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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All about weight loss


Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should.

I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet!

Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE POUND.

Everyone wants to lose 3 or 5 or 15 pounds, but never ONLY one. So, I just stick around and happily keep you.
Then I am free to add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice... That is, until I have grown to 10, 20 or even 30 pounds in weight... YES... it is fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT... left to do just as I please.

So, when you weigh in, go ahead... just keep on saying, "Oh I only lost one pound." (As if that is so terrible.)
For you see, if you do this, you will encourage others to hang around me because they will think that I am not worth losing.

And I LOVE being around you... your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every other part of you. HAPPY DAYS!

After all, I am ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

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Just a little back story...I was always very skinny in high school (although at that age of course I thought I was fat ugh). First year of college I did pretty good, no freshman 15. Then my 2nd year I moved to Houston to live on my own and started the radiology program which was 2 years. By the time I graduated the program I was at 170lbs, which on me looked huge and it was the biggest I had ever been. I was busting out of my size 10's:( I started eating better and during this time my bf (now husband) and I bought a house north of Houston. Within a couple months I was down to 148 thinking I looked all fly and shiit lol I felt comfortable so I stopped trying and the weight came back on.
Can't believe I'm posting this picture ugh!

For September of that year my DH gave me a ring (just a ring, no other purpose lol). And maybe a month or two later I woke up in the middle of the night with my finger hurting. I guess your fingers swell when you sleep, but I couldn't get that sucker off! I tried and tried and it wouldn't budge. So I was crying and went and woke up DH (like 1am lol he thought something was seriously wrong)after he realized I wasn't dyeing he helped me try to get the ring off. Not working....We ended up cutting my ring off that night and I fell asleep crying because my thought was I was so fat i just ruined my ring.
So when I woke up the next morning I weighed myself (163) and started eating better that day and working out that night when I got off work. My ring was like the trigger that set me off and I wanted to feel good about myself again. I signed up for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer which is a 2 day 39 mile walk. I trained every day and when april rolled around I was at 140 and felt great. After the Avon walk I stopped walking though. I was sooooooo tired of walking lol for 3 months that was my life. Go to work and then go home and walk. My saturday and sundays were waking up and walking 10+ miles outside. I still wanted to be at my goal weight though which was 135. The closest I ever got was 137 lol But all in all I lost 30 pounds and tons and tons of inches:)

I have maintained 140lbs for about 2 years until a couple months ago. About a month or two before my wedding I started packing on the pounds. Things that have contributed to the weight gain: Going off birth control, working a 2nd job that is in the mall by the food court, and drinking wine. I have gone up a pant size since the wedding 3 months ago.

I would like to be at 140lbs again or even better my goal weight of 135 before I get pregnant. I do have a membership to 24 hour fitness but I think I am going to cancel it. I know that sounds backwards trying to lose weight and all lol but I work 2 jobs and put in 60-70 hours a week. I leave at 6:30am and don't get home till after 9 at night. And I plan to keept this up to try and get some debt paid off before I get pregnant. Once I do get pregnant I want to cut back alot of work hours, it would be awesome if I only worked my full time job of 40 hours a week and cut the mall job our completely. So I the only thing I can do right now is cut back on what I eat. I am going to try and not eat any fast food or mall food! This is going to be very hard, but I am also going to try and not have any wine (of course I will drink and eat alot new years eve, but I will try to do good the days leading up to it so I won't feel to guilty). I really think if I can actually pull off no fast food or wine drinking that I can lose a couple pounds.
12/28/2010-current weight 146.6
Goal weight-135 (11.6 pounds to lose)
I am hoping this blog can keep me on track since I know there are a couple people actually reading it lol Each Wednesday I will update my weight and how my week went with food/wine.


  1. Good luck, Amanda! You and I seem be to a lot alike on the weight front. It seems we both go back and forth between the same weight range. At the beginning of the year I was 177 and I got down to 159 before I started packing it back on. I'm hoping after the babies come, I can get down to my goal weight, which is 135, too! I can't wait to read your progress!

  2. I think you are very brave to post your pics. I work 2 jobs as well and the weight just keeps coming for me. I struggle every day. I look forward to reading about your journey, both in weight loss, and in baby makin!