Monday, April 28, 2014

I'm still at it!

Life has gotten crazy and I haven't had the time to post.  I'm happy to report that a family trip only resulted in a 0.2 lb weight gain! I wanted to break even but I'll take that! My current weight is down 21.8 lbs and I should be on track to lose this week! My first goal is to lose 30 lbs, after that I'm going to set my goal at 40lbs, just to keep it challenging.

I have noticed now that my calories are just under 1900 it's a lot harder to stay on track.  I really have to think twice about what I eat.  I've dropped the weight watchers and am strictly counting calories now which is pretty mindless for me with the app I use.  I am a little disappointed that I'm not see physical changes yet but I did buy a pair of jeans a size smaller which was comforting.  When I thought about it I realized that even though I gained 50lbs after my daughter was born I never changed pant sizes so I guess my dress size in my higher weight range is 50 lbs.  I have noticed some things fit a little better and I can comfortably button a pair of EMS pants that were always way too tight.  I can button them standing up normally instead of laying down and sucking it in.  Non scale victories are great and I'll take them!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Welcome to Fat Medic Slim!

If you've come here through my other blog, Pickles and Bacon, thank you for following me on this journey.  I decided to move my weight loss journey posts over here because I didn't want to completely change up the roots and origins of that blog.  If you've found this blog through other means, I thank you for checking it out!

My hope for this blog is to document my weight loss journey and ultimate goal of losing 140 pounds.

My story starts out like many others.  I was always a big kid but generally active.  I always gravitated toward the junk food and wouldn't dare eat a fruit or vegetable willingly.  Even when I would kill a workout I'd come home and just stuff my face with all the crap I could imagine.  And it was so delicious.  I played sports in high school but I was never very serious about it.  When I got to my junior year we were allowed to drive to school and leave campus for lunch.  That's where my love and adoration of fast food began.  Not to mention I worked at Steak 'n Shake for a couple years.  Shortly after that I had my first baby and all hell broke loose.  That's when things started getting REALLY out of control.

Being pregnant gave me a license to eat whatever I wanted and in whatever quantity I saw fit.  I also said hello to 60 pounds and never really said goodbye to them.  I was 246 pounds when I gave birth to her.  I slowly climbed until I had gained another 20 pounds.  Then I got pregnant with my second baby.  The day I delivered him I weighed 296 pounds.  I lost all of his baby weight within 2 mos and stayed steady at that weight for a couple years.  Then I started paramedic school.

Medic school was terribly hectic and often found myself indulging in amazing firehouse meals and eating crap on the go. I was drinking upwards of 7 cans of Coke a day.  SEVEN.  Then I quit cold turkey and while that headache was unpleasant I didn't have a sip of pop for months.  It was shortly after graduating paramedic school that I left my then husband and the pounds piled on.  I was back up to weight I was when I delivered my son, except this time I wasn't pregnant.

That brings me to now.  I've had enough of being fat, unable to find decent clothes at decent prices, and always without energy.  I've decided that now is the time to get my ass in gear and get healthy.  A month into my new lifestyle and things are going incredibly well.  I will have an official weigh in on Wednesday and share a little about how I started and what I've found works for me and what doesn't.

Thanks for joining me on this journey!