Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2011 to all my Sisters in Weight loss!!

Well, here we are, embarking on yet another year! I can hardly believe where the time has gone. Today is my husbands 50th birthday. We are celebrating with a small family party. We will be on a cruise in 6 weeks and that is his big bday present. I cannot wait to go and get some warm weather & sunshine and some well needed R&R!!

My sister texted me this morning and said that this is the last year that we will need to resolve to lose the weight....and you know what? I actually believe it!!! I am proud of myself for the progress that I have made these last few months, even though some of my weight loss was not under the best circumstances. Regardless, it has given me the needed push to keep going and I feel so excited for what my future holds this year! I have been trying to lose weight for the last 10 years, no really, 10 years! I lost 58# in 1999 (it took me a full year to lose it!) and maintained it for almost a year and a half until May of 2000. I joined Mary Kay as a beauty consultant and found myself spending the time I would devote to my daily exercise had been pushed to the wayside and I focused alot on my business and less on me. Over the past 10 years, I had gained (embarrassed to say) 52.5#!!! I guess I got content somewhere along the lines and just didnt care anymore. I have resigned from my management position as of today with Mary Kay and I believe that it is what I am supposed to do. God knows the desires of my heart and I believe that in order to lose this weight I cannot have multiple focuses. I am ready to be back on the front burner again and I am ready to find Sherri again and I am going to enjoy every step of the journey!!

I remember when I lost all that weight , I could see and feel my collarbones. Mine are somewhat hidden now, I can feel them but cant really see them. I know when I get to my goal weight of 158 by Sept 25th that I will be looking great and have those collarbones showing. I have been envisioning myself skinny which I have never done in the past and it is fueling my desire to make this goal a reality!!

So my goal (I think I have stated it numerous times...sorry if I keep repeating myself!) is to lose another 40# by Sept 25th (my bday) and to not make excuses not to exercise. My January/Feb goal is to be in the 180s by our cruise mid Feb. I was contemplating cancelling my gym membership but I decided that I am  going to get back into going again. Its hard to do after work and when my feet are hurting but I need to do some activity and I have found that once I am dressed in my workout clothes & get in my car, there is no turning back and I always feel better for having gone. When I lost all my weight in 1999, I walked and did TaeBo tapes. It really toned me up and I was pretty darned thin, although I didnt think so at the time. But the photos tell another story!

So be sure to post your January Goal and your new years goal for yourself here and I will be cheering you on every step of the way!!! Heres to a GREAT YEAR!!!

Love & belief in us all!!!
Heres to making our dreams come true this year!!!


  1. HI Sherri, The good thing about the BFC is that we can lose even if we don't exercise. I am living proof of that, I only walk.
    My goal is to maybe use my Wii Fit and exercise with that this year. Maybe I can lose those last stubborn 10lbs that way.
    Keep up the good work and you will lose those 40lbs in no time. :-)

  2. It's nice you and your sister are tackling your weight loss together. She and you can support each other and it is so good to hear you are cheering each other on, and there is no sister rivalry either. Wow, that's rare in today's world. (I think). Well it sounds like you had a good run with Mary Kay and that it's time to let that ol' girl go. When one door closes another will open! Happy, Healthy New Year Sherri