Monday, July 22, 2013

Recommitment - Summer 2013

Whenever I'm reviewing my weight-loss journey (note: SO sick of the word "journey" being used to describe this!), there are two "start" dates that stick out to me most: March 1st and July 20th.

March 1st (2012) was the date that I first started to reign in my bad eating habits. I started off slowly at first, making small changes only, but managed to lose about 15 pounds in 4 months. Not bad. Not bad at all.

The other date, July 20th, was just about a year ago. This was when I really got my butt into high gear, started exercising, and got really serious about changing my eating for the better. I was proud to say that with a lot of hard work, I lost another 35 pounds. That made 50lbs total. It was an amazing accomplishment in my eyes. Still is.

But as you know - because I can't shut up about it on here - I have been struggling lately. And that 50-pound weight loss has dwindled to less than 40. I am still proud of myself...but I'm also scared. I can feel myself letting go again, and we all know what that means: if I don't take control once again, I am going to end up back where I started...overweight, unhealthy, and miserable.

So, I've recently done what I had to do: I faced the scale, re-took my measurements, and, of course, snapped some "before" photos.

Welcome to Brenna's Summer Slimdown, 2013.

I weighed 162 when I checked the scale a few days ago. There were exactly 6 weeks from that date until September 1st. Just like last year, I have designed myself a six-week program with the goal of losing 10 pounds before September. It won't be easy, but it's manageable...I did it last year, after all! And if I do it again, I will be back in my goal range of 148-153 pounds once again.

Here's hoping...


  1. Good for you! I've always struggled with my weight too, and have also recently let me weight creep up to a place that I am not comfortable with. Sigh. I'm also trying to re-focus and re-motivate. So I'm right there with you. You can do it!

    FYI: Look into Revolt! Fitness if you're interested in a "program." That's what I started just last week and really like it so far.

  2. Oh still look amazing, but if your goal is to lose the 10 lbs then I'm rootin for you! You can do it! I wish I had the motivation (said while scarfing down cake...:S)