Week 4 update on YTWLC

Day One: TSFL

Today is the start of Take Shape For Life, aka Medifast for me. My startup disc on my laptop is full, otherwise I’d have “starting” pics with this post, later for those.

Anyway, here are my starting stats:
Weighed in at 213.0 this morning before my first meal.
Had a chocolate shake with 1 cap of SF raspberry coffee syrup and ice 😉
Have my alarm set to go off every 2.5 hours so I know exactly when to eat.
Already have consumed 32 ounces (of suggested 64+ oz a day) of water!

I’ll take measurements soon. Once I reach my first goal point (10%) I am going to become a health coach, so you my fans and friends can join me on this journey and I can share the road to optimal health with you!

Welcome back Fat2FitMama!

I posted on the Fat2FitMama Facebook page:

The goal: lose 60 lbs in 6 months. The reward: one heck of a 30th birthday present. Today starts my new journey. Fat2FitMama is back, and she’s motivated!

Yep. I re-activated the BodyBugg, made my diet and activity plan, set goals and made myself accountable to both YouTube and friends & family. I started this journey back in April 2009 intending to make it to the end. I got lost along the way, but once again found it, and I’m gonna make it this time.

With my 30th birthday in almost exactly 6 months (yesterday was the 6 month mark), I have a solid goal of meeting on or before that date. A great birthday present to myself.

Now… I need to get the camera working again so that I can start doing my weekly progress pics once again and I am now vlogging on YouTube on Wednesdays. Weigh-in days will be Mondays.

Thankfully I belong to a great gym/athletic club, so I can continue to do my favorite Zumba workouts, in addition to classes, swimming, cardio, weight training and maybe add in some running??? We’ll see.

Thanks to those of you who have continued to support and encourage me over the last 6-9 months while I was “lost”. It means a lot that you stuck around and saw me at my lows.

SO, with that being said, I’m once again BACK. I’ve said it before, but this time, please hold me to it. Be mean if you have to 😉

–Lauren aka Fat2FitMama

HELLOOOOOOOO!~ Long time no see…

Sorry I’ve been MIA. School has drained me of all life.

I owe you all lots of updates and pics, and especially since the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is coming up!

Here is a little something to hold you all over til then!

Before and After pics…. (sorry the after pics are not my usual official pics, they are what I have right this moment)


Date 3/25/10
Weight: 186
Neck 12.5″
Chest 37″
Up. Arm  12.5″
F. Arm 9.5″
Waist  32″
Hip  42″
Thigh  24.5″
Calf  15.5″
Estimated Lean Mass   135.58
Estimated Fat Mass  51.42

Compared to –

Date 4/18/09
Weight: 241 lbs
Neck 13.5″
Chest  44″
Up. Arm  15″
F. Arm  11″
Waist  43.5
Hip  53″
Thigh  30″
Calf    17.5″
Estimated Lean Mass 132.55
Estimated Fat Mass  108.45

Learning to dance in the rain.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Week 32 weigh in

New weekly weigh in video and update

Where have I been???

I’m so sorry I have been neglecting my blog! It’s been a challenge lately to keep everything up to date.

I have been updating the youtube videos, so I wil paste them all here, but I am alive, and doing well!

I started a new challenge for myself… I will paste the link or video here so you can read more about it.

I promise I will update everything here soon!



Week 27 weigh in

I gained this week – up 3 pounds, to 204.2.

I honestly haven’t been working on weight loss at all. I haven’t been logging my food, I haven’t been exercising, I haven’t been making sure I am doing everything I should be. This week’s gain is the result of my unhealthy habits.

What am I going to do this week to make sure I am down next week? I will continue to drink 1 gallon of water a day, I will log at least 50% of my food, although this should be 100%, I will be sure to get my 1 hour of cardio activity in, and I will eat clean and eat smart.

I am hoping to start doing  pics again. I may change to monthly pics though… Maybe on the 1st of every month???

What are you going to do this week to make healthy habits and good changes?

Week 26 mid-week update

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