16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six


Happy Friday, everyone! So, As you can see I changed my blog layout- I LOVE it! I feel like it’s time for a few changes- so I changed the blog layout, I even colored my hair (dark) this morning.

I feel like the balloons are symbolic of me rising above all the crap that tries to drag me down in life. Whether it be negative people, a bad day, making a bad choice health wise, etc. I am not going to let those things get in the way of what I’m trying to do, and I’m going to rise above it. I’m not going to let them decide the person that I am or the person I am trying to be. If I did, that would just be feeding into the negativity. I feel like I learned a few lessons (or they were re-iterated to me) this week. Don’t worry about what other people say about you. Who the hell cares? Honestly. No matter where you are at in your life, people are going to criticize you. Let that be on them, and move on. Life is too short to worry about trivial things like that, in my opinion. So if you don’t have something nice to say to me, please shut your mouth. 🙂

I made a few bad choices food wise this weekend, and I just flat out haven’t been working out. Guess what? I FEEL LIKE CRAP. I just want to sleep, and be lazy. Not feeling at my best, and really noticing it. It’s funny how making one or two bad choices perpetuates days of the same behavior. Well I got a hold of things, and am feeling in control. These things happen. I am not always going to 100% make the perfect choice. I am okay with that. I just want to make sure if I do eat something that’s not healthy, it’s planned out. I feel like that is the key.

I gained a pound at the weigh in yesterday. This morning I weighed and I weighed .3 less than I did the previous week. Funny how that works, huh? But as I said, I am taking full responsibility and making better choices this week.

With all that said, here are the results for this week!

Great job to our holding top 3, Hector, Nancy, and Dr.Marshall!

Alright ya’ll, I hope you guys have a good plan for the Labor Day weekend! Maybe go on a hike or family walk, hit the pool for the last time in the summer, etc. I know we can do it, and I’m not just blowing hot air. 😉

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The 5’s have it!

Week 5 results!


So, top three are 1. Hector 2. Nancy and 3. Dr Marshall! Great job you guys! You’re making it hard for the rest of us to crack into that top 3! 🙂


Great job! Let’s see what we can do this week! ❤

Week 4 SHO!

So we have completed week 4! You guys are all amazing. I love it!

Let’s get to results first thing!


Wooo! LRVC is taking over the top 3 this week! 1. Dr. Marshall 2. Nancy (holding down that #2 spot) and welcoming to the top three in 3rd place, Dr. Park! Eric S. is in 4th and Jenna and Jose are TIED for 5th. YOU GUYS ROCK MY SOCKS OFF!

You may notice some people missing, and it’s because they didn’t weigh in today. So, don’t forget to weigh in, ladies and gentleman!

So, I committed to myself and you all that I would work out 6 days a week last week- and I did it! I can really tell a difference, and today I was looking forward to going to the gym! I am going to keep it going and see what happens next week. Could you see I’m creeping up on the weight loss chart? Last week I was at .7o percent lost, this week I got to 1.24 percent lost! I did lose 3.4 pounds this week, and I have lost 7.4 pounds total for this competition so far. I want to take progression pictures every 10 lbs.

I feel like I had a lot of thoughts this week about what I wanted to discuss for this blog post, but when I sat down to write it, I couldn’t decide (aka remember)  what it was I wanted to talk about. I hate when that happens.

I just want you guys to know, that losing weight and getting healthy is possible. You CAN do it. There are no magic pills or powders, no quick fixes (unfortunately). And it is a process and a struggle. It is WORK.  I was weighing over 300 pounds, people!  How do you come back from that?? Where do you even start???  I had to make some evaluations in my life. I had to look at what I was doing to myself, and where my life was heading – What direction was I going, and did I want to go there??  I feel like it all starts with a positive attitude. You have to want to change.  You have to put some faith in yourself. Stop tearing yourself down. Start right now, forget about everything that went wrong yesterday. My wonderful Aunt Lori has told me, “If it’s important to you, you will make time for it.” I never really got the meaning of that as a young girl. How true it is. I struggle sometimes, but I just have to remind myself why I wanted to get healthy in the first place. Today I put some pictures side by side to compare when I was at my heaviest and a few weekends ago. I can’t even explain how it felt. I couldn’t believe I was looking at myself!  I am really lucky to be married to a wonderful man. He has encouraged and supported me through everything so far (the SAINT).  He helped me when I didn’t know where to start with encouraging me to just start with small changes. Incorporate one new change a week. It is so much easier now for us to eat healthy and stay on track and I feel like we owe that to his amazing logic (rationality, really). When I want to start something new, I want to go all in, forgetting that I may get overwhelmed. I’m so glad to have him to snap me back to reality and helping me make the changes in a positive way. He has never once complained about my weight. He loves me big or whatever size I choose to be. We bought quinoa about a month ago wanting to try it because it’s super healthy and my brother raves about it. So I got some and made it, we tried it and it tasted really bitter. It sucked. I really wanted to like it, too! The other day, Jose sent me an email with a link to recipes using quinoa, saying “Let’s try it again!” I love that man.  Having support is essential in making this lifestyle change.

