Monday, February 28, 2011


 HI! My name is Tobi. I'm an Army wife and stay at home Mom of two amazing kids. We are currently stationed in beautiful Colorado. Which just happens to be home for my husband and I.

  I despise this picture. It was Father's Day weekend of 2010. I was packing at least 20 extra pounds. Half of which I seemed to be carrying around in my bra. (Hello!) But I love this picture too. It's the last picture I had taken with my Dad, a mere five weeks before he died in a sailplane accident.

This picture was taken just two weeks ago. Better right? The problem is loosing weight was the furthest thing from my mind. I didn't start exercising or watching what I eat. What you see is a direct result of stress. And it wasn't just that my Dad passed away. Honestly 2010 was the WORST year of my life. It's great that I lost the weight but that certainly isn't how I would have chosen to do it.

Now it's time to move on and kick my slightly saggy behind in gear. It's time to work toward maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle. I've started by cutting Soda out completely and drinking my 8 glasses of water a day. I'm starting by walking five days a week. I'm starting by joining all of you at Healthy Wife!


  1. Yipee Tobi! Hoping 2011 continues to be a healthier and happier year for you.

  2. Welcome Tobi!!! You're going to love the girls here! I'm excited to get to know you. And sad to hear about your father. I couldn't even imagine going through something like that.

  3. Tobi! Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I didn't know. It's never good to have such a hard year. 2009 was that way for me.

    First, I've always thought you looked amazing but I do really like how wonderful you look in the second picture.

    Welcome to your new healthy lifestyle. I'm sure you'll feel great!

  4. Welcome aboard Tobi. You are ADORABLE!!!
    I'm really sorry to hear about your dad. I can't imagine losing either of my parents. I hope this year is better for you.
    Good luck on the challenge!

  5. Welcome Tobi,
    I have to admit I already snuck over and read your blog the other day when you commented on a post and loved it! I can't wait to get to know you better.

  6. Tobi! You're cute and I'm glad you've joined us!

  7. Tobi,

    The motto here is "We Can Do Hard Things", you've already earned your cred there as you've been doing and dealing with something really hard things the past few years. I know you've been making lots of positive changes and choices the past few year...I'm proud of you. Welcome, welcome to this fab group. You will feel the support and love from some super new friends as you become more healthy . Giving up soda is a really good start!

  8. Here's to a fresh start! Big Hug!