I DID NOT GET THIS WAY OVERNIGHT

I am taking a big leap of faith here and trusting you my loyal readers and the whole big freakin' Internet with ~drum roll please~ my measurements.

Hi I am Mindy and I am a food addict.

~crickets noises~

I never really had a weight problem until the later part of my 20's. At one time, I could eat pretty much anything and it was just fine. In fact, after ex left the first time, I weighed 97 lbs. That was not a good thing. After that time, my weight fluctuated. I remember my mom dragging me to Weight Watchers once upon a time because she thought that we were both over weight. My starting fat weight on my card that first visit was 126lbs.

I bet those chubby women wanted to stone me....and I could not much blame them. I sure would go *bat you know what crazy* over that if the roles were reversed.

My mom has always had a problem with her self perception. Due to that, no matter what she weighs, she sees herself as fat.

It is very aggravating when she, babygator and I are together and she goes on and on about how FAT she is. We look like two sumo wrestler body guards with her sandwiched between us.

My mom is beautiful, petite and not fat at all.

I also have a very bad habit...the more you rag on me about something the more passive I will become.

Anyway, when I started at my current job almost 14 years ago, I weighed 130lbs.

Today....this very day....I weigh 187.2. That is after losing almost 25lbs in the past few months!!

Another ugly habit I have is, once I begin to get compliments on my weight loss, I begin to think *WOW I have done good!* and then stop.

I have lost the same 20lbs many MANY times over. I want this time to be different.

You all know I started the no flour no sugar diet in January. That has really fit me and I am going to keep doing it but I need a boost. I need to be held accountable. I need to keep moving forward and no.go.back.

I found a new blog. It's is called WIN LOSE OR BLOG. It is a great big ole contest and I wanna do it! Sign ups are now. They are going to choose 8 contestants for this 8 week long contest. I SSSSOOOOOO want to be picked!

So, in an effort for them to see how serious I am.....here I am.....

Thank God my head is at least bigger than my neck!

Well you tell that Russian peasant woman I found her ample breasts and she can have them back now.

So, if you do not mind, please PLEASE leave a comment on this blog. Let them know that I have the bestest bloggy/facebook friends in the world that are going to be my pep squad and cheer me on!

I want to be in this contest and also blog about my no flour no sugar journey.....

and I want you to go with me.

I promise blogging and recipes and updated weigh in and measurements each week.

I want...no I need you on this journey with me. THIS is going to get me off my padded butt and get me moving!

Aren't you glad my pics were not like on The Biggest Loser with tight bicycle shorts and a sports bra?? ~shudders~

PS #1: I should have added I am 5 feet 4 inches tall.


PS #2: They will pick this weekend and the contest will start next Monday. I will let you know IMMEDIATELY what they decide!

...if Jillian Michaels shows up at my house I swear I will cry.

Comments

  1. You go girl, I will be your cheerleader!

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  2. KnittinpPreacher5:04 PM

    You can do it!!!!!! And I have seen your support team - they rock!

    KP

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  3. Around here we're on a low-glycemic-index diet -- have lost 15 and 13 pounds so far, with minimal tears over losing our white starches. We've got your back!

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  4. KP I have the best team in the world!! Thanks for being a part of it!

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  5. Chik....I love your avatar!

    Thanks for having my back!

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  6. Yes, yes, you can! You may even inspire me to do the work I need to do to lose my extra poundage.

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  7. Wow, Mindy! How very brave and transparent of you! I will cheer you on and support you and do my best to lose some more of my extra pounds along with you! I've lost a good bit, but I have been at a standstill lately, mainly because I have not been as diligent as I once was.

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  8. Mibi it will be so much easier if we are doing it together!

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  9. Yea Annie! I knew I could count on you!

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  10. You are so awesome! You can do it - even if they don't pick you you can rock their boat ~ show them how it really is done.

    And just for the record ... I think you are beautiful (inside and out).

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  11. Anonymous5:20 PM

    So, you are cute no matter what. I know you want to do this and if I go along with you then you best help me drop a few for tagging along! I mean it Mindy! So, okay, I'm here and I'm commenting. Yabba-da-fatta - May the picking gods shine their fat fingers towards this blog!

    p

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  12. Adrienne that means a lot to me. Thank you so much!

