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!

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

Cookbook: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

As mentioned in my video on The Weight Loss Diaries channel on YouTube, here is the info about the cookbook I raved about today

You can learn more about the book and the authors here:

The recipe I mentioned in the video is DELISH! I can’t find the nutritional info online, but I will check the book and post it for you.

Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

  • 2-1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1⁄2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth (whichever you prefer)
  • 1⁄4 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the sugar, coconut oil, and peanut butter, mixing on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the water, molasses, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. With the mixer on lowspeed, add the flour mixture in 3 to 4 additions, mixing each addition until almost fully incorporated. Add the potato chips, mixing until just combined.

Arrange 2-tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press to about 3⁄4-inch thick, then use the back of a fork to mark each cookie with a crosshatch pattern, if desired. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the centers are set. Thoroughly cool on a cooling rack. Then eat enough to make yourself sick.

Makes about 40

The night before weigh in…

T’was the night before weigh in, and all though the house… I thought I could come up with a cute story to go here, but I’m too tired tonight. I’ll work on it 😉

Well, tomorrow is supposed to be my do-or-die weigh in day. The one where I see a good number and everything is magically better. It’s not going to happen. Not this week.

I didn’t do bad this week… I wish I could say I did, it would justify what’s been going on, but I haven’t, really.

Tonight when I weighed myself before getting on email, I was 207.9. Earlier in the week, I was 209.6… Yeah, I was freaking out. Made THIS video for the YouTube channel.

I took my YT friends’ advice and drank water like crazy today – over 140 ounces to be exact. Plus I walked to and from school with the kids, did lots of housework and ended my night with push-ups and sit-ups.

I think I am going to get checked up on everything next week if the scale does not start showing better numbers. I am going to measure tomorrow to see how the inches are… if I can find my measuring tape!

I am getting pretty frustrated. It was not this hard for those first 20 weeks, why does it have to be so hard now?

Look for a weekly weigh in post tomorrow.

Hello friends and family!

Yes, I have gone public.

For many of you, this is the first time you’re seeing this blog and reading about this journey. It may be shocking to some, exciting to others, and perhaps inspiring.

Thank you for your support and encouragement. I am happy to share with all of you, and look forward to hearing from more of you in the comments!

I must share with you though, I am nervous. I have never-ever shared my weight with most of you, and surely have not allowed any of you to see the whole picture of my struggle.  This can be very ugly at times.

Take some time to catch up on it all. I started at week 1 or 2 back in April, so it might take you a while. I am of course open to questions, comments and ideas. I am not open to negativity or criticism. “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. Constructive criticism is okay, but I think you know what I mean.

Thank you for taking time to read this, and I hope you’ll stick around for a while.

Love, Lauren aka Fat2FitMama

Week 22 weigh-in and DIET CHANGES

Well, I am sorry to report this is the worst weigh in I have had in the 22 weeks I have been doing this.

This week I am UP 4.6 pounds. Yep…. I almost gained 5 pounds.

I am so disappointed with myself. I failed in every way I could this past week, and I am so mad.

I could sit here and name off everything, but I’d rather focus on what I am going to do, and the changes I am making.


Starting today, I am back on track. Recording every single bite, every sip, everything. No more Diet Coke. Coffee only 4 times a week (rather than everyday). I am starting MediClear again on Monday to cleanse my body of the crap I have been putting into it, as well as the food I am allergic and sensitive to (dairy and gluten). It lasts 3-4 weeks and is HARDCORE. For one week I will be free of almost all food except fruit and veggies – completely vegan and nearly all raw.

I will also be reducing my calorie intake to 1500 and upping my burn to 3500. This is absolutely necessary to start reaching my goals again… I am 19 pounds behind on my goals as of today, and I need to catch up.

This is my rebirth. This is my second change. This is it.

Since my BodyBugg subscription is expiring in less than a month, as well as my gym membership, I need to do something to change those as well. I am going to renew my BodyBugg sub for another 12 months, but that is $80. I am NOT going to renew my membership with 24 Hour Fitness, however. I have had too many problems with them, and will not give them anymore of my hard-earned money. I would LIKE to join the athletic club by my house, but it’s so expensive, there is no way I can do that until I get my commission check from the part-time marketing job i am doing, and that will not be until February. Anybody feeling generous and want to donate??? Just kidding. Maybe not kidding… hahah!

I will continue to make my YouTube videos and will be journaling t more on here.

That’s all I have for now. I’m sure I will be adding stuff or revising more over the next few days. I’ll also post more specific stuff too, but for now, I need to clean out the pantry. There is a lot of temptations that NEED TO GO.

Will you hold me accountable? Will you call me out when I need it? Can you support my efforts?

Week 21 weigh in and GOOD NEWS

Week 21 weigh is – down exactly 1 pound to 199.2 – back in ONEderland at least!