This? Is Not the Health I Ordered!

Operation: Hot

I have never had a hard time losing weight. I never had to have a gym membership, I never had to diet. Once I gave up mayonnaise and soda and lost 15 lbs and only ate peanut butter because I was a poor college student and couldn’t afford anything else. Now I jokingly refer to that as my peanut diet, only now I hate peanut butter and highly doubt I could rely solely on that anymore since I don’t have the “I can’t afford real food” excuse to fall back on. 

Now in my mid to upper twenties, I can’t quite shed the pounds so easily. Its not like I’m fat. I’m in my healthy BMI range and my no means am I fat. Just uncomfortable in my own skin you could say. After taking a job at an architecture firm where the most exercise I get is walking between my office and my boss’ office and maybe taking the elevator to our other floor, where catered lunches are a weekly ordeal filled with Crumbs cupcakes and fat-ladened sandwiches and a newly developed caffeine addiction, I gained 14 lbs in a matter of 6 months. That after gaining close to ten pounds due to stress and horrible food choices.

I have a 90 dollar gym membership that I rarely use and my bank statement has more charges from restaurants than actual clothes purchases (this is a BIG THING. I shop a lot, if you read my other blog you will know this!!). So its time I kicked it up a notch!

This blog is entirely for documenting my transformation back to a healthy body image, back to a body i feel good in again.  One that can fit in my old clothes that don’t resemble garbage bags or maternity outfits. I’ll be documenting the boring stuff like what I eat every day and how much I work out, along with recipes, issues I encounter and hopefully I will motivate/be motivated by those around me who may also be trying to do this whole “be healthy” schtick. 

Who’s with me?


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  1. Hey Ashley! Your description of your weight and body image matches mine. I too am not fat and have a healthy BMI but feel horrible about the extra kilos (I am from the part of the world where they go by Brit metric system.) and that tire around my waist that I successfully hide on most days with my choice of clothing. I am going to read your blog on regular basis and comment. Hope to keep myself in check since I’d have company. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  2. * Paula says:

    I’m the same as you really – healthy BMI but I’m not comfortable at the weight I’m currently at. I’ve had a diet blog for a while too but I’ve not really done much with it, I keep documenting the start of a new diet and failing. This time I’m trying to stick with it though! Let’s hope we both can . . . 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago

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