Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here I go, here I go, here I go again!

Girls, what's my weakness? MEN or Cool Mint Oreos.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dear Pitbull,

I just wanted to take some time to thank you for getting me through the gym. However, I have yet to lose a pound. I keep telling myself it's because I'm replacing fat with muscle (blah, blah, blah). Hopefully I'm right. I'm getting into a swimsuit this weekend. Slip N' Slides will be involved as well. Here's hoping I don't dislocate anything.



Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dropping the ball?

Shit. Hi everyone. Don't worry I didn't die, though at times I wanted to. This past little rut I have been in has sucked. I was competing in a competition with my family for weight loss. It was called the Game On! Diet. The competition is based on a book that my cousin was reading. More info can be found here It was a 4 week competition, and it was a blast because I was doing the whole thing with my family. After it ended, I fell off the deep end and into busy mode. I recently got a new job at a new location and it has been a challenge dealing with the change. I wasn't aware of how comfortable I was in my old job, and entering into a new environment with new people and personalities kind of got me down. I'M SORRY I have been absent. After I got a little settled in, I decided since I have kick ass benefits I would use them. I got an infected tooth surgically removed and had an implant placed in my jaw. I have included a photo to show you how it's done.. the only difference is that one of my molars was replaced with an implant. Basically they have to drill a hole into my jaw bone and put a screw in it.

This is the after photo. Notice the right side of my face and how gross it is

Talk about double chin. I didn't have any control over that. Anyway.. That was done on Tuesday, the photo taken on Wednesday. It is now Sunday and I am feeling better and no longer look like chunk from the movie Goonies.
I am now ready to get serious again and get this weight off forever!!! I have followed the directions of my co-pilot and visited Any of you reading should also visit that link and sign up!!!! It will be fun for all! and we will blog about our experience.

In the next two weeks I will be working out, and also packing up my apartment. The wife and I are moving into a HOUSE. No, I didn't buy a house. I don't really want to make that type of investment considering I do not want to live in Utah that long ever. For the next couple of years though.. we will be living in a house like grown ups, our dogs will have a yard to play in, and we will be much happier. I'll post pictures.

I AM SO SO SO SORRY I have been missing. It wont happen again, I promise. How is everyone else doing? Comment! Let me know!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hostess bakery, Cash Cab, and Dreamweaver...mmmmmm.

For those of you who have followed this blog from the start have probably noticed that 50% of the piece is missing. That 50% I'm talking about is Stef. Yeah Stef, I'm calling you out. WHERE ARE YOU?!?! I'll cut her some slack because she's had some extensive dental work this week so she's actually probably lost some weight from not being able to eat. Feel better Stef.

With that being said, I've found a new source of encouragement and it involves competition....for money...that I need so it's going to work. Lauren over at Some Whine With Cheese has been gracious enough to set all this up. The details aren't set in stone yet but if you are interested in joining our little competition, you can visit a blog that Lauren has set up here or go here and check it out. It's free and it's some crazy community of people dedicated to losing weight and/or reaching fitness goals. My main goal isn't to lose a certain amount of weight. I'm vain and basically want to look good naked. Amen.

This week I've made it to the gym ALMOST as much as I'd like to report but not quite. I really have no excuse for it. But the times I have gone, I have totally kicked my own ass and it's felt amazing. I remember why I love going to the gym so much. It's my time to catch up on Cash Cab, ESPN, and CNN. It's also a great time to do some quality people watching. That sounds creepy. Seriously, there is a guy who lifts at the gym every single day. It's like clock work. I remember when I first saw him. Time stood still, glitter fell from the heavens, and Dreamweaver started playing. I know, I was confused too you guys. He was HOT! Then suddenly this grunt came out of him while lifting weights and the record made a horrific scratch. I don't think grunt can adequately describe the sound coming out of this man. That forever shattered my view of hot-Dreamweaver guy.

