Tuesday, December 30, 2014


I am so excited to share this new Weight Watchers ad! It really resonated with me and I hope it does with you. Uncensored, this ad is deeply personal, which is hard for commercials to do. I think the point of this commercial is to remind people that whatever your journey, it's multi-layered. 

I've always felt insecure about my arms. A lot of women do. We're worried about the "mom flappers." One reason I like this ad is because instead of saying my arms are "problems," it reminds me that losing weight is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is not just about my body but about my brain. The journey is not just about weight loss but about changing your mind set.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Hi all! It has been a couple months since my last post. I guess I got caught up with life and blogging fell low on the priority list. Even so, I have wanted to come back to it for a little while now because a lot is going on that I want to share. Here is what you missed . . .

My lovely fiance Sami and I are moving forward with wedding plans and we will be going wedding dress shopping in a couple of weeks!

photo from http://lawmagazine.richmond.edu/

Also, I recently finished up my first semester back at law school after taking a leave of absence. I’m really proud of myself for making it through. I was able to prove to myself that I can get through law school with fibromyalgia and not be in pain all the time. 

photo from www.purebarre.com

I'm also excited to share that I have started a new fitness routine! About eight weeks ago I went with a friend to a pure barre class and was instantly hooked! It is basically a mix of ballet bar technique, yoga, and pilates. Honestly, I was initially intimidated by all of the tiny fit people but I got over it. The first class was difficult but it got easier. Now I am going 3-4 times a week! It is a bit pricey but worth the investment.

photo from www.weightwatchers.com

In addition to a commitment to fitness I have also been focused on my commitment to weight loss. I am still going to Weight Watchers and am chipping away at the scale. Now I am at 182.6 after losing 1.8 pounds this week. I recently signed up for a new weight watchers program that matches you up with a personal coach. I just had my first phone appointment with my coach and am really excited about how this added support with help with my overall weight loss journey.

While I have been a fare weather blogger lately I hope to keep you all updated on my progress and you can also check my weight loss stats on the right hand side of the blog.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Stating the obvious . . . it has been a long time since my last post. I have been busy with school and getting ready to move. So, I fell off track when it comes to blogging and my weight loss plan. I finally felt motivated to post today after my weigh in this morning. Today, I faced the scale after not having weighed in for a month. I knew I would have a gain. I just didn’t know how much. This weigh in was definitely a reality check but it was important for me to find out where I stand so I know what to do moving forward. Here are my weigh in results.

Weight: 186.4
Change Since Last Week: +4.4
Total Weight Loss: -9

This past month has been full of sabotaging thoughts and negative emotions that clearly have me derailed. I have been under a lot of pressure to lose weight lately. My sister’s wedding is in a couple of weeks and I am the maid of honor. And, my wedding is coming up in May and I told myself I would be at my goal weight by then. I think my vain desire to look good at my sister’s wedding and my own wedding has me feeling insecure about my ability to lose weight. This post is not an invitation to a pity party, just a reflection on my negative thoughts so that I can talk back to them and move on.

Some of these negative thoughts include:
I’m gross
My family is judging me
I’m never going to lose the weight
I’m not going to feel pretty on my wedding day
Everyone can see that I’m overweight
I’m a failure
I won’t be truly happy until I’m thin

These are just some of the negative thoughts that have been plaguing me lately. When I think about them rationally I know that most of them are false. I only say most of them because my mother does judge me because of my weight but I don’t have to let it get to me. By sharing these distortions I am allowing myself to dispel each one and conquer them. Most of my difficulties at weight loss are mental. I know exactly what to do but I allow my thoughts to get in the way. I am sure this is true for a lot of people. Please feel free to share your sabotaging thoughts and how you talk back to them.

You can keep up with my weight loss journey by checking back each week and also following my weight tracker on the right hand side of the blog! Please share any thoughts or your own weight loss triumphs and struggles in the comments section below!