October 14, 2011

Winners and Losers

Before we go any further, let's get right down to business.  I know you have been all, "Geez Shannon you've been  hyping up these giveaways all week, will you just announce the winners already?!" , so that's what I'm here to do!
The winner of the Girl In Pearls print {of your choice}is...
And the winner of my Bloggerversary giveaway is..

Congrats girls and thanks for entering!!!  And Jen has so graciously offered 10% off all orders with code BLOG10!  Happy Shopping!
Now onto the loser portion of this post. 
Biggest Loser started and I watch every year and every time I say the same thing, this show is so damn inspiring!  I mean if I hadn't just lost 47 lbs I would sure be motivated to jump on the treadmill tonight and start!  I mean there are old people, people with health conditions, people who were ready to GIVE UP until this show came into their lives.  Every week I cry, every week I am mesmerized.  This week was no different.  I mean when Bonnie reached the top of that hill I couldn't take it, the flood gates were open and there was no stopping them.  Oh and don't even get me started on Hannah coming back. 
Did you guys see her!?  I mean she rocks!  I am hoping they kick Ana to the curb and hire her as a new trainer next season!  Love her!
And so Jimmy's mom took this picture of me and KP last week {don't mind KP's camo dress, it was for laughs}.
And Jimmy's response was "WOW!  Look at you!", followed by, "This is that picture that in 20 years you look back and say, 'Gosh look how skinny I was & I thought I was fat then'".   And it got me thinking...will I?  I mean I'd like to think that in 20 years I'll still care about what I look like and my body and I won't "let myself go".  Just like on Biggest Loser, there have been some success stories and some people who went home and just couldn't find a balance and gained some, if not all, of the weight back. 
I don't want to be that person that couldn't maintain.  I like to think of those 47 lbs as 47 lbs I'll NEVER see again.  Good riddance.  I am not mad at my husband for his comment, rather grateful.  It really made me stop and say "No, no I won't" because in 20 years I'm still going to be 47 lbs lighter and I'm still going to look great {and rock sky high wedges}.
I know that some things are out of our control.  Health issues, family, & TIME are all factors in this weight loss battle and a lot of times contribute to weight gain.  So who knows, maybe I will look back and think that but here's hoping I can have the willpower {and good health} to say "NO!" and keep on walking my skinny* ass down the street.

*Note I did say "skinny".  I hate people who cannot admit that.  I mean I'm not like Natalie Portman skinny but I am like normal girl, size 4 skinny.  Some girls who are in 0s and 2s can't even say that and it annoys me to no end.  Sure I still have chub I can pinch but overall, I'm skinny.

27 comments:

  1. Lover, you look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Your skinny ass can definitely call yourself skinny now! Seriously, you look great. You are my motivation!

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  3. You look great!! I so wish I could rock a belt like that. You lost 47lbs by watching what you eat, you can def keep those 47lbs off for the next 20 yrs!!! Nice work!!

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  4. You look AMAZING!!! You rock it, girlfran! And i LOVE that top and belt!! I mean, your hair? Fab. It's all looking hot, hot, hot!!

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  5. You look awesome! Skinny minny!

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  6. You look great girl! You are definitely skinny...that ensemble is perfect!

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  7. Yuo ar stunning!!! :) I love that outfit and I love your hubby's remark.

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  8. You look great! Love that top by the way! Way to go hot mama!

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  9. Way to go! I love this! I feel the same way! I don't want to look back and think "Man look how skinny I was then" and I also agree, when women can't admit they look beautiful it's exhausting and unattractive (not that I've not struggled with this from time to time!)

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  10. That is an awesome picture!! You look so good and you are an inspiration. As of today, I am down 45 pounds since the day I gave birth (6.5 months ago). I still have 8 to go to pre preg weight but another 20 on top of that (and that is a HIGH goal weight) I had to buy big girl jeans too because I cant get in my regular clothes but the maternity were too big...I love the Biggest loser too except when they start weighing the same as me and they still have a long ways to go :)

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  11. This show IS so amazing. I like your reflection on your husband's comment AND you are SUCH a hot mom! That outfit is adorable and looks great on you and you look you're just a-struttin' your stuff! Love it!

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  12. You do look good girl!! And a size 4?!!?! I'd kill for that. I'm a size 8 in jeans!

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  13. you look fabulous sweets!!!! great picture of you! and kp looks cute in camo :)

    hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  14. glad to know I'm not the only one who cries during BL.

    Um yes, can ana please leave and of the sisters go on instead?!

    Love the top, YOU SKINNY GIRL!

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  15. Skinny Minnie!!! You look great! Kiss those 47 pounds bye bye!

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  16. You look awesome GF! I hate it when people won't admit that they are skinny too!

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  17. you look AMAZING!! and you are definitely skinny!!!!

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  18. You look absolutely incredible!!! I wish I could get back into that size 4 pair of skinny jeans I've been secretly holding onto but I finally have time (ahh) to try and committ myself so we'll see but you have totally inspired me!!! :)

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  19. Sister you are skinny & you look great!

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  20. Just curious...how tall are you? You look pretty tall. Love your outfit!

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  21. You look freaking fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  22. like i said before...you look fucking hot!

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