Anyways, I have a slight obsession with weighing myself daily. Does anyone else do that? I am going to try really hard not to weigh myself until next Thursday. Trying to kick all the unhealthy habits, one at a time!

This week, I think it would be awesome if we discuss recipes! Favorite go to snacks, meals, etc. If you’re reading this and you’re not doing the BLC, feel free to post your suggestions or ideas here, on my Facebook, or text me!

Let’s have a healthy week! ❤



Week 3 Results!


Well look who is putting up results before the witching hour?! I know you guys are all totally stoked to see who’s at the top this week! …. and that’s gonna have to wait. 🙂


So, we did an AMAZING job at drinking water this week (as far as I know). I got in 100 oz every day! Feeling wonderful, too! 🙂 I learned that the recommended amount of water is different for each person, and it is usually half of your body weight in ounces. How do you feel from the increase of water?? I will say, that I have to pee ALL THE TIME!!! I had my yoga class last night, and I HAD TO LEAVE THE CLASS TO PEE (and I had gone RIGHT before the class started). Talk about embarrassing! Oh well, at least I’m staying hydrated! Jose could not pay me to drink 1 bottle of water, and now I’m drinking 6?! That’s because I’m a BOSS. 

I would like to suggest a challenge for this week (as always, these are optional). This week’s challenge is working out! Getting sweaty, feeling the pain, pushing yourself and knowing that you are getting out of it what you put in to it. Put up sweaty pictures after your work out on our FB page!Going for a walk? Share the view!!  If you don’t have Facebook, text that junx to me!  I feel like working out is my biggest challenge. I am constantly making excuses as to why I don’t work out “I don’t feel good, I’m tired, I don’t have time, blah blah blah”.  That was the old me. I am going to commit to myself (and you guys) that I am going to work out 6 days this week and take a break on Sunday. You guys should do what you feel will challenge you but not overdo it. I am really curious to see how that will effect my weigh in! 


Alright, here are the results! 





Our Top 3 is: 1. Hector  2. Nancy  and  3. Dr. Marshall ! Great job you guys!! 

I feel like everyone has been stepping it up this week, so that just means we have to work a little bit harder to get to the top (mememe)! 🙂 

On to the next week! LET’S GET IT!!!!!  

Biggest Loser week 2

Hi, Everybody!

If you don’t watch The Simpsons, then I hope you can feel the disappointment in this sentence, because that was a sweet, sweet introduction.

So we are on to week 3! That is awesome! There are still plenty of weeks ahead of us! The first few weeks are the hardest because it’s doing that lifestyle change that we are all afraid of. Change is HARD. I know that. It’s also uncomfortable. To see change, we have to adapt and live with discomfort for a little while to get the success we all deserve. I have been overweight and comfortably uncomfortable for far too long. I have gone through different stages, from “this is who I am so just have to accept it” to “I deserve more than this and I’m going to give it my all.” and everywhere in between. We are going to make mistakes, we are going to fail some days. But we are not quitters. We don’t give up. We keep pushing forward and roll with the punches because we know what’s at stake and we know we are making the right choices by changing our lives. Each good choice we make is a positive step in the right direction.  We have a great support system and we are all in this together, we’re here to help each other and GIT R DONE!!! 🙂 


As far as I know, most of us are counting calories or doing WW, and exercising and trying to drink water like it’s a McDonald’s shake (haha, that was a fat kid joke). I have been reading that you should be drinking 100 OUNCES of water a day when you are trying to lose weight. I would like to make that our challenge for the week.

Is anyone trying a different method to try to get healthy??

Alright, we need to get to business now. FIRST of all, for EVERYONE who has not submitted their $20, IT IS DUE BY AUGUST 15th. If you do not have my address or don’t know how to get the money to me, talk to me. I would hate to have to sick Lucy on you. 😉


And bestly (yes, bestly), I would like to announce the top 3! 

1. Nancy (yayyy!)

2. Dr. Marshall (woohoo!)

3. Christy (yippee!)


See for yourselves:



Trailing not far behind are: Jose, Lori, and Dr. Park!

Great job to everyone last week- I know we can push a little more this week! Let’s challenge ourselves to drink 100 oz of water a day!