Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And the Journey ENDS

Yes, you read that right. My weight loss journey has come to an abrupt end. I attended my final Weight Watchers meeting this morning, but I did not weigh-in. I simply went to tell my leader and some of the "regulars" good-bye. It was more emotional than I thought it would be....I actually shed a few tears. At the end I received lots of hugs.

I had my husband take an "after" photo earlier this week; it’s on the right-hand side of my blog. I look pretty good, if I do say so myself! ; )

Why am I quitting, you ask? Well…I found out last weekend that I'm pregnant… my estimated due date is July 1, 2009. I obviously won't be trying to lose weight for the next 8 months but I'm going to put my healthy eating habits to work so I don't use the excuse of "eating for two" and gain way too much weight. I'll eat more since I have to, but will make healthy choices instead of milkshakes, fried this-n-that, and candy bars. (Okay, I'm sure I'll have a craving every now and then...!) I also plan to keep on exercising (as much as my body will allow) and stay in shape for as long as I can.

After the baby is born, I plan to rejoin Weight Watchers to get the baby weight off and get down to my original goal of 145. I was only 5 pounds from reaching that the morning I took the test. I'm proud of how close I came and I know I would have made it had this little thing not happened. ; ) Once I start in again, I will bring "And the journey begins" back to life. But for now, this will be my last post.

Before I go, I want to tell those of you who commented regularly that I always enjoyed reading your comments. I love that I inspired some of you…and believe me, you inspired me, too. Good luck on reaching your goals...I'll more than likely keep visiting your blogs (you know who you are). Thanks again for all of your support over the last year. ((((hugs))))

In case you’re interested, I have started a new blog…this one will focus on my GROWING belly rather than my SHRINKING belly! Lol…. Feel free to visit Two Pink Lines if you’d like.

(Amy H in Lincoln....we aren't telling family and most friends till Christmas. We plan to break the news to you guys Monday at cask night...but in case you read this before then...sshhhhhh...)

14 comments:

kikimonster said...

I seriously just gasped out loud when I came to the point about your pregnancy-- CONGRATS!!!!! I am so happy for you and your husband!!!! And you'd better keep visiting my blog-- I'd miss you if you didn't :)

kikimonster said...

And can I add that your "after" picture is completely kick ass. You should be proud of all you accomplished this year!

Amanda said...

Congrats!!!!! And you look awesome! I will definitely be checking out the new blog! Good luck with everything!

c said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't even finish reading your post because I'm so excited for you! Congrats to you and your husband! I should have continued reading because now I'm wondering if you're going to keep blogging.

You look fantastic! (I did scroll ahead to the picture). Okay gotta go read the rest.

RooBabs said...

Ack! I'm so behind the times!!

Congratulations, girl!!! That is so exciting. Now if I could only get with the program, we could be prego blogging buddies.

Your new picture is great, and I have complete confidence that you will keep up your healthy habits. I am definitely going to follow your baby blog. Yay!!

ptg said...

Congratulations!!! Your pic is completely kick-ass and I know you're going to be such a great mommy! I hope you don't mind if I continue to visit the new blog!

Cyndi said...

Congratulations! Now you have a journey of a different sort! Wonderful news. I will be following along - you will do great keeping up your good habits!

Sherre said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited about your wonderful news and will check in on your new blog about the new addition to your family. And ... you've done WONDERFULLY on this weight loss journey. Your success will continue to inspire me as I plod along. That after picture is AWESOME.

deanna said...

Congrats!!!

KK said...

My reaction was the same as kiki's!!! Congrats!!!! What awesome news!!! I just have to say that you did accomplish your goals, every single one of them! Even if you didn't reach your "goal" weight, you became so much healthier and in great shape for your pregnancy!!!! One of these days, I hope to have a great post like this to share as well...

Oh and I am sooooo glad you will still be blogging. You can't stop! We need you!!!

Pubsgal said...

Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you for a happy, healthy pregnancy and birth experience!

Greg said...

You look great! And you have all the skills you need to get back on track after the baby is born. And you are in great shape to boot!
Thanks for sharing your journey.

khamilton614 said...

I just found your blog today and wanted to tell you how much of an inspiration you are! Congratulations on your pregnancy. Being a parent is the most wonderful thing ever! I hope after your baby is born, you will come back here and update your blog with your progress again. Check mine out if you get a chance. I'm getting back into the weight loss game with WW too!

Big Girl said...

Yeah!!! congrats. You're life will be forever changed and more full of love than you can ever imagine.