Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blog day one

So I completely stole this idea from somebody - make a blog to help me on my weight loss journey. What a GREAT idea! It isn't that I love the idea of sharing my inner demons with the world (ooh, is that a bazillion serving size plate of pasta? Don't mind if I do!). It is just a really good way to be held accountable to people other than myself. If I screw up, it's going to be here. Not fun or easy to share that sort of thing with people - so it is awfully good motivation to not screw up in the first place. Not that I expect to be perfect, nobody is. But I do hope that this will help me to stay on track. Not only that, but when I start to lose awesome amounts of weight, I can blog about my success here. Hopefully hear some encouraging comments. Be able to read back and see how far I've come.

And where have I been? Well I have battled some extra weight for as long as I can remember, though it has been worse at some times than others. Before my wedding, I lost 40 lbs in several months, which was awesome. Then I started bearing little stinkers...errr, children. Ever since then, I haven't been able to recover my weight.

I have started up an exercise routine and better diet now. It has been about a week and a half and I have lost between 5 and 6 pounds. So awesome, right?! I still have a long ways to go!

My biggest motivation is of course my family. My beautiful kids and my amazing hubby. He is on a weight loss journey of his own and is such an inspiration, having now lost almost 60 pounds. If he can do it, I can do it. Heck, I've lost 40 before, I can lose this weight now.

And those are the basics. You are welcome to bookmark this blog because I plan on keeping it fairly updated. I do work 50-60 hour weeks and have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, so I cannot and will not guarantee daily updates...but I will do my best :-)


  1. so its really hard to read white letters on black background... my eyes got all buggy..

    and i read this while eating 2 slices of pound cake with raspberries (frozen, fresh) and whip cream.
    as i keel over from the death of weight gain, ill read yours for some motivation. maybe jumping jacks or burpees?

  2. Thanks Ericka...I will probably be changing this whole layout, at least the colors...I was kind of in a hurry to just get it up. lol

  3. keep up the good work, it sure helps to have a spouse who is also trying to lose (as my hubby and I are currently doing). I have as much to lose as you do... and also lost about 5 lbs so far. it's so hard between school, and being a mom and a wife and keeping the house in working order... but something has to give! three cheers for you, Kandi! let's do this for real, and keep it off! :)