6.14.2010

one. three. five.


I'll admit it: I'm a fridge lurker. Even though I live alone and am perfectly aware of my grocery purchases, every few hours I saunter towards the fridge and stand, entranced by the yellowy, chilly glow...as if somehow within the past two hours a chocolate-chocolate cake has appeared. YES. A chocolate-chocolate cake. 

Now, I realize this sounds ludicrous, but at 9pm on a Friday night, it seems plausible.

I'd comfortably fallen into my new lower weight and bi-hourly dates with my icebox, that foxy thing, until I had dinner with an old friend last week. We sat, catching up and discovering that we were close in weight--both hovering just above a goal we'd wanted to reach for some time. Although we live thousands of miles apart, we excitedly committed to being each other's accountability partners...e-mailing nightly to list our food choices, exercise efforts and weekly, a weight update.

In nine weeks, I'll see my friend again...and more than anything I want to hit that blessed one thirty-five. Originally, I began nearly 60 pounds away from my goal weight. (Do the math, but it's not pretty!) And today, here I sit just 14 pounds away.

So, as tough as it was, I had to break up with my icebox. And, lest I revert to my hot late-night dates with him, I crafted this framed numerical reminder, and hung it right at eye level...


9 comments:

  1. You can totally do it!

    My driver's license says my weight is 135 but, in reality, that's just my goal weight. I'm sure I was there at some point but don't think I've seen it in awhile.

    Love the reminder you crafted for your fridge!

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  2. Love Love Love the little reminder on your fridge!! I am very proud of you and you look wonderful, but I always thought you looked wonderful:)

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  3. I love it Bethany! Great magnet, great reminder, great post! My goal has always been 132 (which I met last August!) and over the past few months I've crept back up to 137. I really want to drop those last 5 pounds and feel fantastic this summer. Time to get back to watching what I eat, making healthier choices, and hitting the gym regularly again. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Bethany, YOU CAN DO IT! :) You've come this far and you look FAB! But oh how incredible you'll feel when your reach this goal! I love your fridge reminder. I think I'll make one for each of my three daughters who are doing Weight Watchers with me. From a fellow fridge/pantry lurker...popcorn or kettle corn(94%fat free)has often saved me from caving!(3 points~the whole bag!)

    So remember...The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillips

    Blessings and prayers for stick-to-it-iveness! :)

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  5. I love that you framed the number on the fridge. You really are something special Beth ;)

    Keep on truckin' lady. You'll make it!

    LB

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  6. It's the cutest reminder ever too!

    I KNOW how flipping hard this struggle is and I also KNOW you'll make it and soon too!

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  7. i know i've already said this, but you are my inspiration! though i am not awesome at math, it sounds like you started out about where i am now.

    i've finally gotten serious about going to the gym and watching what i eat, so hopefully i'll join you at your target weight soon. (fingers crossed)

    p.s. from looking at your photos, i would have thought you were way below your target. tiny cute girl!

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  8. oh beth, do weight loss programs get any cuter? doubtful. you are darling as ever. here's to the countdown!

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  9. Bethany you have done so well! Congratulations on your success thus far. I love the idea of that magnet on the fridge - so much nicer to look at than a photo too.

    Keep going - you can do it!
    xx

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