Without The Weight

Because losing my myelin wasn't enough

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downawell asked: Hey, just wanted to tell you that you look cute as hell. You have my admiration for all you have achieved. Keep going (and post more photos! You are beautiful to look at).

You made my day!! I sure will! Thanks!

Also, feel free to check out my instagram and follow! @WithoutTheWeight

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Weekly Weigh In

Friday, August 15th: 268.6 

Pounds lost this week: .4 

Total Pounds lost: 88.8

Not a big loss this week, but I’m still happy. Anytime the scale goes down, I can’t help but smile.

I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately. I’m still having some symptoms from the last relapse, I’m applying to jobs, moving to another state, trying to figure out the GRE, and trying to pick the next best medication since the Rebif has “failed”.

It all feels like a lot of pressure and I’m doing my best to stay as optimistic as possible. The good news is that my diet and exercise routine are becoming more like basic habit and I barely crave any of the old foods I used to eat.

I still get the occasional craving for a soda or for chocolate. Other than that, I just don’t care about it anymore. I haven’t had any meat (besides fish) in well over a month and it’s been easy as pie, or, um, maybe its as easy as pie flavored nonfat frozen yogurt….

Exercising just feels easier when I’m not weighed down by heavy foods laden with saturated fat. In fact, I went to the gym 6 times this week and it didn’t feel like a mission. I’m so excited that everything is going so smoothly in the health and wellness department. Now, if I could only get rid of these leftover exacerbation symptoms. My neuro says it’s probably stress, I’m not surprised. Time to take some deep breaths and maybe treat myself to something relaxing this weekend! I can’t think of a better excuse.

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suffocationcelebration asked: Hey! Oh my gosh, you are such an inspiration! I've been battling with my weight for a long time. At one point I lost a little over 40 pounds, but I did it in a really unhealthy weight and gained it all back... plus some. Now I'm trying to lose weight the healthy way. I'm so glad I found your blog xx

I’m sorry I didn’t see this post earlier! I went through your blog and I love it too! So glad we’re following each other! Nothing better for weight loss than supportive positive friends and family!

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nmssdc asked: Hey! I just wanted to say that I love your blog and our blog would love a follow from you! We are the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter and our blog is strictly positive and inspirational, and focuses on health, fitness, and fashion. :) Good luck with your weight loss! I'm sure you are beautiful!!

Wow! Thank you so much! I spend a lot of time volunteering for the South Florida chapter and love the National MS Society! Thank you for your kind words and of course I’ll follow back!

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Weekly Weigh In

Friday, August 8th: 269.0 

Pounds lost this week: 3.4 

Total Pounds lost: 88.4

Wow! Even with my vacation I still managed to pull off a great weight loss week! I’m in the 260’s!

No, lets do that one again….

I AM IN THE 260’s!

I just can’t believe it. I’m so close to 90 pounds down and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting closer to a more “normal” obese weight rather than always being the extreme outlier.

Being prepared for my vacation clearly had a positive impact on my success this week and I’m so grateful that this all seems so simple this way. It’s expensive to try to eat mostly organic, but with the results I’ve gotten, it’s worth every penny!

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Vacation in August

I’m on vacation from work.

It seems a bit silly since I just spent almost two months on disability leave, but I really needed the time to relax without being sick. Let me just say, it’s been wonderful.

I decided to go to Orlando. I mapped out a plan to spend two nights with my best friend and her boyfriend, one night with family friends, and one night with an old friend.

With all the moving around, I was worried about keeping to my diet. I knew that eating mostly organic was going to be out of the question, but I wanted to maintain my low saturated pescatarian diet.

I also wanted to keep up with my green smoothies.

I packed up my Ninja blender, coconut oil, flax, chia, and hemp seeds. I stopped at the supermarket before I got to my first destination to load up on smoothie ingredients and healthy snacks. It all felt like second nature.

I’m happy to say that I stuck to my guns and, with the help of my very supportive friends and family, it was a breeze! They all even enjoyed my healthy snacks! Eating out was easy and I maintained my most strict goals. I did indulge on some coconut shrimp one night and bottomless mimosas with Sunday brunch, but I never passed my saturated fat limits and I ate mostly healthy meals.

This is the most successful vacation I’ve ever had eating-wise and it was simple and easy. Want to know the best part of my trip? All three groups that I visited noticed my weight loss enough to compliment me on it. I can’t see it, but maybe it’s becoming more noticeable to everyone else!

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Weekly Weigh In

Friday, July 25th: 273.4
Pounds lost this week: .8
Total Pounds lost: 84

I’ll take it! I know I’ve lost a lot of weight in the last couple weeks and to continue to see the scale go down feels amazing! I still don’t “feel good” from the way I’m eating but I heard that can take a couple of months. I can’t wait for that!

BUT people are starting to notice. Multiple random people have told me that I look thinner, I just wish I could see it too!

Well, I can see it in other ways. Like in my size 18 jeans that I could barely squeeze into before that are now pretty loose in the legs. That is nothing more than mind-blowing.

As long as the scale continues to decline, I’m happy!

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