Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Weight Loss - 48 Pounds Down, More To Go!

Hello and Happy Almost The Weekend! I promised I was back and here I am again! 

I wanted to share part of my recent journey with you all. In December of last year, I made a decision to get my health back. My weight was out of control and I was concerned for my general health. Health issues in my family include cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. I had no desire to be diagnosed with any of these either now or in the future. While it's true, we can only do so much to fight genetics, I was determined to do everything in my power. 

On December 26, 2014 I took some of the money I was given at Christmas and bought a year's gym membership. I paid in cash, for the entire year of 2015. I figured what the heck, if it's paid in full, I would feel guilty if I didn't go and do the work.  

On Saturday, December 27, 2014 I went to my first gym classes in more years than I want to admit. I took Cardio Step - think old school Step Aerobics. I thought I was going to die. I couldn't keep up. I was out of breath. There were women in class that were much older than me - some in their 70's! - and they were keeping up. I was absolutely mortified, but damned and determined that I would finish the class. While I managed to finish that day's class, I had that "Rude Awakening" moment. I knew this would likely be the toughest thing I've ever attempted, at least in a physical sense. 

I kept going. I refused to give up or give in. There are days I still want to give in. The above photos were taken on March 28, April 18 and June 20, 2015. I have now lost 48 pounds from my starting weight. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to admit my actual starting weight, but I'm not there yet. I still have 30-35 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight. 

Look for me to share some of my secrets to losing this weight. Keep in mind, I am no expert...but I love to discuss what's worked for me, and I'd love to hear what works for you! Don't worry, I'm not turning the blog into everything weight loss all the time - but let's talk! 

Drop me a line! Tell me about your weight loss successes. Can't wait to hear from you! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I'm BACK - For Good This Time!

Hello my friends! It's been a long time since I blogged regularly and I have really missed it! I've made the decision to blog again, likely 3-4 times per week. I sure hope some of you are still with me and will read! 

What has everyone been up to? I left my job (which I really didn't enjoy) the day after Christmas 2014. Since that time, I have been blissfully unemployed and working on myself. I've been dieting and exercising and have lost some weight, and plan to lose a lot more! I have also been enjoying the summer with family and friends here at the beach.

My plans for future posts: diet and exercise tips along with what has worked for me, healthy recipes (we'll start with Meatless Monday and my experiments), fashion finds including my favorite current Lilly Pulitzer pieces, and much much more! 

Who is still with me? Take a moment to drop me a comment! Have a fantastic Tuesday, I'm off to Yoga. 

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