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  13. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Hey Mindy - I'll be with you on this trip! I need to do this too - so I'll be traveling along side you anonymously (but you know me as Sherilyn).

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  14. Oh P we can so do this together!! Maybe we should bake cookies for the picking gods?!?!?

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  15. ~squeals ~ Thank you so much Sherilyn!!

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  16. You definitely have my support and friendship through this adventure. You are such a strong woman, I know you can do anything you put your mind to. I will be right here...the whole way. You can sooooo do this!

    WV: regammoo...You can regulate that moo somewhere else!!!

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  17. What... no measurement on the tail? Of course you know we're all here for you, lol.

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  18. Thank you so much for your support Happy!

    Get the moo off me! lol

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  19. LOL...I will measure the tail just for you flutter.

    You have been with me on this since January. I know you have my back!

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  20. Kelly5:34 PM

    I have a lot of experience with behavior modification and self changing methods. I will support you in this effort and provide guidance you wish on how to face the difficult times. I think you have already done the hardest part so not it's just a matter of staying committed.

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  21. Sweetie, you are so very beautiful at any size or shape. If Jillian shows up at your house - call me!!! I'll be there in....okay...a day or so, but you get the idea.

    Sign me up as one of your biggest supporters!

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  22. Thank you Sue. That means the world to me.

    And you can totally have Jillian.

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  23. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Mindy, you are my inspiration!!! I am so proud of you & will also be your cheerleader! You go girl!!
    Missy

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  24. Thank you so much Missy! You are a cute little cheerleader!

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  25. I'll be your cheerleader!!! But....I ain't wearing that little skirt thingy. :D
    Jerry Wade

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  26. You can count me in on this one, too! How very brave of you to do this! And count Dave in too! He's a very good cheerleader!

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  27. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Yay Mindy, you can do it!!

    And I will try too.

    Your pal, LJ/PG

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  28. Ayekah and Dave....thank you so much. Dave has always been a good motivator!

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  29. I am so very proud of you! I feel your pain and have lived exactly what you have written. I think you have been stalking me...I am determined to follow you, cheer you on and get in better shape myself. Thank you for inspiring me as well. Skinny Minnies or Bust!! (not literally on the Bust part!)
    Sheri

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  30. Sheri...I snorted when you said Bust.

    Welcome aboard..I am thinking that this can be fun!

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  31. Bestest cheerfullest Bloggiest contestant ever for the web!!

    Will cheer you on, and wish I was as thin, and getting as thinner as you!!!

    Anticipating you winning already!

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  32. Winny thank you so much.

    Y'all already make me feel like a winner.

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  33. Anonymous7:07 PM

    You're cute no matter what! But I would like to hear all about your "No Flour No Sugar" journey - I think I'm allergic to flour and need all the help I can get! Anyway, go you! I think you rock! :)

    ~Lois

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  34. I am so excited for you, Mindy! I think you are the perfect choice for this---you are motivated AND motivating. Does that make sense?

    I am hoping they pick you!

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  35. Thank you so much Randi. I really do try.

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  36. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Go Mindy! We are here to cheer you on!

    Renea

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  37. 8-6-5-8-4-3-2
    I pick Mindy
    How 'bout You?


    I so hope you get chosen, besides don't they know you have the best cheerleaders in the blogosphere?

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  38. I'm logged in now. So here's another vote of confidence.

    I have to say that after a week of cutting out 90 percent of dairy that my bloat has reduced and my heartburn is more manageable. Plus more energy, yada yada and like that. Hopefully the blubber will follow.

    We may never see 126 again, but we can sure as heck see 135. Betcha.

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  39. WHOOOO HOOOOO MINDY! You rock!

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  40. You can do it MG! I have faith in you, you are awesome and they are totally going to pick you!!

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  41. You can do it! You Go, Princess!

