Saturday, November 3, 2012

Goal Post

(Ha’s funny because there is such thing as an actual goal football...anyone?) you can tell, I have big and exciting news...

I AM AT GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I almost can’t believe it. I’ve been waiting and wanting to get here for almost FIVE YEARS – sure, two pregnancies got in the way, but let’s be honest and recognize that those really had very little to do with my problem. My real problem was that I was eating too much and not exercising enough – and no amount of whining and self-loathing was helping me to stop.

Want to know why?

Besides loving bad, evil, greasy and sugary food (and also sitting on the couch), I also had this weird, awful voice inside of my head telling me that I just couldn’t do it. Which is especially silly, seeing as I once lost almost 40 pounds and kept it off for awhile. But I just couldn’t allow myself to believe that I could do it again.

But, after reading Mama Laughlin's blog,Mama about a mother with the same start weight and kids the same age as mine, I realized how wrong I was. I quickly shut up that voice inside of my head, re-joined my favourite gym, and really got serious about paying attention to what I ate.

And I am SO glad that I did.

The results?

I lost 42 pounds, went down several pant sizes, and gained an invaluable amount of self-respect.

I feel like ME again.

From this:

To this:

Also....In other news, here is our pumpkin from Hallowe’en. Who else is impressed with my husband’s carving skills?


  1. Congrats Brenna! Needed to read such an inspirational story this morning!! 10- 15 lbs away from my goal!! Keep up the good work!!

  2. AHH! Congratulations! You are beautiful, lady, and such an inspiration for those of us still on our journey! Maintenance mode time!

  3. Good for you girl, congrats on reaching your goal... you look gorgeous!

  4. Woohoo Congratulations!!! Keep on inspiring ;)