Thursday, April 14, 2011

A bad case of the jiggles

It's been a week and now it's time to weigh in! Of course I am linking up with Mr & Mrs. Smith and  Running Backwards in High Heels for the second week of the "I jiggle, but not as much as I used to... WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE"


Whew! Let me tell ya... knowing that I had to report to ALL. OF. YOU. Motivated me this week! I weigh on Fridays so {I don't have a # for y'all today for this week} but last Friday I had a 4lb weight loss from the prior week {fri to fri}. That was excellent! It was a great boost that I needed & my highest loss in probably 3 weeks. 


This week I have been working out hardcore! Everyday since Saturday and still going strong. I think I mentioned last week I really want to run a 5k and I have been training hard for it. I want it bad!


So here is a little story about how I even got to this weight loss challenge...

I have never been "skinny". In fact I have always struggled with body image and never been 100% happy with my body. I actually cried in the 8th grade when I found out my mom was getting a tummy tuck {to remove scar tissue from 2 c-sections} cause I was jealous. Yeah, ridiculous. I thought I qualified for plastic surgery at 13. I think it's because all my friends & stepsisters were really skinny and tiny {and also suffered from eating disorders later down the road}.

I don't have a small frame and even at my smallest, flat stomach and all... I still wore an 8-10. While I wasn't super satisfied with my body then, I was pretty content. I danced my entire life {and competed}, cheered and played a few sports so I have always had a muscular build and been pretty active. If I could sum my previous body up it would be; some baby fat on the tummy, nice muscular legs, a semi-flat butt {thanks to my mom's side of the family} and wider hips {thanks to my dad's side of the family}.

My body type is really weird. I don't have my dad's body cause he is tall and slender and his sister until recently {due to age, health issues} always had the "body of a brick house". I don't have my mom's cause she is shorter than me and has fluctuating weight {normally between a size 2-6} . My mom has seen a few heavier days over the years but would normally quickly lose the weight because my Poppa hated fat people. Literally, he thought they were the most disgusting people on the planet and thus my mom had an eating disorder until she became with child with ME!

Anyways, struggled with my weight blah blah high school blah blah ... I went off to college, joined a sorority, constantly dined out, ate at the sorority house m-f for lunch & dinner {there is this thing at the house called "fried friday"}, drank a lot ton of beer, consumed unhealthy amounts of liquor, 3 am taco bell, partied like it was 1999, went to sleep normally in the am hours and then did not wake up til it was pm again, etcetera etcetera. I pretty much abused my body on the the inside and out. They talk about the freshman 15 and yeah I probably gained those but that wasn't where I packed on all the lbs. 



It all went downhill from there. I did not really gain that much weight my first two years of college, at least compared to the last two years. Whoa, that's when I gained the most weight. I don't even know how it happened but it did and it was like over night {or so it seemed}. Over those 4 years I gained and lost weight in a vicious cycle.There were some really dedicated times when I worked out a lot and some times when I ate right, but those times did not out weigh the unhealthier days.


Around February of this year I looked in the mirror and realized how unhappy and uncomfortable I was in my own body.  I had gained {sorry, but I am ashamed to say the real number} let's just say over 50 lbs since I graduated high school  I was tired of hating everything about my body so I finally got motivated and started thinking about how I was going to go about this... So here I am now! :) Losing weight, working out, eating very healthy {enjoying it, too} and feeling fantastic. 

Now that we are talking about getting thin... motivation is swimsuit season. Sooo it's been about 3 years since I felt comfortable in any kind of swimsuit. I  want to feel confident  and wear a bikini again. I know it won't happen this summer but next! So,  every time I feel hungry, lazy or lethargic I got to the Victoria's Secret website and look at swim wear. Here are the two swimsuits I am pining over and want to wear.






I hope everyone has had a great first week of the challenge. I look forward to reading your posts and hearing all about it. Cheers to weight loss!

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Aww what a great post! As someone who has always had issues with weight and self-confidence, I can totally relate! It sounds like you are doing great and are so motivated! I truly believe that you can do it!! You are an inspiration to me! I really need to join this bandwagon and get started on my goals to weight loss too! Have a great day! XOXO

BlessedMama said...

Great Post! Keep up the great work and working out:)

Nicki said...

I am so glad the accountability is helping you! I'm hoping it will get me motivated too!

Muffin Top to Smokin Hot said...

Great Post! And you are well on your way to wearing one of those smokin hot swim suits! Keep up the fantastic work!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Four pounds is AWESOME - good job, girl! And thanks for sharing your story. It is very inspiring and YOU CAN DO IT!

And super cute bathing suits :)

Knitful Dezigns said...

I love your story! so inspiring :) Keep up the amazing work and you'll be in those bikinis in nooo time!!!!! jeje <3

Kori said...

Good for you honey! I'm trying to do the Couch 25k. I'm feeling really good! I'm hosting a linkup tomorrow for Fashion Fridays...hope you can join us honey! Have a great Thursday! Kori xoxo

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AF wifey said...

Good job on the 4 lb loss!! I feel your pain girl. I gained about 60 lbs and I am so uncomfortable with my body and myslelf. I am also linking up with the weight loss challenge. BTW the white and teal bikini is soo cute! I am gonna have VS as my homepage so I can stay motivated! :)

Allyson said...

Congrats on the weight loss!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

Thanks for sharing your story!! Congrats on losing 4lbs, I lost 4 this week too!! :) I can't wait to be wearing a cute bikini, now I've just got to lose the rest of this weight 1st ;)

Rachel McPhillips said...

4lbs is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your story!

Alex Carter said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!! I'm a new follower and I'm particpating in the jiggle challenge too!!

Angel said...

congrats on the loss and thanks for sharing your story with us! I want to wear a bikini, but I never have had the body and don't now, but maybe one day down the road

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