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Fat Girl Recovery Step 1- Admitting You Rock
Monday, July 25, 2011      9 comments

I've lost over 40 pounds now. I have been hesitant to get too excited or talk about it too much because that might seem like vanity or boasting. As a fat girl who has dealt with fat bashing a lot, I've learned that I shouldn't do anything ... Read more
Irate "diet" rant ahead
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      4 comments

(Just a warning- this is going to get nasty.) I am getting to the point where I can't stand the word "diet" anymore. People keep asking me "So, what 'diet' are you on?" or "What 'diet' program are you using?" or "Are you 'dieting'"? ... Read more
Perspective and Motivation Needed
Monday, July 18, 2011      3 comments

I started this weight loss journey on March 28, 2011. My weight has gone from 338 to 299 in 112 days. In other words, in 16 weeks, I've lost 39 pounds= that's an average of 2.4375 pounds per week. My BMI has gone from 51.4 to 45.5... Read more
Second Goal- Done!
Thursday, July 14, 2011      4 comments

As of this morning, I am officially below 300 pounds. So I weighed myself at first and got 298.4. Then I hopped on again: 299.0. Then I moved the scale into th... Read more
The Snickers bar revelation
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

Let me first say that someone in my workplace is evil. I'm not entirely sure WHO, but someone makes sure to keep a few candy dishes around the office stocked with those tiny little halloween type candies. Last week, however, it was revealed to... Read more
Dating Horror Story- Fallout
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      16 comments

Thanks to the many comments of my fellow Spark People, I was able to get past the shame and embarrassment of my dating horror story. I have this obnoxious habit of taking things to heart pretty quickly and that usually means I end up being depr... Read more
Dating Horror Story- No Judgment Please
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      52 comments

One reason I haven't been writing blog entries is because I've been busy trying to date while I'm working on my weight loss. I wasn't sure dating was a great idea, but my friends kept encouraging me and saying that it wasn't fair to cut myself o... Read more
June summary- Confession Time
Friday, July 01, 2011      4 comments

I tallied up my fitness time in June and I didn't do so well. I had 446 minutes logged on the elliptical. Here's a more yucky breakdown: Total planned cardio days: 17 Total cardio days: 13 Total planned Strength Training days: 10 To... Read more
12 Week Progress- Where's the enthusiasm?
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

As of this morning, I've lost 30.6 pounds. So that's 30.6 pounds in 12 weeks- my "official" start date was March 28th. It's a little more than the 2 pounds a week goal, but given my starting weight and my full bore lifestyle change, that's... Read more
May summary and June goals
Friday, June 03, 2011      1 comments

I was a little bummed to see my fitness minutes for May since they were lower than April- 518 cardio minutes. I have to keep reminding myself that I am going to the gym 4 days a week now instead of 5. But I did do 33.18 miles on the elliptical ... Read more
Stomping out the Plague
Friday, June 03, 2011      0 comments

For the past week, I've been fighting some kind of cold but it was masquerading as allergy symptoms for the first few days and I didn't take it seriously. On Monday, however, it took off it's mask and pretty much gave me a Bela Lugosi bite and ... Read more
Fighting the Crud
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      1 comments

I've been fighting some sort of cold/flu crud all weekend and it didn't really seem to take hold until last night. I was originally bummed that my 3 day weekend meant a day away from the gym, but it looks like with my energy level, I'm not goin... Read more
Separation Anxiety
Friday, May 27, 2011      1 comments

I realize that everyone likes to have a day off- it's going to be great to have a paid day off of work- but there is one major drawback that I can see. My gym is at my workplace. :-( I only workout during the workweek and this will be... Read more
It's not that bad after all!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      2 comments

Beware: Menstruation related post ahead! I was cranky on Sunday, having realized that it was that time of the month to feel all bloated and crampy again. Although I would love to opt-out of laying another egg I'm not using, I don't have tha... Read more
Things my elliptical hears each day
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

Just as a warning, there's going to be some swearing here. Top 5 Things My Elliptical Hears When I Workout 1. "Is that all you got, b*tch?" - Hill Climb Mode 2. "Can I pedal forwards now- please"? - Cross Training Mode 3. "Are ... Read more

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