Saturday, May 29, 2010

Where are the black girl weight loss blogs?

I read a lot of weight loss blogs and one day it hit me. Pretty much everyone I read continously is white. It's not a problem per se but it's interesting. As a black girl, I'm built a little different from the average white girl. It would be nice to see a before and after of someone like me. Don't get me wrong, I'm inspired by all the other blogs I read (Tyler has one of my favorite blogs and he's a guy!), it's just something that struck me.

I can't say I know why (and if there's a blog I'm missing, let me know) but hopefully I'll change that. As a community, I think we tend to be more judgmental and being open is not the norm.

Who knows, I might start a trend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Before Pictures

I find that I always prefer to read weightloss blogs that have a lot of pictures. It's makes it more relatable.

Then why does it terrify me to post mine up? Fear of being judged? Embarassment? I think it's a combination of both but moreso being disgusted that I let myself get to this point.

I'm putting the pictures up because I hope it will inspire me to change. It's also exciting to see how your body progresses as you drop the pounds so I want a record of it. I'm probably going to post an updated picture every 15lbs or so.

Before I forget, I'm starting out a size 16 and I'm 5'5. I'd like to be around a size 4/5.

Without any further comment. Here are my soon to be "before" pics.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

100lbs in 1 year.


This is one of the scariest things I've ever done. Putting myself out there like this.  However, I think enough is enough. I've reached my highest weight ever and I don't like where I am.

I should have posted this earlier this month but I got caught up in other stuff. I was inspired by Andrew over at 100lbs in a year. I like the time frame and the challenge. It's weight loss at a pace that's challenging but safe.

I weigh 225.8 lbs

By May 20 2011. I want to be 125lbs. I think I can do this.

Let's see how it goes.