January 1, 2013 – After hitting rock bottom in December 2012, I decided to take 2013 off from any weight loss attempts and work on my mental health and learn to love myself for what I was. I got rid of my stack of “skinny clothes” and bought clothing that was actually in my size. I went on Zoloft and went into talk therapy.
January 1, 2014 – Now that my mental health was in order (although I was only on medication and in therapy until May), I felt more ready than ever to dive into another weight loss attempt. I have been dieting on and off since I was 14, and every January like clockwork. But I can tell you that this time felt completely different. I was ready. I wasn’t starving myself at 1200 calories. I knew how I had to go about it in order not to fail, and most importantly, my brain was ready. I wasn’t trying to lose weight because I hated myself or my body, I just wanted to be healthier.
I weighed in at 251lbs. I wore a size 18/20 in dresses, 2X/3X in shirts, and a size 16 in pants.
January 3, 2014 – I weighed in for the Ernie’s Fitness Challenge.
February 2014 – On a whim I decided to apply to be a part of Q99’s Grande Prairie’s Biggest Loser Challenge (sponsored by Vo2Max) on the last day that applications were open. At this point I was on a roll, so why not try to get money at the end too?
March 3, 2014 – This is the day that changed my life. I was chosen to be a part of Team Ron in the 2014 Biggest Loser Challenge, along with my friend Shay. It was a grueling two days of try outs but in the end, I was chosen. I definitely cried afterwards.
I weighed in at 244lbs.
March 5, 2014 – I weighed in for the Ernie’s Fitness Challenge again, at 238 [there was a huge number discrepancy between the Vo2Max scale and this scale] so that 13lb loss (plus a bonus 3lbs I got for checking in on Facebook) got me a gift card with $48 ($3/lb) on it 🙂 my journey was off to a great start!
March 19, 2014 – I officially lost 20lbs since January!
May 21, 2014 – Officially 40lbs down!
May 24, 2014 – Biggest Loser finale day…..I weighed in at 210.5lbs. I was now in a size L/XL/12 for dresses, XL for shirts, and a size 10/12 for pants.
I lost a total of 33.5lbs and 28.5″ over the 12 weeks of competition (13.73% of my body weight)! I was in 7th/12th place.
May 26, 2014 – I bought a fucking LARGE dress at Old Navy(!!!!)
January 1, 2015 – Although I had been working out steadily since September, I have gained weight since May.
- 43.5″ bust
- 41″ waist
- 46″ stomach
- 43″ butt
January 4, 2015 – Today. I’ve been eating well, tracking my calories properly and I went to the gym last night. Tomorrow Noah starts school again after Christmas break so I will be going for a run.