The Beauty Loser: A Beauty Fanatic’s Weight Loss Journey… Take Two!

Me on August 8, 2011

I have a confession to make.

I’m still fat.

On April 6 of this year, I decided to begin a weight loss journey, and to begin it very publicly with you, the reader, by my side. You responded so well to my post, that I was greatly encouraged. Unfortunately, I wrote one intro post, and I never wrote about it again. Sure – I kept at exercising for about three weeks, but the scale didn’t really do anything and I was more interested in other things at the time.

Until now.

Attending CosmoProf in Las Vegas really changed my mind about how I want to live my life. It wasn’t just seeing pictures of myself after the event, it was how I felt while attending the event.

I’ll throw a couple things out at you:

  • Chub rub.
  • Sore calves from walking I wasn’t used to doing, which I would have been used to were I exercising regularly. 
  • Sore feet and heels (which granted, I might have had these anyway, I did so much walking!).

I felt in Vegas the way I do everyday – plain ole’ uncomfortable. I’m tired of the way my arms feel when I put them down by my sides, as if they’re big fat turkey legs sticking out of my shoulders. I’m tired of the double chin, and trying to get the photo just right when I do full-face makeup photos for this blog. I’m tired of the roll of fat around my waist, and the thickness around my knees.

So, here I am again, asking if you’ll take this weight loss journey with me – again. I’ll continue to be honest with you, because it keeps me honest with myself.

To help myself, I’ve decided to start off week one with a change of my eating habits. I’ve cut out creamer from my coffee. Instead of a reduced fat blueberry muffin for breakfast, I’m having healthy things like oatmeal or hardboiled egg whites, nonfat yogurt and a banana.

I’ll get back to exercising, but I’m going to try and ease myself into it, intsead of going full-force like I tried last time.

I’ll come back to you next week, the beginning of the week, and report on how the week went. It’s my intent to do this EVERY WEEK! I debated about whether or not to do this weekly, but I need to hold myself accountable, and this is my blog. Therefore, this is how I will be accountable. I will use an app on my iPhone called Calorie Counter to help me, as it was suggested by Krystal from Polish Galore, and one of my coworkers!

For now, I leave you with pics that are going to be my inspiration. This is how I looked in 2005/2006, into 2007, when I was running, and had gone from 204 to 164 lbs.

Goofing off:

Maid of honor in my best friends’ wedding:

Las Vegas for my 30th, June 2007 (I had gained about 10 lbs back, and I thought I was fat – man! if only I was smarter):

In 2006, cheesing with the medal from the Philadelphia Distance Run (now the Philadelphia Half Marathon … a 13.1-mile race I completed in September that year!):

Thanks in advance for following me on this journey. I am not sure if I’ll post a pic every week, but maybe every month, which would be a better gauge of weight loss.

Wish me luck!