Friday, July 8, 2011

Slowly but Surely!

So, here's my halfway through 2011 update:

In the past 6 months:
  • I've lost 21 lbs
  • I've gone from a size 12/sometimes a 10, to a size 10/often an 8!
  • I've lost 1.5" in my waist, 1.5" in my hips, 1" in my thighs, 1" in my upper arms
That brings me to a grand total of 141 lbs LOST in the past 18 months. I'm now just 11 lbs away from being in the so-called 'healthy' BMI range.  I do start to feel a difference in my clothes and how I feel with every few pounds lost now, which is motivating!

Definitely a lot slower than I'd hoped for the past 6 months, so I'm going to try to mix things up a bit more for the next several months. I have plans for more barre classes this month, an insane 5:30am women's bootcamp 3x/week during August, and who knows what September will bring! I'm also being more mindful about my meals and snacking - I've been eating very healthy as always, but I think I've had too many treats here and there or too many snacks that are contributing to my slower weight loss the past 6 months. I actually decided to do a bit of a green smoothie diet/detox this week and am feeling pretty great. I'm doing a green smoothie for breakfast, a healthy snack late morning, a smoothie for lunch, an afternoon snack and then a healthy dinner.

 In other news, I got my hair cut yesterday on a whim by my cousin Kelly. Love how light it feels and how healthy it looks. I went in not really sure how short I wanted to go, but I knew I wanted a change. Love this cut!


  1. You look beautiful Jackie! SO proud of the healthier you!

  2. Congratulations! you are an amazing person! Your hair looks lovely!

  3. So wonderful with all your hard work paying off! You look fabulous!!