Thursday, February 5, 2009

Celebration


Saturday night Abram and I celebrated a very big event in his life.  For six months he has been exercising 6 days a week, only eating one dessert a week, and eating three healthy meals a day.  As a result he has lost 40lbs.  That's right, 40 lbs.  I am so proud. 

A couple shout outs:
  • To Gary, for betting large amounts of money against him.  I would have killed Abram if he missed a day and he knew it.  

  • To Shauri for shouting "Go Harder!" as he exercised and she watched TV.
You may notice that I don't get a shout out.  I was impossibly hard to live with and made brownies and ate ice cream without hesitation.  Abram read somewhere that spouses are the biggest saboteurs when it comes to dieting and I can definitely see how.  

22 comments:

Elizabeth Downie said...

Wow, great job Abram!! I know how hard it is to lose weight. Way to go! :)

MwH said...

I haven't commented on a blog in like 6 months (it's way to hard to click over from google reader) :) but this deserves a comment. Steve says, "I respect that dude." And I say, "Wahoo!!!" That is so awesome!

Kristin Mulrooney said...

Very impressive!

Lisa said...

Yay Abram! I always tell you this but he really does look so great. I'm so proud. If only I could learn that kind of restraint.

Aly said...

Way to go Abram! I'm inspired to get this baby weight off.

sterlingandbrandi said...

Good job! I have to say, that I'm sure it was extremely hard if judging by the You Got Served site is any indication of the kind of food being served around the Ellis household.

Delsa said...

I wish I would have read this before I called and talked to you Abram. I am so impressed and you look so good. However, now I feel very guilty about eating that cookie just before I came to turn on the computer. I did write a sign which says "NO" on the cupboard where the candy is and it has worked for 3 days. The funny thing is I didn't say anything about it to either Bob or Garrett and neither one of them has said a word. My guess, they didn't even notice.

amy said...

HOLY CRAP. forty pounds is SERIOUS. you rock, abram. i feel like a lazy louse. you're an inspriation. i need a wii fit.

The Spin-ster said...

Thanks Kristin for emphasizing what I was doing while encouraging Abram! :) Of course, by clicking over to my blog and my last post you do sort of get the antithesis of this triumphant post---More Chocolate for Winter! Oh well. Maybe I'll try posting big "NO" signs like mom all over the house.

xóchitl said...

i'm hearing all of you about restraint. i do NOT have it. i'm so proud of abram not just for the weight lost, but for the focus and determination it takes. and i'm so not being sarcastic if it sounds so. i am SERIOUSLY impressed.
and kristin, you dirl of a saboteur.

xóchitl said...

oh, and i'm shamelessly eating a brownie right now. sad.

Whit said...

Holy Cow... 40 pounds! Way to go Abram. That is amazing. Congrats Congrats!!

Sandy said...

Daaannnngggg Abram you look good!! Sorry Kristin, but he does! ;-) I'll have to make sure Jason sees this post b/c he's working on the same thing.

Garrett said...

DAYAYAANG Lindsey Hunter! Looks like you're ready to put on the full court press again! Nice work. I'm proud of you Brum.

emily said...

Abram....you look GREAT! Seriously, good for you. What an inspiration!

Mar said...

Hubba. Hubba. (and i mean that in the most i'm happily married but wow you look great kind of way...)

Crazyloca said...

wow...looking hot! good job. so, is that what i am going to have to do to lose all this baby weight in a few months? i am not sure i am up to the challenge.

Jenna said...

Congratulations, Abram!! 40lbs is awesome! I hope everyone is doing well!!

Amy said...

Abram! You look so good! I'm inspired too. If only you could do all the work for me. I'm impressed.

Rebecca said...

That's some serious hard work! Nice job! Congrats! Tyler is trying to drop some poundage right now too.

Jenny said...

OK, this is Jenny Peterson and i hope you don't think I'm wierd peeking on your blog, but Abram really does look great! We could use a little of that motivation our way. EVERYTHING in Dallas is fattening and lets just say we've put some extra weight on since moving here. I'm gonna make my husband look at this post. HA HA!

Russell Family Blog said...

You ROCK. So impressed by everything... especially 1 dessert a week. Kristin, I don't judge you for eating treats without him... I'd probably have to eat them too. PS-Your kids are adorable.