Another Month, Another Update

3 Feb

Month 8 just came to a close for me, and I have to say I am chugging along like a freight train.  I think el b’s are dropping a little slower, and the pics are not as drastic between months, but I am feeling amazing.  The scale is still moving down, the clothes are still getting looser, and my muscles are getting stronger and more pronounced.  8 months in, I don’t think I could ask for anything more.

At this point, I feel like I can most definitely say that this is my lifestyle.  It feels normal to exercise almost daily.  It feels normal to keep tabs on my portions and calories, and I feel like I am being the best me by exercising self control and making good healthy life choices.  I am content with this “lifestyle”.  While I am not content with where I am weight and body wise, I am content in my continued progress.  I know it is merely time that stands between me and my ultimate goal.  All the hurdles and struggles that once stood in my way are now but distant memories of FatChick past.  I could lose my way again, but I won’t.  I just simply won’t allow it.  I am so happy and crap food and lazyiness be damned.  I won’t let myself be miserable again.

Now time for the monthly update and pictures!

Pounds lost this week: 1.5 lbs

Pounds lost so far: 89 lbs*

Current Weight: 243.5lbs

Inches Lost: 83.25 inches overall entire body (6 ft 9 inches!!!)

Decreased BMI: From 52 to 38.1

*89 lbs lost since June 1st – 106.5 lbs lost from heaviest

Day 1 vs 8 Month

Month 1 vs month 8 front

Side month 1- month 8

measurements

January 2013

Stay tuned this week for recipes, discussion about my new heart rate monitor, and exercises galore!

How was your January?  How is your chain going?  Let me know below in the comments.

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,

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30 Responses to “Another Month, Another Update”

  1. Katy February 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Wow! You are an inspiration! Congratulations on your weight loss! Where did you get your ‘Fit Chick in Training’ tank?

    • fatchicktofitchick February 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

      Thanks so much! Ruffles with Love on Etsy is where I got my tank. Vanessa has a great selection of fun workout tops! Be sure to tell her I sent you, if you order one!

  2. Silly Girl's Momma February 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Congrats on your accomplishments. I love the line “I won’t let myself be miserable again.” I feel the same way. It’s amazing what life feels like once food is not in control. Thanks for always sharing your story and coming up with motivational challenges for the month.

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks chick! It is so much simpler when the food is no longer in control!

  3. a happier girl February 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Congratulations! Seeing it as a lifestyle must feel great. You’ve come a long way!

  4. Steph February 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Congrats and thanks for the motivation. I bought my set of kettlebells yesterday. One step at a time!

  5. Amanda Z February 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    I think you are doing amazing and am continuously impressed by what you have accomplished!

  6. Kim February 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    So so proud of you lady! Just live you & your whole fam. You are not just changing your life but it affects others too! Tink is going to grow up an be a strong woman just like her mama!

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      Oh Kim…that Tink part made me *sniff sniff* like a baby. Thanks chick!

  7. Tony February 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Keep up the good work! You are doing well. You don’t want to drop more than 1.5 pounds in a week.

  8. Valerie February 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Awesome results. You are a great motivation, keep up the great work! xoxo

  9. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic February 3, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    Congrats! You look fantastic. It’s awesome that you can say that this is your lifestyle now Makes it so much easier to stick to once it’s engrained.

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Thanks Laura! It really does make it so much easier! The struggle of it is gone. It is just how life is now.

  10. Candis February 4, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    I just started following your blog! Your progress is so motivational!! Thanks for sharing and keep kicking butt!!

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Thanks so much Candis! I appreciate the kind words and you reading the blog!

  11. sjvella February 4, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Well done 🙂 you are my inspiration for the day

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:15 am #

      Thanks chick!!! Have an awesome day!

      • sjvella February 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #

        you too 🙂

  12. The Green Eyed Geisha February 4, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    You look great! I love seeing the series of pictures … thank you for sharing your journey with us. 🙂

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 9:15 am #

      Thanks so much!!! It is one of my favorite parts of this process!

  13. storechick February 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    You are looking good girl! You may not notice a diff in the pics but I do. My January brought me a total knee replacement which will keep me out of the gym for at least 6 weeks! Aughhhh!

    • fatchicktofitchick February 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

      Ouch! But hey think about that bionic knew when you get back at it! Glad you came through surgery fine! Thank you so much for the encouragement.

  14. Becky February 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Amazing!!! That is all I can say!

  15. Bobbi February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    You are TRULY an inspiration to me! I have some weight to lose and seeing all your success reaffirms that I can do it too. Thank you so much for all of the updates! Keep up the fabulous work!

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