Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday: Link-Up with Erin

My Original Plan Was To P R A Y...
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Guess What...that did NOT work. Not one bit....so I decided to make some lifestyle changes. You can read all about my weight loss journey in my post The Ugly Truth.

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Today I'm going to tell you the story in pictures...because well a picture is worth a thousand words. As I was making these collages I was dying...take pictures ladies, take pictures,take pictures. Even if you don't share them, it is so worth it when you're feeling frustrated and loosing motivation!

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I honestly think my arms were the same size my thighs are now...holy hell.
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This one is my Favorite, I cannot believe the difference in my face!! Holy Moly!
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Over the past 2 years I have lost 95 pounds, 70 of that in the last year.

It's taken a lot of work...
I've yo-yo'd a lot...
I've failed a lot...
I've also succeeded beyond what I could believe...
Of course have had good days and bad days.
Who Doesn't
I am not one to give anything up, and I really don't feel I have been deprived the last year.
I still have a drink or five when I go out with my divas
I still eat cake when it's someone's birthday or any other time it's in the house
I haven't completely sworn off carbs, and I don't eat like a rabbit.

I do drink protein in the morning.
{I love to mix a scoop of dessert chocolate pudding protein powder with my iced coffee & almond milk ...seriously starbucks watch out, I'm coming for you}
I do believe weight training is just as important as cardio, if not MORE important.
I didn't see significant results until I fell in love with my weight bar.

I am really proud of how far I have come, and I honestly can say I am comfortable in my body for the first time in a LONG time.
{in clothes}
BUT then I get naked, and I want to cry.
Today I weigh in at 197 pounds.
I haven't been under 200 pounds in 4 years.

My Current Body Fat Percentage is 29%
{It used to be 42%...wow}
My Goal is to get that on the lower end of "acceptable" at 21%
In order to do that I need to get down to 150 el-bees.
{Ideally I would like to be 145}
That means I have 46 pounds left to go
&& I honestly thing these last 46 will be harder then the first 95!!

When you're trying to lose weight, or really accomplish anything it's so important to write it down & plan for success.

My Long Term Goal:
By May 1 {17 weeks away & the beginning of shorts season in Upstate NY}
I want to have lost between 35-45 el-bees.
{Relatively 2-3 pounds a week}
Putting me between 150-160lbs.
The smallest number I remember seeing on the scale was probably around 165...
So to get below that would be amazing.

My Short Term Goal{s}:
Lose 8 pounds this month & never find them again.
Find time between school, work & motherhood to work out 4 times a week
AND complete the weekly challenge every day!!!


Join Erin and I as we lose this weight, forever and ever. Finally. Link-up every Wednesday, and even participate in our weekly challenge. This week we chose abs as the target zone. I don't know about you girls but after the holidays this bittie's belly is not looking it's best...my pouch is coming back & it is NOT a good look!

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My Inspiration:

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I don't want to lose who I am, I love my curvy body
I just want to be strong
I want to be toned
I want to WANT to be nekkid.
All day errry day!

I can't wait to read all your stories in the weeks to come and watch ya'll succeed!




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Also as usual on Wednesday I'm linking up with Shanna {and I can never get the "random wednesday button to work} so here is the button to her home page. Check her out, she is a fashonista, wife and mother. Her fashion posts make me want to shop <3




26 comments:

  1. I am so fucking proud of you!!!! You should be so proud of yourself!!!!!

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    1. I am I am. But I want to see 150 on that scale! I love you biotch.

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  2. AMAZING!!!!! so to link up I just copy that button to my page? I am getting back into my Wednesday Weigh-day posts anyways, and this sounds too fun!!

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    1. Yes, just copy the code. And under where Erin & my links are there should be a blue button that says add your link. :) we're excited to get this started too!

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  3. You are looking fantastic! I need to get some side by side pictures figured out. When I look at myself in the mirror I still see the old me even though I have lost 20 pounds. Maybe those pictures will motivate me!

    Thanks for doing this link up and challenge! I love all the motivation and support we have. 2013 is going to be a great year!

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  4. You look amazing!!! I lost 45lbs last year and am ready for the last 20! I just linked up and can't wait to doing this every week with you! Bring it on, 2013 :)

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  5. Amazing progress Alex. Your story is a huge motivation for me!

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  6. I am on a similar journey! I plan to lose 7 pounds in about two months (depending on my next weigh in on Saturday it might be more, eek!) I do Weight Loss Wednesdays on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visit and guest post some time. I'm always looking for good tips and encouragement. We need to help each other out! Esther Norine Designs

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  7. Hi there - found your blog through the link up. Can't wait to read more! Hope you're having a happy new year :)
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  8. You got this girl!!! Ok for a dumb question./... how do you measure body fat?

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  9. You've rocked the weight loss so far girl and you look amazing... seriously, you're a knock-out!

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  10. You are a rock star! I love your 2012 halloween costume! Thanks for hosting the linkup. It is so motivating!

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