Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Back from Chicago and Checkin' In!

Well, I got back from Chicago on Sunday night and let me tell you - it was SUCH an adjustment for me at the show. I'm used to getting there a day or two early to set-up and then being tied to my 10x20 space for the entire day, with breaks for the potty or lunch. Not this time. I had the freedom to walk around and it was ENCOURAGED. I didn't quite know what to do with myself. I had an absolute blast walking around with my good friend, Jane, and talking to a lot of people that I adore dearly but only get to see at the shows. (Or talk to on e-mail)

Here's a photo of me and Jane on Thursday night. She's so spectacular! Our new joke is: "Do you know Jane Hasty?" Reason is - that woman knows EVERYONE! It's hysterical.



I tried so hard to be good in Chicago. I packed protein bars to keep my blood sugar stable and I only ate turkey at the "expoteria". Kitty and Wendy (The fab-o girls that did Find Your Groove) brought me some 100 calorie snacks - God love them! All that hard work paid off because I dropped another 3.4 lbs on the scale this week. I love Weight Watchers. It's been so good for me! Since June 6th, I've lost 20.2 lbs. I hit my first goal. I wanted to lose 20 lbs by August 4th when I leave for vacation and I've done that ahead of schedule. The next is another 5 pounds. Since I have a long journey, I'm doing it five pounds at a time. I can only hope to hit my next big goal. The support of my friends has been so crucial. So, THANK YOU!

14 comments:

Courtney Walsh said...

Ooohhhh, Ginger, I didn't know you were doing WW!! I love this program and fully intend to return to it once I deliver this little rugrat!! :) It's a godsend!! You really did awesome on Friday night!! It was so great to get some time to talk with you!! :) Glad you made it home safe and sound!!

Katy said...

way to go on WW....I've been doing it with my SIL and MIL for about 2 months now and I'm almost at my pre-pregnancy weight! Congrats on your big loss!!

Angie said...

You go, girl! 20 lbs is AWESOME, and add that to losing weight after a weekend out of town... you are my hero!

Kimberly Brock said...

Ginger- You & Jane both look awesome!! I so wish I could've been there. Congrats on your weight loss- Love ya!! Hope to see ya soon :)

Tina said...

Welcome Back to Cincy Ginger!!
Glad you had a good time at the show catching and seeing old friends. Jane is a sweetheart, I remember meeting her in Vegas.
You look great, LoVe the picture of you two.
Miss you so much,
T.

wendy said...

yay ginger!!! great news and i love that photo of you 2. :)

Lynne Wilson said...

Hey Ginger-

Had a great time on Saturday- you look fantastic. You are inpiring me to get started 5lbs at a time too.

You're the best!
Lynne

Janet O. said...

That's a great photo, and WTG!!!!! on the loss! WOOHOO! I guess that dry turkey was good after all :)
It was wonderful meeting you - thanks for letting me tag along w/you and Jane!

Jane Hasty said...

ROTFLMAO! I love you G.! What more is there to say! Nothing! Miss you, Jane

Katy said...

yes, a lot has changed....

I'm not a "college girl" any more :(

Anonymous said...

Way to go Ginger!! It was so nice to see you again at the show. Cheers to meeting your goals!

Jennifer said...

Way to go on the WW! Girl, you are inspiring me to go back. I'm so glad you got to come to our party on Thursday night and hopefully you'll get to hang with us more next time!

cheryl mezzetti said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I need to get back on the bandwagon with WW.
I wish i had the opportunity to meet you.
:)
cheryl

Anonymous said...

you look fabulous-both you and jane!!!! just reading your blog a bit tonight to get my good ole ginger fix.

keep in touch hon!

shelley