My Weight Loss Progress


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


With the start of the new semester, I find myself anxious and excited to be approaching the end of one chapter in my life and the beginning of a new one. My goal is to focus on my studies, while sticking to my weight loss regimen. Yesterday I was in such a lousy mood and my spirits were not lifted much, probably due to the crappy weather we’re having right now. But, I managed to drag myself, and Clevon, on a 2 mile uphill hike up to campus. Halfway up the hill, I felt like, God I’ve been working hard, this should be easier to me now….but it was a reality check that I still have a long way to go.  I had a few friends think that we had become stranded on the side of the road but, I reassured them this was all a part of my new lifestyle and they may see me trudging up the hill on several occasions.  We also had a couple of friends honking the horn and cheering us on because they read my blog and that was hilarious and an energy boost all at the same time.
I watched the show HEAVY on TLC and it was a serious wakeup call. Allowing yourself too many indulgences or putting your health/body second can slowly lead you to become over 400 lbs, before you reach the age of 40. That cannot be me!!!  I have too many great things in store for me to allow myself to continue on a downward spiral. I encourage myself by watching shows like HEAVY and reading other weight loss blogs so I can see exactly what it takes to be a healthy individual.
I don’t have any classes on Tuesdays, so, tomorrow officially starts my kick off and I will see how hard it is to maintain what I have been doing over the winter break. My plan is to eat a big (healthy) breakfast each morning with fiber, pack a small lunch, and pack healthy snacks to keep me from being hungry throughout the day. If I stick to my five small meals a day, I won’t binge when I get home from class.  It’s not going to be easy because I have class, a research project, and work-study. But, I just am going to get organized, get focused, and reach my goal.
Anyone in a similar situation, share with me how you keep it all together.  Thanks again for all your support…..115 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Yay!! Packing snacks(healthy ones that is) is the way to purse and desk at work is loaded with snacks!! Oh and random possibly gross sidenote:becareful with high fiber diets or bars and working out if you know what I mean!!! lol It might be best to plan when you eat it to give yourself to, well you know... #harshreality

  2. you are doing so good Ashley! I am proud

  3. LOL Flora....I hadn't thought about that but, I needed to!!! Thanks for that reality check!!!

  4. Ashley you make me feel so bad about eating, a honey bun, a brownie, a bowl of cereal some chips, and a hot pocket when I get home ugh im FAT! But be encouraged, youre doing a great job!