Monday, July 9, 2012

Time To Refresh

So, it's been about a month and half since I started this blog.

The reason behind it was to keep myself motivated by having others follow my progress.

As of right now, I am up to 7 followers!

Do you have any idea how much that means to me?  THE WORLD!

The comments you leave mean even more.  Even something as simple as "great job" is so motivating and encouraging.  I have started following a few other weight loss blogs out there for more motivation and try my best to leave some type of comment on each post.  It's nice to know that someone is reading and caring.

Anyway, I sort of got off track for a couple weeks and nearly put back on all the weight I have lost.

Time to get serious - AGAIN!

This time, I am going to share some scary stuff with you.

First off, I am setting myself a mini-goal

By Christmas, I would like to lose a minimum of 30lbs. Please help remind me to get there.

I also need to do up some new signs for my fridge and snack cupboard.  I no longer notice the current ones....any suggestions?

Last but not least, and this is something I have thought long and hard about.

I am going to post some current pictures.  I am doing this for a couple reasons:

1) To "shame" myself into working harder.  If I know these photos are out there for anyone to see, I just might be motivated to work hard.

2) If this is my place to chronicle my progress, these pictures are an important aspect.

I feel comfortable in posting them because I know that the people who are reading this blog are either good friends or others in the same boat who read to do nothing more but support me!

So, here they are, if you don't want to see picture of a fat girl in nothing more than a sports bra and "spandex" shorts, STOP READING NOW!

Brian took these for me.  One look at them and I wanted to delete them.  I mean, it seemed like a great idea when I asked him.  He told me to not post them until I reach my goal...but I decided that either option wasn't very honest!

So there you have it.

Together, since last week, both Brian and I have started the Couch to 5K program.  Despite the fact that he is more athletic than I am and has some experience in running, he is doing it from the beginning with me.  He just creates his own intensity that makes it challenging for him.

I can't tell you how much it means to me that he is running with me.  I would love one day to go for a jog around the village with him.  His support is making the world of difference.


  1. Amy Ruth!! I am so effin' PROUD of you!! You have far more guts than I!! And don't worry - I've seen scarier. Now that I've seen the before, I can't wait to see the after!!

  2. And let Brian know I like him even more because he is supporting you & doing this together. That is awesome. Okay, let's be serious. I'm just envious that your husband supports you... And mine, well, not so much :(

  3. Great job for putting your pictures out there. You have motivated me to do so. Hopefully I will get some up in the next week. Thanks for following my blog also

  4. Amy- it is good to know there is someone there who supports you 110%. I'm working slowly to get my husband to join me, but we just have different preferences for our workouts, haven't found a medium yet.

    Good luck, I will be there to cheer you on along the way!! :)

  5. How did I miss reading this post?! You are so freaking brave!! Those photos are so revealing (and you say you hate reality tv because the women pose in sports bras - hello!) and just think you will never look like that again. Every time you lose a pound or two, you will never see it again - ever!

    I'm loving Brian and I don't even know him! For him to support you like that is amazing! My Matt supports me and I feel so lucky for that support plus it has definitely made me more successful. Support can make you or break you so you are well on your way to awesomeness!

    Can't wait to see the Christmas photos!