Just remember, it’s not how many times we fall, it’s how many times we GET BACK up!

Last Thursday, August 25th, I decided enough was enough. I have had it with this whining and complaining and horribly uncomfortable feeling of being FAT!!!

I joined Weight Watchers Online. I weighed in at a whopping 186.4. That’s right, it’s not a typo. I, Carol Ann Kaplan, am considered obese. I’m not sure if it said MORBIDLY, but it did say OBESE. How can this be???

This is how I see myself at my current weight!

This is how I see myself at my current weight!


I realize that I’m only 5′ 3″ (okay, okay, 5′ 2 1/4″). I’ve promised myself these things:

1. I will NOT weigh myself every day. I will ONLY weigh myself once a week.

2. I will not become obsessed with counting points. I have seen what this has done to people in the past. It’s scary!!! I will not torture others with my PTS!

3. I will slowly and healthily lose 56 lbs. I am giving myself ONE YEAR!

4. When I hit 50 years of age (and it’s coming soon), I will be at my goal weight and able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This is how I see myself at my goal weight.

This is how I see myself at my goal weight.


So, there you have it. I’m afraid to look back on this blog to see if I’ve said these words before. It doesn’t matter, does it? Today is a new day and it is true, it really isn’t how many times you fall; it’s the getting up that is something to be proud of.

I will NOT let this be who I am anymore. I will gain control over what I consume.

I am fortunate to be surrounded by many supportive people. The only people who upset me about being overweight are my immediate family. One because she thinks fat means lazy and she lives in fear that I will wind up unhealthy like my dad.

The other because he told me to “lose weight you fat disgusting pig”. True. Painful, huh? What an ass he is. In any case. I recently saw him and he was looking quite OLD.

I have to admit, for my age, I’m looking pretty darn good. I’m a firm believer that the ugly INSIDE eventually makes its way OUTSIDE. So, I choose to be beautiful inside.

I will keep you posted on my weightloss progress. So, far, Weight Watchers has been the easiest plan to follow. You just punch in what you eat on your computer, iPad or iPhone and it helps keep you on track.

I am learning to think about what I am about to put into my mouth. This has been quite interesting. I didn’t realize the snacks I was adding into my day!! One poptart here, a brownie edge there, a few slices of pizza, chips with my sandwich….

With WW you are allowed to eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as you want. This is AMAZING!!! I’ve found that food tends to taste so much nicer without all the sauces and dips.

My honey, David, is also coming on this journey with me. How fortunate am I to have a man who supports all of my ventures. He even cooks for me!!! We went grocery shopping and he thought about MY needs (as I do not eat land animals) and purchased fish and lots of my favorite fruits and veggies.

David Reneau…..I love you!!!! I can’t imagine my life without you in it!!! Thank you for loving me the way you do…not just with words, but through your actions every day.

Honestly, I could write all day if allowed. I have so much I want to share with you. I just don’t know how interested anyone could really be in me. But, thank you for reading!!

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An update on Mike Venable. He is home and growing stronger every day. Please continue to pray. He has a long road ahead of him. But, he has allot of company with him to help make it more bearable.

Have a great Monday!!!

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About Carol Ann

Hello! I'm Carol Ann!! I'm the mother of an 8 year old daughter, Morgan. At the age of 40 I heard this ticking. What could it be??? It was my biological clock! It ran for only about 2 days before I finally decided to have a child on my own!!! I was fortunate enough to get pregnant on the first try! Now, I am a full time mom to an 8 year old. I'm planning a wedding and I am working at Valley Parent and Columbus and the Valley Magazine as an Advertising Executive.  I love my life!! I started the Parenting in Columbus Playgroup in December 2006. If you are pregnant or a mother or even a caretaker of a child, be sure to join the PICP so that you can get out and socialize!!  We do lots of fun stuff in and around the area!!! I hope you enjoy reading all about my chaotic (yet semi-organized) life!!
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10 Responses to Just remember, it’s not how many times we fall, it’s how many times we GET BACK up!

  1. What a great start Carol Ann! you can do it! Keep it up!

  2. Thanks, Wendi! I wanna be like you, Renee and Stacey Dudley!!!

  3. Be you and you’ll be fine! Question …do you pay to put something in valley parent?

  4. The only thing you pay for is advertising.

  5. Did you have something you wanted to add?

  6. Wanted to add article about Weight Watchers Lose for Good this year.

  7. If you have any story ideas, please send them to Callie at contactus@valleyparent.com. If you have any events coming up which you feel are mommy/kid friendly, please send them to her too!!

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