The Girl Who Ate Angie

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A New Life April 12, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 1:37 pm

Everything has changed from all of my previous posts. Everything except my weight that is. My blood pressure is now controlled with medication, I am in the middle of a divorce, I went from trauma nurse to hospice nurse, and I am finding myself once again starting over. So what will be different this time from all the others? I still want to lose weight and it still consumes my life. But, I am seeing a therapist and that has given me an outlet for my frustration. I am understanding more why I am an emotional eater but the key is to change it. This journey may be long but I am committed to it for my health. My view of myself and how other people see me, is not important. What is important is my physical and mental well being.


Stop eating to “feel good”

Decrease BP and get off meds

Decrease depression

I will weigh in on Wednesdays so tomorrow will be the first weigh in with my starting weight.



Week 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:52 pm

4 pounds down with little to no effort.  Plan development this week.


New Start

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:51 pm

So I started thinking about losing weight and why I just keep packing the pounds on.  Logically, I thought about where I get the most of my energy from.  I eat carbohydrates all day long.  Sometimes I eat a bowl of noodles for lunch.  To lose weight, I would have to burn all the carbs I put in and work longer and harder to take off the pounds at a slower rate.  I started researching the Atkins diet online and then bought the book.  After several days of reading and note taking I stared it during my time off.

This is day 2 and I definitely have had the “Atkins Flu”.  I have felt run down and napped a lot today.  I have had a headache for both of those days but I can attribute that to going cold turkey off caffeine I think.  I am going to try not to weigh for at least a week so that I have a good idea of how well I do.  Tonight I actually tested for ketosis and it was positive.  So technically, I should be burning fat and I am going start exercising in the morning.  I hope that I am not going to have a headache tomorrow and take the kids to the park to play while I walk. The following are my starting stats

Blood pressure  153/91

Weight 260.2

Chest 56″

Waist 52 1/2″

hips 17 1/4″

arms 15 1/2″

thigh 24 1/2″


Dragon*Con 2013 September 4, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 9:56 am

For the people who have never heard of Dragon*Con, it is a sci-fi convention that takes place in Atlanta Ga. every Labor Day weekend.  It is four days of nerds gone wild basically.  Anyway, my husband is the biggest geek and he calls me a wanta-be geek.  Truth is, I like going.  The people are nuts and it is our own little vacation from the kids for four days out of the year.  So every year I tell myself that I am going to make great costumes and get dressed up, but I don’t.  I am under motivated because I am fat.  Now there are lots of big girls that dress up and they even look good, but I personally am too self conscious to go to all that trouble to and go around half dressed in sexy costumes.

This year, I didn’t have much fun at all and that is not like me.  I decided that next year I will be 100 pounds lighter.  I have planned all these goals and never kept them but I have an end date and a time frame to work in.  That is a little over 8 pounds a month.  My wonderful husband gave me the before picture when he took a picture of me watching the crowd leave the parade this year.  My beginning weight is 261.2 as of yesterday.


Random July 13, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:12 pm

So I walked 18 miles the first week and it rained almost everyday the second week so I just didn’t do anything.  This week was just a bad week.  Everyday I have had to wait on AC repair people and then the triplets 8th birthday came and went.  I have really not thought about walking until today.  I doubt I will because it is hot, humid, and we have company in from out of town.  Tomorrow morning I will get up and go though.  I am @ 255.0 as of this morning.  Guess I will fill that in for my WI I missed, I haven’t even remembered to WI.  I have had a lot going this week with Matthew as well.  Enough complaining, I must clean up my house now.


15 Miles and Counting June 26, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 10:52 pm

Today I walked 3 more miles.  That puts my total up to 15 this week.  I was going to do 3 days a week and then I thought ,no I should do 5.  Well i have done 5 days this week and I have logged 15 miles…..why stop?  As long as it is not raining or I just can not find the time to do it, I am going to walk everyday.  Everyday that I put those 3 miles behind me is a step closer to losing weight.

