Thursday, May 21, 2015


Even with everything going on in life right now I am happy to announce that I have reached a goal of 50 pounds lost. BOOM BABY! The last few pounds were lost because of everything going on in my life right now, but I am still going to celebrate this goal.

Before: July 2013 (212 lbs)        After: Nov. 2014 (177lbs)

This was my first progress picture and I was very proud of how far I had come. The picture below is the one showing my 50 pound loss. In case you are curious, I am wearing the same shirt in all of these pictures. I definitely recommend taking progress pictures. It definitely shows my physical progress and weight loss over the past couple of years. 

Before: July 2013 (212 lbs)        After: May 2015 (162 lbs)

I am still looking to loose approximately 30 more pounds. This will be put me on the high end of a healthy weight. My plan is to get there before 2016 even with  some setbacks with everything that has happened so far this year. I know I am not giving a lot of detail at the moment, but I will explain when I am ready. Until then thank you for celebrating my progress!

Do you take progress pics? What are you celebrating this week?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Not Ready

This year has been one heck of a year for me. I was let go from my job the last week in January and I have had some other major things happen this month. I am not ready to talk about it, but I will in time. Since my last post, Long Week, I do not believe I have lost any additional weight. That is okay with me since I lost quite a bit of weight last week.

My Mom and others have been keeping an eye on me to make sure I am eating though. My Mom sent me home with a bunch of deli turkey and provolone, which I ate last week. It actually tasted good to me and I enjoyed my turkey sandwiches with Sweet Potato chips. Yum! Then my trainer, Lyndsey, made some Chicken Enchilada Soup and she sent me home with some. Delicious! I ate it with a bit of cheddar cheese and some tortilla chips for lunch Thursday. I need to make this for lunch one week. It hit the spot! 

As far as workouts go they have not been great. I do not feel guilty or bad about it right now. My goal was 3-4 workouts and I did it. I worked out Monday with my trainer and walked on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday with my Mom. I am hoping to get back on track, but for now I am trying to just stay above water. 

I am hoping this week will be a little better. It feels like a wave pool without the warning some days. I am hoping to get at least 4 workouts this week with at least 2 strength workouts. I also plan on going grocery shopping Tuesday night to pick up items for lunch and dinner. For now I am just concentrating on working through everything.

How have you done with your workouts? Eating? 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Long Week

I am sorry I have been gone. It has been a long, emotional week for me. I don't want to get into all the details, but I have been sick to my stomach. This is not a healthy or fun way to loose weight. The only thing I ate for a few of the days was protein bars and bananas.  

Wednesday my neck began to hurt and by Thursday I could hardly handle it. I was taking ibuprofen and tried ice packs, but it was not relieving it. Thankfully my chiropractor got me in Friday morning. Apparently I somehow jammed the right side of my neck and hurt my right shoulder. Thankfully after the adjustment I feel better, but it is still sore and very tender. So between the personal things going on right now and my neck I have not been eating or working out. Neither of these things on their own are with the five pounds I have lost this week. 

I am not sure what is going to happen in the future at this point. I can pray and I can hope that people make the right decision. It took me a long to heal myself and I really want a chance to show this person. I hope you are all doing great and following the right journey for your weight loss. 

How was your week?