Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I know i've said it before, but i need a lifestyle change.

Okay, I've said this many times, but don't we all?
"I need to be healthier."
"I want to be skinnier."
"I want to feel good about myself."

And then I would go on with my life like I never even told myself these things. I mean, it might stick for maybe a week. And it doesn't help that I think I have practically NOOOOO metabolism. Ugh.

But now I really  have to do it this time! I had a wake up call....

My little brother was going around at Thanksgiving snapping random pictures of people and asking them "How do you want to be remembered?" (Not for any reason, he's just weird like that), but this is what I got:

I don't know which view of myself is warped... this one or the one I have when I look in the mirror.

I mean, this could be just bad luck, but its still the fact that at some point in time and from some angle, this was the image of me. Fat wrists, puffy cheeks, and a chin that you couldn't distinguish from even my double chin.


When I look in the mirror, this isn't what I see! I see things like this:

Of course when you see things like this when you look at yourself, you would think you were healthy! Damn, I look hot there! I'm not going to lie. But it also took many times of taking pictures of myself to get something that good.

Unfortuantely, I'm pretty sure that's not what the rest of the world sees, and its probably somewhere in between these two extremes...

Regardless of what I really look like, the point is that my brother's camera caught that picture.. and like I said, at some moment from some angle that is what I looked like and it is unacceptable anymore. I've made excuses for too long.

I'm not sure what my plan is yet, but I'm going to Texas in exactly a month and how nice would it be to be able to enjoy my vacation and think "I'm 10 lbs. lighter", that would make it so much better. Granted, 50 lbs. lighter would be ideal, but that's not exactly healthy in 30 days.

Any suggestions?


  1. Oh whatever, you're gorgeous. Even my bf thought you were pretty. He tells me to say that "you're sweet", which is the American equivalent of "oh, she's CUTE!" (he's a bit foreign).

    But if you're looking to get healthier, check out Tosca Reno's Clean Eating books. They have a lot of healthy recipes that are tasty too.

  2. I am the same way..I will look at a pic of myself and be like "OMG is this what I really look like:"

    I need to hit the gym..I feel so much better when I do..
    But I dunno I LOVE to eat..and I eat at night which isnt good
    But u look fine girl..=)
    By the way I am a new follower of your blog

  3. I'm going through the same thing. I've definitely gained weight over the past few years and have been frustrated with many failed attempts at slimming down. While it's great to want to be healthier, I think the REAL challenge is to learn to love yourself no matter what you look like. I've been making a really effort to exercise 6 days a week (and it has not been easy to drag myself off the couch to exercise every day!) but what's been most difficult for me is to accept my body THE WAY IT IS while I strive to be healthier and not just lose pounds. I wish you the best of luck, and feel free to drop me a line if you need some encouragement along the way :)

  4. I'm the same way-- especially lately. My goal is to lose 25 pounds in 3 to 4 months. But the healthy way-- exercise more, even if it's just walking daily. Cutting out sugar. & Sticking to water instead of soda. Best of luck. ♥

  5. There is always something that we don't like about ourselves . . . it is human nature.

    Focus on the positive . . . you are a beautiful woman unique in your own ways. When you look in the mirror, see yourself as that beautiful woman looking back at you!

    My preferred method of losing weight is Slim Fast. I use the powder and make a smoothie. All I do is take a scoop of the powder, add a cup of no fat milk, add no fat yogurt, lots of ice . . . it is awesome! I prefer the chocolate with strawberry or cherry yogurt. Although, vanilla powder with orange yogurt is awesome.


    Have an awesome day . . . Gina


  6. Very important is to avoid to be dehydrated (causing tiredness, low energy and headaches) so, you need to drink a lot of water. Also
    Moderation (smaller portions)can help.

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