa said...

Congrats! That is awesome! Have fun at the wedding!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Congrats on 107 pounds. That's a teenager. You lost a teenager already!!

I wonder if someday you will be one of those instructors who people are astounded by?!

Chupsie said...

107 is amazing! You should be proud of youself! not to mention to rock that wedding! Hope to see pics! and I bet you look better than the bride ;)!

PS, the whole religion thing, Now you make me feel like a preacher, I have been preaching to my bff to lose the weight how I did and to get moving and all... ahaha, Thanks I needed to put a smile on my face!

Sandy said...

Wow!!! Big Congrats!!! I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding and "out dance" everyone else, lol.

As far as being Born-again. I totally think your on the right track. To be Born-again is putting down the old self and becoming a new creation in Christ.

You have "typed and shadowed" this in your wt loss journey. You have shed the old you and became a new healthier person. When your healthier, your outlook on life changes. You can do things that you couldn't do before... just like being "Born-again"!

I am so happy for you!

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Have a wonderful time in Vegas :-)

Christa said...

Congrats for your loss!! Your doing so awesome!! Have fun at the wedding!

TJ said...

WOW! Great kick-ass job on the scale this week! AMAZING! I'm so happy for you to be going on this trip LESS than your goal! You show off how good you look in that LITTLE black dress and make sure EVERYONE is looking at you!!! :) HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I want to say that it is HUGE for me that I stopped before finishing everything on my plate! I am amazed! Truly, not sure I'll ever be able to do it with favorites, and that's why I very rarely make meatballs!

Have a blast at the wedding!