Posted by: Kathy | June 17, 2010

Losing It! 06 18 10

Whew! It’s Friday already! This week went SO FAST! And it was SO HOT here in metro-Atlanta. I mean it was “Africa Hot” as they say down here. Even with the heat, I managed to walk most days. I miss it when I don’t walk. Those are words I never thought I’d say, but I really do. There’s something about soaking your shirt with sweat. It let’s you know you’re doing something I guess. I did an exercise video one day when it was too hot to walk. but, it’s just not the same.

I lost another pound this week. WHOOP! WHOOP! For anyone that’s keeping track, that’s a total of 25 POUNDS gone from my body. And, I can so tell!! I feel SO MUCH BETTER. It’s great to be able to bend down and pick something up without getting winded.

Two weeks ago I told everyone that I now had a 1 in front. It was a pretty big deal. Actually, it was a HUGE deal. It wasn’t until I read The Violet Figs first Losing It! post that I got to really thinking how HUGE a deal it was. And I’m sorry to say, but if you are female and have never had a 2 in front, then I don’t think you get how HUGE it is. I know that’s not very PC of me, but until you’ve been that big, you don’t know what feeling big is like. We’re not talking a little baby weight here people. We’re talking some serious poundage.

The thing is, once you have a 2 in front, you feel like you can never go back. You feel like you’ve crossed a line and have entered an entirely different world. And, you feel like it’s a one way ticket. There’s no return train. Once you have a 2 in front, you feel like you will live your life forever as a “big” person and it’s hopeless to think otherwise.

Maybe that’s it. Once the 2 is there, the hope is lost. Truly, it’s sucked out of you. That 2 can be OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATING. It makes you depressed and then you eat more. You think, “What does it matter? I’m already in the 2s!” Then, the numbers after the 2 begin to climb. And, it becomes even more hopeless. The 2 = hopelessness.

I sat in the 2s for nearly a decade, and I AM DONE WITH THE TWOS!!!

You can be too! Start TODAY! Make a decision TODAY that you are going to change your lifestyle. You can start small. Cut out your biggest vice first. Or, start counting calories. Try to take a walk today and then again tomorrow. YOU CAN GET OUT OF THE TWOS! Don’t let that scale defeat you.

Ladies, let me tell you. If I, Kathy Hill, am capable of a lifestyle change, ANYONE is capable of a lifestyle change. My mom (who I’m sure will comment) can tell you that I am one stubborn chic who LOVES to eat. But, I love my husband and daughter more. I was killing myself slowly in front of them. Truly, I was. I want to watch my husband walk my precious girl down the aisle, and in order to do that, I need to be healthier. So I’m changing.

We can all do it ladies. ALL of us. Especially with the support of this group. I love the Losing It! ladies and am SO THANKFUL they are in my life.

So link up below and tell us how you’re doing! We want to cheer for you and encourage you. I can’t wait to start clicking!

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  1. This is so awesome Kathy and truly inspiring!

    • Thanks Heather!

  2. Are you sure you’re not a motivational counselor?? If not, you could be – you’re awesome!!

    • You crack me up! Just got fired up last night when typing. It happens every once in awhile.

  3. Ok, first, yay I finally figured out how to save your badge and put it in my post! I saved the image straight from your blog post instead of double clicking on it and it taking me to a separate tab with just the badge on it.

    Yay for no more two’s! YOu deserve to celebrate over that. I’ll admit here that I was within throwing distance of the 2’s and that scared the life out of me. I don’t now how tall you are but I’m 5′ 1 and 1/2 and that is a LOT of weight for someone my height. Now that I’ve lost some weight I’m further away from the two’s but not out of the clear yet! I wish I was brave enough to post my weight and I would be if my family wasn’t reading my blog! I can finally wear mostly size 16 when I was wearing a lot of 18’s there for awhile.
    You are doing so great and are so great at motivating the rest of us. I think you have a new calling! Keep it up, girl!

    • YAY! So glad you were able to get the picture. I had NO idea how to help you.

      I’m only 5’3″ so I hear you about being short and big. I’ve been in 18W and 20 for a good while. All my 18W are now too big, but my 16 are just a bit snug. So, I’m pretty much walking around in baggy pants all the time. LOL! I do have a few plain 18 that fit okay, but are a touch big as well. I have a whole box of 16s that I can’t wait to dive into. Another ten pounds should do it!!

      Keep up the great work! You can do it!

  4. I disagree with your the philosophy of those never having a two in front unable to understand. I do understand that holding you back. You are doing an amazing thing and I am proud of you.

  5. Aw shucks- you liked my post! I’m proud of you and of me!!

    • I’m proud of us too!!!! And, it was a GREAT post!

  6. Kathy, I love this post! As a girl who’s been in the 2s for WAY too long, I know exactly what you’re saying. I am so SO glad you’ve continued this carnival, and I love this little community of support! Woo-hoo for #LosingIt10!!! 🙂

    • Thanks Mary! That means a lot. And let me say that if I can get out of the twos than anyone can!!!

  7. Congratulations on another pound this week and your 25 lb. loss is just awesome news!

    My scale stayed still this week which is ok. I want to thank you for your inspirational post…it’s given me the nudge that I need to keep moving forward on this lifestyle improvement.

    See you next week!

    • Great that you maintained! That’s half the battle! Keep going girl!

  8. Yes, your mom will comment that you are stubborn, but now you are applying that stubborn in a wonderful direction.

    • Love ya mom!

  9. This is so true! I hate the 2’s! But I feel stuck! 😦
    I got a good, healthy dose of fear this week to motivate me to eat better though! Here’s to another awesome week!

    • Keep going Alana!! You CAN do it. I know you can!

  10. […] my passionate post last week, I got nothing this week. Seriously. […]

  11. […] I'm going to stop asking for forgiveness for not being the happy bloggy girl and updating on the whole Losing It!  journey.. I'm just going to catch you all up and say how grateful I am for Kat! […]

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