2 Dec

I have made mention on here a time or two about my love of Vampire Diaries. To say that I am obsessed with this show, would be a slight understatement. Do I stalk the actors, or think that they are their characters…no, but do I over-analyze every song, nearly every sentence of the show to determine what will happen next…I absolutely do. This week’s episode was probably my favorite episode ever in the 4 seasons of the show. Damon and Elena finally hooked up and it was hotness times the sun. They are my Ross and Rachel/Jim and Pam. They belong together. So, to finally have this happen (even if it is short lived ugh) made this episode EPIC!

The reason for my ranting about my very unhealthy tv show obsession is because of the word epic. I was using that word to describe the episode, and it dawned on me that this weekend marks 6 months on my weight loss/get fit journey…and the last 6 months have been simply EPIC!

Epic Changes in my life during the last 6 months:

  1. I have lost a total of 77 lbs.  I currently weight 255.5 and weighed 332.5 when I started.  
  2. I have lost a total of 71.25 inches off of my body over all.
  3. I have gone from being a size 30/4x to being a size 24/2x.
  4. I have gone from struggling to get 10 minutes out of a 5lb dumb bell workout, to rocking a 25lb kettlebell tabata workout 3-4 times a week.
  5. I used to eat over 3,000 calories a day on an almost regular basis.  I now eat between 1,000 to 1,200 (on occasion) calories.
  6. I used to have to crawl to a piece of furniture in order to hoist myself up from the floor.  I now can get up off the floor with no problem.
  7. I used to hate giving Tink a bath in the big tub because I could barely handle being down on my knees long enough to bathe her.  I now can pop down and back up with great ease.
  8. I used to have to take the 3 steps into my house one step at a time (as in both feet would have to be on the step before advancing to the next step.  I now fly up and down those suckers like there is nothing to it.
  9. I used to not have a lap.  My stomach was so large and my thighs so fatty, that there was very little available lap, and what I did have was at an odd angle because of the fat on the back and tops of my thighs.  You notice things like this when you have a child.  I now have a normal viable lap for my Tink to sit on.
  10. My lower back used to have a  large space between it and my car seat due to what I like to refer to as my butt hump…the space above my tush had so much excess fat that it prevented my back from touching the seat properly.  I now have the glorious support of my car seat in my lumbar region due to my ever shrinking butt hump.
  11. I used to loath full body photographs of myself.  I now like them because of the progress they show I have made and because they motivate me to keep going so I can one day love what I see.
  12. I used to wince at what I saw in the full length mirror.  I now find parts of my body to be proud of because of the transformation taking place daily.
  13. I used to not be able even get into plank position.  I can now hold that bad boy for 20 seconds and it is only going to continue to improve.
  14. Sexy time was always sexy.  It is even more sexy now.

There are so many more ways, that my life has changed, but these are just a few of the most notable to me.  The last 6 months have changed my life, because I decided to change it.  I did not want to continue being the person I had become. I wanted to be someone who makes healthy responsible food choices and who works out on a regular basis.  I wanted to be someone who wanted to reach her goal weight as much on day 180 as she did on day 1.  I wanted to be someone who made my family and friends proud.  I wanted to be a fun fit and active mom who was a good example to her daughter in hopes of sparing the heartache and struggle that is being morbidly obese.

The amazing thing is that I have become all of those things, and so much more.  I want it more than I did on day one.  I have become someone who has actually inspired and has helped to motivate others.  This is the biggest gift I have received from deciding to publicly share my journey and struggles.  I decided in the beginning that if I was going to share any of it, I was going to share all of it.  I was going to quit living in denial and own up to what I had let myself become.  Thank you all for allowing me to have an actual audience to share with and converse with.  Without this community (my lovely fit fam) I would have lost my way long ago.  I feel accountable to you all.  I want all of your encouraging words and praise to not have been said in vain.  These last 6 months have been epic and big part of that is thanks to you!

Now  without further ado…Picture time fools!

Day 1 vs 6 Month

Month 1 vs month 6 front

Side month 1- month 6

month1 and month 6 collage

Pounds lost this week: 4 lbs

Pounds lost so far: 77.25 lbs

Current Weight: 255.5lbs

Inches Lost: 71.25 inches overall entire body

Decreased BMI: From 52 to 39.9

Don’t forget to plank it up!!!  Send me pics or tag me on instagram or Twitter!  #merryplanksmas  If you missed starting yesterday, go ahead and start today.

