Friday, August 20, 2010

Before and After

This will be a quick blog to answer a question. Yes, I'm still losing weight. To the left is a current photo taken about 8 weeks ago. To the right is a photo from about 3 years ago. See any difference?

To date I've lost about 135 lbs. No, I didn't have any surgery, no quick fixes. It's taken me 2 years to get to this point. Of course, I still have more to lose; hopefully, I can get back and stay on track. My goal right now is to lose another 30 lbs before the end of the year. Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed that I can do it. In total, I'd like to lose another 65 lbs or so, which would be a total weight loss of 200 lbs.

Truthfully, it's hard to believe I ever let myself get that big, and God Willing, I'll never be that big again. But its a daily choice, deciding what to eat and what to stay away from. Old habits, even after 2 years, are hard to fight.

On the writing front, I'm still plugging away at my suspense novella which I hope to have finished by the end of this month. So, I'll close out the blog, so I can get back to writing.

Till next time,



Toni Anderson said...

You are an inspiration, Kathy. Congratulations!!!!!

Tia Nevitt said...

OMG this is so inspiring! I have about 50 pounds to lose and if you can do this, so can I! I've lost about 15 pounds so far. Keep going and maybe we can cheer each other on!

Shelley Munro said...

Kathy, good for you! I know that losing weight is plain hard work. You're doing so well and are an inspiration.

Jenny Schwartz said...

Making the hard decisions day after day is tough, but wow! Way to go.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Oh my friend, you should be so proud of your accomplishments. I think the world of you.

Dee Tenorio said...

I had just talked myself into having a piece of cheese instead of giving in to the hail of ice cream in the freezer when I found this post, I was still chewing.

Wow, Kathy. You made me almost cry. You're doing AMAZING! I've been at this a month, exercising daily and trying desperately to lose my 40 lbs of fat-shaped cement. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

(who is going to forget ice cream even exists)

Shannon McKelden said...

Kathy, that is totally AMAZING! I've lost 50 lbs in the last year, so I've been feeling pretty good about myself, but 135 is just so far gone amazing, I can't imagine! Keep up the fabulous work!

A Fellow Carina Press author,
Shannon McKelden

Kathy Ivan said...


Thanks so much for your wonderful, thoughtful comments. If I can be helpful in getting others to eat healthier, without become a zealot, that's what I'd like, because I know the struggle that you'll face if bad habits become ingrained.

Trust me when I say, it is a day to day process, not just one step at a time but one meal or one snack at a time. I appreciate your kind words more that you know.


Sally Felt said...

GORGEOUS. You are heroine material, for sure. Keep going--we're all rooting for you.

Lisa Hendrix said...

Found my way over here via a Carina post on Twitter that mentioned your tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations on getting this far, and I wish you the very best of luck and determination in getting to your goal. Well done.

And congratulations on the book, too!

(You might consider putting a special link to this post in the sidebar, partly because of the Carina thing, and partly because it's so inspiring — and I say that as someone also working on a weight issue.)