The only thing I have a hard time with regarding my gym is walking out to my car after my workout. Don't get me wrong, the feeling after the gym is amazing and I'm so proud of myself. I don't have a problem physically walking but as I exit the building, I'm hit with the smell of fresh baked Wonderbread, carbs, and temptation. The Hostess bakery is RIGHT. ACROSS. THE. EFFING. STREET!!! I can't decide whether the person responsible for putting a gym and a bakery side by side is an asshole or a genius. Do you know what my favorite thing in this whole wide world is? A strawberry PB&J on white Wonderbread with a huge glass of milk. Ok, maybe it's not my favorite thing in the whole wide world but it's up there. It's pretty tempting. I haven't given in though.

Anyhoo, I'm taking a break from the gym this weekend and heading down to the country to do some hiking and star-gazing (weather permitting). I'll leave you with a few of my favorite tunes I worked out to this week. Hope everyone has a great weekend. See you next week!

Technologic- Daft Punk
OMG- Usher ft. Will.I.Am
Shut It Down- Pitbull
Notorious Thugs- Bone and Biggie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Can we go back to these days?

I always knew I was born in the wrong decade.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Say A Little Prayer For Meeeeee....Forever and eva....

Did you kids think I gave up on fitness? I'll admit it. I did. I have the hardest time staying motivated. I come up with paper thin excuses until they just blow away with the slightest breeze and I end up not going to the gym. Excuses like, if I go to the gym today, I won't have time to wash my bra for tomorrow so I'll just save a swoob-free (sweaty boob) bra for tomorrow. Or, I'm too hungry right now. If I go to the gym right now, I'd hulk out and probably injure a poor unsuspecting skinny girl on the treadmill next to me. I'll sacrifice getting in shape for the well-being of man kind. (This statement is probably more truth than exaggeration) Sigh, or I got too drunk the night before. Who can work out hungover? The answer is probably a lot of people but not this girl. Although sweating out the booze would probably be good for me. I just can't will myself to do it.

I've started going back to the gym this last week. I'm not going to lie, I didn't go this weekend. I thought about it. Instead I used the time to eat up all the frozen burritos in my freezer and throw away all the candy I still had in my pantry from Easter. I STILL had candy from Easter. How proud are you? Plus I helped my mother with yard work so I know that counted for some calorie burnage. I didn't want to blog last week and be all "Hey look at me! I'm a superstar! I went to the gym one time!" so I figured I'd give it a few times to make sure it stuck. Pretty sure it stuck.

The truth is, it's down to crunch time. Candace's wedding is in exactly 8 weeks. That's the perfect amount of time I need to tighten it up. I don't even so much care about my weight. My BMI is "normal" so really, I don't care about that. I just care about what I see in the mirror. Granted, my fat is now tanned fat so it doesn't look as bad but it's still there. I want to be able to shop for a dress without the guilt and hassle of having to find a certain dress to hide my belly. Also, I'm moving to another state in about 3 months and I don't want to pull in looking like a slob. I know absolutely nobody where I'm going and I'm going to need more than my "great personality" to rely on when meeting new peeps.

I've got a pretty strong play list which is very motivating. In fact, tonight I was just staring at the clock on the face of the treadmill just thinking to myself that I needed to stop soon because I just couldn't handle much more when a song came on and I swear to you, I ran for 10 more minutes! As long as there is something on that makes me want to shake my ass, I'm golden. I'd appreciate any suggestions. What do you guys listen to while you work out? I usually stick to pop or hip hop. Anything that makes me want to shake it is perfect.

Also, I'm just going to come out and say it, I need your guys' comments. Seriously. Nothing is more motivating than telling you guys that I'm going to do something and then having to follow through. You'd think that I could just get in shape for myself but I'm just not that type of person. I need to have a REASON or purpose for it. So, PLEASE comment. Yes, that's me begging. Pretty please.

I'll leave you with the song that came on that motivated me to keep running. It seriously took everything I had not to look like the lobster hands guy in My Best Friends Wedding (Look for him around the 1:48 mark)while I was on the treadmill at the end of the song. Those of you who read this and my other blog will think I'm obsessed with this song. Truth is, I am. It's got the perfect running beat for my short little legs. And I'm shallow. I wanna wear daisy dukes with a bikini top. Don't judge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Why you're fat...

