Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week 15 Weigh In

I have to apologize to all of you for the late post of my weigh in.  I was caught by a little stomach bug on Monday so I couldn’t weigh in until Tuesday.  I meant to post this yesterday.  As of Tuesday morning, I am proud to say, I lost 4.2 pounds… meaning I have lost a total of 26 pounds!

I have to admit that I’m absolutely ecstatic about that number.  However, being a realist, I expect that I will see some gain this coming week.  For one, I have only gotten to the gym once this week.  Also, I will be traveling this weekend.  Granted, I will likely be running around with a 4 year old this weekend, so I’ll get some activity in.

I also was able to do a little shopping on Saturday after going to an Ultimate Workout class, where I was pretty sure that my good buddy Nelson was trying to kill me.  I went shopping specifically for some pants.  I’m happy to report that I’m the proud owner of 3 pairs of pants that are a size smaller than what I was wearing when I started this journey.  One pair are Michael Kors.  They were my little splurge for a reward.  Everyone who knows me knows that I do love anything and everything MK!

I’m excited for a couple of things that will be coming up.  Kickboxing starts on Monday.  It’s an 8 week class on Monday nights from 7-8pm.  Ross and Stephen are awesome instructors.  It’s only been a week since the first boxing class ended, but I miss it already.  If you haven’t tried boxing or kickboxing, I encourage you to try it out.  Like most things, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s an incredible work out and fabulous stress relief! I mean, who wouldn’t want to keep picturing beating the crap out of her ex-boyfriend?  Oh did I just say that out loud?  Eh, he deserves it!  LOL

I can honestly say that I have changed and it’s not just physical.  Having been sick and recovering, I missed my time at the gym.  I missed the people.  I think my body missed the endorphins!  I find myself feeling guilty about missing my gym time.  I’m also having some issues with food.  However, I have that planned for a post for a different day!

Until next time, friends!  Keep on being awesome and working on your #sexyinprogress!



So I can’t contain my excitement!!! This morning, I was getting ready for work. I was picking out a shirt to wear and something told me to pick out a particular shirt. Now, it’s an Allstate shirt that my boss got for me last year. It’s a ladies cut button down and it didn’t fit. I wore it once and it was tight in the shoulders, I couldn’t button it and the arms… Let’s just say, I was ready to get that shirt off at the end of the day!

So I put on this shirt this morning for the first time in about a year…. And I’ll let the picture speak for itself….


As my brother mentioned in my Christmas present- the best and worst part of losing weight is having to buy new clothes. I’ve come to the point where I have to buy new clothes… At least new pants. I have a couple of pairs of pants that are literally falling off of me. They don’t have belt loops. Who makes pants without belt loops?!?!?

So I’ll go out this weekend and see what I can find in the way of some cheap pants in a smaller size!!!!!

I’m saving some of my “fat” clothes. I want to take one of those pictures where I hold out the pants and it shows how much weight I’ve lost. Also, once winter is past (not a moment too soon) I’m hoping that I can find a shelter or something that can use my coat (too big) and some winter clothes in plus sizes. I don’t mind giving to the Salvation Army or something like that, but I would prefer to give to a women’s shelter as I know plus size clothes are not cheap and not always in large supply.

That’s all I’ve got today friends. It was a huge day. Like when I was able to zip up my boots all the way, I found myself strutting my stuff! Thank you for celebrating my huge victory today!

Until next time, Friends!!!

Week 14 Weigh In and More!

It was a good week. I lost a total of 4 pounds this week, but considering the 2.2 pounds gained last week, it was a net loss of 1.8 pounds. I’m okay with that.

I am starting kind of a different routine this week. Due to scheduling and wanting to create some space between my hardcore Monday workout and Personal Training, I am training with a new trainer this week. I’ve never worked with Angie, so I’m excited to see how we get along. My Fighting Fit (Boxing) class is over for now. I can’t believe that 8 weeks has gone so fast. I’ll be taking a TRX class on Monday nights until I start taking Kickboxing. It’s going to be so much fun!!!!!!

I’m gonna take a minute here (after all it is my blog) and give a very special shout out to CJ.

CJ- I truly love you! You have become a great friend to me. I cannot tell you how much meeting you and training with you for these last 14 weeks has completely changed my life. I look forward to training with you again in the future. You are an amazing trainer. You get credit for introducing me to my love of boxing. I’m always gonna laugh when I make stank face at you and hear you say “you fix that face.” Big Squishy Hug!!!

Until next time, Ladies and Gents!

Week 13 Weigh In

I am so stinking mad today. I gained 2.2 pounds this week. I did really well on my food. I exercised and yet I gained. This is the most frustrating part! Even when I was losing weight before- I cannot seem to get past 260 pounds!!!

I know the scale is only part of the whole journey. I seem to be retaining some water (my fingers were swollen when I was putting on my rings this morning). I just can’t help but be angry about this. I don’t know what I did wrong!

This has to be the most frustrating thing about losing weight. You think you are doing the right thing and yet you gain weight. I know muscle weighs more than fat, but muscle is also supposed to help burn the fat. It seems way too early for me to plateau.

I guess we’ll see what next week looks like. I’m trying not to get discouraged about this but it’s so incredibly hard not to be. I’m looking 25 lbs dead in the face, yet my body seems to not want to cooperate in me getting there.

Thanks for reading my venting.

Week 12 Weigh In

Has it already been twelve weeks since I started this journey? It seems like it was just yesterday.

I’ll be frank- I was so scared to get on the scale this morning. I have done very well with my food since my slip up last week. I’m still trying to break the sugar cycle. I haven’t eaten any, but boy do I CRAVE IT! What is it about sugar that puts its hooks in you and will not let it go???

I didn’t do so great on the exercise this weekend. I did a little but not as much as I could have.

However I was apprehensive for nothing. I stepped on the scale this morning and what do you know? I’m down 3.2 lbs. If we are looking at the Total Weight Loss… 20 pounds!!!!

I’m looking forward to saying goodbye to the 260’s next week. It’s on this week. I’ve already scheduled in my days off from the gym. I’m giving blood on Thursday night after work and having dinner with a friend Friday night. That just means I have to get in the gym Saturday and Sunday. No excuses.

I applaud everyone who is starting up a new program on their own personal journey. I know how hard it is to change your lifestyle, rearrange your schedule, food prep, etc. I cannot tell you how much all of your support has meant to me these last 12 weeks. I look forward to a happy and healthy 2015 and seeing what we can do in the next 12 weeks!!!

Happy New Year!

2015 is all about being happy and healthy. I decided as a document to my journey, I wanted to take a picture January 1, 2015. We’ll see how it compares later on in the year.

First, this is a picture taken at the end of September when I started finalizing my decision to make this journey happen.


Next these are the photos I took last night. (Note: I hate the pictures in the mirror but when you are a single girl, sometimes you have to resort to such measures!)


We’ll revisit these in a few months to see where I stand. Until then, Happy New Year!!!