I created this blog a few months ago but have yet to actually write a post. I originally wanted to use this as a way to diary my weight loss journey... and I still will, however, now that I am 4+ months into this journey I realize it is so much more than I ever imagined. It is not JUST weight loss. What I have experienced in the last 4+ months has been LIFE CHANGING. Since I decided it was time to make a change I have met some amazing people both online and in person!
In the beginning, I was surfing the web looking for ideas, information, and inspiration. While looking on Pinterest, I stumbled across a pin that linked me to a blog of a woman known as Mama Laughlin. Her awesome personality plus amazing weight loss story had me at the first click of the mouse. I read and read her posts and soon found myself making changes in my life to mimic her choices. This directly resulted in me losing pounds, quickly! I soon found out there was a Facebook group inspired by ML dedicated solely to women trying to lose weight! I jumped right on that wagon and the rest is history! I love reading ML's blog and I love the encouragement and support I get from the Facebook group! It all has changed my life. Today I have lost approximately 29 lbs since August 20th, I ran a 5K (with hills) without walking at all for the first time EVER (PR of 41:48), and I met Mama Laughlin in person at the Dallas Marathon Expo!
So, I wrote the above last month but never finished it or posted it. Today, I stand at a total weight loss of 35 lbs since August 20th and am still going strong. I started a 3 day juice cleanse/fast today and will be blogging about my experience later this weekend!