25 November 2008

Tell All Tuesday - Week 33

I am so excited to report that I will be going into Thanksgiving with an extra dose of motivation! Today I weighed in DOWN another 1.2 pounds! That meant a couple of milestones for me, first it put me exactly at my 5th grade weight!!! The other milestone was 60.4 lbs lost since going back to WW after having James! My ticker over there to the right is based on my pre-pregnancy weight before I had either of the kids so that number is getting pretty exciting for me too! I can't wait to go home for Thanksgiving and see some relatives that haven't seen me in at least 6 months...some haven't seen me since last Christmas! I am so excited and hoping that they will notice all of the weight that I have lost.

I have a plan for Thanksgiving. First, I plan to get in some workouts. Second, I plan to make myself enjoy all of the family more than putting my focus on the food. We are planning for 27 people for our Thanksgiving dinner, but that number could easily grow if any of the teenagers or college students bring boy/girl friends with them this year or if more family decides to show up. I am excited to see everyone and I'm sure it will be a challenge to keep up with James in that crowd so that should keep me from 'grazing' around the buffet table. Third, I plan to wear my new size 10 dress pants to remind myself that there isn't any "growing" room in them... no stretching clothes this year! Oh and my mom is making some very WW friendly dishes for me. Everything from roasted veggies to my favorite WW pumpkin pie with fat free whipped cream! Can you tell how excited I am!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! If I don't post much this week it will be because I am busy being THANKFUL for this time I have with family that we don't get to see very often!

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10 comments:

Bluestocking said...

Congrats!! I'm sure they will notice the difference. Sixty pounds is a lot. Last year I went to the gym on Thanksgiving! This year I'm not feeling well so I will forego it. They had a special aerobics class called the Turkey Jam workout. It was brutal!!

teeni said...

Aww! I'm so happy for you - it's just oozing out of you! You are going into the holiday with the right plans for success so good for you! I will be sending good thoughts and energy your way. Appreciate the people and the comaraderie, the food is just for sustenance. Have a wonderful holiday Natalie!

Juice said...

Good for you! What terrific accomplishments!!!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving - you've got the right attitude about it. :)

Stacie said...

sounds like you have a great plan of action....GOOD JOB!!!

Kami said...

69 lbs lost!!! They will notice. My friend and I were just looking at a picture of her when she was 50lb heavier. I said WOW! Her face was almost unrecognizable...the features have just popped out.

No doubt it's the same for you!

So happy for all your success and especially because you have worked so hard to achieve it!

You know what?

You ALREADY are hotter for the holidays! And damn, David is going to have to call the fire department Christmas!

Lawanda said...

That's wonderful Natalie!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

Elaine A. said...

Of course they will notice. If not, they're blind! You look great girl! So very proud and excited for you! : )

Bohns said...

Oh my goodness, Natalie! That's SO crazy awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're doing so great!!!!!!

Jaimee said...

congrats natalie! Wow, you are amazing....I definitely did NOT stick with WW for Thanksgiving...but, I'm going to have to double up on the exercise this week to reverse the extra poundage!!

hope you had a great thanksgiving!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Natalie--I think this is my first time stopping by here. I wanted to tell you that the statement "If you find a path with no obstacles it probably doesn't lead anywhere" is just what I needed to read right now! Thanks. :)

And congrats on your weight loss at the holidays---good job!