A Plateau…..of sorts

Ok, so I have been facing some major life changes over the past 6-8 weeks or so. Due to the sensitive nature of this situation I cannot go into detail here yet (probably will in the next couple of months). What I will say is that pretty much every aspect of my life will be radically changing over the next couple of months. To start out with I was dealing with the stress quite well. I was still working out, eating well, and avoiding known temptations when possible. Continue reading


Week of February 20th

What a week this has been! I was thrilled that the doctor cleared me for exercise on Monday which led to a week fueled with exercise. I may have gone a little bit crazy with the amount of exercise I did this week, but it was so nice to get back to it. To give myself a bit of credit I did ease into my work outs again by starting with only 30 minutes of cardio and working my way back up to the exercise levels I was before. I did not want to risk getting sick again. I also was able to maintain my calorie budget for the week. Typically I have been trying to eat exactly how many calories that I am allowed each day (especially on my work out days), and creating any Continue reading

This Week in Review – Learning Food is not the Enemy

This week was a roller coaster of a week. I think in reviewing this week it would be best if I take a look at my calorie habit for the last several weeks. I started out January eating about 1250 calories each day and then I kept reducing my calories further and further because I found myself not having a problem consuming only 800 to 950 calories each day (including the days that I would exercise burning 500-600 calories). I didn’t realize what a dangerous pattern I was starting. If you look at the image to Continue reading


Review of this Week

This has been another really good week of weight loss. I have lost a total of 3 pounds this week putting me back down to 235
pounds. This means I am only 5 pounds away from my first goal! This is a huge accomplishment for me because even though I have set weight loss goals in the past I have never actually reached any of the weight loss goals I have set.

At the beginning of October I had my husband help get accurate measurements using the tape measure that we have. I won’t be sharing exact measurements (yet), but I plan to share the number of inches lost on a monthly basis. The first measurement results will be on the November 7th Blog Post. I am looking forward to finding out those results. Continue reading


Hitting an Exercise Wall

Today is Saturday and for the past couple of weeks I have reserved Saturdays for my weekly review posts. However, in order to keep in line with the stats on Lose It! I have decided to move those posts to Mondays from now on.

My weight loss is going very very well right now. I am losing weight at a much higher pace than I anticipated. It seems as though I have found a good balance between eating the right number of calories for my body and creating a calorie deficit mainly based on my daily exercise. The exercise portion is what I am writing about today. Is it possible to burn yourself out on exercise? I’m not sure Continue reading


Motivation to Lose Weight #1: The Big 3-0 is on the horizon

I am starting a series of different personal motivations I have to lose weight. These are those motivators that are in addition to just wanting a healthy lifestyle. This gets down to the nitty gritty of who I am as a person. Some of these may come across as vanity reasons. Though, I believe that some vanity is ok as long as you keep the bigger picture in mind. Continue reading


Review of this week

I stepped on the scale this week to learn that I have lost 5 pounds this week, so now I am down to 242 pounds. This was a large weight loss that I was not anticipating this week, and certainly do not expect this kind of weight loss every week. Though, it really does help give me motivation to keep moving forward. Even more importantly, my clothes feel more comfortable – dare I say they actually feel looser? So about a month into my weight loss journey and I have lost 18 pounds (most of which was water weight) and I feel the best that I have felt in a very long time. Not just Continue reading