Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Beginning

So....this is my first ever blog. How exciting!

I decided to start a blog because I have commited to making a few changes in my life. This blog will let me have a creative outlet to express how those changes are going. I will also have the added advantage of keeping friends and family informed. I also just like to talk, so this is a good place to do that.

Well, here it is. I currently weight 127.7 Kilos. I am carrying around the body weight of two grown women. Its alot I know. Im telling you what I weigh because I figure if anyone actually reads this, the will ask me how im going with weight loss.

Have you ever just stopped and looked at yourself and thought, how the heck did I get like this? I did on tuesday this week. I was at Australia Zoo having an awesome time with my sister, Elder Lefrandt and Elder Petersen. I had so much fun and I really wanted the pictures I took to reflect that. When I looked at the photos I was in, instead of seeing someone who looked like she was having fun, I saw someone who was not comfortable in their own skin. I saw someone who was sick and in pain and unhappy.

It was at that point that I got mad. Mad at the fact that I have let myself get this way and mad that I have wasted so much time. Thats what caused this sudden change of direction for me.

I consider myself pretty blessed that I wont be doing this alone. I have an awesome support network and best of all, my brother who has been through something similar is going to help me along the way.

I have to change the way I think about food and exercise. And, the truth is, I have to care about myself enough to actually look after myself.

So this is more than just losing weight. Its changing my life.


  1. AWESOME blog! I'm excited that you're doing one - I'll be checking it often! I'm super excited that we're gonna get skinny together! We should have active & healthy girl days now, not just movies and food :P Like hiking or something? Yeah?

  2. I am in your corner always!!! I am there with the towel and the water and to tell you not to pass out and to give it 100%! Going with the ring analogy I am thinking that I will have to be Kelly "Kapow!" Holloway. You totally need a name too. :)

  3. Zan - I thought to myself that doing a blog is going to help keep me motivated so I will give it a crack. I dont know about hiking but i defs down to have healthier girly days. I have also told myself that my reward to myself if I lose enough weight by christmas is a photo shoot with you! Im glad that we are doing this together! We can trade gym stories. Lol.

    Kel - Thanks! I always need you in my corner. I like the Kapow name. Maybe I could be "Mighty Michelle Couder". Wait. Thats a bit lame. Any suggestions.

  4. Yeah...that sounds more like me.