I have to be honest.

Remember this post way back from JULY. Yeah, July. Which was, ohhh, roughly 4 months ago.


I confessed, rather bashfully, that at that point I had gained 8 pounds since my wedding 2 months prior.

And now I must confess, extremely bashfully, that the 8 pounds has officially morphed into 17.


17 freakin’ pounds that took me from November 2008-March 2009 to lose.

Here I go again.


I love watching shows like The Biggest Loser and thinking that the contestants totally rock the weight loss thing. I admire their determination, their perseverance, and their hot new looks come finale time. Yet, I never see those qualities in myself.

So, I’ll just end this post here (without any fluff, pun intended) to just be accountable to all of my wonderful readers. I need accountability in some form or fashion. I use Weight Watchers Online, so it’s kind of easy to blow off the “you’ve gained!” message each Saturday since it’s just an online thing.

In the next few weeks, expect to see some cool recipes (WW friendly!), weekly weigh-in updates on Saturdays, and of course, my random musings and DIY stuff.

Tomorrow I am super stoked to show you all an awesome wreath I made! Be back tomorrow. Smooches!



  1. Gwen
    December 1, 2009 / 1:01 am

    Repeat after me, "I can do this!" You do have that determination and perseverance in you, it is just hiding behind some other great qualities. Let it out!

  2. Mel
    December 1, 2009 / 1:07 am

    Monica, I look forward to your blog postings so much. I wish you would post MORE!! I admire you because your honest and reading your blog has inspired me as I go through my own struggles with weight. Be strong, stay in the moment.

  3. ScrapinShana
    December 1, 2009 / 2:40 am

    Hey Monica! I have to agree with the poster before me. I LOVE seeing your posts and wish you would post more too! It's so funny because everytime I read something of yours, I'm thinking in my head, "I feel your pain!" I have thought about joining Weight Watchers, have all the books and stuff that a friend gave me…but honestly I have been too darn lazy to start. With the holidays here, it also seems hard to start! We can do this right?! Maybe we could get a little club going to help motivate eachother! Best of luck girl =) Hugs!!!

  4. Just say Julie
    December 1, 2009 / 3:45 am

    I'm pretty sure I've gained 20 since my wedding. I've tried a couple of times, but all of them half heartedly. But I decided that this month I'm doing it a little bit at a time (gym 3 times a week and a healthy breakfast 5 days a week).