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Friday, December 07, 2007

One more reason why I married my husband...


I have made no secret of the fact that I have been struggling to lose weight since I had Sophie. More accurately, the struggle began after I had Bria, but that is neither here nor there. At one point this past summer I was at an all time high for me and I was very depressed about it. After one of my (many) freak out sessions on the issue, Joel went to the computer to "work" and emerged with a document for me.

In the end, said document made me cry, because he was so sweet. It was a chart for me to keep track of my weightloss for the next several months. Until yesterday, December 6, in fact. I realize that a simple chart is not really tear-worthy, but that's not all it was. If I lost only one pound a week in the allotted time (18 pounds total) I would be allowed to buy the lens I have been wanting with Joel's own money, as he put it. If I was on track every 4 weeks with weightloss, a certain amount of money would go into a special account just for the lens. (Normally, I have to save the money I earn from teaching and doing photo shoots to make such a purchase). That, folks, is what made the waterworks flow.

Well, I made it. Barely. When I first joined LA Weightloss I got a bit ahead of schedule, but then I hit a darn plateau and stayed the same for several weeks. But, my body decided to take me seriously last week and shed 4 pounds at once, giving me my coveted camera lens.

Joel stood over my shoulder as I weighed myself yesterday morning, cheered for me and then went to work. He came home with a rose and the above card, and we ordered my lens together. Great day. Better than Christmas. I mean, losing almost 20 pounds and a piece of new camera equipment...what could be better?

Now, to get the next 20 pounds off.....

18 comments :

  1. That is a serious accomplishment. That is an extremely thoughtful husband you have. Isn't it wonderful when they know you so well that they can comfort and love you in the most important ways? Good husbands are such a blessing!

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  2. I Love Joel!! Have I told you I love you too, darling??? I'm so proud of you Lara, it ain't easy to lose weight especially with PCOS! Good Job!

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  3. Good for you and how fun to get something you've been wanting...makes all the hard work worth it!

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  4. Ain't nothin' like a good man. :)

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  5. That's so sweet! Congrats on making your goal.

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  6. Congratulations! Your husband sounds like a real sweetie! Luck you!

    Do you know what I am going to try? I read an article about how taking vinegar twice a day helps with weight loss (something to do with insulin resistance), so I ordered some and will let you know if it works miracles!

    God bless.
    Terri

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  7. Congrats, Lara! That's awesome - both the weight loss and being able to order your new lens with "Joel's own money!" He's a keeper, but so are you! :O)

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  8. I have been in that depressed state after having Colton. If Damon made me a weightloss chart I think I would've smacked him:0) That's great that you reached your goal! What a wonderful husband you have who understands what you've accomplished!

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  9. Wow. That is really awesome. Is that inspiration I'm feeling?

    WAY TO GO! Enjoy your new lens. Can't wait to see the new pics.

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  10. Joel is one of the best men in the entire known universe. And, congratulations Lara-that's really commendable! I know you were frustrated with the slow numbers, but when you hit a marker like that (20 lbs.) it makes it worth it.

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  11. Yea for you!!! I remember when I worked at Jenny Craig, people (including myself) would struggle through those darn plateu's. A lot of people would just stop at their halfway point. Do you like LA Weightloss?

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  12. Way to go! I love that he was the one to come up with an idea that you could both be a part of! That was very sweet and thoughtful of him.
    Congrats!

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  13. Way to go on such great success.... with your weight, and with your marriage. What a guy! What a girl!

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  14. So do you like LA Weight loss? I am at a point where I will try anything! Yeah for new equipment and even better REACHING YOUR GOAL!!! I need some inspiration so maybe I need a chart with a fat picture of me on it :)

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  15. Yupeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations on all three things: weightloss, lenses, and most of all, on that special husband of yours! Well done, Joel (he deserves some cheering too, doesn't he?)! Foarte bine pentru amandoi!

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  16. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations and how sweet of Joel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. That third baby is a killer on your body. Congrats on the weight loss. I know how hard it is to take and keep off! It is wonderful that you had such great support! (And a new lens!)

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  18. What a sweetie of a hubbie! Congrats on the weight loss! It is so hard to lose all that baby weight.

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