I started walking last Saturday so I am going to make that my official start date.  So each Saturday I will weigh in and log my weight and progress under the goals & progress page.  I keep looking around for motivation and I keep wanting to write something profound, but it just isn’t coming to me right now.  For now I am here and I am working on exercising.  I needs to be more careful of the things and amounts I eat, but honestly I can only focus on one thing at a time right now.  I will be starting day shift at work on 7/22 and that will be a tremendous help to my eating habits. for now my goal is to get fit enough that I can run a 5K at the end of August.  I walk 3 miles a day easy but running is a different monster.  Here is the race I want to enter

“No one ever drowned in sweat.”
~ United States Marine Corps~


Moving Forward June 25, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 5:34 pm

So three years ago I stopped writing this blog……Well it is still here, my life did not stop three years ago, I did not die. I just gave up.  Nursing school, four kids, and life all kept going and so did my eating.  I think I was around 240 or so back then.  Now I am up to 256.2, I am still a mom to 4 kids, I did make it through nursing school and I am an RN on a trauma floor at a level 1 trauma center.  I still have a son with special needs that is somewhere on the autism spectrum (still un-diagnosed at this time).

I have yo-yoed back and forth in the last three years.  I have done everything you can think of except the silly diets where you eat weird soups or strange things.  I recently tried clean eating which lasted until I got tired of putting so much effort into buying stuff to eat.

Now I just got up one day and went walking.  I have been walking 3 miles/day for the last four days now.  I have no plan or direction yet and I am okay with that.  When I plan too much I set myself up for failure.  I started a FB page . I also opened an e-mail account and attached it to both of these things if anyone wants to contact me.  My one and only plan is to stay motivated and ultimately lose half my current size.  I decided not to delete the old posts on here just so I can remember the struggles but I did remove pictures of my kids for privacy sake since I am making this more public.  There are a few before photos that are pretty accurate still, with the exception of 20 pounds.  I will post updates and pictures on here weekly and write as often as I can……mainly because it is a good form of therapy for me.

So this is me moving forward…..


Plans May 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 11:22 pm

Today I was off work and it was an average day I guess.  My weight was up a little but I don’t think I did anything too bad so it will go back down soon.  I posted an “I’m back” on the forum and I hope I participate more this time.  I worked on the house some more, but mostly daily stuff not extra spring cleaning stuff.

Today was a little hard for sweets, but I reminded myself as the cravings came on that I just had to push through it.  I have found that the biggest problem I am having is that I get hungry about 10pm and want to eat.  I haven’t indulged though; instead I chew a piece of sugar free gum and I forget all about it.

I want to try one new recipe a week and see how it goes over in y house.  The problem is my husband won’t eat rice or pasta and a lot of dishes call for them.  So I guess I will have to be creative or avoid those.  The thing is, I know the reason I back slide and go back to my old ways is because I don’t know what to do that is healthy.  I mean none of my recipes are healthy…..I am a southerner for goodness sakes.  If it isn’t fried, creamed, or sauteed in butter; it is not good.  So I want to start a new collection of recipes.

Also I am going to post a list of things I need to give up or change and mark them off as I eliminate them.  The friend I was doing it with is not going to last it seems and I am going to make my own list and if she gives up it won’t really affect me.

Starting wt 254.6

Current wt 249.4

Goal wt 130


It’s all in how you look at it…. May 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 10:07 pm

Day 8 without soda’s or tea and day 1 without sweets.  By sweets I mean anything that could be misconstrued as a desert.  Of course this is not so clear to some people, I guess it is all about perception.  My best friend was doing this with me and she made it until yesterday.  She calls and leaves a message telling me she decided it was okay for us to use Sunday’s as a “cheat” day.  Every Sunday we eat whatever we want within reason.  Well it was her turn to chose something to give up this week.  She picks sweets!  Of course I pigged out on them yesterday so I would not want them so bad today.  Anyway she calls tonight and tells me that she is going to a baby shower and special occasions should be free also…..LOL seriously?

Fortunately I was not depending on her to do this for me.  This time I am stronger than I have been in a long time. I have lost 6 pounds in one week and nothing, not even her jumping off the wagon will stop me.  It is hard to be around people who are not in it 100%.

On a happier note my husband got me jewelry for Mother’s Day and I got a lot of my house cleaned.  I am off tomorrow so I am going to mop I think.  That is if I can pry the 2 year old off of my leg, lol.  Last week the excitement of starting a program and finishing my second semester of nursing school made me lazy.  This week my goals are to get as much as I can done in every aspect of my life.

I am 1 determined mom of 4 and I plan to make my life healthier and set a good example for my kids.

Starting wt 254.6

Current wt 248.6

Goal wt 130



Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:32 am

Am I the only one getting spammed here.  I had over 50 porn related spams as comments on my blog in 2 days and since I deleted them earlier I have had 15 more.  This is ridiculous!!!


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