Sunday, April 8, 2012

Well Hello Everyone!

I am chubby. :( It's a fact that I'd like to change. I'm always yo-yoing around in weight, and I've almost never been happy with my weight, even since I was in like middle school (I wish I could go back in time and strangle the 120-lb-me that thought she was oh so fat!) Anyway, it's gotten bad. I lost 15 lbs last year but I still have a long way to go to reaching a healthy weight! I created this blog to give me some motivation and accountability and I'd love for everyone to stick with me while I work to my goal of losing 50 pounds (well that's including some of the weight I already lost so let's say 40 pounds from now. :) )

The pounds I lost last year (star stickers make you feel so accomplished. seriously.)



I got the idea to make a weight-loss blog from my brother in law and lovely sister (I'm not sure if they are ready to stupidly set themselves up for embarrassment like me so I won't post links ;) ). My dear husband Lucas is an inspiration, he's already lost 50 lbs and gave me the advice that I have to make this my "job" if I want it to work this time. I'm going to make this my "job" and hopefully take it very seriously!

So right now I weigh 173 (am I crazy posting this online? Yes, and it's embarrassing but true. Still love me!)

I'd like to weigh 130-135.


How am I going to do this? Here are my rules, which may change as I find out what works for me:

1. Exercise 5 times per week. This means 30 minutes of some sort of cardio.

2. Eat only good carbs (aka no white or super starchy things) - oatmeal, whole wheat, fruit, etc.

3. Only eat natural sugars and in small amounts - fruit, honey, agave, etc.

4. Pack a lunch every day.

5. Be patient with myself. :)


So I've got my long-term goal set -- losing about 40 lbs. I think making little goals along the way will help me feel accomplished.

My first mini goal is: Weigh 165 by my birthday May 1st


Here's probably the most recent full-body-ish photo of me so we can hopefully have a little "before" for the after:



Anyhow, I am very excited about this and I think it will help me out a lot a lot. Here we go!



So lend me your advice and words of wisdom, my dears! This is really really rough for me so your help and encouragement is fantastic. xoxox

12 comments:

  1. You're a hottie! I'm excited to be doing this with you, I love you Rachel.

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  2. Sparkpeople is a free website that can be helpful. Its free you should check it out!! Good luck : )

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    1. Thanks Julie! I'll have to check it out.
      ps. You and lots of our highschool friends were in my dream last night. We were being chased by zombies. :( Haha!

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  3. This is a great idea. You're already on your way! (Let your mind go there and your body will follow. . .) Congrats!

    P.S. You're beautiful.

    P.P.S. I love star stickers.

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    1. Thanks for the good vibes, I need them! xox

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  4. You are beautiful. You CAN do this. You have a super supportive, loving husband which helps TONS! Be kind to yourself. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you Shannon! You are an inspiration to me too, you're good at this! xoxox

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  5. Rachel, I would recommend getting an underwater body fat test and then repeating it every six months or so, especially if you're going to be exercising hard. There was a point a few years ago when I actually gained a pound after a year a working my buns off and eating right, but my body fat percentage went down by almost 5%. It helps to know that the exercise is paying off even if the pounds don't seem to be falling off...Just a thought. You're husband is correct, you are a hottie!

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    1. That's a good idea. I'll have to figure out where I can do that around here! Watching the pounds go down really motivates me, but I have to not get too caught up in it!

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  6. 1) You are amazing, and can totally do this.

    2) Kate and I go "running" which is really more like walking with a little jogging in there too. You are welcome to join us. We usually go in the morning around 8:15.

    3) Also you should set up small rewards for yourself along the way. Like when you lose 5lbs, go get a pedicure, 10lbs get your hair did, etc. that way you have something to keep you going, and you're not totally focused on the end goal. Or so you don't get discouraged, etc.

    LOVE YA!!

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    1. Love you, E! I should go running with you guys. I would love to! The rewards are a good idea so I don't get so caught up thinking about how much I have to go!!

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