Sunday, October 30, 2016

Accountability & Isagenix

My friend Kasey had been on the program for a month or two and had tremendous luck with weight loss and decided to share her journey with me. After hemming and hawing for a few weeks I jumped in with both feet. September 17, 2015 marked the start of my journey.

September 11, 2015 Shirt Size 3X, Neck 18 inches

275 pounds, 434.5 inches total

Very, very unhappy. Definitely not healthy.

Jan 30, 2016 2X shirt. Down 27 lbs. and 32 inches YEAH ME!!!

I did great for about 6 months on the program. I had lost around 30 pounds and 35 inches. Then vacation happened. I fell off of the wagon (yet again), and have had a hard time getting back on track. One would think that I would learn my lesson. My addiction to sugar has gotten out of hand. I did my weigh and measure today and... well, lets just say its not pretty.


I have gained back 13.9 pounds and added 19 inches back onto my already large frame. Those pounds and inches represent my bad decisions. Time that I can't get back. Time that I could have used to lose additional weight. I could be so much closer to my goal of 110 pounds lost.




The following pics were taken today. I am posting all of this for accountability and with the hope that I can help or inspire someone else out there. Please excuse the dirty hair and lack of make-up.


258.7 pounds

*417.25 inches

Stuck between a 2X and a 3X

38.2 BMI

40% Fat

Disappointed in myself.

Final Thought.. Winner's never quit. Quitter's never win. I'm not a quitter. I may be a slow learner, but I AM NOT A QUITTER!

*Measurements taken were neck, chest, diaphragm, upper arms, waist, fullest part of my abdomen and derriere, upper thighs, calf muscles, and upper knees.


I originally posted this on my other blog titled I am a Work in Progress, but now I can't figure out how to get back into that one to post to it... I really need some IT skills.. lol

Mom: "Algebra? Why did you buy an Algebra book?"

Good question Mom.

My Reply: "TV sucks and is turning my mind to mush. I want to challenge myself and see if I can still do it. I want to. I really want to." And I do!

After being out of school for a lot of years, I decided that I wanted to tackle the subject that gave me major anxiety in High School. I went to an ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) school where thankfully I was able to work at my own pace. It took me 2 years to get through one year of HS Algebra. I'm pretty sure I would have failed algebra if I had gone to public. It's not that I'm stupid, It just never made sense to me why they would mix numbers up with letters and expect me to find out what X was? And why would they force me to learn it when I was pretty sure I would never use it in my adult life. I put up a HUGE mental road block. I didn't care and I didn't want to learn.

Thankfully, I had a wonderful and patient teacher in HS. I will never know how she was so patient with me. Anything that I remember about algebra is all thanks to her. Algebra was a lot easier when I was in college because I had a good foundation in HS. Thank you Mrs. Melrose!

So here I am at 43 years old doing Algebra, still wondering why they had to place numbers and letters together and will I ever use it when I grow up. I also don't remember fractions being such a pain in my backside. So much to learn again.

But it's all good. I'm looking at it as a puzzle. A very slow puzzle, but one I want to complete. One I choose to complete and that makes all the difference to me.