FASTer Way to Fat Loss…YES!

I recently heard about this program called the FASTer Way to Fat Loss and I totally believe that this could be a program that I could adopt for life. If you have not heard of this, then you should google it.

Today is Prep Week of the 6 week program. It incorporates intermittent fasting, carb cycling. It’s gluten free and dairy free. Amanda Tress, the founder of the program says, “If it comes from the ground or has a mother than it’s approved to eat.”

Yesterday I weighed myself, took measurements and had my 6 year old daughter take my “before” pics. Before pics are always such a joy to take and to look at. This is literally the worst I have ever looked. THE WORST! I will share those pics, but I want to wait until I make some progress.

Live Coaching session with Amanda Tress

Today’s goals:

  • FWTFL Coaching Session
  • Cardio
  • Water! Drink 1/2 my body weight in water
  • Only eat between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm
  • Eat <50 grams of net carbs (Monday and Tuesday are low carb days)
  • Stay Optimistic!

I would love to hear from you if you have participated in the FWTFL program. I would love to hear your experience.


One Goal

I will be home in a few days from our end of year vacation. Every year we leave town the day after Christmas and head to the beach with our kids and their new toys.

It’s a great way to end the year and prepare for the next.

My guru Rachel Hollis has created a journal called The Start Today Journal. It helps you to envision your life in 10 years and to create 10 dreams that you have for yourself. It then guides you to break those dreams into goals. It’s awesome! I highly recommend this journal.

So, I have a list of goals that I want to accomplish in the next 10 years. Rachel says that I need to focus on one goal. I have chosen the goal that is going to have the biggest impact on my life right now. Achieving this goal is going to put me in a position to reach the next goal. Until I conquer my weight I will continue to be distracted by this on a daily basis. I am not free to focus on any other goals. I have to check this off of my list. I’m so tired of thinking/talking about my weight. My first goal for 2019 is losing weight and getting healthy.

My goal is to lose 70 lbs. Ugh! It’s tough to even write that number! I have got to reach this goal before I can focus on the other goals that I have for myself. I want to lose this weight over a 6 month period. I know that this is an aggressive timeline, but I’m going to shoot for it.

I get great satisfaction to have visual aids around to keep me focused on my goal. I’m planning to use the items listed below.

  1. Wall Calendar with stickers and weekly goals visible
  2. Vision Board
  3. Weight loss tracker clothes pin board
  4. Affirmations posted throughout the house

I will share in another post more about these things.

I didn’t know…I DIDN’T KNOW!!!

So, I am one of those people who was really thin until I had my first baby when I was 27 years old. I used to feel self conscious with my husband because I felt that my hip bones stuck out too much. WTF! I wish that I had such problems now.

I think back to when I was thin and I totally didn’t understand that I should appreciate it. It’s so messed up.
My husband and I when we were young (obviously it was the 80’s).

I spent a good amount of time in 2018 feeling overwhelmed by the weight that I’m carrying now. I would think about weight loss daily, but that’s where it stopped. I made many, many attempts to lose weight, but I never lost more than a few pounds. I just continued to gain weight.

I work full time and so my nights would consist of eating in restaurants and drinking wine.

Over the past 5 years I have constantly put on weight. I believe that I actually have progress photos that actually show the progression of weight gain. It’s awful!

150 lbs ish
NOT Pregnant. I seriously look like I am though.
Lord, help me.

And here I am today.

Losing weight feels like a daunting task. The other options are to not lose the weight or even worse to continue gaining weight, which are not options for me.

I’m going to do the hard thing. I’m going to become my best self this year. I want to prove that an overweight mom who drinks wine too much can change her ways and turn back the clock. I used to feel pretty. I used to enjoy shopping. I used to have self confidence. I’m not willing to give all that up. I believe that I’m going to become happier as I make better decisions for myself.

I am currently still at the beach with my family.

I go home on Saturday, so my new year will officially start Jan. 6th.

2019 Begins Here

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of 2019. Yesterday was also my birthday which means I am truly beginning a new year. Exhale 2018 and inhale 2019.

I had a great night celebrating last night. A low key night with my family at the beach, drinking, laughing and ringing in the new year.

I am so ready to begin a new year. 2018 was full of so many great and blessed moments, but the underlying tone of the year was one of consistently letting myself down. I could not commit to self care and it’s literally all that I thought about.

So, a new year means a fresh start with goals. Goals that excite me and scare me at the same time. I am envisioning the most magnificent possible version of myself. I believe that all things are possible with Christ and I know He is with me on this journey!