The Secret Life

a behind the scenes look at the consistently inconsistent life of an emotional eater…

Let the games begin! November 10, 2013

Filed under: Stats — preciouscharlie @ 10:16 pm

Mood: 9

Energy level: 8

(scale= 1-10, 10 is high)

I can do:

Push-ups (knees down):  6

Plank: 21seconds

(Weight: 192.6)


For poops and giggles February 25, 2013

Filed under: Stats — preciouscharlie @ 8:01 pm

Mood: 5

Energy level: 3

(scale= 1-10, 10 is high)

I can do:

Push-ups (knees down):  6.5

Plank: 28 seconds

(Weight: 190.2)


Weigh-in! January 28, 2013

Filed under: Diet & Exercise,Stats,Weight Loss — preciouscharlie @ 10:04 am

The “detox” phase is over. I am down 9lbs and can see a difference in my midsection [only].

I had a slip on day nine which was Saturday as I had 3 (heavy) beers. The silver lining is that I ordered a small spinach salad for my meal! I don’t think I’ve ever ordered a SALAD at a restaurant for dinner. So, score 2 points for me!

Even with the slip, I’ve been 1400 calories or under this whole time. I think I’ve trained my appetite so I should be able to keep this up. It would certainly help if I could get back on track w/ my exercise regimen. A lot has been going on though, so I haven’t been able to get up early and work out. My bed feels just too good to me! 🙁

Mood: 4

Energy level: 2

WEIGHT: 189 (34 to go!)


By the way… January 25, 2013

Filed under: Stats — preciouscharlie @ 9:43 pm

Mood: 2

Energy level: 3

(scale= 1-10, 10 is high)

I can do:

Push-ups (knees down): 7

Plank: 23 seconds


Day 4 January 21, 2013

Filed under: Diet & Exercise,Stats — preciouscharlie @ 10:10 pm

Mood: 5

Energy level: 6

(scale= 1-10, 10 is high)

I can do:

Push-ups (knees down): 4

Plank: 10 seconds 🙁

(These are two exercises I have a love/hate relationship with. Goal is 20 push-ups and 1 minute plank)


Intro January 18, 2013

Filed under: Stats,Weight Loss — preciouscharlie @ 10:29 pm

(I know I’m late but if I’d posted this first, I wouldn’t have gotten started)

Name: Charlie

Age: 25-34

Sex: Female

Height: 5’7

Current weight: 198

Goal weight: 155 (any lower and I start to look like a bobble head. Eff the BMI!)

Size: Can get into a 12, but it’s not pretty. I refuse to go higher! Been there. Done that. Also, I am a L-XL.

Goal size: 8-10 or Medium (and yes, I do this at 155-160 lbs)

My journey:

I have been up and down with my weight since high school. I maintain for up to two years before I start to fall back into old habits. Usually it starts with a spell of emotional eating. Sometimes I can get back on track (eating right, exercising regularly) and others, I just give up and watch the pounds slowly creep on.

My peak weight was 201 lbs-hit twice now, most recently in August 2012. The last time, was in 2007. At that time, I did Fat Smash and in 6 months, I was down to 145 (and looking rather sickly in a size 6). I crept back up to a comfortable 155 and remained there for the next couple years.

By 2010, I was up to 160 and figured as long as I stayed in the 160-65 range, I’d be good. After a bout with major depression later that year though, I started slipping and the pounds slowly came back. I spent 2011 gaining (slow and steady, w/ little bursts of dieting and exercising here and there) and was 190+ all of 2012. When I hit 201…AGAIN, I was ready for a change.

I started a weight loss journey September 1, 2012 and lost 17 lbs before Thanksgiving…then I got lazy. I let daily stressors (and holiday treats) get to me. I caved to cravings with little to no remorse. My workouts dwindled to non-existent…and here I am. Gained 14 pounds back, just like that!

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I look forward to sharing my ups and downs (as there will be MANY). Thank you for reading.