~DAINTY and EVER SWEET~
Every year at Easter my beautiful Mother blesses me with something special. Of all the things she has ever gifted me with the things she has created with her own two hands remain my favorite. Yesterday I received one of these precious Cross Bookmarks in the mail from her. Not only is my Momma crazy-talented...she has NEVER FAILED EVEN ONCE to remember me for a holiday OR to send me a Thank-You note for something I've done for her (and I don't mean an email note...I mean a real HAND-WRITTEN one!).
~TINY PINK ROSE~
Anyway~for as long as I can remember my Mom has worked her magic with a crochet needle. She has made more gorgeous baby sweaters and baby bib and bottle-cover combos than I can tell you and except for a handful of times when I BEGGED her to make a few for me to sell on eBay (years ago!), she's always given them away for free.
~PRECIOUS BABY BIB~
(I Know...It's Fabulous!)
She's made them for my friends and family...her grandchildren and even her great grandchildren! Hope you don't mind me bragging on her a bit... If you've forgotten what she looks like here's a little picture of her when she was about 30 years old...
~HOW SHE LOOKS IN MY HEART~
Now...if you read my little bloggie very much you know I've been on Weight Watchers since late December. The time came to truly GET SERIOUS about my health and begin to take care of my one and only heart! I've decided that working to reduce one's size (for whatever the reason...heath, appearance, etc.) is almost always a GOOD THING! Right?
~TIME TO GET SERIOUS~
Well...it's also just plain hard! Seems to me it takes so little effort to pack on the pounds (who doesn't love great food???) and sooo much work to take them back off again!
When I visited my primary Doctor last December (you can read more about it here) I almost fainted when I read what was on the scale and my big "AHHH HAHHH" moment was when I realized I weighed only ten pounds less than I did when I was 9 months pregnant with both my children...
And so...since the 28th of December I've been on Weight Watchers and BY GOLLY was I determined to do it right this time! As of today I've lost 32.5 pounds and that means I'm now 10.5 pounds away from my goal weight of 132. My guy has now lost 22 big ones since mid January (and much more that that if you go a few years back!).
~WEIGHTING FOR CHANGE~
The two of us are feeling great and now that our eating habits have changed for the BETTAH we can't help but wonder how it was we were able to consume sooo much unhealthy food...and for sooo long! Now...if your quick with the math you'll easily figure out that I started out weighing over 170 pounds. I'm only 5'4" and do I even need to tell you that was WAAAAYYYYY too much!?
Don't mean to keep harping on this topic...it really isn't what my bloggie is all about. Still...just can't help but think that so many of you out there are dealing with the same issues as my Mr. AGPMan and I (I have your emails as evidence!). If we can do this then sooo can you! Weight Watchers is a fabulous life-changing-program and their new Points Plus System is amazing!
"Has it been hard to lose the weight?" you ask? Yep! It has been!! Change is almost always hard. But...it IS possible!
YOU CAN DO IT!
I promise to show pics of the two of us once we hit our goal weight! Probably will be in June or July or close to it!
Blessings to you for an awesome Thursday!
Thinking of you all with love~