Monday, August 16, 2010

NEW Blog B.E!!

I'm just an average person (not really average lol) who found herself battling this same issue for years---> the issue of the yo-yo diet. Since I can remember, I 've never been skinny and I've always had an ample supply of butt (buttocks for the prim and proper lol) for myself and for others. So since high school, I have done that tug of war with the scale.

I was 130 lbs leaving high school, 145 lbs my sophomore year in college (Lets go Pitt!), 145-150 lbs thru my grad school years up until the age of 28. Then I reached my highest weight ever at 162 lbs at the young age of 29!!! For me, the 162 lbs and the emerging double chin was enough for  me. Don't get me wrong, I was still cute but I had come to terms that I was the weight of my grandmother when she was 62 years old at the tender age of 29. I didn't like the direction I was headed in. Most of all, I didn't like that I had failed at being consistent and that often times I would quit....I'd go for a good...avoid eating sweets...exercise for a month...and then when I didn't see the results fast enough..I QUIT!! I went back to what I was doing before and this cycle repeated forever!!

 Many of us have been in that situation, so I figured  I would write about my journey and the things I learned along the way in hopes that maybe it would help or inspire others to be empowered to take charge of their own journey.  You see, my favorite flower is a sunflower and what I like about sunflowers is that you can add a little dye to the water and it'll change the color of the sunflower:) (thats how we get the reds, the blues, the purples, etc) thats the goal here...add a little change here and there and witness the beautiful difference of becoming your own unique sunflower:)


  1. Thank you for seeing this to fruition. First and foremost, I would like to congratulations for reaching your goal weight and finding a system of healthy living that works for you! Secondly, thank you for sharing your story as many need encouragement. Weight loss and yo-yo dieting is a hard road to walk alone so all avenues of support are greatly appreciated by many... This is coming from someone who was 225 at their heaviest and although I have a ways to go before I reach my "ideal" weight, it's people like you with stories of victory and accomplishment that keep others goings.

  2. Thanks for the blog. I am struggling at my highest weight yet and am tired of the yo-yo diets. I need guidance on what will work, so I look forward to what you will share.