Friday, July 12, 2013

Random Goals

I've got a bunch of randomness today. 

I hope y'all enjoy the recipes I'm posting this week. I made a header tab this week with a list of all the clean eating recipes I'm making. That way you can find them a little easier. Sound good? 

My stepdaughter and I went to Zumba together this week. She's as addicted to it as I am now! We were on this whole Zumba adrenaline rush for a couple of hours after the class ended. If you've never experienced this Zumba rush, you are seriously depriving yourself! There's honestly nothing like it. 

She's trying to convince me it's a great idea to do a three hour Zumba marathon. 

We were about thirty minutes into the class and she looks over at me. She says, "You're sweating a lot! And I'm not..." I had to remind her I've got about a hundred pounds more to jump around with! Of course I was sweating! 

I looked like a hot mess, but we had so much fun! 

I'm still in awe of my weight loss. 
There are days that I can't believe I actually did it. 
I'm just not the same person on the inside anymore. 

So many people are noticing my hard work. 
I get stopped a couple of times every day by people who have to do a double take after seeing me. 
I get a lot of ...
  • "You didn't have 73 pounds to lose!"
  • "You don't need to lose any more."
  • "How much more are you going to lose???"
  • "Where did you hide it??"
  • "You look smaller than what you actually weigh."
Yeah, I get those a lot. I will admit that I carry my weight very well (thank goodness) and the final number I have in mind looks drastic compared to where I am now. I've lost almost 75 pounds now and I am aiming for the 100 pound mark. I already know that many people are going to think it's unhealthy and unreasonable. But it's only because of how I carry my weight. I promise! 

If I were to lose a little over 25 more pounds, I would have a very healthy BMI, my clothing size would not be a size 0, and I would still be proportionate (just a little smaller). I would not be anorexic looking at all. I'm still gonna have a butt....and I'm perfectly fine with that (so is my husband). 

And I'm not going to drive myself crazy getting there. 
If it happens, it happens. 

I am focusing on taking care of myself with better food and fun exercise. 
I refuse to be a slave of the gym or eat rabbit food every meal of the day. 
That's just never going to be me. 

If you're here to find ways to be a size 0 and eat below 1,000 calories, I'm probably not your girl. 
I've lived with an unhealthy obsession with food in both extremes long enough. 

If you want to look and feel better, then you're gonna fit right in here. 


  1. Best part about personal goals is that they don't depend on anyone's opinion except your own. I am a HUGE people pleaser. But as the saying goes, you can't please everyone all of the time. Some will think you're too thin while others may think you could lose more. I say you should do what makes you happiest and healthiest. You look great right now and I'm sure you will look fabulous at whatever weight you decide on.

    1. You are so right! I wish someone had said it that way sooner. :)

  2. That is amazing! You go girl! I have a friend that wants me at the gym with her hours a day & eating rabbit food, but that's not me either. I want to live, but I want to be healthy & have fun with my kiddos! Thank you so much for helping me figure out how to do that!

    1. You're welcome! Working out is great, but so many people get discouraged and stop if they can't get to a gym or go running. There is always hope.

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower :) Just wanted to say hey and that you look amazing and I love your attitude! Good for you!



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