Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bring it On

OK here's the thing...I am a shitty blogger.

I haven't posted in months. Before that, all my posts were crap. I have nothing to write about. I could write about work, but that's not really gonna interest anyone. So, I've decided that even if no one gives half a shit about what I'm writing because its not interesting, I'm gonna do it anyway.

The year is 2013. Where the hell did 2012 go? I've supposedly been dieting since November of 2011 and it got me nowhere. Now a whole year has gone and what do I have to show for it?

157lbs. When I started this blog in December of 2010, I was around 170lbs. Yeah, its taken a long time, but I'm making progress.

In November my boyfriend and I joined a gym. I was going 3 days a week for the most part. Then my work schedule got changed and I didn't have time to go for an entire week. Once Christmas came around I was working 60 hours a week, 13 days with no day off. The gym was out of the question. Come New Year's day, I got the flu. When I went to the doctor, they weighed me and I weighed 163lbs. It was a pretty crushing blow considering I got down to 158lbs before I missed 3 weeks of working out.

When I had the flu, I didn't eat for 7 days. I didn't do it on purpose, I just couldn't stomach anything. I pretty much ate 1 can of chicken noodle soup and a box of  Ritz Bits crackers over the span of 7 days.

Yesterday, I went to the gym for the first time in over 3 weeks. I could only work out for about 30 minutes, but I made myself step on the scale after I was done. I couldn't believe I was back down to 157lbs. I've never had so much motivation to keep going as I did when I stepped on the scale.

If I can lose almost 10 lbs (I was 166 when we joined the gym) by going to the gym for 1 hour 3 times a week, I can lose these last 20 or so to finally be in a healthy weight range.

I even took another after picture.

August 2012

January 10th, 2013
So, it might not be as extreme as Jennifer Hudson or Jessica Simpson, but I'm not getting paid millions of dollars plus personal trainers and personal chefs. I'm a real person who is working on my own to lose weight, and I think I'm doing a good damn job.
2013 will be the year that I get healthy and stay happy. 


  1. Proud of you. It's not easy to do. I was sick for a frigging week too, and you notice I am not posting pictures. I had wondered if I had missed your blog notices. You should write about that dog,,,Who seems to be escaping and chewing on everything...:)

  2. I know it's not easy. I lost 100 in a little less than a year and it was a lot of work. I don't do the gym, though -I take zumba and martial arts and burn more calories at both of those than I would at the gym anyways. It's just a matter of finding stuff that you find bearable and for me - it's definitely not the gym.