Saturday, October 17, 2015

Starting a new journey to a new me! {Week 1}

I am a bigger girl. I have been told to embrace it, however, I have came to a point in my life that I am just not happy with my weight anymore. I have decided to document my weight loss journey here on my blog. I started gaining weight after I fell through a bad depression back in 2012. After the loss of our sweet Aubrey in 2013, it got worse. I was up to 222 lbs not long ago. That is the heaviest that I have ever been. I went on my trip to Disneyland and I was out of breath, and I saw a picture of myself that opened up my eyes on how heavy I really am. I have stopped drinking pop and eating sweets completely. I was drinking up to 4 cans of Dr Pepper or more a day. Below is a picture to show you the weight I have put on. I am making myself vulnerable showing these, however, I have to be open and honest with all of you to document my journey. Below is a picture of myself in 2011, and now in 2015. You can see why I want to lose weight.
I have received a few items to review to assist me in my journey! You will learn more about them here on my blog. I am using myfitnesspal to help keep track of my calories. After putting in all of my information, as of now my goal is set to 1,340 a day. 

Week 1 weigh in- 
Start- 222
Now- 215.
Goal -170 or less.

How I feel this week
Through the week, I stopped drinking pop and started drinking more water. I stopped eating sweets. I am walking a mile a day down the driveway. Going down 4 times and back 4 times is a mile here.  I feel like I have more energy since I stopped drinking pop. I can walk up the stairs without feeling like I am out of breath now. The first two days without pop left me with a migraine like no other. It is gone now, thankfully! I just tell myself that I CAN DO THIS.
Thank you for reading. I can't wait to share this journey with all of you! Any tips for me?


  1. Good luck! I'm generally a lurker, although I did want to comment here to tell you that I think you're quite pretty at any weight, but I understand that if you can indeed lose some weight, you'll feel better about yourself (and from the results you've already seen, you'll feel better in general, too). I admire your courage in taking this journey publicly, and I wish you the best. :-)

    1. Thank you so much, Anne! I love my loyal readers! I thought maybe if I shared this it would help others as well. I want to be able to run with my daughter and not feel like I am dying. haha!


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