• Starting weight:  161.8 (furthest Left picture)
  • current weight:  141 (furthest right picture)
  • Goal weight: 135

I've been waiting to write this blog for a while, I am so close to my goal weight I really wanted to write one when I reached it.  I thought that time was coming soon, so I've been holding off on an update. Welp, that time hasn't been soon; certainly not as fast as I would like it. 


Brief history for those who haven't read my previous blogs: 

  • I started my first dietbet (transformer) on July 27 at my highest weight ever of 161.8 lbs. 
  • I found that I enjoyed the community here and signed up for additional transformers. 
  • My sister joined with me and I got even more inspired, and dared to sign up for a few DB4's.  
  • I succsessfully ran a half marathon in September (middle picture) without much/any training, which inspired me to sign up for a full marathon which I am now training for.  It is in January.  
  • I have been successful at this journey every step of the way, yes my weight fluctuates from day to day, but overall the trend has been down. Until Now. 


This is a story of my struggle now.  

I have been at a real plateau for about 30 days.  My weight is continually fluctuating between 139 and 142.  I can't seem to break past it.  I'd like to say that the past 30 days I have been 100% on top of my game, but I haven't.  

 Exercise: I have been incredibly sore from my long training runs, which cuts back on the shorter runs I have during the week.  I have upped my yoga practice in between to try and curb some of those pains, but they still exist.  I actually had so much pain that I caused myself a stomach ulcer from taking more NSAIDS than my body liked.  dammit.  More yoga, less meds. 

Nutrition: My calorie intake vs outtake hasn't been perfect, but overall not that bad.  Certainly hasn't been bad enough to stay in this plateau.  The past week I have been perfectly on key with my cals, and this morning?  141. I just don't get it. 


  • I am starting to worry that for the first time I may lose the DB4's I signed up for.  I don't want that to happen. 
  • I am frustrated yet proud, but most of all, I am determined. I am going to keep on keeping on, and trust in the process. 


"commitment is staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you"

"don't wait until you've reached your goal to be proud of yourself.  Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal"

"be happy with what you have while working for what you want"

"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness"


To any of you who might be struggling too, don't give up on yourself.