My Weight Loss Progress

Monday, December 13, 2010

Getting my Gravy Back!!

So, when Travis and I first started dating he asked one of his friends/family members what they thought of me. Now you have to remember that in high school I was 117 pounds, had long blonde hair, etc. The person responded with something like "well she looks like she is all gravy, but does she have any mash potatoes?". Trav told me about this years later and for some reason it has stuck with me. I think that the mash potatoes referred to anything with substance such as intellect, personality, character, etc and the gravy was referring to something physical or sexual. Well, for the past 10 years I have been trying to prove to people that I had lots of mashed potatoes. I completed an advanced degree, bought a home by my 21st birthday, drove nice cars, got a good paying job, became the president of clubs, was involved in church activities, etc. but while I was doing all those things...I let my gravy go. Well, this post is to tell you....that....

The other night I was going through pictures from the last year and I stumbled upon this one taken in January. Wow! That was enough to go get me on the treadmill. Seriously? Oh, my! I actually printed this baby off in an 8x10 and posted it on the fridge. I know that the month of December is going to be hard. I am busy making goodies and I am busy taste testing them too. However, if I can lose any weight in December I am going to be happy. I think the average American gains 3-5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years so if I can lose some I am going to be very proud. I must admit that I am looking forward to the new year. Not because I want to start another resolution but just to start fresh and have the holidays behind me.

My niece Ashley is getting married in late March and we will probably go to her wedding. We are going to try! My goal is to lose 25 pounds. Hopefully I can do it in time. It is an aggressive goal. The wedding is 13 weeks away and 3 of those weeks are in December. So really I have 10 good weeks. As we know, I have had a hard time losing 2-3 pounds a week as of lately but like I said, I do think the new year will help with that. I will probably see the person that made that statement 14 years ago and I want them to see that I still have some GRAVY :) 2011 is the year of my gravy train!

Last week I only lost a pound but at least I am back to my pre-Thanksgiving weight and that is something to celebrate! And...look at all the progress I have made since January of last year when that pic was taken. This journey may not always go as fast as I would like it to but it is a journey in the right direction. I promise to re-paint my toes for the next weigh in...they look terrible!


  1. I am right with you. I still have 4 weeks before I can start working out hard. Good luck you will do great!

  2. You are well on your way! Can you believe how far you have come? I can just smell the gravy boat a comin'!

  3. LOVE your clever title post...YES, 2011 will be the year of your "Gravy Train".

    It makes me feel SO sad that you were worried about that one comment....YES, you definitely proved that you have mashed potatoes. I still can't believe all of the many, successful things you have accomplished in such a short time. You inspire me!

    The holidays are SO hard with trying to lose weight, but if you can at least keep from gaining anything, that will be wonderful.

    Less than 2 weeks and 2011 will be here and the never ending goodie plates from neighbors will cease from arriving non-stop at your door and it will be back to "good, healthy eats" and time for PROGRESS!! are looking SO good and will just keep looking better and better as each month comes in the next year. OH, and you have one thing going for you...such a gorgeous smile, that no matter what you body looks like, your smile is beautiful!!

    Crossing our fingers to see you in March, but totally understand if you can't come. It will be FUN to see your progress in real life. Here's hoping for a weight loss for you this week!