Well, well, well….it’s 2012 – The Shrinking Jeans of Christy


January 1, 2012 By Christy

We’ve spent the last few weeks gearing up to launch the new challenge at the Sisterhood and it’s here. And for the first time in a long time, I am going to join in.

Allow me to digress for a moment.

In January of 2006, me and a few friends decided we’d lose weight and blog about it! We were the only people who read each others blogs and it was awesome. Over 9 months, I lost 50 pounds with Weight Watchers. Go me! I kept that weight off for 5 years (which is amazing!), but this past year, it started creeping back up on me. Just a 1/2 pound here, a 1/4 there….but it was creeping and I knew it. I did nothing to stop it.

Flash forward to today. I stepped on the scale and it said:

Holymarymotherofallthatisgood and SMFD.

That’s 10 pounds up since last April-ish. Yes, earlier this year I hit my all-time low of 138 and was sporting size 6 jeans from the Gap (I’m convinced their jeans run small and it was more like a size 4, yo!). I was looking fine and feeling better than I’d ever felt about myself. It was GRAND.

So yes, I’ve been there, to that skinny place. I know how it feels. What it looks like.

And now I’m back to size 8 jeans with a muffin top rolling over the top – not feeling better anymore.

148.2 for my 5’3″ frame is no bueno.

So here I am today, January 1st, 2012, vowing yet again to make a change in my life. Six years ago I was staring down at a scale that said 193, and today it’s 148.2. I know I can do this. I’ve done it before and kept it off.

I received a great book from a PR company to review a few weeks ago (talked about it over here), and I’m also going to incorporate it into my year. It’s called 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You. That’s what I want. To be happier and healthier.

If you’re interested in joining me on the 52 week journey, you can come on over to the ‘hood. There are about 30 of us who are going to give it a go, and I promise it will be fun!

So there it is. I’m officially dusting this space off, and I will use it again for the power of good