Hi! Remember us? Yep, we're still fat. I came across this post today and wanted to share with all of you. I don't know how much time this guy puts into blogging but I'm imagining it's a ton because his posts are always so long...and funny...and smart. I hope you enjoy his post about Why you're fat, and Why fat is such an asshole.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I recently took a trip to Chicago for St. Patrick's Day and I'll sum it up in three simple words. IT. WAS. AWESOME! I had such a great time. When I got home and looked at my pictures I was...disgusted. I felt and looked SO frumpy from looking at them! It was just what I needed though. I came up with some inspiration for those days that I'm just "too tired to go to the gym". I'm simply going to whip out these babies. I can't even believe I'm sharing this.

The good news is not only did I not gain weight in Chicago but I lost 2 lbs! Woo! I went today and stocked my fridge with lots of fruits, veggies, chicken, cottage cheese, yogurt, and eggs. I hit the gym hard on Monday but sadly I woke up Tuesday sick...AGAIN!!! So here's me blogging tonight:

I've still managed to take my dog for walks but I'm mostly trying to get as much rest as possible. The good thing is I have a fridge full of healthy foods and pretty much every one I work with is in diet mode so there hasn't really been that "urge to splurge". Ha. Look at me and my cleverness. I can't wait for Stef to get back from Seattle so we can work out together. I miss my BFF/VOR.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

quick update

So this will be fast.. but I don't even feel bad about not going to the gym while I'm on vacation in Seattle. Want to know why? IT'S A CITY FILLED WITH UP HILL CLIMBS. FML you guys.. To get to a store to buy tampons and get back home is constantly up hill.. Why didn't anyone tell me???? haha. The next post will have pictures for proof ok?


Monday, March 8, 2010

We wanted to write a post...

....but we were so worn out from working all day and then kicking ass at the gym that this is all we have the energy for. On a side note, we have finally started our work out routine and it feels great. Too bad Heather leaves for Chicago on Thursday and Stef leaves for Seattle the following Monday. We have promised each other that we WILL work out on our vacas though.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dear D7,

We need to talk. I'm really trying. I have so many goals that I want to accomplish and every day you some how get into my head and prevent those goals. You are like a mind ninja. Sure, you say you are a good source of protein and I'm sure that it's true. But you are also a good source of SUGAR!!! Underneath all those "good fat" peanuts, there is a white, pure, sugary goodness that I crave daily and that doesn't allow this fat sitting right on top of my sculpted abs to shine through. The mixture of salty and sweet is...there are no words. Beautiful and delicious for lack of better words. Sure, you look reasonably healthy on the outside but inside, you are Satan. I don't know how else to say this...I really think it's time we end this relationship. I just think we're moving in different directions. It's not you, it's me. Actually it is you. I would appreciate if when you see me walking by, you don't stare at me and get my attention. Let's not make this weird or awkward and just walk away now before one of us gets hurt. I wish you all the happiness in the world.



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Candace Sue is for fitness too!

I asked my good friend Candace if she'd be interested in writing as a guest on our blog because she has conquered her flab and I'm so proud of her for it. I thought it would be great if she shared her story so here it is:

Hey guys, this is Candace here. Heather asked me if I would like to do a guest post on this awesome blog of theirs so while the wit may not be up to par I will do my best. Let’s take this back in time to January 2009. I was fat ok? I’d gained the freshman 15 and then some after I moved out and 5 years later it’s still there plus some interest. I’d weighed more than this, but at this time I was at 184lbs and only 5’4. I was the cute (or so I was told) little chunky friend and I had kind of resigned to myself that I was always going to be this way. I’d tried diets, they would last 2 weeks tops and then I’d be so hungry and deprived I’d find myself going through five fast food drive throughs in under 30 minutes. Needless to say, I hadn’t had much luck. I can’t really tell you what inspired me that day, I just decided, shit, Candace, you need to take better care of yourself. I realized I needed to get into better shape and just be more healthy. It really was so much about my attitude, I never let myself say if, I always said, well when I lose the weight…. This is seriously key to losing weight, if you don’t believe you can do it or that it will happen, it won’t.

