Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hey there

Hey guys and gals,

I just wanted to check in and say that I haven’t forgotten about you all. I want to make a post at least weekly and I didn’t get to it last week, and maybe the week before that???

School is taking up so much more time than I ever expected, so I’m sorry this has been temporarily pushed to the background. But it is important to me to keep myself accountable and that is why I’m just checking in and saying hello.

Between getting ready for my midterms today and tomorrow, a vacation last week, and my dear friend coming in town later this week my mind has been all over the place. But after this week things should calm down for a while.

I am so excited to have my friend staying with me for a week. Not only because she’s an amazing friend and I LOVE playing hostess, but she has a very strict diet she follows and that is going to be great for me because I have been struggling with getting back into the swing of things. She doesn’t eat carbs or processed sugars. We both love to cook, so I’ll be sure to take pictures and detailed notes on what we make and share them with you all. She already said she has to make me a sugarless cheesecake, which I have to say doesn’t sound appetizing to me. But I said I’d try it and I’ll definitely let you know how it goes. I also have a pretty fun activity planned that I can’t wait to share with you guys.

So just be patient with me and I’ll have some good content to share with you all very soon!

Study break over… It’s back to the books for me. Please say a prayer for me as I take my first midterms as a graduate student. Have a great week! Talk to you soon.




Standing in the Present

Last week I showed a throwback picture of how 219 looked on me and said I missed that but I realized most of you don’t know what 270 looks like on me. So here I am all 270ish pounds of glory.

I’ve noticed that it was very difficult to find pictures of me at this size. I have plenty of pictures when I was smaller, but it turns out I shy away from cameras nowadays. It is hard for me to see myself in this unfamiliar body. But I managed to dig up a few pictures to share today.

Here’s the most recent pic I can find of myself. It was taken last month at the Red dress Run in New Orleans.


I found this Saint Patty’s Day picture on Instagram and I wanted to share you guys my cute little costar. I wanted to take him home, but with a $1500 price tag I had to give him back to his owners. I intentionally cropped my bulging tummy out of this pic before I posted it to Instagram and I can’t find the original to share with you… Sorry. Well not so much!



Since I can not seem to find a body shot of me, here’s a quick mirror pic I snapped. Please excuse the poor quality, bad lighting and messy hair. I literally woke up and took a picture. One day I will get better at the quality of photos I share.


This person doesn’t look at all like the person in the throwback pictures. But you know what, she will. I’m working on it. This Monday’s weigh in was 270.6. That’s 3.6 pounds closer to a healthier me. It’s funny how the small bit of effort I’m making is working out so well. My next post I can get into some of the things I’ve been doing and not doing. This is progress, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

I would love to stay and chat longer, but every room in my house is a disaster zone. How does a person’s unused guest room look like a hurricane came through it??? NEGLECT. So today is all about the house and of course studying. I bet I can burn plenty of calories straightening up this mess. And the grass is just calling my name. I’ve realized that it doesn’t cut itself and cutting every other week just isn’t acceptable when most of my neighbors have a weekly lawn service. I’ve come to realize my definition of success will be obtained when I can afford to have a weekly lawn service, bimonthly housekeeper and a trainer. That’s when I know I’ve made it, but until then I’m making it. I’m the housekeeper, lawn guy, trainer, employee and student.

Many of you have to wear many hats as well, so let’s take it one task at a time and one day at a time. Have a good weekend everyone.