My Stats


Starting Date:  December 28, 2011
Height: 5'4
Starting Weight: 218
BMI: 38
Size: 18/20, XXL
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Date:  February 8, 2012
(6 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 206
BMI: 35.4
Size: 18, XXL
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Date:  March 7, 2012
(10 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 198
BMI: 34
Size: 18 - almost 16, XL
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Date:  April 29, 2012
(17 weeks & 4 days from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 197
BMI: 33.8
Size: 18/16, XL
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Date:  June 23, 2012
(25 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 198
BMI: 34
Size: 18 - almost 16, XL
*Struggled with severe endometriosis pain, leading to surgery on August 1st and recovery. Back on track in October!
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Date:  October 19, 2012
(42 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 208
BMI: 35.7
Size: 18, XL
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Date:  November 29, 2012
(48 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 205
BMI: 35.2
Size: 16/18, XL
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Date:  February 13, 2013
(58 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 198
BMI: 34
Size: 16, XL
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Date:  May 20, 2013
(72 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 202
BMI: 34
Size: 16-18, XL-XXL
*Chronic abdominal pain in April with more endometriosis pain, leading to another surgery on June 10 and recovery. Back on track in August!
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Date:  August 26, 2013  *Began Plexus Slim, Accelerator, & ProBio 5
(86 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 215
BMI: 36
Size: 18, XL-XXL
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Date:  October 3, 2013
(91 weeks from start date)
Height: 5'4
Current Weight: 203
BMI: 34.
Size: 16, L-XL

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"Before" Pictures

Pictures of me prior to beginning my weight loss journey on December 28, 2011!


Our wedding (in a blizzard), December 2009!


Taking pictures as the snow falls!



Dressed as an 80's rocker chick for a meeting presentation (still not enough Aqua Net) in 2011


Vacationing in Florida, 2011


State Baseball Tournament, July 2011


My first "Before & After" photo!

11 comments:

  1. It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. Patience is the companion to wisdom. Cherish that which is within you. He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

    Wishing you all the best on your journey to a happier and healthier you!

    Walk walk walk, whenever you can just walk. Don't forget to change your workouts up a little. Use some weights one day, cardio another, and some stretching or yoga on another day. And just walk to every place you can walk to! You will get there! Love you to pieces! Jan

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  2. You are so beautiful & inspiriting! You make my heart sing! ~*~ <3 ~*~

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  3. Thank you SO MUCH!! That means the world to me!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to share those kind words! :)

    Chrissy

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  4. I love that you have decided to blog your journey! It is a tough climb for everyone. The goal is to feel good and above all, stay healthy. I started over a year ago eating better and exercising. Even though I have never been overweight, I was definitely out of shape. A walk up the stairs sent me huffing and puffing. I can now run two miles. Hooray! I can't believe how much commitment it takes to get there, so kudos to you for not giving up.

    I found that significantly changing my diet really helped. I gave up refined sugar and that made the biggest difference for me. Not to say I don't enjoy a good dessert now and then, but it just has to be now and then. Fruits, vegatables (still need to get more of those in), and lots of good fats, avacados, nuts, fish, olive oil, etc. You know, all the stuff they say to eat. I still use butter and don't worry about it. I like butter!

    Keep up all of your hard work, but don't drive yourself crazy. The goal is to live at least to 100 so that you are around for a long time.

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    1. Thanks a TON for sharing this!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support and encouragement.

      A BIG change in my diet is certainly needed. I've tried not to overwhelm myself with changing too much at one time, so I've started with my heart, trying to break my emotional connection to food, breaking bad habits and creating good ones, developing an exercise routine, and so on. I am implementing healthier foods in my daily intake, but I certainly have a ways to go with cutting out refined sugar, processed foods, fast food, and so on. I SO want to and I know I'll get there eventually!

      Hearing stories like this really does help me believe in myself... knowing I'm not alone and I CAN make this happen, too! I really, TRULY, thank you!!! :)

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  5. Keep believing in yourself no matter what obstacles come against you. You will reach your goals!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH, Monica!! That means the world to me - I BELIEVE IT!!!

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  6. KEEP GOING! I'm loving your journey! Enjoy the journey!

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  7. I just started following the other day. I've looked at some of your blog page and your facebook page. We are VERY similar in all aspects. Glad I found ya. On a journey too :)

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    1. Sarah, that's GREAT!! I love meeting new people who are on similar journeys and can relate. Sorry for the delayed response! It's TERRIFIC to have you! Keep in touch with me about your progress - I'd love to motivate and encourage you!

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