I set a 50lb weight loss goal for myself, but spread it out, like in 2 months by my cousins wedding lose 20lbs and by my birthday in May 40lbs, you get the idea. That made it seem a little less daunting as I was working towards shorter term easier goals one at a time. I started drinking only water (I did have a diet coke every so often, you have to let yourself have something sometimes!) and made sure I got the full amount every day. I also started keeping a food journal just so I could get a feel for how big portions should be and how many calories were in things. I didn’t keep that for very long, but it really helped make me think about my food and made calorie counting and portion control second nature. I didn’t have a gym pass yet so I just started doing whatever I could. I made my boyfriend at the time go on walks with me or I would dance around my apartment every day, I’d lost over 10 pounds by the time I got a gym pass about a month later. After that Heather and I would go every day after work and brutalize ourselves. Man we were dedicated! I wish we hadn’t of let that go, but the summer got busy and we let it slide. Diet wise I always made sure I ate breakfast, then a snack a couple hours later, lunch, another snack and then dinner. I also tried not to eat after 7pm. Not to say I didn’t let myself indulge every so often. That’s where I always had trouble dieting before, I totally denied myself of everything I liked. This time I wanted it to be a lifestyle change not another crash diet. So I let myself have whatever I wanted for a meal on the weekends. So whether that was beer and cheese pull a-parts from the pie or cheese fries or whatever else and not feel guilty about it. Also if I knew we were going out to eat or have drinks a certain day I would make sure I got a little more exercise in and not eat quite as much during the day. Not very long after I started doing these things I noticed a change, I wasn’t so tired all the time, I had more energy, I wanted to exercise, my skin was even better than it had been. I stopped eating fast food, I was a fast food junkie before this, I loved Taco Bell. Now over a year later I can honestly say I haven’t eaten there since. I don’t even have the desire to anymore. I let the people around me know what I was doing. I told my family and friends about my goal, so not only were they supportive of me, it gave me that little extra push to not want to let them down or be a quitter. It also really helped to have a weight loss buddy. Heather was mine, we worked out together and ate together, we helped push each other, helped motivate each other, and helped each other make good food choices. Thank you Heather!

The pounds dropped off very fast in the beginning, because I had a lot to lose, it was so encouraging. I watched my clothes get bigger and bigger on me. I always had loved to shop, but now I could go into a store and everything fit me! I didn’t have to try on the extra large and still have it look like shit. As I got closer to my end goal it wasn’t going as fast and that got a little frustrating, but I knew where I wanted to be, so I kept going. I switched up what I was doing for exercise or what I was eating to kind of shock my body back into weight loss mode. Mentally it was kind of a weird transition. It was hard to let go of the fat girl mentality, I’d kind of used my fat as a barrier between myself and the world. It was like my fat was an insulation of insecurities, if I lost that buffer and people still didn’t like me or weren’t attracted to me then there would be nothing to blame it on, they just plain didn’t like me. It’s kind of a weird thing to describe. But those things started to melt off with my fat, I started gaining so much confidence and really coming into my own. It didn’t have so much to do with the actual part of losing weight, but that I had set goals and accomplished them. It made me realize I could do anything I set my mind to and that was so empowering!

I had one of the best summers of my life last year as well. I hadn’t really been a huge fan of summer before that because I hated summer clothes, I didn’t want to wear a swimsuit or submit people to my jiggly thighs in shorts. So I wore more clothes and quite frankly it was really hot. After I lost the weight and let go of what people thought of my body, I ran around all summer in shorts, dresses, and swimsuits and was free to not constantly think about how embarrassed I was or if I looked ok. I just didn’t care anymore. I also was single and carefree which was so nice. Realizing I was worth so much more gave me the strength to break up with my boyfriend at the time. He was a fun kid, my best friend, but there just wasn’t a future there with us and I had been letting it drag on for too long making both of us unhappy. I wasn’t looking for anything and just wanted to enjoy being by myself and having a good time being single. The new self worth and confidence that I had acquired wouldn’t let me be single for long though. At the end of the summer I suddenly started dating an old friend I’d had known for years and everything just clicked. We are still together now and plan on being so for a very long time ;).

