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Thursday, March 7, 2013


Losing weight gives me confidence, which makes me take better care of myself, which makes me feel good, and look good - which gives me more confidence!

What a beautiful catch 22.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Is This Thing On?

Hello, Cats and Kittens. 

Let's be real: losing weight is HARD. It's harder than, I dunno, ANYTHING I've ever tried to do. 

I fall, stumble, disappear for days months at a time. 

My weight went up - now I'm on my way to bringing it back down again. 

Check out my ticker. 

Love you all. Mean it. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Right Now. This Moment.

Sometimes I get all tangled up in what I did yesterday that wasn't good enough. Or what I can do tomorrow to make up for it. 

So today, I'm focusing on what I can do right now, in this moment, to better myself. 

I'm going to forgive myself for yesterdays filled with mistakes. 

And I'm not going to exhaust myself with obsessive plans for my tomorrows. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Doggy Diet

If you saw my facebook post:

You know that Keith and I have two new additions to our little family! 

El Jefe (or Tuggle) (or soon to be named), and Roxy!

I don't know if you can tell...but Boss is a little hefty. 

And by that I mean...he weighs about 3 times as much as he should.

I feel so bad for him...he can barely walk! 

So...we are on a doggy diet! We are all losing weight together. 

We take Jefe for a long walk twice a day, and we have him on strict portions of weight control food. It's nothing drastic...but we are putting in the work to get the little guy healthy!

Jefe's current stats:

Current weight: 17.6 pound
Goal weight: 6 lbs. 
Belly Measurement: 21.5 inches
Neck Measurement: 14 inches
Inches between belly and ground while standing: 3 inches

He's hoping to be bikini ready by next summer!

I'll update you monthly on his progress! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three Month Weigh In!

Three Months - 41 pounds gone!!! 

1/4 of the way through the year and I am on pace to lose 164lbs this year which is 14 pounds over my goal. 

I'm pretty proud of myself! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Starvation Mode: Real or not Real?

Calories in - Calories out. The key to losing weight is to burn more calories that you eat. 


But not too few calories...because then your body will go into "Starvation Mode". 

That's what we have always been told. But does it really make sense?

Have you ever seen a starving obese person? 

Do gastric bypass patients (eating 200-400 calories per day) suddenly stop losing weight? 

I am doing a little research into "starvation mode" and trying to find out if it's real. 

What I have found is that you really are not in danger of going into starvation mode unless you are 5% or less body fat. 

Clearly, I'm not under 5% body fat. 

Why am I doing this? Well, because I don't want to eat 2700 calories a day and lose 2 pounds per week. Do you realize that if I lost 2 pounds per week, it would take me SIX YEARS to lose the weight I want to lose?

That's insane, and frankly, I just don't have that kind of time. 

So, I've done the research, now I'm going to do a trial. 

For the next month, I'm going to eat between 1000 and 1200 calories a day. And I'm going to let you know what I'm eating. 

So far today I have had:
Coffee with 1 tbsp creamer and sugar: 80 calories
Cheese Stick: 80 calories
Large Banana: 110 calories
2 tbsp M&Ms: 105
Medium Apple: 80

For the rest of the day my plan is:
Wheat and Cheddar Crackers: 190
1 cup grapes: 62
Cheese Stick: 80
Chobani Champions: 100
Herbalife Shake: 172

That will be 1059 calories total. 

So far, I feel great! 

I very seriously doubt that my body will come to a screeching halt of weight lose. 

Just a note for you worriers out there:
I am taking multi-vitamins, and if I start to feel sick, or ill in any way - I will stop my experiment. 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional or expert of any kind. I am not recommending that any one follow this diet. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Better Sweaty Than Fat

For the past week or so, I have been walking outside at work on my lunch break. 

It leaves me a smelly, slightly stinky mess at work. 

Sexy, I know. WHY? WHY IS IT UPSIDE DOWN?!?!?

It's kinda gross and annoying to be that sweaty at work. 

But I just realized something:

I would rather be sweaty than fat! 

I would rather be a sweaty makingmycoworkerswishtheirwindowsopened mess, than be fat!

It's true, yall.