Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

I know I haven't been posting much lately.  Life has been a bit crazy.  Three generations of men in my home have been very sick.  My schedule has been overwhelming.  And I got a bit off track.  I'm happy to report, however, that my recent detour did not lead to derailment!  My lowest recorded weight was the end of September at 247.3.  Today, I weighed in at 249.4.  I consider that a success.  I have not been consistent with my eating.  And, while I haven't totally binged, I have enjoyed more than my fair share of treats over the holiday.  I have averaged about 1-2 workouts a week.

Honestly, I think my body needed a bit of a break.  (Someone referred to it a "maintain break".)  When I started one year ago, I went full-on, no holds barred, over the top.  Which I needed to do.  But I could not maintain that pace indefinitely.  

I am back to work, but I'm going to have to figure some things out. I love Zumba and my Zumba teacher. But 6:30 every night makes family time difficult.  I'm hoping to still go at least once a week, but I need to find other things to do.  They may not be as fun as Zumba, but they will have to do. 

I still have a long way to go, but I am proud of progress so far.

This year: 
I have lost 57.1 pounds!
I have lost 8 inches from my chest, my waist, and my hips.
I have gone from size 4X pants (28s were too small) to pants ranging from 20-24.
I have gone from 3XL t-shirts to regular XL shirts.
I ran my first 5K in 50 minutes.'ve been waiting for pictures!  The first two are both in my"before and after" outfit.  The second set includes me in clothes that currently fit.


  1. Inspiring progress, Julie! Slow and steady. Awareness, but not obsession. Honest, with realistic goals. Perseverance and discipline that keep you going forward. I wish you a very blessed and successful new year - in all the most important areas of life. Health over pants size, Developing relationships over abs or quads or whatever. Closer to God over closer to people's idea of ideal. You are wonderful the way you are. love - cuz Beth

  2. WOW! Congratulations on your progress! Keep it up! :)

  3. You look amazing Julie!! Great job!!

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