Monday, 9 January 2012

A New Year and a New Start

Well, where do I start?

I’ve never done a blog before… so I’m not really sure where this whole thing is heading. I guess I’ll figure it out as I go. While it would be nice if people read this blog and maybe even find it helpful or interesting, that’s not my main goal. I’m starting this blog as a way of tracking my life, and my progress through this ‘weight loss journey’ as I’m calling it. I’m sure there will be a few recipes and other random things along the way, but I’m sure no one will mind. If readers out there do like what I have to say and find some of my posts helpful, that’s great! Finding support and inspiration is as big a part of weight loss as working out and eating right is. I hope I can help some of you, while some of you help me! 

I guess this first post is a good place to start from the beginning…. I currently weigh 246 pounds. No point in sugar coating it… just get it out there and get it over with. I took me a while to decide if I was going to put my weight on here or not… but then I figured, what’s the point in writing a weight loss blog, if I’m not going to be honest and forthcoming from the start? It hurts to see that number… I’ve been lighter than that in recent years, and it hurts admitting that I’ve gained a lot of weight back that I had once lost. 246 pounds is not the heaviest I’ve been, but it’s still not a healthy weight, and definitely not where I want to be.

I have been working out with a trainer at the gym for almost 7 months now, and haven’t really lost any weight. I know that sounds strange, but I haven’t exactly been keeping an eye on what I eat, so that makes it a little more difficult to see results. My trainer is great, I have definitely noticed an increase in my strength and stamina, I just need to do my end of the deal and get back on track with my eating habits. 

With the new year, I am making a new start. I have recommitted myself to this journey, and I am focused and ready to do what I need to do to make it work this time around. I plan on posting here at least a few times a week, maybe even everyday if I can find anything worth writing about… I consider myself to be pretty boring, but I’m sure I can come up with something. So, with that, I’m off… time to get this thing going.

More to come!

♥ Lots of LOVE ♥



  1. awesome laura! good luck with your weight loss! i'm doing the whole blogging/weight loss thing right now too and it makes me super excited to see you join the blogger community! i hope you love it as much as i do! you can really make some lasting true friends through blogging and i hope you get the motivation to hit your goals!! i've been blogging for a couple years but i always quit my blog and start over. i just started a new one yesterday!

    i'm going to start following so hopefully your motivation and posting helps me reach my goals too! weight loss is so hard!

  2. I'm so glad you followed me Taryn! I just found your blogs, how do I follow the new one? I didn't see the gadget on there for following. I don't know how good I'm going to be at the blogging thing, but I'll give it a shot. I hope I can motivate you and others too! I agree, weight loss is hard, and I hate it! We can be virtual weight loss buddies! lol. We can totally do it this year! :)

  3. haha, i was going to reply to you comment but i wasn't sure if the e-mail would get to ya. i see you figured out how to follow me! i'm going to close the blog you did follow though...taryn it up! is going to be new year blog! e-mail me anytime or fb me anytime! blog friends unite!
    ps. thanks for liking my pics! we have the same camera, remember?! high five!
    pss. i get really excited about blogging! especially if there's someone else i know. not too many people i know in real life do the blog thing...or if they do it's a secret, lol.

    hope you're having a great day!

  4. totally can!

    if you go to your blogger dashboard, you can add any blogs on any site under your reading list - there should be an option to add a blog. and that way you can just go through the feed of all the blogs you follow :)

    i should add the gadget to my new blog to make it easier! i didn't even think about that when i set it up yesterday.

  5. I forgot that we had the same camera, lol! It's awesome knowing someone else that blogs! I will add your new blog so I can keep up with ya!
    PS. I am have a great day, I hope you are too! :)