I lost 50 lbs with the least amount of effort possible...10 years ago.  Today, I've gained every one of those pounds back, and then some.  In my early 20's all it took was a Denise Austin tape every day after work and the pounds melted off.  Often I would follow up the workout with a questionable dinner and a glass of wine - no big deal, I was in my early 20's.  And today? I work my ass off and have a hard time making any progress.  So I find myself here.  I'm cheap and I don't want other people, who are more motivated than myself to get my money...no offense.

A lot of things contributed to the weight gain - it didn't really start coming back until about 4 years ago.  I had a good run feeling confident.  I'm no Kate Upton, I'm 5'4" and haven't been under 150 since high school - but I do feel smokin' hot when I'm comfortable with my body, but I haven't felt that for a long time.  It started when I got into an unhealthy relationship (that I've since gotten out of).  Our quality time involved beer, brie, bacon and other unhealthy non "B" foods.  I also found myself in a job I hated.  That same job had vendors wining and dining us in the form of things like bagels and cream cheese for breakfast, pizza, thai, italian food lunches, and happy hours galore.  A recipe for diasaster.  It didn't take long for everything to sneak up on me.  So here I sit with a closet full of clothes that don't fit me, a couple of stretch marks that make it so I don't want any man to see me naked and an absurd fear of getting my picture taken.  This is my rock bottom.  The good news is I don't have that crappy boyfriend or job holding me back anymore.  My only nemesis is me.

But enough negative talk.  I'm here to fix it.  I'm here to feel the way I felt when I was excited to go shopping, when I felt confident talking to men, when I wouldn't hide if I saw someone I hadn't seen in years because I was so embarrassed about the weight I had gained back...and I know I'm not the only one.  I'm sure many of you are here for the same thing.

My plan?  I'm glad you asked!  I plan on being tracking food on my fitness pal, tracking steps and meeting my fitbit goal as well as swimming and strength training at the gym.  It isn't going to be easy, I'm not going to look pretty doing it - but it's the only way I'm ever going to get back to who I want to be.  So hold me accountable people, and share your story too...