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And I’m back. Lets catch up a little.. shall we.

29 Nov

I’m not sure why i disappeared. Honestly, when I started the blog anew an dedicated myself to “sweating my hair out” I had a lot going on. Not really  with me but with someone that I really cared about. They were going through trial and tribulations and somehow I ended up caring the weight and burden of their troubles.

I think a lot of times people who struggle with their weight or struggle with trying to gain control of a portion of their life go through this as well. Where they concentrate on someone else or something else to run away from whats really important. In my case the most important person should be MYSELF. I lost focus. I didn’t gain weight but I wasn’t losing weight either. I was eating above the calories I set for myself and I was not moving my body.

So one day I just snapped out of it. I would say it was around the beginning of October.  Since the beginning of October I have knocked off weight consistently every week. I’m officially down 50lbs for the year since I started this journey in January.

My journey has not been a diet. It has been a total lifestyle change. Instead of drinking juice all the time. I eat fruit and only drink water. Instead of saying I am going to totally cut out this and that and this I just decided that I was going to have 2 dairy products a day and at least 3-4 veggies/fruit. I still met up with friends and had the occasinoal drink or 4 but I just made sure to stay under my caloric intake.

Overall, I am happy with myself. I did not lose the big 70 lbs I predicted for this year. I still have a long way to go. I still do NOT like to exercise. BUT I am still trying. Thats more than I have done for myself in a long time.

It feels great to be noticed again. It feels great to fit old clothes again. It actually even feels great to blog again..

I am making a promise to myself to come back here more often. I’m making a promise to myself to move my body everyday. I am making a promise to be there for myself more than I am to others.. which is hard because I’m a giver.. but its necessary for ME.

Update pics below!:

I’ve been super sick and a NSV this week…

19 Aug

This past week has been awful. I’ve been in the worst pain of my life. BUT .. I’m  feeling better and I had a tiny NSV today. I needed this NSV because the scale moved up 2lbs and not down 2lbs during my weigh-in last Saturday.

An NSV for all of you non-fitbloggers is a non-scale victory.

I was feeling better and decided to put on a dress I hadn’t been able to fit in a while. While passing the restroom at work I decided to take a look for myself. This is what I saw…

I was pretty impressed with myself if I do say so myself. So although the scale is not moving.. well keeps doing a yoyo.. I feel a little victory in knowing that I looked good today! 🙂

its the little things..

Any of you have a NSV this week?

The Weigh-In

8 Aug

I weigh in usually on Fridays or Saturdays. I weighed in this week on Saturday and lost  -2lbs. I really wish the scale had read -5lbs but a loss is a loss.

This week wasn’t that great for working out. I let my personal life get in the way of my gym plans and let that pull me away from my mission. I did great with my water intake ensuring that I drank at least 3 liters a day.

I do have a tiny addiction in the form of Starbucks. At least once a week I start my morning off with an Iced Venti Soy Caramel Macchiatto. Its heaven in a cup. Since I drink soy it does save on calories and makes my breakfast treat under 300 cals but I am sure its not the best way to start your day with a sugar spike.

yummo morning goodness

Tomorrow starts a new day. I’m excited to challenge myself to get back in the gym consistently.

I’ve been trying to determine what my goals and rewards should be but so far I’m drawing a blank. Any suggestions?

PS: Stay tuned as I continue to revamp the site and make it a pretty place to visit. I hope to include some recipes along the way.

Jolie