I lost the 50 lbs by August ’09 and have maintained it since, I currently weigh 130 lbs, still exercising and watching what I eat. Not to say I don’t eat what I want to, but the lifestyle changes have kept with. While I eat within reason, when I get a craving for something I eat it and I still indulge on the weekends. I love food and don’t have to sacrifice living my life fully to be thin, I just am more mindful of what I eat and being active now. I would like to lose 10 more pounds ideally, but I am overall happy with myself, I feel good, I like the way I look (for the most part, haha), I love how clothes fit me now, and I enjoy my life. People ask me all the time how I did it, how I lost all that weight. When I tell them it was just through diet and exercise they look disappointed. They want an easy way out a magic solution, but there isn’t one. It takes work and changing habits, but it is so worth it! I want to say to everyone who is trying to lose weight or keep it off, don’t give up! It takes hard work, but doing little things everyday help so much in the long run. Work on developing good habits and those will stick with you for the rest of your life. Don’t beat yourself up if you have those couple extra beers, or that slice of cake every once in a while, just make sure you get back on track the next day. If I can do it, you totally can! No matter what weight you are though, it’s important that you like yourself and are healthy. Losing weight doesn’t solve all your problems, but confidence and being secure with yourself really help! Good luck everyone! If you have any questions for me feel free to ask!

Sue 50 lbs ago.

Sue now! YAY!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Easter Candy has become the bad guy that will destroy human kind

I have found repeating that mantra (title of the post) every morning doesn't do a damn thing but make me want to eat chocolate eggs and bunnies. So whoever made up mantra chanting needs to work on their technique.

Anyway HIIIIII everyone! I am posting really fast before I go over to Heather's for a fajita dinner. YUM. I just wanted to give a quick update to let you know how things are going. I got some good advice about my calf muscles and I have tried it out. It seems to help a little but I really think that I'm just freakin fat and my muscles are telling me to knock it off with the high impact crap.

Oh and, want to see what I had to do today? And have been doing every day for the past 2 weeks? It's hell so brace yourselves
Yeah.. I have been drinking 2 of those gargantuan bottles of water a day. Oh and for all of you thinking "dang she's rich if she's buying fiji water every day!" Don't be fooled. I used change to buy the first bottle and refill it. I'm a broke beezy. Oh and the sign in front was me trying a different method instead of mantra chanting... it's called wishing and don't worry folks that doesn't work either. WISHES DO NOT COME TRUE. I wished all day that my water would turn into orange kool-aid. It didn't.

Going to the gym has been SOOO HARD. I don't do well when my partner in crime is sick with the gomboo.. The second she told me she was feeling yucky I rushed to the store and for the last 4 days have been eating this :

Airborne if you can't tell.

Why did my font turn blue all of the sudden? Weird. Anyway I haven't been held up in my house due to sickness, just chocolate bunnies with guns. I suck at going to the gym by myself. For some reason the little bit of girl that I do have in me starts freaking out and getting insecure. With Heather around I don't feel like that at all. I feel totally fine. We did decide today though that if either of us miss 3 gym days in a month and don't make up the time, we have to dance around in spandex and post the video on here. So there is something to look forward to. In the coming day or so check back to find an outline of our work out schedule so you can track our progress with us. Also we'll have our full body pictures (I want to apologize right now for any vomiting that may occur when seeing mine) so you can have a before photo to compare with the after photo. We already have 11 followers! I'm so excited!!!! Feel free to let us know if you would like us to blog about anything specific regarding our adventure, or fitness program. I'll even go the extra mile and maybe do research with real facts if anyone has a question. I know, I'm that sweet. In the mean time does anyone know how to get rid of a chocolate bunny holding a gun? Eat him you say? well maybe I will.. Until next time....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Not the best beginning....

