Friday, April 22, 2011

HoLLa: Weight Loss Update

HeLLo aLL!

What a wonderful week I had in regards to my quest to regain and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

First of all – the weigh-in!
I am down another 2lbs. this week!

That’s 9lbs gone total since joining the gym eight weeks ago. So I am currently averaging slightly over a lb. a week – but I did have two weeks in there that I TOTALLY slacked and regained a few lbs.
Either way…

Once again I fully owe the great weigh-in to the gym (I made it five days this week!), tracking my food, and eating strictly vegetarian.
Tomorrow will make a week with NO meat and very limited dairy.
I feel amazing.
Maybe it’s all in my head?
But I swear not eating meat and limiting my dairy even for just six days has made an immense difference in how I feel overall.

I cannot say I miss the meat – at least not at this juncture. I may feel differently in a week, month, year – hopefully never!

I will say this much. I thought I would be really tested when going out to lunch this week, but it was easier than I imagined to make educated vegetarian choices. I ordered food that I would have most likely NEVER choosen and what an eye opener to know that all these years I have shorted myself on such amazingly delicious HEALTHY food!

One interesting thing is the reaction I have gotten about making the 30 Day Vegetarian Pledge.

Most is supportive; but I have had a few “I could NEVER give up meat” responses as well. And hey, I get that. It’s not a choice for everyone. But it is my choice and something I am becoming increasingly passionate about.

I am not trying to change the eating habits of the world (yet) – but I would like to prove the benefits and importance by showing it CAN be done. Even by an ex-smoking, fast food eating, rum drinking, non-exercising, *I will live forever no matter what I do to my body attitude* type like myself!

My longtime friend Angela even made a comment that all my *clean living* was pretty shocking.
Who would have ever thunk it?
But it’s time to grow up and become accountable!

If my life had a theme song it would be James Brown’s “I Feel Good”!

Other Updates:

Virtual Trans American Trail: 73.3 mi done -- 7.71 mi to Mechanicsville, VA.
Yep… still in VA!

Wedding: As I previously reported, we set the date for September 9th and despite the grandest of intentions – I have yet to pay the deposit on a venue. THIS WEEK FOR SURE!

Birthday: The 20th Anniversary of my 21st Birthday is this coming Thursday (the 28th) and I am taking some MUCH needed time out of work to just BE and celebrate being a year older and wiser! I will be spending the day with my family having a lovely picnic at one of my MOST favorite places (weather willing!!!) and having a lavish vegetarian dinner out with my hunny at a WONDERFUL Japanese restaurant! Some other fun stuff planned as well! And I have a day of beauty (boy do I need it) coming my way next Saturday as my birthday gift from Brian. Absolutely CANNOT wait for that!!!

Work: Meh… and let’s just leave it at that.

Life is good!

And there ya have it…
Happy Earth Day Ya’LL!



  1. Following via Moms Social Blog Hop
    Life Below Zero

    Liked you on FB,too

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am following you back from Thrifty Girl Vintage. It's encouraging to see your fitness goals. I have got to start back on my fitness and weight loss goals. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following along!
    Congrats on your weight loss! I've been losing off and on for the past 10 far 80 pounds! I still have a few more to go and I'm determined to have it off by my birthday next year!
    My youngest son's birthday is the 28th! Great day for a birthday!
    I'm following you now too!
    Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following :0) I am now following too. Congrats on your health goals! xo

  5. Happy Earth Day!!!

    I found you on the Hop please follow

  6. First, congrats on the weight loss, I wish I had your will power.
    Secondly, thank you for following my blog...I now follow you.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  7. Congratulations for your weight loss!!!!
    And I'm a vegetarian :-)

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and left such nice note.
    I'm following you back.

    Happy Easter, dear!!!
    Keep in touch if you feel like it


    Searching the Inner Me...

  8. Love the way you to put your birthday as the 20th anniversary. I may steal that next April myself although it would be the 23 Anniversary.

  9. Congrats on the weight loss! I am your newest follower from the Eco Hop! I love your page design. Hope to see you soon at!

  10. Congratulations on the weight loss!
    Thanks for the follow, following you back.

  11. Good for you! I would starve if I took this challenge. It will be interesting to see how what you keep doing when the challenge is done. I'm sure there are going to be some things you might stop, but more that you will keep doing.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back. :)

  12. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you back. :-)

  13. Happy Easter Saturday! I am a new follower from the blog hop and I look forward to following your blog!...Hope u can come by for a visit!

  14. Thank you for joining my Eco-Friday Blog Hop, I hope to see you next week!

  15. Hi! Following you from the Sit and Relax Weekend Hop!

    Congratulations on your weight loss and going vegetarian!

    Spilled Milkshake


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