Thursday, 12 March 2015

Weight Loss Wednesday

(Posted Late Thursday night because life happened. Twice.)

Last week I stepped on the scale, only to come to an eye-opening realization- I have gained 100lbs since high school. That's 100 pounds in 6 years. Not good. This realization was the final push needed to decide I'm actually going to commit to the change my poor body had been waiting for. I owe this to myself for thinking all those terrible thoughts about how I look, and for mistreating my body for so long. I want my future children to have happy, healthy parents that can play with them and be able to keep up. I don't want to buy ill-fitting, plus size pants just to bring them home and alter them so I can feel somewhat comfortable in my clothes (if I'm even feeling brave enough to go shopping and face the disappointment of walking out with nothing or going up a size).

I remember a few years back when I couldn't try on clothes without crying silently to myself in the change room. Thinking back on this today (a totally repressed memory brought back to life as I started writing this post), I wish I could go back and hug that girl as she tried on too-small clothes and cried. Because time travel is currently impossible, the only thing I can do for her is give her a healthy future and fit her into some dang cute clothes! I am finally going to commit myself to a healthy, active lifestyle. So to hold myself accountable and hopefully inspire others to join me on this journey, I'm going to dedicate my Wednesday blog posts to my progress, my highs and lows, things that worked very well for me, and confessions about caving and eating that donair and french fries I had been longing for. I have only been at this since Sunday so I'm going to save all that for next week, but here are my current stats:

Starting Weight:  250.6lbs
Current Weight: 246.2

Ankle- 25.3cm
Calf- 45cm
Knee- 41.3cm
Thigh- 77.3cm
Hip- 131.5cm
Waist- 102.5cm
Bust- 123cm
Arm- 39cm

I wasn't going to share all this personal (and rather embarrassing) information publicly until I had lost a significant amount of weight, because I somehow think I would feel less naked and exposed if it was further in the past. BUT, how can I inspire you guys if I'm not straight up? IT IS WHAT IT IS! The whole point of this journey is to be healthy and to not feel ashamed of my body. Well, why the heck do I feel ashamed? My body paints, it cooks, it takes care of people, it gives hugs, it hurts, it feels, it loves! I am so lucky to have been born with a body that works the way it does, so I'm cancelling the pity party and going to go paint my nails so I can't eat the potato chips I'm craving :)

Please help yourself to this free printable I created to help inspire you guys to join me on this HEALTH JOURNEY!

free weight loss printable


  1. Wow Rachel!! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring personal part of your life. I LOVE the free printable you created (and plan on using it!!).