Jul 13, 2011

WIFE WEIGHS IN WEDNESDAY: Choosing to lose together

Hey! A little about myself. I’m a wife and mother of two beautiful kids. I am a florist by trade and a stay at home mom. I have always loved plants and flowers and love to dig in the dirt. I’m a friend to everyone, easy to talk to

Let me take you back to the prime years of my life. I was 20 years old, the healthiest I had ever been. Exercise was a joy and eating healthy was not a problem at all. I was all about myself and what I wanted and what would make me happy. It was great. I met my husband Mike, we fell in love and after a short engagement, got married in 2005.

I knew marrying Mike would be wonderful and great and awesome. It IS!!!! What I didn’t know is how being married and all the added responsibilities would affect my personal life. We had our little boy exactly a year after we got married. The weight quickly piled on. I was so comfortable in my situation I forgot how important it was to keep myself healthy, my focus shifted to my son and the care of my home and my husband. We had our baby girl in 2008 and it got worse and worse. I was at my fattest Fall of last year. Mike and I decided it was time. Enough letting ourselves go. There were a few instrumental occurrences that got us to the mentality we are in, (post for another time).
I am here, NOW!!! It’s TIME and I am in it til the end!!! 

My weight has always been an issue ever since I can remember much like a lot of our readers I'm guessing. Until a few months ago I just didn’t care about myself. I was careless with what I ate and how much I ate. I sat on the couch all day and was super depressed in the winter. I would get spurts of motivation to try a diet, but that would quickly fade. Out of frustration and with lack of results, I would end up where I started & maybe even worse. I’ve heard the term yo‐yo dieting. I was there. I was sad, I was depressed.


TODAY!!! I am 62 pounds lighter and a little more than halfway to my goal. I am consuming just over 1200 calories a day. I drink 145 ounces of water a day and try to exercise at least 4 times a week. Accountability is essential. I couldn’t do this without the support of my Husband Mike he is my inspiration.


I’m no expert, but if I had anything to say to those in the same place we were last year... Find and do what works for you. Start today, not tomorrow. Stick to it, and don't look back.

I am not anywhere near the tech person Mike is so I don't twitter or anything like he does but you can always contact me through him.

17 comments:

  1. My thanks go our to both of you for sharing your stories and lives with the world. You make a difference!

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  2. So proud of you Karlie! You look amazing and I LOVE your turquoise jewelry. :-)

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  3. You guys are soooo cute!

    Sarah
    notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

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  4. I love ya, Karlie! You are so inspirational!

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  5. You are amazing AND beautiful, and you guys are lucky to have each other. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Now that's a good looking couple! It makes it a lot easier when you have support of both spouses.

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  7. I vote for more posts from Karlie! You are looking so good, seriously. Thanks for signing in and sharing your story with us.

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  8. Karlie, You look beautiful! -alli

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  9. U look so pretty :)

    I just started loosing weight and i can totally relate o ur post. My son is now 1 year and sine i had him i didnt work out and too many times i just didnt eat right.
    I hope i will do as well as u already did :)

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  10. Wow, thank you everyone! I am one lucky girl to have Mike by my side. Can't wait for my next post!

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  11. You guys are great! I've tried to nudge myself and Jorey into being healthier for our entire marriage, but we wouldn't listen to anyone until we saw how you and Mike were achieving together. I'm exercising more consistently now and Jorey has almost lost 50 pounds. You matter. Mike matters. You've helped us. Thanks!

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  12. PS. If you get a chance there is a controversial kids book I'd like you and Mike's opinion on. Its called The Gulps by Marc Brown and Rosemary Wells.

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  13. I am so glad you are now part of this blog. It is nice to see a couple working in their health together. What a great example you are setting for your two young kids. It is for life.

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  14. I love seeing the two of you working together. It makes this life style change and journey much more doable.
    You are beautiful, Mike is handsome and together you make an awesome pair.
    Keep up the great work. Take care and God Bless!!

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  15. Awwww, how cute are you too!!!! I am newer to this blog but I love that you post too. I am trying to get my hubby on board with my healthier lifestyle but I know he needs to come to it on his own time and terms. Thanks for a great post, you are both a joy to read posts from!

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  16. I can definitely relate to this post! My husband is the fotographing fat kid at www.nathanalbert.wordpress.com. One day I woke up and said "We need a scale in our house!" because I knew I was gaining, and gaining fast. My husband didn't want me to order it because he didn't really want to know how much he weighed but I ordered it off of amazon anyway :-P Boy am I glad I did! Today I am down 40 lbs and 35 from my goal and he is down 96 and about 100 away from his goal. We'll get there! Great post!

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