Can we talk about my luck for a second? You know that song by Alanis Morissette about having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife? Welcome to my life. I'll give you two great examples of how this is my life and this has all happened in the last month.

First example, meet a great guy. Funny, easy to talk to, very easy going, has his shit together. I meet him on a Saturday and drop him off at the airport the following Saturday. He moved to Chile for six months to learn Spanish. Yeah, Chile. The one that was just hit with a huge 8.8 earthquake. Don't worry, I talked to him yesterday and he is ok. He is pretty scared but he's safe.

Next example, Stef and I get our blog going, have our goals laid out, schedule planned and guess who's got the gomboo? This girl. I feel like absolute ass. I was so stoked to get this ball rolling, only to wake up with every orifice of my face stuffed with snot and my lungs being on fire. I don't even dare cough for fear of losing a lung. Hopefully this gets over fast because I have a half marathon on April 18th just staring me in the face. I feel no more ready for it than I feel ready to fly to the moon.

Someone PLEASE explain to me why I'm single!

Sunday, February 28, 2010


So now we will both post our goals for this adventure. Stef will start out, Heather will finish it on up.


Hi, obviously my goal is to not be fat anymore. More specifically, right now I weigh 195. That's almost 200 lbs. I figure you should all know the truth and what we're dealing with here. 195lbs makes me fat. Based on my height which is 5'3" I should weigh between 118 and 130. I am kind of far away from that right now. So my first goal is to reach my goal weight.. which is 120. I would also like to pretty much make a huge life change and fix the way I eat. I don't have a problem eating healthy things... I just have a problem with portion control and chocolate. I love chocolate... --Side note, I was just watching the mtv show 16 and pregnant and I weigh more than a pregnant 16 year old at 35 weeks. Gross--
So back on task we're shooting for a goal weight of 120, eating healthier and utilizing portion control, toning my arms and losing belly fat, and being able to run at least 3 miles comfortably. Baby steps people baby steps. I think I can do it. Suggestions are welcome.. Keep in mind I'm not down with starving myself, yo yo dieting, or doing cocaine. I want to do this the healthy way that will stick with me for the rest of my life. I also would like to get rid of my multiple chins.

Over to you Heather.

Eh-hem. Thanks Stef. My goals are sort of the same as Stef's but a little different. I really would like to maintain a healthy weight while still enjoying the food and beverages I love. I've done the whole portion control and calorie counting before and sort of let it slip away. Right now I'm right around 140. I would like to weight 120 but I just don't know how realistic that is. I don't want it to look like my teeth are too big for my body. You know the look. Since I have man legs that weigh at least 50 lbs each, that doesn't really leave me with weigh distribution anywhere else. I would like to lose my chins as well. Well, I want to keep one of them but the rest can go. Speaking of chins, Stef and I took pictures of ours. They're pretty funny.

Stef's face totally looks like Fat Bastard. If both of us really looked like that, I'd hope our friends and family would not allow us to be seen publicly. Nothing like posting it for the whole Internet to see!

I would also like to be able to run 10 miles comfortably. Right now I'm right around running 3 without my lungs wanting to disown me and dislodge themselves from my body. I was supposed to run 6 today but I'm on my deathbed so running is out of the question. Hopefully I'll feel a bit better tomorrow so I can at least hit the gym for some cardio. I've always wanted a six pack. I could do sit ups all day, every day but all that belly fat just hides them. Hopefully under there is some really kick ass abs. Really, to sum things up, I want to eat healthy, have more energy, and honestly just want to look good in a bikini...or naked.

what is wrong with my calf muscles???

