Being Able To Buy A New Wardrobe Has Nothing To Do With It

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Can I just be real and tell you that I have DREADED writing this post. DREAD. ED. Probably because it will actually force me to do something about something I’ve struggled with for the past year – ok maybe few years.

My weight and eating habits.

There ya have it. It’s out there in blogland for the entire world wide web, or at least the four of you that regularly visit, to see. And to be perfectly honest I’m kind of excited. And terrified. And afraid I’m going to fall flat on my face.

When Hubby and I were married I was at my “perfect” weight – about 120. I was also bicycling alot. Oh ya I was smoking and not eating very well either. Since then I have quit smoking (thanks to Jesus). But I have also quit exercising and I still eat very poorly.

When Little Pip unexpectedly came a visiting last year I was up to 150. The weird thing is I didn’t feel overweight. I’ll write more about that later. But I think that has played a big role in my continuing to gain weight. During my pregnancy I actually think I was eating pretty healthy but I wasn’t exercising like I should have been and slowly my weight crept up there. I ended up at 198 (sorry I will not say 200) when Pip was born. Immediately I lost about 20 pounds and since then have lost another 10 and so am now at 164.

I recently came across some very cool bloggers who started The Sisterhood of the Skinny Jeans. But it’s not just for sisters so Hubby’s going to join with me! I might even convince him to blog a time or two. Ha ha.  The website is great and it’s just what I need to help get me motivated. Plus having to blog about it and tell all of blogland will hopefully hold me accountable.

Each week I’ll share where I’m at weight wise and also share what I’m struggling with, along with some tips and solutions in eating healthy and staying fit.  The Sisterhood also has some amazing giveaways and contests and right now they are having a giveaway for a great workout DVD. Head over to The Sisterhood to check it out!

Here’s our starting weights. Brace yourself.

Missy’s Current weight: 164

Missy’s Goal (ideal): 120

Missy’s Goal (realistic): 130

Hubby’s current weight: 217

Hubby’s Goal (ideal): 175

Hubby’s Goal (realistic): 190

So in conclusion: I need to lose weight. Hopefully The Sisterhood can help. Mr Twinkie you will be missed.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that we are taking part in a new challenge from The Sisterhood. It’s called “Shrink Into Summer” and it’s an eight week weight loss challenge. Every Wednesday we get to check in and let them know how we’re doing. We’re starting a week late but hopefully we can still see some good progress over the next seven weeks!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans



11 thoughts on “Being Able To Buy A New Wardrobe Has Nothing To Do With It

    Tashia UKen said:
    April 1, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Hey Missy,

    You can do it. That is about the weight I started at and am now at 137 with my goal being 130. It definitely helps to have a workout partner. Oh and by the way I have the Jillian dvd and it is great. If you don’t win it you can get it at Walmart for $9. I also have the Biggest Loser cardio dvd (also $9 at Wally) that I really like. Good luck with your goals.


    Fergie said:
    April 1, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I saw your link over at the Sisterhood, and just wanted to stop by and show you a little support! WELCOME…

    Christy said:
    April 1, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Welcome to you and your husband, Missy! We’re so excited to have you both at the Sisterhood! Maybe Brian won’t be so lonely with all the women now!!

    I know that both of you can do this!!!

    Lisa said:
    April 1, 2009 at 8:40 am

    HI Missy and Hubby! Welcome to the Sisterhood. We are so glad to have you. I can’t wait to see you guys shrink you weight away.

    Audrey said:
    April 1, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Welcome to you and your hubby! I will tell you that putting it out there really does help. And the Sisterhood rocks! Good luck with reaching your goals during this challenge!

    Thea @ Im A Drama Mama said:
    April 1, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Welcome aboard! You can do this, you deserve it!!

    Kandi said:
    April 1, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Such a funny post which strikes a nerve with me. You CAN do this!!!!!!! I gained 65 pounds with Ava both because of a love of McD’s and also because I quit jogging. By last Spring, I had lost 55 pounds but 10 more snuck back on in the past year due to pregnancies and bad eating habits. I went on a strict diet/exercise program 2 weeks ago and have lost 8 pounds, but I still need to lose 20 to get back to my wedding weight. Make sense??? Going cold turkey works with my personality. I can’t take one bite of the cookie without eating the whole thing. Since I know that about myself, it’s easier to not take that first bite. PLUS exercise is SUPER important for my body. I’ll join the weekly weigh-in if that is okay with you! I need to lose this weight by a wedding Memorial Day weekend.

      Missy said:
      April 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

      That’s awesome Kandi – I’d love for you to join along. I’ve been telling myself I can have “just one” but I think I need to come to terms with the fact that I can’t. And probably my biggest challenge will be finding the time to exercise. But I know I can do it! 🙂

    Danelle said:
    April 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    hi sister. i put on 20 pounds this last year and dont even have a baby to show for it!!!! i have erics wedding and my 20 year class reunion coming up this summer!! can i join yr club?

      Missy said:
      April 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      Sister, you are so funny! And yes, I’m pretty sure anyone can join even if you don’t have a blog. That would be awesome. I went to Target today and walked past the GIGANTIC display of Easter candy. It’s only day 1 and I’m already STARVING and in desperate need of chocolate! 🙂

      But wait a minute Sister – you are like skinny skinny. No you cannot join the club!

    April said:
    April 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Welcome to the Sisterhood!! We’re glad you’ve joined us!

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