My Ass Is Semi-Smaller {Weight Loss}

Well, the title says it all, so peace out.

I kid.

As of last Saturday’s weigh-in, I’ve lost about 26 pounds. This week I am super stressed, so I am pretty sure it’ll be about 24 pounds total after Saturday’s weigh-in. Which leads me to my update.

I feel like a car who is stuck in mud: spinning wheels, lots of effort, yet no movement forward to progress out of the dirt. The awful dirt that is being a fat 26 year old girl.

And I am trying. Like honestly, I’d get an A+ for effort. I stopped doing my 100 days challenge because I really, really hurt my knee and had to take time off. I just had to. Between Zumba and Turbo Jam and strength training, my knee hurt. Going to pee was a mental pep talk because bending down sucked that much. For reals.


Thank goodness for Arctic Ease wraps. I was fortunate enough to receive 2 of them to try out, and lucky for me because both knees were hurtin’. I’ve had ankle and knee problems ever since I can remember, and I’ve tried SO many different wraps and braces and ziploc bags of ice to try to mend quickly. I won’t bother with that stuff anymore. Arctic Ease wraps offer the coldness of ice packs with the mobility I like/need to move on with my day.


I wrapped up my knees just like the picture above. It stays in place! I hate having to fidget with stuff repeatedly. I kept it on for hours while reading or doing housework, and I even wore one while installing crown moulding. And guess what? My knee is doing a lot better, which shows that rest + a good wrap helps me bounce back from a bit of a setback. No weird odor, no sticky residue. I don’t know how they make these miracle wraps, but they work, they’re affordable and THEY WORK! Can’t emphasize that enough. If you need more a spot healing kind of thing, they do also sell patches instead of wraps:



They’re sold at plenty of places online, but I think Amazon usually has the best price. They’re reusable, so don’t discard the nifty pouch they come in! Two thumbs up for Arctic Ease. If you have any questions, the company is fab at social media, so just tweet at them or find them on Facebook.

But, overall, I am still actively trying to lose weight. This time seems a lot harder than usual (I am a professional dieter, remember). I am exercising more, eating less and I still feel like the results I have to show for it are kind of lackluster, and plenty of people on Twitter tell me such (bummer). A blogger I follow has been using a program for about the same amount of time I’ve been counting calories and she’s lost almost 60 pounds. That is over twice as much as I have lost. Stings a bit (ok, I am green with envy…), but I told myself I absolutely wouldn’t do anything I couldn’t maintain for the long haul. Nothing crazy, nothing drastic.

And that’s what I’ll keep doing.

26 pounds down, about 70 more to go.

I just want to feel beautiful.



  1. Fit B
    May 12, 2011 / 1:49 am

    First I want to say that I think you are doing a wonderful job. You work so hard and I promise keep working hard you will get the results you want.Hang in there hun!!!!!I am with you all the way!

  2. Brittany
    May 12, 2011 / 2:00 am

    You ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! You will get there, i know you will! Keep working hard 🙂 LOVE YOU!

  3. Go Against The Grain
    May 12, 2011 / 2:12 am

    oh good to hear these wraps work! After dislocating both my knees in high school and never getting em seen by a doctor, my knees are always in pain.I bought that zumba pack you mentioned on twitter the other day. Should arrive in the mail tomorrow!I hope I can do as wella s you and loose some poundage!

  4. Anonymous
    May 12, 2011 / 4:45 am

    I've been here several times and two things always strike me: how much I love reading your blog because you're just so darn entertaining, and also how much you remind me of me…ok, don't roll your eyes just yet! =D I go by "Skinny Jeans Mom" not because I always fit into skinnies, or because I think everyone should. Far from it. I'm a beauty/fashion/lifestyle/and yes at times fitness blogger, but I emphasize that it's the WOMAN in the skinny jeans, heels, whatever that makes it look good, not what size. That said, I also think everyone should feel comfortable in her own skin, so for you if that means dropping a few, go for it girl. Just remember that you're already gorgeous, and the number on that scale only reflects so much, and it can be very misleading. I'm 5'2" and weigh 130 lbs. Do I look like I weigh that? No. I just have alot of muscle mass from working out. Do I drive myself crazy over that number? Sometimes, but I have to remind myself that if I feel good, have more energy, look more toned, and count all my other blessings, then I'm doing damn good. Keep at it girl, you're gorgeous and doing great =)