The Renaissance Woman

Day 1

Well this is day 1 of my four month plan. My goal is 70 pounds by the end of 2012. I’m reaching for the stars in hopes of falling on a cloud, though. My work out plan is 1 hr in the am and pm at least six days a week. My eating plan will includes mostly fresh juices, salads and lean meats. I’m trying to keep it simple so I can stick to this, I can’t wait to see what happens!

That awkward moment when your goal weight is everyone elses starting weight



Reblog if you are over 200 lbs and trying to lose weight! I want to follow more people who are going through the same things as me!

Ahhhh so so so TRUE! We got this!!!



What is the FIRST step?

As I mentioned in my previous post “Why is your mom fat…” I am mentally ready to go the distance, actually I have no choice at this point. I am currently 243 pounds. If you told me ten years ago that I would be 243 pounds in my early 30’s, I’d call the police on you for telling such a lie! Life is funny. Unfortunately for me, I can’t blame my weight gain on pregnancy, poor thyroid, poor metabolism or any of the host of medical issues Dr. Oz has mentioned on his infomercial, I MEAN TALK SHOW! Love ya Dr. Oz. I just kind of gave up on myself and stopped moving as much, not eating the right things.

Now here I am again, asking myself. Where do I start, again. This is the one billionth attempt to lose weight. So here I am, not as pumped as I use to be but it is a necessity that I change this thing around. Before I know it, I could be 300 pounds. I have to wrangle this thing in now!

Well, the other day I bought a whole bunch of fruit and veggies to juice. So I guess I will start by detoxing for a week. I have detox and Habiscus teas I will be drinking in addition to a lot of water. I feel it’s a good idea to reset everything before I start an eating plan. At least I have a week to come up with one. Should anyone follow this blog, just know that I have no intention to lose 1-2 pounds a week. At least not at first. My goal is 3-5 pounds a week, more is even better.

Just throwing that out there. By the end of 2012, I would like to be around 170 pounds. I know it’s ambitious but I plan to use every tool possible to see this through. Let’s go!

Why is your mom fat? Is she having another baby?

This is the question posed to my daughter by a little girl in her kindergarten class. I was driving home with my daughter and she told me this, and like most children—out of blue. Therefore, I was caught off guard and didn’t know what to say,lol. I must admit my first thought was to tell my daughter to tell the little girl to mind her damn business and don’t worry about the cause of my portliness… I know, that’s not mature, that’s not mature at all. 

So in true mom form, I told her to say that I was not pregnant. I made my statement non-nonchalantly, as if the girl’s question was not a big deal. Inside, I was embarrassed and on top of that, I’d faced my worst fear. My worst fear being that me being overweight and unhealthy would spill over into my daughter’s life. As adults, we can handle the glances, the stares when we are eating or the just plain rude comments other adults throw at us. It’s no problem to tell another adult to fuck off, eat shit and die! Then go home and pile drive through the most fattening, salty or sweet snack we can get our hands on. Oh, is it just me that does this;)

Either way, I just felt bad that she was bothered by the comment. I don’t want my daughter to hurt in any way, especially if that hurt is centered around my poor lifestyle choices. I was about to embark on yet another weight loss plan before my daughter told me about her classmates comment. It was one of the reasons I started this blog yesterday. I realize now that I have a lot more riding on this than I thought. I am a role model to my daughter, like it or not (sometimes, NOT!).

Well, you’d think this little incident would make me even more motivated to get started on my weight loss journey and it has to some degree. We shall see…


There are too many places to name, though I have developed a new obsession with Pacific Islands like Bora Bora and Tahiti. I would also love to visit Bali:-)