Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Update 12/11/12

As of this morning I weigh 142, down 8 lbs. 
I finally measured myself again a few days ago,
and was pleased with the results. 
I first list the initial measurements taken back-
October 22nd, 2012.
  • Hips: 37"
  • Waist: 30"
  • Bust: 36 1/2"
  • Inner Thighs: 23 1/2" 
  • Outer Thighs (legs together): 40 1/2"
  • Arms: 11 1/2"
Now, the updated, second set of measurements I took on,
December 5th, 2012

  • Hips: 35 1/2"
  • Waist: 28 1/2"
  • Bust: 36"
  • Inner Thighs: 22 1/2"
  • Outer Thighs: 37"
  • Arms: 11 1/2"
 I was very happy to see that I have lost inches consistently throughout my body. 
Inches are more important than pounds. 
I'm glad to see my hard work has results. 

My new goal is to have the following measurements:

  • Hips: 34"
  • Waist: 24"
  • Bust: 34" 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Duh Moment

So today I'm back on the horse. 
I have not played around with the no junk rule today. 
My diet today is something I can put my name on.
I've had a bunch of fruit today, a rice cake and popcorn.
I currently have the munchies.
As I was rummaging through my kitchen,
being faced with temptation after temptation,
and bluntly being sick of fruit for the moment, 
I stumbled across these forgotten beauties 
on the top shelf of my fridge. 

The amount of sodium isn't the kindest to my diet,
so I'm not going crazy, 
but I am pleasantly surprised with my re-discovered discovery. 

Hope you all had a great Monday. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I'm having a little difficulty staying true to my diet- 
which I know is the only real way to get healthy, and stay that way. 
My "cheat day" turns into a cheat week. 
And though the majority of my meals are healthy, I'm still consuming junk everyday, 
and things spiral out of control rather quickly. Ex.: a Cheese danish, 
and then a caramel chew, and then maybe just a little starburst. 
My cravings get the best of me. 
I'm asking God to help me, 
that I would develop the will power and strength to overcome these very frequent,
 very consistent unhealthy cravings. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012


So, I have lost 4 lbs, 
which doesn't sound like a big whoop,
but the thing that's different this time is that-
 I have consistently kept the weight off. 
My weight fluctuates a few pounds (2-3)
just within a days time.
But I have dropped down to 146 and stayed that way 
(fluctuating 146-148, instead of 150-152)

Now I know the scale isn't everything.
In fact, I had a kinda bummer moment this week. 
A pair of pants that I had bought early in the year,
a pair that I bought post weight gain,
to specifically fit my bigger size,
FIT but was incredibly TOO TIGHT 
and horribly uncomfortable. 

 I am very excited to see that I am making progress 
without completely killing myself.

The exciting thing is that 146 is the smallest I've weighed in 2 years.
The not so exciting thing is that those pair of pants I referred to 
fit me earlier this year and a year ago in November, 
when I weighed more. 

Sooo... my goal this week is to do more weight training- every workout.
Also I'm going to get in 5 workouts- no exceptions.
Also, I'm going to take it easy on the elliptical (my favorite- by far)
because my upper thighs are getting very muscular and odd looking,
while my inner thighs are still too jiggly and not the most pleasant. 

I have been doing awesome with my water consumption.
I really do love the Water Your Body app.
Also I've been using the berry-pomegrante MiO-

I highly recommend it.
I've drank 4-5 (16.9oz) bottles each day for 5 days,

Oh, so my previous goal was to not say anything negative about myself.
Woo-wee was that a hard one.
I wasn't 100% successful,
but I did notice and correct myself as soon as I made the mistake-
so that's progress.
I'm gonna keep at it.
I have faith that I will have better luck with this week's goal.

Also I've been a tad better with my scripture readings, 
but still not where I should be. 
I'm praying to God more- the right way.
And really striving for growth in our relationship,
more than I had been. 

