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