I’ve come a long way, baby!

I’m still trying to figure out how to get rid of the sports bra rash and I went looking on dailyburn.com for answers. Nada. However! I did find a before photo I had uploaded just three days before Christmas last year. Back when I weighed 189. I was wearing jeans and a bra and taking a photo of myself in the mirror with my iPhone (some things don’t change!). I don’t think I’m ready to share it, but it was pretty awful.

Fast forward to today, almost seven months later, and I was taking photos in the dressing room of Bloomingdale’s of myself in this bikini. I still don’t have those kind of abs and I’m still not crazy about my abs but I have some abdominal definition to speak of. For the next week, I’m going to be uber uber uber strict with myself so that I’m the happiest I can be with myself in Aruba. I’m so proud of myself for how far I’ve come, but I don’t want to be self-concious at all in Aruba.


I currently weigh ~157 pounds. Even pants that are a size 10 are too big on me! A pair of shorts I bought a few weeks ago (um, before a few weeks ago I hadn’t worn shorts other than gym shorts since HIGH SCHOOL, but let it be said I still prefer skirts) that are a 10 are completely ginormous on me. They’re actually in the dryer right now trying to shrink. I most definitely could have gotten an 8 and think I possibly could get away with a 6. I’d like to weigh 150 before I go to Aruba. I leave in like 11 days. It’s possible but not probable. I’m going to do the Stairmaster everyday between now and then. FOR REALS FOR REALS. Either way, I plan on weighing less than 155 in Aruba. If not, that’s okay too, I think I’m not lookin’ too shabby right now.

I started at 189 and 41.8% body fat. Joel (MY AWESOME AWESOME TRAINER…happy now? :)) says that means that my body was 79 pounds fat. GROSS.

At ~157 pounds, I’m down to 31% body fat, which means 48.7 pounds of fat. Still kinda yucky, but way way better. According to an NIH BMI calculator, my BMI is 26.1, making me still a little bit overweight. Soon enough my non-friend, soon enough. My BMI used to be 31.4, which is considered obsese. (That’s what the NIH site said, and that’s what my Wii Fit said too. It was very depressing.) In another 8 pounds, I will be normal weight!!!!!! Sure, I don’t need to lose that last pounds, I look pretty good now, but I am going to look HOT HOT HOT. For the past few Christmases, I told my mom not to buy me clothes cause I just didn’t want any. This year, that most definitely won’t be the case.

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