Category: Family

Getting Healthy: Welcome to Onederland

This morning my scale read 198.0!  Goodbye 300s, goodbye 200s!  I couldn’t believe it.  And yes, I cried.  I feel stronger than ever lately.  While I continue to battle with my issues around food and with my anxiety and depression and how it effects my weight loss, I see that I am stronger mentally and physically.  Many before me would have quit a long time ago, but I’ve stuck it out.

Here are some progress pics:

317 to 198 - face progress


Currently I’m giving my body time to recuperate after beating it up through T25 so I’m doing DDP Yoga which I highly recommend and counting my calories as always, adjusting as I go.

Starting Weight: 317lbs | Current Weight: 198lbs | Goal Weight 175lbs

Getting Healthy: Yes, I am Focused!

I completed Shaun T’s latest workout, Focus T25, as of yesterday and have to share my results.  You may remember that I fell in love with Shaun T after completing his Insanity program.  And Focus T25 is AMAZEBALLS, as Shaun would say.  I cannot say enough good things about this program.

The best thing about T25 is that it is only 25 minutes!  Yes, 25 minutes.  Now, seriously, who doesn’t have 25 minutes to get a workout in?  And, it is a WORKOUT.  It’s like a miniaturized version of Insanity but better.  There are 3 phases to T25: Alpha (5 weeks); Beta (5 weeks); and Gamma (4 weeks).  Alpha starts you off doing mostly cardio and body weight exercises.  It is nonstop action.  Then Beta adds more core work and weights!  I kind of really, really, really like exercising with weights.  Finally Gamma brings it all together and you build upon everything you have already learned and its all about getting stronger!  I mean, I now have muscles people.

As with Insanity, I found even more strength in me than I thought I had.  And my body changed even more.  

Here’s a rundown of the results:

  • Lost 22.3lbs total
  • Lost 9.25 inches total
  • Went from approximately 36% body fat to 31% body fat


Starting Weight: 317lbs | Current Weight: 201lbs | Goal Weight: 175lbs