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,


36 Responses to “Epic!”

  1. Samantha Young December 2, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    You look fantastic!

  2. kepotts December 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I got tears in my eyes reading this — what EPIC accomplishments indeed. It’s so inspirational you made these accomplishments yourself with hard-work & determination. It’s not easy at times. Keep up the solid work & a very #MerryPlanksmas to you 😉

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      Thank you so much! I have to admit it was emotional for me writing it.

  3. Erica December 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    You rock!! I don’t know you personally, but I’m so proud of how far you’ve come!

  4. The Green Eyed Geisha December 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Wow! What an accomplishment. I am going to share this with one of my friends that is struggling with her weight as well. You look amazing and keep up the great accomplishment! 🙂

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

      Thank you so much! Be sure to tell your friend she can email me if she has any questions. I don’t have all the answers, but I love to help where I can.

  5. jennifernegrea December 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Amazing!! So happy and proud for you, keep up the great work!!!

  6. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic December 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Congrats! You look fantastic! Keep up the great work! I’m so glad you’re doing so well!

  7. Nichole Sears Winberry December 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Tim and I are so proud of you Jennifer! Keep up the AWESOME job!!

    Tim and Nichole Winberry

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      Thanks so much Nicole! Tell Tim I said thanks and that I said hi!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      ugh sorry Nichole! I bet that gets old having your name misspelled!

  8. Denise December 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    You are doing so great! What a inspiration and I love seeing the transformation. You will be doing that plank in no time. keep it up so I can try to do the same. You help keep me motivated. 🙂

  9. Samantha December 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    You are rockig this girlfriend!! You’re so right epic is a great word for you!!! And I love vampire diaries too 🙂

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      Thanks Samantha! You obviously have great taste if you like TVD!

  10. mom December 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    you do look great, i have always been so proud of you, and still am. i am so happy for you. you are doing wonderful…. and i could go on and on how great you are … but that might take pages and pages…lol love you

  11. Liz December 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Wooooo Whoooo!!! WTG!!!!! Wow!! So super proud of you Jen!! Big Hugs and keep it up!!!! You are an inspiration to us all!!!

  12. Amanda Z December 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Your accomplishments this year have been nothing short of amazing! I’m so glad that I found your blog, I love reading your inspiring posts.

    • fatchicktofitchick December 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Thank you so much Amanda! Glad we have connected through the blogosphere!

  13. Jane December 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    You look wonderful and are such an inspiration. Thank you for putting your feelings out there for all to read. I love seeing all your photos and am so happy I found you blog. Jennifer, you are so blest to have the love and support of your husband on this amazing journey. God Bless and have a wonderful week!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 3, 2012 at 8:16 am #

      Thank you so much Jane! You are always so kind and complementary. I hope you have a great week!

  14. Melanie @ 4Kottez December 3, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    You are doing so great girl. I love following your journey – you are an inspiration.

  15. Brittni December 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I share your obsession with vampire diaries! 🙂 I understand completely. And WOW amazing progress pictures!!! I noticed your booty is starting to round! Looking good!! own that ba-donk for those of us (ehem, me) that don’t have one!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      You have great taste if you love TVD too! Thanks about the butt difference. I credit that to my goblet squats that are in each of my Kettlebell tabatas. I did not notice the shrinkage as much this month in my pictures, but I can tell my body shape is changing and I am stronger. That keeps me happy!

  16. Laureen December 4, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I found your blog on another blog, holy moly, you look good!!! WTG!!!

  17. sfletcher81 December 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Awesome progress!!!!!!!! Way to go!

  18. Alison January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I am a new reader to your blog, and this post has motivated me to get off my butt and get to losing these pounds. I am a mother to 2 young boys (almost 4 and almost 1) and I have lost almost NONE of my baby weight, I have a hard time playing with them at times like you said in your post and I know if you can do it, I can do it. I have been making too many excuses and filling my head with things like “Maybe I am too big to get fit and healthy”. Thank you so much, you look amazing and this post has truly inspired my heart! Keep up the good work!!!!

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Alison, thank you so much for sharing this with me. You can do this. Let me know if I can help you in any way. It is tough, but it can be done. Stay strong chick!

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