Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thing 6 - Reach Goal Weight

This Thing is probably the most important me to right now. I gained a lot of extra weight over the last 6 years, and have been pretty unhappy about it for a long time. Taking the bull by the horns in April, I really started to put this Thing into focus, working out at the gym more, watching what I eat, eliminating most carbs, and starting the Dukan Diet last week.
In April I weighed about 170lbs. Today I am happy to say I weigh around 149lbs. The change in my body has been dramatic, the change in my own well-being, even more so. I'm not sure if there is anything that can give a person such a great sense of confidence, than taking control of your own body image.
I have dropped 2 pant sizes, and am able to wear clothes that I haven't fit into for at least 3 years. I get compliments almost daily from co-workers and acquaintances about how good I am looking. It is such a confidence boost, and it is really motivating!
My goal is to reach the mid-120's by my 30th birthday in January. I have been so busy with the school year over the last few weeks that I haven't been able to make it to the gym, so I have upped my dieting plans. I started the Dukan Diet this week, and have so far been happy with it. I like that it incorporates maintenance into the program, so that you are able to add everything back into your diet at the end of the program. It is similar to what I was doing on my own, except that I am not supposed to eat fruit while I am on it. This has been the biggest challenge for me, and I'm not sure I will stick to it for the next 2 months, but we shall see. I also have adjusted the diet for myself a bit. I put chia seeds into my oat bran pancakes, because I need the extra fibre in my diet. I also have been eating chickpeas and other beans for the same reason.
You can see my initial start with Thing 6 here:
I haven't really updated it because I have been doing well without the accountability so far. If that changes you will see me utilize that page again.


  1. Only from co-workers and acquaintances? Gosh, we friends & muses better get our butts in gear.

    Wow, Katy - you look amazing! You look like you've lost 21 pounds.

    That's awesome you've made such great progress - lots to be proud of :)

  2. LOL!! Sorry, didn't mean friends haven't commented, was just thinking about every day at work for the last 2 weeks... oops!!!

    Thanks hun :)

  3. I add whole psyllium husks to stuff (never with fruit - it kind of brings out the worst taste in berries!). But I seriously will sprinkle it on or into whatever I am eating. Lots of the good kind of fibre :D

  4. P.S. Awesome job on the weight loss ;) I know it's not easy!