Short Fat Girl

The transformation of a short fat girl

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Icepocalypse Atlanta

Iced AtlantaIcepocalypse 2014 hit Atlanta this week and the entire city came to a screeching halt. The same can be said for my dieting efforts. Being stuck in the house for several days really tested my will power and for the most part, I came out unscathed. I finished up the week with only a 1 pound weight loss.

Because my bike tire went flat, I was unable to workout on the trainer; however, I did workout to the Wii’s Biggest Loser Challenge. Unfortunately, it was very difficult to workout and fight off my dogs who thought I was playing with them. The only other exercise I got in last week was on Thursday when the snow melted enough to get the dogs out for a walk.

It’s funny how my lack of exercise affected my eating habits. I tried to stay with in my calories, but I really struggled and found myself going over my calories almost every day. I didn’t go crazy with my eating, but it isn’t anything I would like to brag about either.

Next week, I am traveling for work and am a bit worried how I will handle that. Wish me luck. I will report more later.

Have a great week.


Before and After and After

Normally, a blog about a person’s weight loss journey would have these pictures reversed, but not in this case. The first picture is me several years ago at a starting weight of 258.8 pounds. The second picture is from this time last year weighing in around 225 pounds the last picture was taken this past weekend. What happened you ask? Well take a look at the picture below. What you are looking at is my hamstring that ripped off my pelvis and put a dead stop to my fitness journey.
Today, marks the 5 month anniversary of my accident where I ruptured my hamstring doing sprints at boot camp.
The picture of me with the my bike is what happens when you totally give up on yourself. I’m not going to even try and come up with any excuses here. I could lay down this story about how I tried to fight the big fight, but lost because I couldn’t exercise anymore, but the real truth is, I just quit caring. I’ve thrown up my hands and just gave up.
These past 5 months were only hard on me physically but emotionally and mentally too. Not only was I taken away from my fellow boot campers who pushed me hard and made me believe that I could do anything I put my mind to, the stress of job increased dramatically and with no exercise to help relive that stress, picture number 3 is the result of not caring.
Today, I went to the doctor for my annual exam and to go over my labs that I had drawn the last week and the results were not good. To begin with, I weighed in at a whopping 252 pounds; additionally, my cholesterol level was dangerously high at 255 and my blood pressure measured in at 150/100. To make matters even worse, she wants to start me on cholesterol medicine. In five months, I went from a women in the best shape of her life, to a women in the worse shape of her life.
All I can say now is: Here we go again. Since I’m not dead yet and really don’t want to end up that way anytime soon, I guess I have no choice but to start over from scratch. I did it once, I can do it again. Besides, with Kristy at my side, I know, I’ll have all the support I will need. So, I’m gonna change some things up on this site and my Facebook page as well and do a complete do over.
Wish me luck


Running Out of Excuses

Today I stepped on the scale and I weighed in at 222.8 pounds. Today marked the end of my second week of this session’s boot camp. In the past two weeks, I’ve lost 3.9 pounds. It amazes me how fast I gain weight compared to the rate I lose weight. I guess this is the most discouraging part for me. I’ve worked so hard these past few months only to gain back 13 of those pounds over the holidays is really heart wrenching. It’s like I have some kind of self-destruct button I push the minute things start going well for me.

The first time I hit the self-destruct button, I blamed it on my injuries. How can I be expected to work out when I am injured? And, when I did workout, it was halfhearted. It was very convenient to use my injuries as an excuse to not give it my all.

Next, I hit the “button” when I finished my two weeks on the Paleo diet. I convinced myself that I was depriving myself of so much; I sabotaged everything I did in just a couple of weeks.

Then, the holidays came. Now, who can be expected to eat healthy during the holidays? Party after party with no boundaries what did I expect to happen?

The real issue is that I have run out of excuses and people to listen to them. Guess its time to get off my but and get to it. Who’s with me????

Not My Best Week

Well, week one of my 3rd month of boot camp is in the bag. To be totally honest, this wasn’t my best week, but somehow I was able to pull a three pound weight loss out of it. I wish I knew exactly what I did to get that so I could do it again.

