There's Always Room For Improvement

My favorite thing about the new year is the possibilities it holds for what can be achieved.  It’s an opportunity for a fresh start that just happens to coincide with a new calendar year.  I know it’s super cliche (some might even say lame), but every year I make a new year’s resolution that is at least tangentially related to losing weight and this year is no different.  I restate

Bruno Mars weighs 146 lbs...

…and so do I!  Granted, he’s a 5’5″ and a MAN, lol.  But that makes no difference to me.  He’s tiny and he’s hollywood. 🙂 Yes, in my last Bangin’ Swangin’ Challenge update I weighed about the same, but I’m still hype about it.  Since being on this weight loss journey the 140s have alluded me.  I would always get close and then either get stuck at 150 lbs and/or

Bangin' Swangin' Update (Weeks 16-20)

Based on my last Bangin’ Swangin’ Update, you all know that I joined weight watchers.  And I have to admit, it has made a world of difference in my weightloss.  What you need to know: (1) I write down everything — the sugar in my coffee, the ketchup on my fries, the vodka in my peach juice, everraythang; (2) I have complied with the daily/weekly points allowances that I have

Switching Things Up

After my recent Bangin’ Swangin’ update, I promised myself that I would conjure up the motivation and determination to finish the Bangin’ Swangin’ Challenge strong.  Last week started off great, I ate no processed foods, drank a lot of water and ate approximately 1500 calories each day. Things were looking up. 🙂 But then the weekend rolled around *cue lightening and thunder* I did a horrible job with my diet

Bangin'.... uhh, not so much (weeks 10-15).

Welp, I’ve officially fallen off the wagon.  I weighed in this morning, and I’m back at 155 lbs, which puts me at a net loss of 1.6 lbs for this entire challenge.  :(:(  And there is no confusion about what the cause was, it’s the fact that I went real easy on the workouts and had one too many cheat meals each week.  I was looking for some inspiration to

Bangin' & Swangin' Challenge: Weeks 5-9

It’s check-in time!!  And I need to be real with you all — I have not been keeping up with my workouts.  This month I completed a total of 3 workouts over the last 5 weeks.  Yes, just 3 workouts.  I should be ashamed of myself and a bit down about it, but I’m not at all.  I still feel good.  I mean on paper, I like a total slacker

Bangin' & Swangin Challenge: Weeks 1-4

I have been putting in work for the past 4 weeks and this is the first of many progress reports for the Bangin’ and Swangin’ Challenge.  And after posting my starting stats, I was super motivated and made sure that I stay the course and make choices that moved me towards my goals.  Even being busier than usual, I’ve been able to closely monitor my calorie intake and get at