My Weight Loss Journey: Day 1

Because I was never the smallest of my friends, growing up I always thought of myself as fat. I remember being weighed in 8th grade and agonizing over the number I saw on the scale. Oh, what I’d give to be that size again. I gained about 20 pounds in high school. More in college. And more since then. One summer I lost 25 pounds. And then I met my husband. I only gained 12 pounds when I was pregnant with the triplets and almost immediately lost 30 after they were born. I’ve gained all that back + some extra. 

Today is day one of my adventure. This is MY year. This is my weight loss journey.

MY GOAL: I am aiming to lose 40 pounds.

HOW I’M GOING TO DO IT: I’m starting slow this first 30 days by cutting out a few things I’m confident I can live without. Soda will be the most difficult. I’ve become addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. I’m starting my exercise slow too; walking on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes a day. 

My Weight Loss Journey

WHY I AM DOING THIS

I am Type 2 diabetic. I’ve been careless with my disease. I am very ashamed. I want to live a long life. I want to feel well again. I want to be able to look in the mirror and be happy with who I see again. 

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HOW I’M HOLDING MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE

I’m blogging about it. I’m sharing my struggles and successes with all of you. I am sharing to slightly embarrass myself. I’m hoping my humiliation will give me the kick in the butt to do what I need to do to lose those 40 pounds that have burdened me and my health for way too long. 

That’s me on the right. I’d like to be this size again. This pic with my sister was taken at my Senior Prom. I honestly thought I was fat then. 

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I’ll be updating my journey with you weekly. Wish me luck, please. I’m going to need all I can get!

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About Angela

Wife | Mommy of Triplets + a Boston Terrier | Blogger | Amateur Photographer | Influencer | Book Nerd | Iced Coffee Addict |

28 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey: Day 1

    1. I apologize it’s taken me so long to reply. I don’t have a substitution list. I try not to eat any type of bread at all – but I will have the occasional tortilla – low carb ones. Also, I don’t drink any juice.

      I made this list of foods because these are the things that I love the most. I drink cranberry juice too, but not during these 30 days.

  1. I know it says no juice, but I drink cranberry juice to keep everything clean and flushed out. it’s the no sugar added one. Is that acceptable?

  2. You are not alone girl, we are all here supporting you!

    Simply cutting out the processed foods and moving your body daily will make such a HUGE difference, I can’t wait to see what this year brings for you:)

  3. You can do this! I totally feel your pain. I lost 100 lbs pounds about 4 years and have gained back about 20 in the last year. I am going to lose that this year and keep it off for good. Best of luck! We’re rooting for you!

  4. You can do it! I am also blogging about my weight loss on Wednesdays! Would love to cheer you on as we go through this journey together! Found your blog at the meet up Monday!

  5. Awesome! I’m so excited for you and to read about your journey. I began a similar journey myself back in May. I have lost over 30 lbs and kept it off. It has not always been easy, but it has been definitely worth it. I can fit into clothes I never thought I would be able to wear again. If you ever need support from another multiples mom, I am here for you.

  6. You got this! Weight loss seems to be a life long journey with learning how to change our lifestyles to achieve and maintain the weight we desire. I am looking forward in hearing about your journey.

  7. You can do this! It seems hard now, but it will be worth it in the end. Last year I lost 40 pounds doing a workout routine. I stopped during my wedding weekend / honeymoon and then didn’t pick it back up again. I haven’t weighed myself recently, but I’m sure I’ve gained it all back. Time to start again! Woke up and worked out this morning, here goes nothing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your post!! You got this!!
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  8. I am right there. The past two years I have really struggled with my weight. Even after multiple blood draws, ultrasounds, diet changes, exercise, the weight has continued to climb. I’m now having blood drawn for diabetes but feel that will be a dead end as well. I have been careless and now it is my time to take care of myself. While I would love to lose 40 pounds, I have had to change my mindset that it isn’t just about that number. I have to take into account my inches lost, blood pressure, stamina, and other numbers that aren’t easily seen but affect my overall health. Soda is a killer and I have curbed my addiction a lot. I still partake in my soda drinking but nowhere near the amount I was 6 months ago. I switched over to drinking green tea with mint and sweetened. I have it iced and it is so very refreshing, gives me a little caffeine, and has helped curbed some cravings.

    I wish you the best and look forward to seeing your progress.

  9. Angela, many of us have your same struggle. It looks like you are on Courtney Luper’s Challenge. Start slow and be consistent, and stay committed and focused and you will succeed.

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