Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Last night I watched the Season Finale of The Biggest Loser, sadly I didn't watch the season, and I wish I would have. One of the finalist Hannah caught my attention, she and her sister Olivia were on the show together, and in the end the grand prize was between the two of them. In the end her sister Olivia ended up winning the grand prize, but it was a very close race! Weight has always been a constant struggle for me, and seeing the way these ladies felt when they got on the scale last night, and had weight loss between 120-130 pounds was empowering!

I have started so many Monday diets in the last few years, that usually end at about 8:35am, when I have a Dr. Pepper, and something totally unhealthy for breakfast! I have never in my life been the skinny girl, in High School when I was extremely healthy and active I was a size 12/14, and I couldn't have been happier. I don't want to be a size 4, I'm pretty certain my bones are bigger than a size I don't want to be the "fat friend" anymore. I don't want to feel uncomfortable in my own skin. I don't want people to tell me, "you're such a pretty girl, BUT, you'd be much prettier if you were thinner." I don't want to have to make jokes to distract from the fact that my weight is an issue, and that it does bother me. I want to be able to walk into a boutique shopping with my girlfriends, and buy something off the rack. I want to wear shorts, and tank tops, and not worry about showing my arms or legs. I have set a goal for myself of losing 75 pounds. That will put me at my High School weight, and I feel like I would be healthy, and feel better.

I know that this is not impossible, but I do know it is going to be HARD work. I know my first step will be a change in my eating habits, and cutting out caffeine. I haven't decided if I want to join a gym, or if I want to try to workout on my own. Have any of you struggled with weight, and found a system that works? If so, what are some tips that you can share with me? What are things you ate? How did you stick to a workout routine?


Kate said...

Hi Lacey,
I just stumbled across your blog (and this post specificially) and I'm feeling the EXACT same way about weight-loss lately...I just am having a hard time getting motivated (or, actually DOING it!) It's reassuring to know at least there are other people out there who are struggling wtih getting it's time to get up and do something about it!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lacey!

I am one of your newer followers. I read your post today and I can totally relate.

Ya see I used to be the fat girl. I used to be the one who weighed 280lbs at my largest. I am now the girl who weighs 148lbs. I used to be the girl who wore w WOMANS size 22/24 when I was in high school. I am now the girl who wears a size 8/10. Why am I telling you this? Because if I can do it so can you! It takes a lot of determination. It takes a lot of discipline. You have to have the I want it attitude. Please do not hesitate to contact me for advice, support, if you have questions or if you just need to vent. Its not a easy road but it is defitnately worth it. My first suggestion is to keep a food journal of everything that you put into your mouth from a drink of water to a bite of cake. EVERYTHING. From there you can see what you need to do to make changes and get the results you want. But don't be fooled you are looking at a full on lifestyle change if you really want to keep the results you see.

Again please do not hesitate to contact me. Email, twitter @frogginainteasy14 or my blight

Betty said...

My first step was to join Weight Watchers online. It fits into my schedule and helps me track what I'm eating. It's portable (hello smartphone app!). And, I've found tracking is key. You don't realize how much and how badly you eat until you write it all down. So, I'd start there.

And, take all pressure off of yourself. Some weeks don't go as well as other. But, keep yourself accountable. A workout buddy, WW, something. Just make sure you don't pay a fat tax! No gym memberships that you don't use and the like.

I'm also making a list of "motivators". Whenever I reach certain goals, I'll get myself a little something. For instance, when I lose 10 pounds, I'm going to go get myself a new eyeshadow. A reward. Until I reach my goal. I figure, when all else fails, bribe yourself!!!

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