Thursday, September 8, 2011

First day of Blogging

Hello fellow blogger: 
I have been on a weight loss journey for the last year and a half.  In the first eight months I was able to lose 50 pounds by using "The South Beach Diet".  After that I hit a plateau for a couple of months and was not able to lose anything!  But then my metabolism kicked in and I was able to lose another 10 pounds but unfortunately that did not last long and I was stuck at 50 pounds loss.   

This past April I got sick for over two months and gained 16 pounds.   But I was not going to let that get me down.   I decided I needed a new way of eating so I have been on "The 17 day diet"  (it is a  way of eating for me and not really a diet)  I also took a hard look at myself and realized I have an addiction to food especially sugar.   So I decided to try OA (over eaters anonymous)  I have been to three meetings and so far I like it and it makes me feel not so alone.  I feel it is another tool that can help me towards weight loss and sanity!  
You are probably wondering what weight I started at and what weight  I am now. 
Starting weight:  274
Lowest weight since I've started: 217
Current weight: 229 
Pounds lost: 45 pounds to date
Biggest pant size: 24
Current pant size: 16/18
Biggest shirt size: 2x to 3x
Current shirt size: large to x-large
You are probably wondering why after a year and half  am I starting this blog? 
Well the answer is quite simple I need motivation and to have  concrete goals to work towards.   I recently been following a blog (  and he had a section in his blog about milestones he wanted to reach.   I thought it was a great idea so I decided to follow his lead.   (you should really checkout his website it is very inspirational)

Before I list what I would like to accomplish I thought I would show you a before picture and a midway point. 
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This is me at my heaviest on my 29th Birthday with my best friend.  I am the one on the right BTW ha ha  

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I'm making a funny face in this photo but it is the only body shot I have

Here are my weight loss milestones I would like to accomplish in the next year.

1. To weigh less than my boyfriend
Currently he weighs 199 (He just lost 13 pounds and I am very proud him!  I just have to push that much harder to pass him)  Also this would be a first for me to weight less then Any boyfriend. 
2. Zip Lining
3. Rock climbing
(This is something I have always wanted to do but was always worried I would be too heavy to complete.)
4. Spin class completed
5. To weigh under 200 
I want to be "oneder land"  for you biggest loser fans!
6. To weigh under 180 
( I have not been that weight since I was 16 years old and I am 31 now)
7. To fit into a size 14 pant
8. To fit into a size 10 pant
( The last time I fit into a size 10 I was probably 12 or 13 years old)
9. Sky diving (sort of)
 There is a place in Montreal that simulates sky diving.  I wanted to try it for my 30th birthday but you had to be under 230.   
10. To fit into a Solid Medium 
11. To return to Tae Kwon Do and receive my Black Belt
It has been five years since I have gone I have my green belt as of yet.
12. To do a Tri Tri
(A mini triathlon swimming, running and cycling)
13. To wear a bikini
(The last time I wore one was maybe when I was eight it has been a long time!)
14. To be able to Run a 10km in an hour
(I did try a 10km about three years ago but I did it in an hour and 40mins)
15. To have no Back Fat
(I loath my back fat and I cannot wait till this is all gone)
16. To be able to sit in a chair with none of my thighs hanging off the side of the chair)
17. To be able to 20  full push ups in a row
(Currently I cannot to one, however I have starting doing half push ups)
18. To have definition in my arms
Over the course of the year I will either have videos or pictures to show that I have accomplished my weight loss goals and the struggles I might incur in the next year.  Wish me Luck!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Joy

    I'm not quite sure how this "Blog" thing works I just wanted to say that I'm very proud of you for starting this "Blog"I was reading my Louise Hay book and wanted to share what she wrote: "At any moment you can take a few deep breaths, close your eyes, and release whatever tension you're carrying. As you exhale, become centered and say to yourself:"I LOVE YOU.ALL IS WELL" you will notice how much clamer you feel. You are building messages that say you don't have to go through life tense and frightened all the time. Enjoy your day.........Love Mom