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Kell Kell’s One Year Update

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November marks my one year journey for healthier living and losing weight. Yes, I have been changing things all year for the betterment of me. I have made many changes these past 12 months and thought I would share some of them with you; my friends, family, and my newest fans. I never post body pics. For me to only post body pics is huge so be NICE.

Weight Loss: I have lost a total of 60 lbs! While this is nothing new to some of you, to others this is new information. By simply eating less yet, eating whatever I wanted, I have lost weight. Here and there were days I did exercise but for the most part there has been no physical activity. Honestly, I hate exercising even though I know its one of those necessary evils. I am so proud of myself for the 60 lbs of weight loss. Maybe if I had committed to exercise the weight loss/inches lost would have been more.

Inches Lost: Inches have been lost! Yay! Around the hips I lost 7 inches. The hips being the largest part of my body. In the waist I have lost 5 inches. But you know I didn’t just measure myself right away. I measured my inches lost by how I fit into my desk chair at home. Every so often I would be sitting in that chair and I would notice it wasn’t such a tight fit. Then one day I noticed I did not even have a tight fit at all. These types of realizations let me know I am doing something right.

Diet Changes: I longer drink cola’s or fast food. I used to drink diet cola’s daily and eat out 2 times a week or more. Slowly I have stopped both of these over the course of 3-6 months. Yea, it took it awhile. Occasionally, I will have Taco Bell or McDonald’s french fries (I won’t eat their pink sludge hamburgers-YUCKO!) but it’s now a rarity and only if I really want to eat “bad”. I eat pretty clean for the most part and when I do have snacks I stick with yogurt (high protein kind) and fresh fruits. I have also went non-GMO and all organic when my budget allows.

Clothes: Everything is loose. All my jeans, shorts, sweaters, shirts, and even my bras/panties. It’s almost time to be buying all new things. That’s not so bad to think about either as I like shopping for new things. Especially if they are in a smaller size. I also noticed a bath sheet wraps completely around my body which the first day I noticed that, I was so happy I ran around naked. Just the other day I put on a shirt I wore last year this time at 60 lbs heavier and that same shirt now all the way down to below my hips and butt. It was such a good feeling to know that the small lifestyle changes worked.

Dating/Men: I am dating again. However, dating is a fickle bitch. Some men still won’t get to know me simply because of the weight and others just don’t care because they want only to play games. Regardless, this has been an interesting aspect of my life. I will say this, most of you SUCK. See a previous blog called You lie like a rug.

Are there anymore decent single men?

By the way, if you (men) can’t accept me as I am now what makes you think I will want to be with you when I am at my goal weight? I mean really? I won’t be with someone shallow or someone who does not see who I really am. I won’t change who I am simply because I have lost weight. I am still and will continue to be the same person. So If you can’t be with me now or don’t find me “attractive” then don’t come sniffing around when I have the hour-glass figure and I am at a normal weight. Be gone Satan!

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Look I have the “start” of the hour-glass shape!

New Goals:

This year I want to lose 50 lbs or more. I need to lose 110 to 120 lbs to be at or around goal weight. I think 50 lbs or more is a realistic goal and one that can be achieved easily by simply continuation of what I am currently doing.

Eating organic and non-GMO will continue even through the holidays. Eating less is now common for me as my body cannot handle a large amount of food. Yes Peeps, once you train your body to eat less, your stomach will shrink naturally. I found that I feel 10 times better than ever by not overeating.

I will try to find something I enjoy for physical activity. I just hate to exercise and have no inspiration to do so. Maybe if I had a hot hunky man to chase it would be different. Sigh….oh well. One day, I know my Prince Charming will rescue my loneliness and provide for all my personal needs. Smiling. My Prince Charming will also be healthy and encourage that everyday.

I will continue to blog and write about my experiences as a fat girl. Especially where dating and men are concerned. I think its important for people to understand that us fat girls are just like everyone else. This next year I am committed to writing a novel. Trust me, anything I write will be awesome as I am awesome! Ha!

To Sum It Up:

You know, food is really not that important anymore.

I plan to continue this new lifestyle the rest of my life.

Time and patience with yourself and your body is the key.

No more fad diets or unhealthy eating.

A worthy man is rare to find but I will find him.

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I Am Shrinking…Slowly!

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Yes, Its true! I am finally succeeding in losing weight for the first time in my life. Since 11/15/12 I have been committed to a healthier and skinner ME. Of course, I had my doctors help for a few months (its a documented thyroid issue) but honestly, that’s all I have needed. Below is an update of whats going on 8 months after beginning this journey. By the way, I still eat whatever I want. Yes, this includes what most would consider no no’s LOL.  The key here really is portion size. Should I say it again? The key is PORTION size.

Clothing: 

I have noticed that I am having to “down” some sizes. My bra had to go one up from the end one and all my jeans now are loose. Was able to put on a pair of shorts that I bought last year on clearance which I could not get around my hips and butt. It feels so good to be wearing them! A couple of shirts I wore last summer were almost too tight but now are loose and hang down over my lower stomach/hips. Everything I have either fits right or is loose.

Meals and Eating:

I don’t eat as much anymore. This was the hard part about taking this journey. I love food! I have learned over the last six months and with A LOT of patience, to eat within a normal range. I try to eat no less than 4 small (what can fit into the palm of my hand) meals even though I try for 5-6 meals a day. I simply cannot eat that much. I never thought I, of all people, would ever say that. I do not eat out anymore as it’s not worth the price health wise. I do not restrict myself and I have slowed my eating down quite a bit. I will say more in my food choices in another blog.

Lifestyle Changes:

I have learned to be patient with myself and my body. This is perhaps the hardest thing for anyone but more so for me. I always wanted instant weight loss. All of my life I have been overweight. One of the biggest challenges, lifestyle wise, is to simply say no when: either I just ate and am not truly hungry or simply declining desert. Friends and family are not losing weight so this is hard, but I have learned that with merely saying “no thank you” or just stating I am not hungry works for me.

Another lifestyle change is that I sleep better. I actually get more sleep and have a quality of sleep I just didn’t have 50 lbs ago. Yep, I have lost 50lbs! I also try to get no less than 6 hours sleep with 7-8 hrs being the goal.

Men:

Men are starting to take an active interest in me again. Not that they weren’t before but now its like there are more of them that want to “get to know me”. Yes, sad to say, even the married ones. Sigh, oh well thats for another blog too. My best friend, who just happens to be a male, just recently complimented me saying, “Your getting tinier!” To which I replied, “Yes I am!” LOL These kinds of compliments not only make me feel good but they also are letting me know that what I am doing is right. So guys feel free to keep the compliments coming. Women love it when men notice their weight loss!

Bottom Line:

I am doing this for the long haul which means I have to take the time to let my body adjust. After all, I did all this damage to my body over my entire life, the least I can do is let it shrink slowly while I enjoy a cupcake with extra frosting! YUM!