Sh*t Just Got Real

Well y’all, it’s happening: Ben and I are getting married! He proposed Sunday night, and I couldn’t stop saying yes.  Between the wedding (though it’s admittedly not for a year or so) and a certain medical procedure I need done, it’s time to get, and more importantly, stay committed to getting fit and losing weight….

Doing Better

For those of you who have been following my blog, first of all – thank you. Second, you probably know that I am trying to love myself warts and all, improve myself, and am also trying to lose weight. In the last almost three years, I had gained about 100 pounds due to a certain…

Learning to Love (Myself)

Awhile ago, I posted that I had never been heavier, and that I was trying to lose weight. Well, I haven’t lost much. But I have been steady, and haven’t gained any either. Recently I was placed on a medication that has a possible side effect of appetite suppression. This is opposite the effect of…

Lifestyle Change (Hopefully with Weight Loss!)

  This is me today, at a weight I am not proud of achieving. I had, over Christmas and the new year, lost twelve pounds. Ten are back, unfortunately. Like I said in a previous post, I was always a skinny kid growing up, to the point where, to me at least, it was a…

Resolutions

I realize I’m a little late on this, as it is now the end of January. Though, to be completely honest, I’ve never really been into New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s silly to wait to change yourself, your life, your situation, what have you, for one specific day. I know change is constant. On…

Weight and Self-Image

When I was growing up, I was always “the skinny one.” I had the supersonic metabolism that meant I could eat anything and stay thin. I operated within this belief into and through puberty. I noticed weight gain as I my body became that of a woman’s. Since I’d always been told and seen myself…