Saturday, December 31, 2011


I know I haven't been blogging enough for y'all to notice a change in my waistline- but if you know me in real life (or follow me on twitter)... you'll know that I have lost a little weight. I was motivated to shed 30-50 for the wedding (trust me, I desperately needed it- I wasn't trying to be unhealthy- I put on 60 lbs in 4 years and it wasn't my body!)

I have been fighting a cold for what seems like forever- as soon as I think it's gone, I get slammed with a fever and chills again a few days later. It's kept me in and out of the gym, (more out than in) and I sit at home and sulk. Nights like these I need some "thinspiration"... Things that make me go, "keep doing what you're doing... One sick day in bed is nothing... just stick with your program- you've come a longggg way!"

I struggle the most when I get on a scale and I FEEL skinny and see the number says otherwise. Then I remind myself...muscle weighs more than fat etc... so I guess as long as I LOOK good in my dress... no one is bring a scale to the wedding... (right?!?! I mean, I can see my sister doing that.. jk)

I'm not trying to compete, be a model, or look anorexic. I'm just trying to get back to the healthy me. I am almost there. I'm not a bridezilla freak trying to look like a stick in my dress, but I wouldn't mind a nice pair of toned arms holding that bouquet when all eyes are on me :)

Every one keeps commenting on how great I look or how skinny I am and whether I'll keep it up after the wedding... Um, YEAH!!! I seriously have gone through a major lifestyle change. The thought of an egg and cheese biscuit from Martin's and a large sweet tea are repulsive to me now. I wouldn't even cheat if no one was watching and I had a freebie! I can't even imagine putting on the weight again... It's just not worth it. Trust me, I intend on getting rid of all my "bigger" clothes, expensive/designer or not- because I have NO intentions of EVER wearing them again. 

The other thing that people forget is: I am motivated. I have a white dress in my closet that just screams,  "sausage arms". It was hard to motivate myself to lose the weight when I didn't have a goal like my wedding. Without a ring on my finger I kept postponing it, but now I see a deadline that just keeps ticking closer and closer and gone are those days where I'd see my tennis shoes and ignore them by the door- I actually lace them up and get out there. 

The moral of the story: buy a wedding dress and hang it in your closet. It'll make you work out like whoa. Just kidding. The moral of the story is, if I can do it... anyone can!!!!


  1. ah! i downloaded the new version of firefox and i can magically post comments on your blog again!!! woo hooo! so you just totally inspired me not to eat sausage this morning for breakfast. congrats on all the hard work :) can't wait for the big day!

  2. Congrats on the weight loss!! After baby #3 I lost 20 lbs this year! Woo hoo! I had that painful moment getting rid of favorite but too big clothes. Sad to see them go!!

  3. hey dont get rid of those bigger clothes till you let me riffel through them :)

  4. Good for you!! I went through the same thing this year...started getting out more and walking to the park not driving! Its amazing the little things that you do and how much it changes you! I lift weights at home, maybe you may like that instead of forcing yourself to the gym and get out for some cardio...well not this time of year I guess!! I also bought the cleaning eating book and have a subscription to the cooking light magazine. I have made some really yummy stuff and the fam doesn't even know that its clean eating!! :) It is a life change, you do look great!! Keep it would look amazing in a potato sack!! Your
    beautiful xoxo

  5. go you!! i am in this same boat right now. i am doing weight watchers and trying to work out several times a week. I want to look good for my big day but I really want to get back to healthy and make being healthy a lifestyle that I live by...
    Thanks for sharing your story!:)gina

  6. Thanks for the "Thinsparation." I needed it today! What have you beend doing to loose the weight? Share your secrets!

  7. I completely agree, a wedding dress is the best motivationI have found to date. I was able to lose 25 of the 40 lbs I gained in college before we got married!. I just wish I had your mindset/motivation post wedding...I just keep setting goals. Goals like run a half marathon, getting to my goal weight and doing another photo shoot in my wedding dress on the beach in ca. Needless to say, I need to lose another 25 lbs to get to my goal weight. What have you been doing to get in shape? Please share any tips you have! Whatever it is, it is working great for you! You look awesome!