Mission Statement: This is my third and FINAL WISH journal! You guys have helped me find weight loss to be fun and doable...half the battle!! Below is my starting weight, I probably weighed over 205 but could not bring myself to weigh until 10 days into April when I weighed 203.4....so I will post my ending weight on the 6th of each month..we start our Disney vacation on the 7th..so excited to make this goal happen! APRIL 205+ ------197 MAY 197---------192 JUNE192---------191 JULY191---------191 AUGUST191------185 SEPTEMBER185----DISNEY VACATION---- OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER My weight loss novella: Normal weight child, maybe even underweight... In 7th grade put on about 20 pounds over, by 9th grade had lost it. Weighed 130 Middle of 9th grade my parents went through a mid-life crisis that lasted 7 years...I put on 90 pounds in ONE YEAR!!! Weighed 220 Kept that on until my first year of college...LOST 90 pounds in 9 months!! Weighed 130 Whew! Kept that off until my first pregnancy... Had three children in 4 years..highest during pregnancy.. Weighed 230 Came to WISH and 8 months later got down to 177!!! Had 31 months of two mortgages and ballooned up to 265!!! Last January started a journey to goal!!! Lost 75 pounds and made it to 187 by September 1st Five months later, two bad kidney infections, sciatica and I'm probably back in the 190s..just do NOT want to weigh yet!! Will weigh in next Friday!! But I know that I can be within goal by September 1st if I plug away and stick to it.. For me goal is anything between 140-155...It has been so long since I've been down that far and expect to put on a good bit of muscle that the number is not so much important as the fit of the clothing...I have a size 6 pair of jeans (they really look like 10s from the old days) that will be my true test!! When I can fit into those and they FEEL right...I will be at GOAAAAALLLLLL!!! So, the final number may change We have planned a family trip to the World in September...to walk into that park at goal weight will really make me cry..or act like a kid and squeal!! We have not been to the World in 8 years and to experience it with all our kids before they all leave for college will be a great blessing...Our son will be a senior, daughters will be freshman and sophomore. Too soon they will all be off I vow to be that active momma they have missed out on at my highest weights...my dh is also trying to get off 60 pounds in 5 months so I am trying to encourage him..Each month I am going to try a different path... The next thirty days are Jillian's 30 day Shred and replacing dinner meal with a spinach/kale/fruit smoothie...breakfast is a bowl of cereal or boiled egg/toast, lunch is a protein/cheese/whole grain and snacks are 15 almonds, spoon peanut butter, cheese/crackers, 1/2 a fruit (one of those )...I am also adding in 5 days of treadmill..goal is to get 2 miles below 30 minutes..today I was at 32:40...My goal is hit below 30 by the end of this month... I know many of you can identify with this yoyo living...I hope my journey and musings can encourage you to realize that goal is not a far off idea, but a dream you can realize. To all my fellow losers, maintainers, goalies... Nice to meet you all and will be posting pictures soon! Momma on a mission! MAY BEFORE PICTURE!! APRIL BEFORE PICTURE!! Will post a new one at the first of each month! Heaviest: Cringe, double cringe, but when I look at this picture I see the stress of two mortgages for 31 months! Glad that is over!! Wedding day 20 years ago : On to losing!!