Well that's all for now. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

You Have to Start Somewhere

Getting really personal on this one ;)


Weight: 150 lbs
Height: 5'8"
Hips: 37"
Waist: 30"
Bust: 36 1/2 "
Inner Thighs: 23 1/2"
Arms: 11 1/2"

Elliptical 30 min. 300 calories burned 
Hip Abduction & Adduction 
65lbs, 20 reps 3 sets each

If you want to see my diet look me up on Lose It! 

Goal Weight: 135 lbs 

Current feelings about body and image:
I feel just okay about myself. Today is somewhat a good day. I feel great that I didn't eat junk all day and that I got my workout in.
I feel super self-consious of my arms, inner thighs, and backside muffin top.

I got my Bible reading in today that always makes for a better day.
I can honestly see a HUGE difference from when I do my daily readings and when I don't- especially if I go without for a prolonged period. 

My prayer:
Dear Lord, 
I recognize that this body you gave me and the life you put into it is all for you glory. 
I understand that it is my duty to maintain it and keep it healthy in all ways. 
Lord I want to pursue and fulfill your will.
I will take care of this gift you gave me for your honor, and reach out to others who can gain from this, and grow in you. 
Thank you for all your many blessings.

Goal for my self-esteem this week:
11/5/12 - 11/12/12
Do not say one negative thing about myself 
(about any traits i.e. physical, intellectual, etc.)  
Do not voice anything that is not positive, either alone, or with people, or even "jokingly". 

Some Great Tools

I am not attempting this journey alone.
These are some great tools I recommend. 
This is available online and also for the iPhone. 
The app is free. 
The Water Your Body Lite (aka free) 
app for the iPhone is a great way to monitor you H2O intake. 
It motivates me because I can't stand those little red notification circles lol. 

Here It Goes (Again)

Warning: This is a long one. 

There are two things in life that I am very resilient with, dieting and blogging. Now being resilient is a very good thing, because you can bounce back easily. I am happy that I have not given up on either but not happy that I cannot make a habit or commitment to either.
So here I am again. Each time I say, 
"This time is going to be different." 
I think of my diet I started two weeks ago and think through what went right and what went wrong. 
Each time I start again I change something- 
in hopes that that change will be the key. 
That I will figure out my weight loss success. 

Then there's blogging. 
The Lord knows I can talk, but for some reason I just never feel like saying anything. 
But when it comes to my body and my diet, and especially my walk with the Savior- I definitely have a lot to say.
This part is a bit nerve-wracking, for I am really putting it all out there. But this journey is very important to me, this is a spiritual journey more than anything else. 

Here goes the 1st confession. 
I have always prayed to God before I've tried to make a healthy lifestyle change, but only kinda. 
What I mean by this 'kinda' is that I would say a quick,
"Please Lord help me loose this weight, if it be your will- Amen." 
I guess in the back of my head I was giving myself insurance. I was scared that if I prayed right and fully relied on God and went to Him correctly and humbly and didn't loose the weight/become healthy then I would have nowhere else to go. I was scared to stay the same.
I was scared to fully rely on God. 

Here's why this time is actually different. 
I'm not just trying some fad diet, I'm really wanting to make a realistic lifestyle change. And the most important difference of all is that I am putting God first, like He should be in everything we do. 

" Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

And now to inject you with more truth,
 I have always known these things. 
I know my body is a temple of God, 
I know that if I really want to succeed in something it must be through him. 
I know that by me not loving myself is an insult toward a creation of God. 
But I have allowed habits to form and sit in. 
It is wrong for me to hate myself and constantly compare myself and complain about the way I am. 
I have allowed these habits to distance me from God. 
I have allowed the scale to become an idol.
I am on a journey to become healthy.
To love myself the way He does. 
To allow God to use me the way I was created for. 
To not limit God.  
So here it goes again. 

By the way this blog is inspired by many wonderful women. 
One can be found here