August 19, 2011

Weight Loss Update!

Current weight - 190lbs (Down 30lbs!)
Current jean size - 13 (Down 4 sizes!)

I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up on my blog in general, but especially so for those readers who have been keeping up with my personal weight loss journey. I've been in the midst of what we all know as the "plateau" and can't seem to shake it. I haven't worked out in over a month, so it seems. I also have been terrible about eating out and eating lots. Not 100% into my old eating habits but enough to where I am scaring myself a bit.

I guess when I think about it, there has been a bit of extra stress on my mind here recently and while I am also in the middle of my busiest season yet - I'm finding myself always working and never wanting to get up to work out. All I need to do is go to my basement and spend 30 minutes a day working out. It was so easy in the beginning! I just lost that fire inside of myself and need to regain it. I've somehow been damn lucky to sustain at 189-190lbs during this slow point and not budge.

I was hesitant on talking about this, but another huge reason for this weight loss is because of my personal health. I recently went to the doctor just over a month ago and took a blood test. I found out two days later that at the age of 22, I have high cholesterol. At first, I was shocked. Thinking to myself, how can that even be? Then I remember all the horrendous things I did to my body over the past three years and I literally burst into tears. I know having high cholesterol is not the end of the world and that I'll be okay...for now. Though, if I don't make any real changes this could be something that can kill me in the end.

It was at this time when I really kicked things into gear. Somehow though, a month later, I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. Maybe I need to work on my mind and soul for a bit. Things have been a little off for me mentally for a bit now and I need to get back to a good place emotionally before I feel the urge to continue. That's what it seems like at least.

I swear I'm not asking for sympathy or anything of that nature. I'm just trying to be as honest as I can be with you guys. Without this support system, I wouldn't have gone as far as I have so far. I love hearing from new people or even familiar faces. We're all in this together. All in all, I'm still 100% positive about this entire situation and knew sooner or later I'd hit that point where it wasn't as easy and I would loose focus on things. I lost a lot of weight quickly and now it's time for me to finish the final half of this graciously <3


  1. wow, great job! :) you're a huge inspiration. keep it up<3

  2. Hang in there. I started Weight Watchers March 29th at 165.2. As of today I am 140. It takes time and we all are constantly having to re adjust our minds and body. It's better to lose gradually and make it a lifestyle. I can say WW is a great program if you are willing to try something new. Also just remember to schedule yourself first everyday. Weather it's a work out or planning your meals for the day/week. Time for you everyday is good for your over all health. Just speaking from experience. Good luck !

  3. You're doing excellent! I know how hard it can be to try to attempt it and you're so brave for putting it all out there. It inspires me to do the same. I'm new to your blog but I'm quite glad I found it. I have health issues myself and I know how depressive it can be to realize just how vulnerable we are when we don't think certain things can happen to us. You hear it happening to other people and you think that's so sad. But when it happens to you it just hits you to understand that you're as much in risk as anyone else and how you need to love yourself a bit more. We only get one body. It's great to see you attempting to take better care of yourself. Sometimes we need that little push that scares us in to realizing that being healthy is a blessing and never take it for granted. Don't give up. :)

  4. Thank you all so much for your kind words and support! I also really appreciate the tips on new ways to see and do things :) You guys seriously rock! <3

  5. Keep it up girl! You look great!! I'm probably about the same size as you, and while I do wish to lose about 20lbs to keep the thighs from rubbing :) i still love my curves. BUT all that to say, you are an inspiration & you can do it! I get inspired to workout when I see cute skinny jeans that I want to wear or a short floral dress :)

  6. i swear i was meant to find your blog today. i first found you because of your photography and now, we are sharing the same battle. i have lost 30 pounds since the beginning of the year and after turning 30 in june ... i lost motivation. gah! i could tell you a lot of my story, but i won't ramble. you can visit my blog if you are interesting in reading about that. i think i needed to hear from someone in my shoes and today, you were her.

    here is a good quote that i'm hanging on my fridge tonight: i can't promise you it's going to be easy, but i can promise it will be worth it.

    good luck! you can get back into the swing of things. you have accomplished so much already! i'm happy to have found your blog. adding it to my reader now! :)

  7. Ladies, you are both so wonderful for being honest and true! <3 THAT is amazing. I am completely honored to have inspired both of you, but I guess what it comes down to in the end is inspiring yourself :) I look forward to keeping up with you BOTH!


  8. I understand 100% what you're going through. I started working out a little over a month ago and would go 3-4 times a week.. I haven't been in almost 2 weeks and I just don't have the motivation. It really stinks but I know we'll both be able to pull through it! :)