As many of you know. . .I am the Queen of weight loss! If you have yet to experience the before and after photos. . .go HERE to check out my results!
Almost 3 years ago. . .I found myself disgusted at my highest ever weight of 186 lbs. I HAD to do something! After setting my mind to dropping the pounds and finally feeling good about myself again, I managed, through a healthy diet and daily exercise, to whittle myself down to 128 lbs! Thus, my love of fitness and healthy eating began!
Through a series of life changing events, I managed to put about 22 lbs back on my 5'6" (almost 5'7") frame by totally erasing exercise from my lifestyle. Stupid move! When I finally got the courage, at the beginning of January, to jump back on the scale. . .I was shocked to see 150.2 glaring back at me. Yuck! Actually. . .DOUBLE YUCK!!
I decided to enroll myself in the Weight Loss Challenge that was starting on January 7th at work! Let me tell you. . .it was a welcomed friend to embrace my old, healthy lifestyle once again. It fit like a glove! It truly is amazing how much better healthy choices and exercise can make a person feel!
As of today's date, I am successfully down to 140.8 lbs, and am currently winning the weight loss challenge! My goal weight is anywhere in the range of 128 - 125 lbs. The WLC ends on February 18th, so I know that it is quite unreasonable to reach my goal in the next 3 weeks, however my plan is to lose as much as I can, and get myself as close to my goal as possible by the end of the WLC! The girls will be starting a second WLC as soon as this one is over, however I'm not sure that I will have enough weight left to lose to qualify. It's always more fun when there is prize money involved and a bunch of friends to hold me accountable!
So, as long as you don't mind, I plan on posting some of my favorite recipes, some great tips on living a healthy lifestyle, fitness tips and ideas, and some just plain old random fun!
With all that being said. . .I must leave you with my newest find!
Can you believe that someone FINALLY created a tea for those of us who crave chocolate? Many thanks Bigelow! And, for those of you that might be wondering. . .I found mine at Meijer (grocery store). This is the only place I have seen it as of yet! If you do spot some in your local grocery store. . .snatch it up. . .I do believe that it is a seasonal treat!
The best part about this tea. . .I can have a mug when I'm craving something sweet! I add in a serving of Coffeemate French Vanilla or Coffeemate Belgium Chocolate Toffee Creamer, and enjoy a 35 calorie treat! YUM!!!