There has been a lot of change around here the last few weeks… and change is good! I’m no longer working… though I enjoy talking to adults I can do that at the thrift store and I don’t have to worry about getting enough hours to get insurance.
Then after 15 months I finally hit my weight loss goal! In the last 15 months I have lost 40.9lbs! I had a 7.24 drop in my BMI, lost 31″ (12″ from my waist alone!) & I went from a size 14 to a size 2. I lost about 25lbs last year in 4 months… I maintained my weight loss for nearly 7 months and then jumped back on the wagon & lost another 15.9 in the last 4 months. Not only do I look good, but I FEEL good!!! You can read about my journey here.
To celebrate my weight loss I took my good friend Amber shopping with me & bought some new clothes that fit! That & I actually tried stuff on that made me feel my age (are even a little younger 😉 ). Then the next day I got a hair cut & chopped about 6 inches off my hair!
As promised, before & after pics!!! First off wearing MY ‘fat pants’. These were a size 14 (for the longest time I thought they were only a 12! And I am barely 5’3″… a size 14 isn’t the same on me as someone who is 5’6″. I kept these as a reminder of where I have been & where I have gotten.
A little less then my starting 163 & my now 122.1…
Then after coming home with a new hair cut & feeling good… the twins asked to get their hair cut!!! As much as I wanted to say ‘NO NEVER!’ I had seen another set of twins recently with a cute hair cut… and well I HATE brushing it, and they hate having it brushed, so what the heck! Next thing you know we are in the salon (where mama gets her hair cut) & their piggies are in plastic bags!
Waiting for their turn… (Baylie, B, Carlie & Zander)
Carlie did AMAZING!! William said she sat still better then a lot of adults. I was a smart mama brought with new Barbies for being such big girls 🙂
Baylie… well that’s another story, one minute she wanted it cute, 5 minutes later NO. She went back & forth for 2 days, & I decided it needed cut anyways. There was no way in heck she was sitting the chair alone or on someones lap! Luckily William is tall, and taller then B so he just cut her hair while B held her.
Before (getting ready to go, their hair was actually a couple inches longer then in looks in this pic!) & After we got home!
Then I threw them in the tub to wash it & see just how much curl they still had. Afterward I offered them each a cookie if they let me take a picture… well that turned out to be an ADORABLE impromptu photo shoot! It is impossible to get 1 of them to do this, let alone BOTH of them willingly… Carlie is on the left & Baylie is on the right in all of these…