Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fat Tuesday!

You don't look like you weight that much!?  Another comment I get quite a bit. 

What does it even mean though?

I know what I weigh, got on the scale this am....181.6lbs & don't get me wrong, I am content with that number, proud even, of how far I have come....but I don't know how to react when someone says this to me. It's like, do I thank them because they are remarking how great I look or do I get discouraged because my number should be lower...when I had plateaued at 196 for 5mos, I even had my mother say "well maybe this is what your weight is supposed to be." What!? I love my mother but I looked right at her and said...."listen, I am 5'3, there is no way I am supposed to weigh 196lbs." 
No Way!
There comes a point in your life when you decide that the life your leading isn't good enough...when you discover that you are worth more than you give yourself credit for. That moment came for me with the birth of my 3rd child. I had tried the diet & exercise thing before with the other 2 but this time was different.
I felt it more.
I wanted it more.
So I worked towards goals I set along the way....225, 205, 199, 185...every goal I set & hit made me more excited to set the next one, which is 175 if you were curious ;) I don't get caught up on the number anymore though...I used to be obsessed!  Like weigh myself all day long....it was getting a bit ridiculous...although I enjoy seeing the number go down, I don't focus on it so much. I try to focus on other things....how my clothes fit & feel. How toned I look in places I didn't & how many wonderful comments I get....

So I guess I will take the above comment as a positive & proof that the scale is truly a lying whore! One of my favorite quotes from a book I read goes something like this:

"An inanimate object that spends it's life on the bathroom floor next to the toilet should not be given the power to break your heart"

Believe that! Look into yourself & find that want, that need to take control of your journey! I can give you all the motivation and ideas to get started, but you have to want to do it. So, Do It!
255lbs, 200lbs & current: 181lbs


  1. You look awesome Morgan. I notice a big difference in your face...not just the weight you've lost, but your smile too.

  2. GO GIRL !!! GET IT!!! I would LOVE to be your friend on fitness pal (jksieberg) we can do this together!!! I am here to follow along in your journey!! Have a great Tuesday!

  3. You go girl!!! congrats on hitting your goal, you are looking fantastic. I know you are going to be in the 175lbs in no time...you are such an inspiration :)

    1. Thanks! My ultimate goal is 150 so I'm getting close....it's so exciting to see the finish line!

  4. Great job! You should be very proud! I love the quote about the scale too! :)

  5. I'm stopping by from the Motivation Monday linkup and started following you on google friend connect. You look amazing and it is really inspiring to see how far you have come from your progress photos!

    Ashley @ http://downsizingashley.blogspot.com/

  6. Love the quote about the scale! You've come so far, you should be proud! Even if you are still a work in progress, like so many of us are, you look amazing!

  7. Hi,

    I have just finished reading your blog from start to finish. We seem to have a few things in common :) I am 32 in June -boo!, I have had 3 children in just shy of 5 years, all by c-section (yeah, gotta love that mummy pooch) and my full time job is staying at home trying to keep the rabble in line :) Oh yeah and I'm trying to shift some fat too!

    Your blog is so inspirational and I am a new follower. I think you have done amazingly and I can't wait to follow your journey x

    1. Wow! We have very similar lives! Small world...thanks so much for the love. And I am so happy you are following along with me!