Monthly Archives: October 2014

365 Day Update #2-Meeting Goals and weight update

Hey all!

Things have been going pretty great with my weight loss and healthy life style so far. Come tomorrow I will officially have been doing this for 2 months! Yay for consistency! I’ve been crazy busy with work, graduate school, and MCAT studying, but I still have managed to find the time to go to the gym. No clue why I had so many excuses in years past when I wasn’t anywhere near as busy. Just a few days ago I finished my first full 30 minute “run” at an 11:19 pace. I know for some of you thats slow, but with my health history and back problems I’m really proud of it. Just gotta keep pushing =] Also this is the first ┬átime I’ve been incorporating rolling hills into my treadmill work outs. Yes it sucks during, but man do I feel strong at the end! I highly recommend it if you haven’t tried it yet. On a completely superficial note, my butt is 100% shaping up. For a girl with no butt, thats exciting! Its the rolling hills or listening to “All about the Base” when I’m running, thats doing the magic. Take your pick.

On top of that my DIET has been pretty great for the most part. Its fall, I’m going to rock apple cider and doughnuts at least once. Healthy lifestyle change isn’t synonymous with deprivation, it means moderation and accounting and adjusting for those treats. I refuse to feel guilty about enjoying my life and food here and there. My hectic schedule has actually helped in the diet department. I don’t eat out (aint nobody got money for that!) so I have packed my food for lunch and dinner the night before. This has allowed me to plan my meals out very carefully. I personally use my fitnesspal and love it. I MEAN LOVE IT! I suggest you try it out if you’re wanting to get started on meal planning and not sure what a healthy limit is. Its what I used the first time I lost weight as well. I love that you can look at your macro and micronutrients to help round out your diet. Eating clean is 80% of the battle so it helps to have some guidance.

Finally, about my goals. A day earlier than I said, I am under 200lbs! As of this morning I am 199.5lbs. It feels so darn good to finally be out of the over 200lb range. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of work to do, but it feels so good to be getting back into shape. To see the numbers change feels really good, even though I have to remind myself that it won’t always be this way and its not all about the numbers, it still is exciting! In 2 months I have lost a grand total of 25.5 pounds and 35.5lbs from my peak. I’m so happy to say I think I’m finally back to my healthy ways. Hopefully for good this time.
Hope you all have a restful weekend and a great week!

Much love everyone!

Peak Weight: 235lbs

Start Weight: 225lbs

Current Weight:199.5lbs

Weight loss so far: 35.5lbs

365 Day Start and First Update

On August 26th, 2014 I decided that enough was enough. At this point since I had moved home, I had gained 25lbs. Through the summer I managed to balloon all the way up to 225lbs and 230lbs from Switzerland. What do you expect in a country with bread cheese chocolate and wine for 2 weeks? I chose not to worry about it while on vacation. Just 5 lbs from where I peaked before my first big weight loss. That summer I had been all over the place with healthy regarding my suspected internal endometriosis and along with it some counts of depression my weight basically was out of control and unchecked. So I decided I am starting what I’m calling the “360 day project”.

The 365 day project is me committing myself to making sure I put in time for my health and body for 365 days. So come August 26th 2015 hopefully I will be a much smaller healthier person. I know I can do it, because I’ve done it before. Its just about making the time and making myself worth the extra effort and priority.

Notice anything weird about the date stamp? Well thats because I’ve been uber busy with graduate school and MCAT studying and my new job, but I’ll get to those in a second. I didn’t get a chance to write it, but I have been keeping with my health/weight loss goals! Yay for a 1 1/2 months of dedication! Woo hoo! Note the weight loss below =]

I also LOVE working as a Graduate assistant in the Anatomy labs at WMU. It seriously is the bomb dot com working with PA students. I also think my boss is awesome. He is really sweet, forgiving, and teaches me a lot about running the lab along the way. I have my first two big test for graduate school next week. So stressed! haha. But I think I’ll survive, at least I hope so! Currenntly jut trying to find a balance between home life, work, school, and health. So far I’m doing alright. Even getting decent sleep.

So here is my first update. I am going to try to be more up on this say every two weeks if not more so. But I am down 25/30lbs depending on where you started. I am officially 205lbs! Hopefully the next update I will be under 200 once again! I am so insanely happy!

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Much love,

-B

Peak Weight: 235lbs

Start Weight: 225lbs

Current Weight:205.0lbs

Weight loss so far: 30.0lbs