Healthy Living Update

It has been a couple of weeks since I updated my healthy lifestyle results.  For those that are new to the Dream Big community, I am using myself as a guinea pig to demonstrate my 6 step plan for achieving any goal.   You can read about it here

So when we last spoke about my weight I was 174.2 pounds and on Monday I weighed in at 172 pounds!  My starting weight in December was 192 pounds.  I had some pretty bad meals in that 20 day stretch and I am shocked I was able to drop over four pounds.

My overall strategy has been to stop using the word “diet” (my least favorite word in English!) and replace it with “healthy lifestyle.”  I now have lived a healthy lifestyle longer than ever before: 6 months!  Secondly, I eat healthy fresh fruits, veggies and lean meats 80% of the time, while not breaking the health bank the remaining 20%.  Thirdly, I drink gallons of water throughout the week; no soda, no sweet drinks of any kind.  I refuse to drink my calories!  And lastly, I participate in some type of physical activity 2-3 times per day, usually walking Bentley.


Cutest dog on the planet: Sir Bentley McPooperson
Cutest dog on the planet: Sir Bentley McPooperson


I only use the scale once every week or so now as I have become much more focused on how my clothes fit and have become less infatuated with what I weigh.  I have also reset my goal at weighing around 160 pounds; my original goal was to break 175 which I did a couple weeks ago.

Evelina and I began  the 21 Day Fix this past Monday and both of us are very excited to see what type of results we get.   I have read lots of positive personal testimonies about the program and look forward to 21 days of extremely clean, healthy eating.  I will keep everyone updated on our progress.  I might even include a few before and after photos, but haven’t decided yet.  Anywho, till next time…


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18 thoughts on “Healthy Living Update

    1. Why thank you Michelle!!! Slow and steady wins the race! The cool thing is I am getting close to my high school sizes, which seemed utterly impossible 6 months ago. Thanks for reading!

  1. That’s awesome! Congrats! My husband and I just started a 21 day challenge with My Fit Foods. So far, it’s going well. I’ll be excited to read about your progress with the 21 Day Fix. 🙂

    1. Wanda…we are very excited and have started the eating part. Evelina is still battling a torn muscle in her shoulder and is limited physically so we are going to begin the exercise portion in a few days. Exciting times! Good luck on your challenge!!

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