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Monday, August 22, 2011

The D word: First Weigh In

I’ve been putting this off for about a week now but I finally got the courage to post this. I weighed myself this morning and I was shocked to see the numbers on the scale! I have never weighted this much in my life and I can’t believe I let myself get like this.
This morning I weighed in at 174.4! I am only 5’5 so for my frame and height, that is a whooole lot! I shouldn’t really be shocked because my bad eating habits are what got be here, but I am very ready for a change! I have decided to start not a diet but a life style change. No starving myself or trying fad diets that work temporarily, been there don’t that, I am going to have to change my bad habits and replace them with healthier ones. I’m a “make a list” for everything type of girl and this new lifestyle is no exception. Here are the rules I will be following:
  •       Eat 3 healthy meals a day with 2 healthy snacks in between.
  •       ½ of each meal will consist of vegetables.
  •        ¼ of each meal will consist of protein
  •        ¼ of each meal will consist of something yummy lol I don’t want to deprive myself or I will just get discouraged and stop.
  •        Snacks with be healthy: Fruit, string cheese, etc.
  •        At least 45 minutes of exercise 5 times a week. I’m scheduling that my days off will be Tuesdays and Sundays.
  •        Drink more water. No juices or soda. Fortunately this will be very easy for me because I already don’t drink soda and only have juice every once in a while, but I will be drinking more water then I usually do.
  •        No eating after 7:30 pm. I get home from work late and go to bed late so this is an ideal time for me.
  •        I am going to allow myself a cheat date. Not to go crazy and eat whatever I want but I wont be as strict. I will watch the portions of what I eat. I know from experience if I deprive myself I will fall of the wagon HARD. This may not be the fastest way to lose weight but I’m not interest in fast, I’m more interested in long term. 
I I will be weighing my self every Monday morning and posting an update. Along the way I will be trying new recipes and workouts and researching ways to stay motivated. If you are also on a weight loss journey, let me know ways you like to stay motivated or yummy snack ideas! I am always interested is hearing what you guys are doing! If you are also documenting your journey, post a link below! I need all the motivation I can get!

The Blurb Basics
Start Date: 8/22/11
Start Weight: 174.4 Yikes!
Goal Weight: 130 
Total Lbs lost: 0
Total Lbs to lose: 44.4 lbs
Measurements: Coming soon

Here are 2 of the most recent pictures I have. These will be my BEFORE pictures. Of course one of them has to be with a big ol' slice of chocolate cake lol It was my birthday so cut me some slack. 


  1. You can do it Carol! I telling you the meat made a huge difference in my diet lol my face looks much slimmer and pretty again I used to have a chubby face and that's gone now. I've only been doing this for a WEEK!!!! I already lost 1/2 an inch around my waist. My rule is to only eat when I am hungry. Never eat when you aren't hungry that's what makes us fat. Also buying organic foods helps you to not eat when you aren't hungry lol cuz it's expensive hahaha I love you and know that you will treat your body with the respect it deserves ;)

  2. Congrats on making your first step! Aside from the haters I mentioned in my beautylish post I found posting online to help keep me a little more accountable.

    Today is my first day back in the game as well. I'm a Weight Watchers girl. I applaud you for having the self discipline to do it without a structure plan for you.

    I won't wish you luck because none is needed. I know you can do it! It just takes will power.

  3. Good for you girlfriend! I support you all the way and you are actually approaching it from a healthy angle which seems so rare these days. When I diet I have to have a "cheat" as well otherwise I can't keep it up. However, I still cheat with moderately healthy stuff like darck chocolate or a homemade pastry that I know exactly what went into it!

    I wish you the best of luck and a strong spirit in the face of your challenge :)

    Baby V

    Check me out!: http://bbyvcs.blogspot.com/

  4. U guys r so amazingly supportive! I love it! Im very glad I decided to do this. It has been soooo hard so far and its only been a day lol but I know it will get easier as the days pass and I stop getting junk funk withdrawal.

  5. there is no reason for you to fail where others have succeeded and you already have an advantage because God is on your side. all the best to you my friend!