Weekly Weigh in #3 and Progress Pix

Hellooooo! I don’t know why lately I’m burning the midnight oil for my blog posts, but here it is at 12:11 AM and I was inspired to work on my progress pics! This week I don’t have an exciting weigh in -I’ve stayed exactly the same. I kinda expected this as I had such giant losses over the past two weeks (6 pounds!), so I’ll take it. It’s definitely better than a gain. I’ve also given myself a couple “breaks” this week and allowed myself a cheat meal or two – including some awesome pepper fries when out to lunch with a girlfriend. Delicious! So I know water retention isn’t doing me any favors.

The very first weight loss blog I ever read was Pasta Queen, and I remember loving her progress pictures and thinking “Hey! One day I wanna do this!”. It’s taken me a long time to reach this point of comfort with my blog and my struggle; two or three years ago I could never imagine doing something like posting awful, unposed, unedited photos of me at my most unattractive form on the internet for the world to see. However, my world has changed, and it’s one of honesty and determination. One day when I reach my goal, I want to look back at these pictures and remember how I truly was, not that I used photoshop to tuck in my chin, or nipped my arm a bit. This is the 100% real, unedited truth.

Somebody who reads my blog recently e-mailed me and asked me to re-consider posting all of the most intimate details of my life on here. They argued that as a social media and web professional, it might be “TMI” if people are considering me for a job. My reply to that was that who I am online is 150% the REAL ME, my authentic self (plus, I’m not job hunting!). I’m not ashamed of anything I write on here, and I refuse to hide stories and events that shape the journey of who I am. It might make some people uncomfortable, but as Popeye said, I am who I am, I be who I be. Besides, the most influential stories and images seen online are real, uncut, unpretty, from the truth. I try to think of my blog as almost photojournalistic in self, because I’m not going to edit out things that are unpretty or uncomfortable just to make someone feel at ease. Anyways, enough of that, I just needed to get it off my chest! On to lighter topics – like 70 pounds to go and CATS! As I was making these progress pix, I felt like they were boring. Hence, I have added every cat I have ever owned to the three pix – featuring Lucia, Oliver and my beloved Leo. I hope you enjoy.

I think I’ll check in with progress pictures every 6 weeks or so. That will be enough to see some progress, but not too often that my “melting” goes unnoticed. I’m so excited. I really feel like I’m on the brink of this, of finally mastering this goal. Maybe it’s my diagnosis, and reading all the PCOS diet books has me geared up (my favorite one so far is: The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Change is possible now that I finally know what’s happening in my body. Knowledge is power, folks!

Anyways, that’s enough of that. On to the pictures. I’m kind of embarrassed, but as I said above, it is what it is. My arms make me spazzy, but whatevz. I have a double chin, but hey, it’s the namesake of this blog which I have grown to love so much. In the next few months, my arms and my chin will shrink and these photos will be an amazing reminder of how far I have come. Even though I see a young woman much heavier than I ever thought I could be, I see beauty, bravery, strength, persistence, positivity, and above all, hope.

double chin diary before progress picture

double chin diary back progress photo

double chin diary side progress photo

13 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh in #3 and Progress Pix

  1. I love, love, love your blog. It’s so full of energy. I know what you mean, my weight has pretty much stayed the same for a little bit, but I also lost 14 pounds the first two weeks of my weight loss journey. I’m eating healthy, exercising and hanging in there… just like you. Some people feel like it’s their personal blog duty to inform people of the things they don’t like that are posted. I say, if you don’t like my blog, just go read another one. It’s as simple as that. I appreciate that you keep it real. That’s what attracted me to your blog in the first place. I’ll definitely be visiting again.

  2. I used to read Pasta Queen as well :). Good on you for keeping it real. It is why readers read blogs – for honesty and real experiences.

  3. You keep it real, which is why I like you and want to be your friend in real life not just blogging/instagram world.

    By the way, LOVING the hair!!!!!!!!! Everyone is doing the summer cut. Maybe I need to fall into peer pressure, too.

  4. You inspire me to lose the 61.8 pounds I have left to go. I’m 26 down and felt I had so much further to go. Thank you for helping me with my journey! 🙂

  5. 1. Love the hair! 2. Pasta queen was the first blog I read too!

    I’m looking forward to reading/watching your progress. It took me a long time to lose weight but I eventually figured it out. You will do the same I know it!! Can’t wait to meet you at fitbloggin!

  6. So I was going to post a poem from ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” but you’ve got cats enough (I saw you trying to convince Matt to foster that one lol).

    Also–the hair is rockin! Seriously. You really make me wish I could go blonde bombshell, but I’ll leave that up to you babay!

    And the pepper fries were delish…hmmm, maybe I’ll try to do a home version with parsnips or something…

  7. Great idea to post progress pics, I think 6 weeks is a good amount of time in between. I look forward to seeing the next set! Keep it up 🙂 Also, YAY for CATS!

  8. WOOHOO progress pics!!!! I mean I’d prefer bump pictures from you but if I can’t bully you into reproducing then this will have to do 🙂 And whoever thinks you shouldn’t talk about anything personal is crazy. I hate how as a society we’re “shamed” into not sharing things that might be uncomfortable for someone. There is NOTHING to be ashamed of in talking about your life and health! More power to ya, woman!

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