Hi all, Stef here. So I don't know what the hell my problem is but I cannot briskly walk or run for more than 1/4 of a mile before the outside of my calf muscles feel like they are being saturated with battery acid. I went an bought 120 dollar shoes to help the pro-nation I already suffer from and hoped that it would also correct my burning muscles. The thing is people, is that I can ride the bike forever... I feel like my legs never ever get tired when I'm on the bike. Walking fast or running on the treadmill for 15 minutes makes me want to cut my legs off. The outer part of my calf muscles just start burning and cramping. Any ideas? I tried WebMD but found that according to that website, no matter what is wrong with me, I am dying or should go to the hospital immediately. Let's be honest, I'm not dying. I'm fat, maybe my little calfies are just saying wtf are you doing putting all of this weight on us? For that I apologize to my calf muscles, but seriously, if you don't buck up, I will be dying from being a huge huge person. I will also probably become a diabetic. Guess what happens when people get diagnosed with diabetes? They run the risk of getting their legs amputated due to poor circulation... so seriously calf muscles... if you don't start working, you'll be the first to go. I swear.
Hopefully that little talking to motivated them. I'll keep you all posted on the issue.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I had to buy the pink work out shoes...

Heather’s introduction was pretty amazing. I would have posted earlier but I was busy trimming my moustache (You have to see the previous post for that to be funny). Anyway, hello to all of the readers out there! This is Stef. If this were an episode of the Real World I would be the fat, gay, musician one. That being said, I’d get a lot of air time, but never get a record deal or a modeling contract. I’d probably get a lot of air time because I would eat all of the food in the house and the roomies would be pissed. Anyway……
I’m just gonna say it, I’m fat. I feel like I’ve been fat my whole life. I think I have an eating disorder. We’re going to call it fatorexic. I’ve been told to watch my weight ever since the 3rd grade, and for some reason my brain took that to mean “there’s no hope, so just keep on what you’re doing because you’ll always be fat.” So I did. I was also forced to eat everything on my plate before I could go play, and that has stuck with me. There were skinny times in my life, but I was either starving all of the time or doing drugs that gave me bad teeth (just the back teeth thank God) and screwed up my sleeping schedule. I am no longer starving or strung out, but of course that means I am no longer skinny. L
Let me be clear, the purposes of the goals I want to accomplish (which will be outlined in a future post) are not to just get skinny. I want to be healthy. I want to stop waking up tired, ending my day exhausted, getting winded when walking up a flight of stairs. I want to be able to run a half marathon next year. The perks of my health goals will enable me to wear a bathing suit without wanting to die, and buy the clothes that are on the mannequins at the stores. Let’s be honest the clothes on the mannequins are no longer cute when they are 8 sizes bigger. The best perk of all is that I will be adding years to my life, and actually enjoy living those extra years.
So I’m ready to start this journey. I’m excited to have this adventure with my best friend. We started out at the age of three watching rainbow bright (the rainbow part only rubbed off on me) and we continued to be best friends for the rest of our lives. It only makes sense that I would make a huge life change with Heather hanging on for the ride. Hopefully she doesn’t jump off… I might get cranky. Hopefully, by blogging this experience we will be able to motivate others, or at least give people a good laugh. That’s all for now folks.

Wind of Change.....

....Que the whistling. I've had this song in my head all morning AND changes are ahead so it only seemed fitting.

I'd like to start off by showing you a couple of photos so you can get to know Stef and myself.

That beauty on the left is Stef and I'm shown on the right there with my ex-husband Robbie. Don't worry, that open wound looking cashmiracle you see is just a birthmark. Zombies didn't attack me.

All jokes aside, I've never been married and Stef doesn't even come CLOSE to resembling that....woman? Man? Woman that looks like a man? But I do in fact have a big fat red neck and no, Zombies didn't attack me. This is the first post on our Fatties for Fitness blog so let me say WELCOME. If you are wondering what this blog is about I'll give you a second to re-read the title. Go ahead. You good? Good. During the next couple of months my BFF Stef and I will be bitching and moaning and celebrating the fact that we are getting healthy. We aren't doing a yo-yo diet or cleanses. We are doing this the ole fashioned way...eating healthy and exercising. Crazy and ingenius, we know!!

I'm so excited to start this because it's not only about us getting hot (or hotter), it's about us getting healthy and making a life change of staying healthy. It's going to be a rocky road but I think we're both up for the challenge. Hope you find this entertaining and maybe even inspiring.

Looking forward to fun and fitness!