To begin with, this was a rough week at work for me. My stress level was at all time high and of course, the first thing I do when I’m stressed is to eat or drink a few beers. That is exactly what I did starting on Monday. Even though I went to the farmer’s market this weekend and had the entire fridge stocked with healthy choices, as soon as someone asked if I wanted to go for dinner and drinks, I jumped at the chance.

Tuesday came and went and I seemed to have my self back in order until Wednesday which was our off day at boot camp. My intention was to take the dogs for a nice long 2 to 3 mile walk, but that was squashed do to the thunderstorms that hit as soon as I got home from work.

Unfortunately, the storms continued through the night and because my dog Jack, is terrified of thunder and lightning, I didn’t get much sleep. To top it off, my of docs I work with had a tree come down in his yard and was unable to get out of his driveway which meant I had to go to work early to get his appointments rescheduled. Because of all of this, I was unable to make it to boot camp on Thursday morning.

Let me tell you something you might not really understand or believe. Once you are used to the fact of getting up every morning and going to boot camp, missing even one day makes me feel like crap. My day dragged and I had very little energy. You might want to contribute that to not sleeping, but even when I have to miss because of a work meeting, I have the same results.

Thursday, my office went to watch a Braves game. We had a great time, but there were no healthy choices to speak of at the ball park. Since I had to eat something, I had a hot dog and yes a couple of light beers. Of course the game went into extra innings and after an exciting win, I didn’t get home and in bed until midnight.

With less than 8 hours of sleep in the past two days, I was still able to pull my but out of bed and drag myself to boot camp this morning. I could tell by how I felt that I wasn’t working out at my full potential, but I still worked hard anyway and tried to make the best of it. It’s almost impossible to fail while your at boot camp;  the instructors just wont let that happen. Thank goodness.

Now that the week is over it’s time for a do over. Wish me luck folks.

The Results Are In

First thing I did this morning was to get on the scale. When I stepped on, I was totally blown away. I lost 8.1 pounds. WHAT???? This is such a relief to me. I have been on a downward spiral for about a month now, all at my own fault I might ad, and I was getting really frustrated. It didn’t matter how little I ate, if I ate one wrong thing, gained weight.

To be honest, I didn’t have the most perfect eating week, but I think, with the serious workouts I had this week along with the decrease in my alcohol consumption, equaled a big weight loss. I know I can’t expect results like this every week, but I am really excited to see what next week brings me.

A Loss Is A Loss – I Guess

Today, I weighed in at 238.1 which is a loss of 0.7 lbs. To be honest, I am a little disappointed with that number; I worked pretty hard this week. I counted every morsel of food I put in my mouth this past week. Let’s just hope it will mean a even bigger number next week

A Great Weigh

It was a good week. I didn’t get a lot of exercise in this past week, so I made sure I paid close attention to what I ate this week. I also made sure I drank a lot of water. The result of all this was a 5.4 pound loss.

It just goes to show you that if you stick to your plan, it will work. Because of being sick the past 7 days, I have not been able to get much exercise in this week either. We’ll have to see how the next weigh in goes.

Still On Track

Oops, I forgot to post my weigh in yesterday. I weighed in at 244.2 pounds. That’s a loss of 1.5 pounds. Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed with this loss, but I know it’s because I didn’t workout this week. The only exercise I got this week was walking my dogs after work. In order to speed things up, I have no choice but to increase the intensity of my workouts. There may be a problem with that, however. When I fell Saturday, I really hurt my knee. I have an appointment with the orthopedist in the morning. I’ let you know how it all works out.

In the meantime, I am keeping my thoughts positive and hoping I just bruised my knee instead of anything more serious. Wish me luck.

Weigh In May 22, 2010

Today the scale has been a bit unfaithful to me. I weighed in at 222.3 pounds. I really don’t understand how this could have happened, because I have been on point with my calories most of the week. One possibility could be that I didn’t workout as much as I have been the past few weeks, but I am still working out all the same. I’m concerned that my calorie intake may need to be adjusted. I’ll have to talk to the dietitians at work to get this straightened out.

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