Weekly Summer Link-Up – An Accomplishment I am Proud Of

This week's topic for I Heart Grade 3's Weekly Summer Link Up is An Accomplishment I am Proud Of.  This one is tough to choose just one!  I'm proud to have learned to speak another language, to have earned my Specialist degree, to have had almost 13 years of a happy marriage, and to have two sweet, loving and absolutely adorable boys!

But a recent accomplishment that I want to tell you all about is one that I am especially proud of. Since last July I have lost 40 pounds!  I've tried unsuccessfully to lose weight so many times in my adult life, but this time I stuck with it!

Here are some of the things that helped me reach my goals:

  • I joined a DietBet Transformer game where you bet and win money if you meet your goals.  It's literally a win-win!  
  • I had an awesome workout bestie who did the DietBet with me.
  • My local YMCA is amazing and the childcare alone is motivation to get to the gym!
  • I did Les Mills Body Pump classes to tone up, the Arc elliptical, Zumba, and spin classes for cardio.
  • I ate mainly Primal/Paleo and have recently added Whole30 to my eating plan.
  • I've had my amazingly supportive husband, friends, and family cheering me along.
  • I got a Fitbit Charge HR in January and I am OBSESSED!  Don't bother challenging me to a workweek hustle, because I will win!  ;)

I am so happy with how far I've come!  Cutting my dress/pants size in HALF has made a world of difference with being comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my adult life!  It's made clothes shopping so much fun and I no longer have stress about what I will wear for different events.  I still have more weight to lose, but this journey is still one of my proudest accomplishments for sure!


  1. What a fabulous achievement and congratulations on your amazing weight loss and change of life!!

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing accomplishment Katherine! Way to go! I wish I had your motivation!



  3. Thank you! DietBet was really a game changer! I'm very competitive so that kept me going and the specific goals helped too.

  4. That is amazing! Fantastic job! I need to do the same..... :)

    All the best,


  5. What a great accomplishment to be proud of! You look wonderful and I bet it feels great knowing your body is in healthier shape! Congrats on the hard work.
    I look forward to continuing to connect with you through the Summer Linky!
    The Chalkboard Garden