Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September 1st!

Well well well... it's really true. Summer is over. September is here.

Bring on the pumpkin pies and warm, bulky sweaters!

Or... not.

On Saturday, I had my annual physical with my doctor. All was well and good and she gave my a clean bill of health - yay!

However, I did bring up my weight. You see, I tipped the scales at 140 pounds... not terribly heavy, but not terribly fit either. (And god knows I am not fit in the slightest.)

So we flipped back through my medical history and discovered that in 2006 I only weighed in at 122 pounds - which is 18 pounds less than today.

It's not a huge gain, but it's definitely a little concerning.

Of course, it's not unexplainable. In those three years, I: was way over-extended with school, lost my grandma and grandpa, went on the pill, tried to fatten my sick mom by making every baked good under the sun, lost my mom, sold my childhood home, moved into a dumpy house, got dumped by the Boy (we dated for 6 years and yes I'm still a bit miffed about the whole thing), and generally stopped caring about how I looked.

From 2006:

To 2009:

Enough is enough, I say. The weight gain ends here.

I have for some insane reason signed myself up for the September Shred. Sarahviz of the fabulous blog In the Trenches of Mommyhood has challenged Amy, Ashley, Erika, Jenn, Jenni, Jill, Kim, Kimi, Michelle, Michelle, Pauline, Rebecca, Samantha, Shanna and myself to the Shred for a full 30 days, starting today. We will be posting daily updates on the Shredding in September blog.

If I make it through this month alive, it'll definitely be a miracle.

Do you have any goals this September?

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33 Classy Comments:

Baby said...

I have to say I think you look equally great in both sets of pictures!

My goal in September is to stick to a vegitarian diet & hopefully lose a little bit of extra padding. (That is if I can cut back on all the damn carbs I've been eating!)

Good luck girl!

forthebenefit said...

Good luck with your goals! I'm trying to lose weight too, but I'm not doing any kind of big jump-start like you are. I admire your determination, though!

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Rachel said...

I think you still look great.. but do it for the health reasons!

carrie1 said...

YAY! I am starting the Shred today as well! I am so excited! =) Good luck and keep us posted with the results. =)

carrie1 said...

P.S. you still look fabulous!

Kimi said...

Holy shiz! You looked great then and you look great now. But cardio is good for the heart so let's Shred our asses off.

Andhari said...

You look amazing in all pictures, good luck for the shreds :)

Krista said...

My September goal is similar to yours! I'd like to get more healthy overall - eat better, workout more, be more serious about my health, etc... Good luck to you! I've never tried the Shred, but I heard it's great. Maybe I should give it a shot!

Sole Matters said...

first of all, you must be tall because if you weigh what you say you do, you totalllllly cant tell. you look great!

secondly, my roommie and i are starting the 30 day shred too!

Kassie said...

Good luck!! I'm impressed--the Shred is pure evil!

Whitney said...

Girlfriend I think you look so healthy and happy in the second set of pictures!!!

I've been wanting to do the shred... I just have no motivation! Stick with and let me know how it goes!!

*~* Jenni *~* said...

I think you great now, too! Glad to be doing the shred with you this month-- can't wait to hear your results!

Sarah said...

You look fabulous. We actually are at the same weight. I have already lost 45 lbs since April 2008 and I'm trying to get down to at least 125. I too was at you weight 3 years ago but life happened and I gain a little bit more than you! Good luck to you! Maybe we can root for each other at weight loss!

Tara said...

Strange enough, I just wrote in my blog about body image and I come over here and read this.... You look great in both sets of pics, but what it boils down to is how YOU feel about it and how YOU feel when you look in the mirror. I hate it when people tell me I look good because it's ultimately when I feel my worst and I feel like they're just telling me something to feel nice.... Yes, I have issues!! Good luck with the Shred.

Christa said...

I think you still look great!! I am trying to lose some weight...I am going to TRY and start working out everyday!

Breadwinner Wife said...

I have some first-year-of-marriage-and-living-overseas weight gain I am aiming to get rid of. I've started counting calories and I exercise 3-4 times a week!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Glad you're joining us! (And I still think you look fab!)

Mrs. McB said...

You still look fabulous!!!!

Annie said...

you look great!
i've also gained at least 10-15 pounds since 2006.
my goal would also to be to workout and attempt to lose a few lbs. ;)
good luck with the shred girly!
it's my enemy...

Becky said...

You still look so beautiful, if you hadn't told me you gained weight I wouldn't have known! It happens to the best of us...it's just growing up! And you have been through some major life changes so that has a big effect, but no matter what you are still a beautiful girl!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Good luck!

Um, you don't look any different in the two sets of pictures. Not kidding.

Also? I hate you for having such perfect hair.

Leslie said...

Whatever! You are adorable!

The 30 day shred is fun. I can never stick with it longer than about 8 days though.

a H.I.T. said...

Personally, I think you look great, but best of luck!

Heather said...

I think you look awesome in both sets of pictures! Good luck with the Shred, you're braver than I am!

I love reading your blog :).

Lauren Elizabeth Crazypants said...

YOU GO GIRL!

valentine said...

my sept goal is to actually gain some arm muscles, i bought some weights and i have done good so far (i actually started at the end of aug)

you look super cute in both sets of pics!

Just Add Walter said...

you look great... is it too late for me to join in the "fun"?!?

Kim @ A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Hello fellow "Shredder." I thought I would pop by and get to know my fellow online workout friends.


18 extra pounds or not, you look great! I hope you get to your goal...and get those fabulous highlights!

Kim

Anonymous said...

Where are you getting your workout plan from? The 30 day shred book?

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Anon... the Shred is a DVD workout... you can buy it here on Amazon or at lots of stores like Target: http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-30-Day-Shred/dp/B00127RAJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1251984198&sr=8-1

Anonymous said...

Awesome...off to Target I go! I need some serios shredding:)

Classy in Philadelphia said...

First off, I think you're gorgeous and look totally healthy. Second, that's a lot of stressful things to happen in 2-3 years...weight gain is def. expected!

Good luck with your goals tho!

Anonymous said...

I live in Boston and actually found the "30 day shred" for free on the comcast fitness network, just an update for anyone in the Northeast....now off to try this out!

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