Travels through Weight Loss for 90 Days

For the next 90 days, starting tomorrow, April 18th, I will begin a new lifestyle.  Through the amazing help of Gaiam Life (a fantastic exercise company), MARINA (an exercise guru) and an exciting new exercise tool that I can only reveal at the end of my 90 days (which I will be using 5 days a week), I’m going to get back down to my ideal weight.

I will be posting daily updates on my progress, but in order to not clutter up my homepage, these updates will not show up on the front page. You can access them by clicking on the “Travels Through Weight Loss” link at the top of my homepage. Also, anyone who subscribes to my emails or RSS feeds will get these updates.

Today, a professional photographer, named Adam Brown, took “before” photos of me.  Let me tell you, there is nothing like being in your tiniest clothes in a gorgeous studio with overflowing white fabric and having your pictures taken, while displaying EVERY roll of fat.  Luckily, I’m surrounded by amazing people, who still make me feel beautiful, as I do this.  I put on three different outfits — my favorite pair of jeans and a top, my workout shorts and an exercise bra and my favorite bikini.  Hopefully, in 90 days, I will look completely different in those outfits!

As a little background, I was skinny all my life and then ballooned up post marriage due to unhealthy eating habits and a huge life style change.  Previous to my marriage, I was either living in college and running around, or in Switzerland and backpacking around Europe, which kept my quite active.  I was able to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on a whim!  I even lived in an apartment above my parents when I went to law school, so I was able to just walk down a few stairs to enter into the land of fruits and vegetables and other delicious Polish delicacies which, even though they contained butters and things that we are told are bad for us, contained natural and perishable ingredients, which kept me healthy and thin.

So, now at age 30, after a lot of flip flopping the last four years (and even ballooning up to the heaviest I’ve ever been), I’m finally down a few pounds and now want to get to my ideal physical health as an adult.  My motivation: I want my dream job and want to feel good.  What’s my dream job?  I want to be in the FBI and pass the grueling physical fitness test.  So, I’ve made the decision and am ready to work hard and try something new.

So, today, I’ll give you my measurements and weight (as difficult and embarrassing as it is for me!) and, starting tomorrow, I’ll take photos of my food, so you can see portion sizes and what I’m eating.  I’ll tell you what I did to workout and keep you informed about my progress.

  • Weight (with gym shoes): 150.6 lbs
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Waist: 30 in
  • Bust: 37 in
  • Hips: 37 in
  • Arms: LA: 12.5 in, RA: 12.5 in
  • Thighs: 25 in
  • Calves: 15 in
8 comments
Wojtek
Wojtek

Good Luck! I am rooting for you! I am back on my diet and a ton of cardio myself so you def. have my support !

Nicole
Nicole

You are so brave! I don't have the courage to share my weight, but I am also working towards weight loss and am proud to join you sister! I never figured you for FBI and have to confess that I too applied for the FBI, but never flew away for the polygraph because I couldn't stand to leave my babies. Now I'm too old! I wish you the best in your career and your weight loss. I know you can do it!

Dominika
Dominika

Thanks, Lisa. It took me a while to get to this weight, after much flip flopping, but now I want to get down to my ideal weight and physical fitness level.

Lisa
Lisa

Wow, you are brave and stupendous. Can I just say that I would DIE to be at the weight you are now? :) I really REALLY admire you for doing this. So proud of you!! Hugs!

Dominika
Dominika

Thank you, Jaime!! I'm very excited about it. I need this type of accountability, that's for sure! I heard some statistic the other day that people who join online weight support groups, lose 3X more than those trying to lose on their own. I think we all need accountability in some way or another.

Jaime
Jaime

Dominika - Good luck on your weight loss journeys. I think it is both brave and cool that you are logging your experiences on the blog. Now that's accountability! Love to you.

Dominika
Dominika

Thank you so much, Mary! I'm excited about this process and attaining my goal of finally passing the FBI physical fitness test!

Mary Zukowski
Mary Zukowski

Misia,you are beautiful and strong. I wish you a healthy body and soul. All my love