Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How this crazy journey all started

It was just a regular day and I had some sort of does not happen often enough down time. I was scrolling through fb. Just passing time, when I noticed Hope’s fb status update. She said “Had a really good bowl of ice cream and then signed up for WW, let’s do this!” Ha, ha. I had signed up months before but had recommitted for the new year too. I thought to myself how I wished we lived close so that we could do it together. I liked her status and kept scrolling and moved on. Later that day or maybe the next I was exercising. I was torturing myself on some sort of cardio equipment when a thought popped in my head. “I should see if Hope wants to start a weight loss blog with me.”  I thought about how we could motivate each other and keep each other accountable. Then I thought how that was too scary and dismissed the thought. Well, it kept coming back. Several times a day probably it would pop in my head and I’d consider it for a minute. Finally, 3 weeks later I sent Hope a message. “Want to start a health/fitness/weight loss blog with me?” I was scared. I wasn’t sure if I wanted her to say yes or no. She responded quickly though with an excited “yes, when do we start?”

 We were choir buddies and played volleyball together for a couple of years in high school. We were friends but didn’t really hang out in the same circle except for choir. I always knew she was funny and that we got along well. Our trip to Europe over the summer after graduation we became closer friends. We haven’t actually seen each other in over 16 years. Yet, instantly I feel at ease with this and with our friendship. I’m so thankful for Hope’s positivity, willingness, and confidence.

So here we are. We will weigh in once a week and post our progress. Hope wants to lose 70 pounds and I’m shooting for 70. We plan on getting together for a fabulous shopping spree and girls weekend when we hit our goal. We are motivating each other, holding each other accountable, and supporting one another along the way. We would love for you to follow our journey, to see our ups and downs, our successes and failures. We will be posting about all things fitness/weight loss/health and more. We would love to hear from you! We hope that we can help others as we help ourselves.
Welcome to Moms gonna lose it!!!!  

1 comment:

Robyn Jordan said...

We've come so far!!!! I am so proud of us! So thankful for this journey and to share it with you!!! Can't wait for our shopping spree!!!!