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  42. You are a star Mindy...I'm so short of motivation for my own need to slim - I'm the same height as you, and have been half heartedly trying to lose 3 stone ever since I broke my arm last year (which was when it arrived - funny how sitting on a sofa feeling miserable and eating chocolate has that impact on one)
    Perhaps your example might kick start me...Certainly I'm cheering loudly...Can you hear me, even across the Pond?

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  43. journeying with too!

    we will support and encourage one another in ALL things right :)

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  44. Dij you are SO RIGHT! I have the best cheerleaders! THE best friends in the world!

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  45. Thank you RiverSong....hey girl....are you okay out there??

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  46. Kathryn I can totally hear you!! Thank you! Come on and lets get rid of those pesky old stones!

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  47. GO MINDY GO!!!!

    I have the same 20 pounds that I've lost 10 times. I am trying to make a difference this time - lose it and keep it.

    I'm 1000% behind you (yes, I meant the extra 0) and am in your corner. Now both of us need to set the Twinkie down and go exercise.

    LOVE!!!!

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  48. Yea Deb...we will exercise ~shudders~ together!

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  49. Dear people who make contest decisions: Mindy is amazing! She got me to talk about underwear in church. Presbyterian church!

    Mindy I know you can do it!

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  50. Here's hoping you get picked!!!



    (Crud. I've forgotten how to log in to leave a commment. How sad is that? ha!)

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  51. Mindy, your willingness to share your life inspires many of us. The least we can do is egg you on (oops I mean encouage you). I'll be here for ya and will probably hit you up for tips too. Blessings.

    P.S. Word verification dampeel
    Is that dam peel or damp eel?

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  52. Thank you mid-life. I feel VERY vulnerable with my pic and measurements out there!

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  53. Whoo, Mindy! You know I'm with you, sweetie!
    Love you -- mean it!

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  54. Anonymous7:04 AM

    GO, Mindy!

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  55. I'm there for you. Will you accept a fat cheerleader?

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  56. I am with you 100%! I'm so proud of you!

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  57. You are one of the few people that I know that has the will power to do ANYTHING!

    WE ARE YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL CHEERLEADERS!

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  58. Ester I so have to make a TEAM MINDY button!

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  59. I support you 100%
    All the way!!!

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  60. Ohboy. That's a mouthful (scuse the pun). I need to lose 30 lbs, and no, I am not photogenic even when I was thin. I too lost 20 lbs a while back and now IT'S back.
    We all know how this works, but it's so damn hard. I walk 2-6 miles a day, I miss meals, I eat snacks late at night. This madness must stop.
    All love, your new BFF .

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  61. ~laffin~ LOVE the pun Meg! You are right....I know exactly how this works but I am a lazy girl!

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  62. well now... as the skinny binge eater i am... i will cheer you on! no sugar? no flour? man that's gotta be tough... veggies? meat? oh wait veggies have sugars... or is that fruit?

    yowzers... you can do this. think of it as a craft project and you are the material!

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  63. This is so exciting!!! You can do whatever you want if you just decide. I wish you the best of luck.

    Please drop by my blog, I would so enjoy it if you would enter my give away.
    http://ravenhill.typepad.com/weblog/

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  64. Oh Hot Cup...I never thought about it like that!

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  65. Thank you so much Ravenhill.

    On my way now!

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  66. You don't look like a Russian Peasant Woman at all! After my brother's death, I have lost 12 lbs. I need to lose more. I am with you girl. One day, one meal at a time!

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  67. Oh Carmie girl...I hate that you had to lose that way!

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  68. I like this!!! I don't know if I could do it, so I am really proud of you for putting yourself out there.

    The best piece of advice I have received about weight loss is "Don't do anything to take the weight off that you are not willing to do to keep it off." I have kept off 50+ lbs for over 2 years now. And am still losing about 1/2 lb a week on average. YOU CAN DO IT.

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  69. Smarty pants that really is good advice.

    And you are looking so good!

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  70. Mindy is the bomb! You need her in this thing! Goooooooo Mindy!

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  71. I'm with you all the way! You can do it! I need to do it too! You have inspired me!

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  72. "You are so beautiful..."

    (to me)

    xo, Cheryl

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