It started when I went shopping this week for new clothes. I was a size 18 when this journey began. I was a size 12/14 since 11th grade so I have never owned smaller clothes. Well I am now a size 2. So I need a new wardrobe!I had so much fun shopping I was like a kid in a candy store. I bought a few new items and it was so much fun. One of the newest editions to my wardrobe is the awesome black dress I wore to the party!!!!
The meeting started at 8:30 so it was early and Stacy made oatmeal in her crock pot, coffee, fruit, I made some cookies, and Eric and Bill made some too! There was so many people there I got nervous when Stacy introduced me with a few funny stories and then I was up! Stacy almost made me cry when she mentioned how I was so determined. She remembered the meeting we had during a snow storm and I was one of the 6 people who still showed up and weighed in. She is right this journey has been long and hard but I always push myself to keep going because I want to stay healthy.
I did not know what to say! I started telling everyone how I joined weight watchers and how my friend and I joined together but she stopped going and I stayed. I explained how at 25 years old I was taking 7 medications. What 25 year old has a pill box? I did. And thank you to losing the weight I successfully came off all my medications!!! I spoke about how I joined Weight Watchers to lose weight but how it had turned into changing my lifestyle and getting healthy. How I went from a size 18 to a size 2 and started running. I brought my half marathon medals and my progress pictures.
There is no better feeling than hearing someone come up to you and say, you have inspired me. I heard that a lot this past week and for me that is the best reward. I started sharing my story and this blog and I never imagined I would come this far. But I am so happy I have and so lucky to have everyone around me who keeps me going!!!
Now for the fun part the pictures!!!!
Me and the famous Stacy!
My family and of course my always super supportive awesome sister Jessica woke up early and came out!
I had an awesome wonderful day!!!! Thank you everyone for supporting me and keeping me going!