Weightloss

I have never been extremely overweight, but when I was in college I started to gain weight.  I have always been conscious of what I eat, but I also loved things that were unhealthy so this tended to make me pudgy.
I weighed my absolute highest when I came back from Milan, Italy during the Spring of 2008, when I weighed 160 pounds.  I actually didn’t weigh as much when I came back as I did a few months after.  I was so used to walking miles each day in Italy and being able to eat anything to not exercising enough and…still eating what I wanted!
During my senior year of college I began exercising regularly and still eating whatever I wanted without watching very much.  I was able to lose about 10 pounds just exercising!  But I still weighed 150 pounds and was 5’4″.
When I weighed 150. Not comfortable with myself!
But during the summer of 2009 I went to Las Vegas with Jay and when I came back I decided that I wanted to finally feel good about myself.  I joined Weight Watchers Online and it took me about 4 months, but I lost 20 pounds!  I now weigh 130 pounds and have been able to maintain that weight.  I wouldn’t mind weighing less but I strive to maintain my weight.  I am now more confident and healthier!
I believe in a lifestyle that is based upon balance.  You will notice that my recipes range from healthy recipes to indulgent recipes.  I also like to dine out and have been able to find a balance when doing so.  Life is too short to not try new foods and recipes, just take smaller tastes :) !
Me at 130.
My boyfriend, Jay, also lost a SIGNIFICANT amount of weight!!  He began his journey weighing over 260 pounds.  He has always been a picky eater and never really thought much about his health.  After altering some important things like taking in more nutrients, eating smaller portions, and eating a wider variety of food has helped him to lose 90 pounds!!!  He also exercises A LOT!  He went from being an occasional hockey player to running up to 13 miles at a time!
Jay before he lost weight!
I am so proud of him for everything he has worked hard at and how much healthier he is now!  I think he looks great!
Us before in May 2009.
Us after in January 2010.
Update: In August 2010  Jay officially lost 100 pounds!  Congrats Jay I’m so proud of you :)
If you have any questions about weight loss, Weight Watchers, exercising or anything related, feel free to ask!  If you want to ask Jay a question I will make sure that he answers :)

22 thoughts on “Weightloss

  1. Kate says:

    Hi just found your blog from skinnytaste.com!
    I too have lost weight with weight watchers 40lbs since May. Now that you are maintaining do you still count points? I have done WW in the past and stopped counting and gained it back. Any tips?

    • Hi Kate! Thanks so much for stopping by. Isn’t Gina the best?! Congrats on your weightloss :) Such an accomplishment! I want to see how awesome you look! I don’t count points any longer. I was for awhile but I became pretty aware of how many points things were.

      Here are some tips that I find help:
      -Continue to weigh yourself. I try not to do it as often as I once did just so I don’t go crazy but it helps me get an idea of where I stand. My jeans are also a good indicator of this ;)
      -Stick to WW friendly foods. By now you should know what is and isn’t a good choice. This also means sticking to filling foods!
      -Continue to exercise. This one is huge for me and I don’t think I’d be able to keep it off without exercising. Plus it just makes me feel good in general.
      -Realize that you WILL have bad days, and move on. But just because one day is a flop, don’t give up! And also, make sure you give yourself room for indulging. You’ll go crazy if you don’t!
      -Lastly, you can always refer back to WW points. My rule of thumb is that if when I’m weighing myself and I see the numbers climbing or my pants getting snug, I start being more strict with my points because sometimes we all just need a little more guidance. It’s like a teacher disciplining a student when their grades start to slip!

      I hope this helped! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

  2. Elissa says:

    congrats you both look great must of been hard trying to eat healthy my boyfriend and I been trying to do the same were there any good recipes or advice you can give?

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