The Secret Life

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

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.



Day 1

Filed under: Diet & Exercise — preciouscharlie @ 9:28 pm

A.M. workout-TaeBo 50 min. YAY! I plan to do this for the next 9 days which will coincide with Phase 1 of my altered version of The [original] Fat Smash Diet (you will find my methods are somewhat old-school, but they are tried and true [for me] so I resort to what I know).

Breakfast: Oatmeal (old fashioned oats with 1/4 cup 1% milk and 1 packet of Splenda for taste) & a banana – 300 calories*

Daily cheat: Coffee w/ 1tbsp french vanilla creamer-40 calories

Snack: Apple-100 calories

Lunch: 6oz yogurt (this should NOT count as a meal, I was simply not hungry. Made myself eat so I wouldn’t GET hungry)-100 calories

PM workout: Turbo Jam 20-min workout

Dinner: 3 egg spinach omelette (no cheese. Just eggs [which should be egg whites] and spinach)-300 calories

*calories roughly estimated

If round way up, I hit around 900 for the day. I shoot for around 1200. Had I eaten a more hearty lunch, I would have hit my mark. Assuming I make it through the night without snacking, today=success