I thought I would make a vlog about my weight loss journey and what I have been doing and what I have been up to, I show you some foods I have been loving along with some struggles I have been having, of course a vlog would not be vlog without my cat’s in it too hehe, in the video I start my day with drinking water, feeding and spending time with my cat’s, I then show you what I feed my cat’s and what I buy at the store as you do some shopping with me, I show you what foods I have been buying to help aid in my weight loss journey, I am heavier at the beginning of the video because that was taken a few weeks ago and I had since lost some weight, but I wanted to document what I use to look like so I threw it in, I show me and my husband at the gym and catch him looking so on fleek with his outfit looking all fit, I walked into the room of the gym and go to to find him riding the bike, I just had to capture his workout hehe, he was all Nike geared out, I show you my green juice that I drink and what I put in it in order to make it taste better using greens and fruit, I show you a grilled vegetable like medley that I bought at Trader Joe’s that tastes oh sooooo goooooood that I use along with Indian spices, I then go to the Mercy Me concert and show you some clips of that along with the song “Dear Younger Me”, they were great but I wish they would had played longer, I went to see them but found out it was a mosh of other artist playing most of which I did not know and they all played a lot longer than them, so I was a little disappointed but enjoyed myself non the less, I traveled all the way from Nevada to California just to see them, I had been waiting years to see them in concert and always seemed to just miss them when I would look to see where they are touring at, they always have been my favorite concert that I ever went to and have fond memories of being there. I talk about the struggles of my weight loss but I will not reveal how much weight I have lost as of yet due to me gaining muscle as I am losing weight, I totally agree with lifting weights along with cardio so that way as one loses weight it helps to keep from saggy skin and stretch marks as much as possible, I have seen people lose lots of weight only focusing on cardio then to start putting on muscle to only have saggy skin and stretch marks because there skin could not keep up with the weight loss, and it had no time to recover, also muscle burns more calories so as you get slimmer you can afford more calories than usual in order to help aid in the weight loss, also I think it just makes women look better to have some muscle on them anyway, but so far it has helped me get stronger because I was at the weakest point of my life since I had not worked out in years and gaining my strength back has helped my lower back, because I was so weak I had acquired a lower back problem or injury because I had no ab muscle or leg muscle, and one time I was moving and doing a lot of lifting I was using my back instead of my legs and abs and I never fully recovered from that till now, I use to get up from the couch and fall to the ground because of it but was afraid to go to the doctors to get it looked at, I still probably should but it has been fine, I use to not be able to sit for a long period of time and get up without falling to the ground, it had me really worried so thank God for that, every day I feel my back getting stronger and stronger and I love it, I feel like the old me again, the only thing I feel like I need to do more of is stretching in order to totally feel like I did when I was younger, all this not working out for awhile had gotten me feeling stiff, I have been doing intermittent fasting which has been speeding up my weight loss lately, I do not like breakfast nor have I ever so it works out perfectly for me, I feel like when I eat first thing in the morning I become more hungry throughout the day making me eat more food and calories, I keep track of my calories so if I have more to eat one day than the next day I will eat lighter the next day, one thing I changed is I use to only drink coffee first thing in the morning but now I prolong the coffee till 2-3 hours after waking up which seems to work even better and am starting to see results doing that, which can be pretty hard to do at times because all I want is coffee sometimes just in order to wake up, but I try and wake up naturally slow instead hehe, if I am terribly hungry first thing in the morning or a few hours after waking up I will have a little fruit but coffee usually kills my appetite, I do not like to eat too heavy for my first meal as I feel I have more energy if I do not have something heavy, I like to have a salad or fruit, sometimes maybe eggs and orange juice, I am into intuitive eating so I really try and listen to my body when it comes to eating which I will do a full video on later, so if your interested in that you should subscribe to my youtube channel, my channel is lovelife02, I have been making small changes in my eating and exercise so that way it will last longer and that seems to be working best for me, and has really changed me in ways that I never thought would change, I believe in not beating myself up and practicing self love in order to lose the weight, being kind to myself seems to work the best for me and being kind and gentle with myself makes me love myself even more, and from that love stems me making more positive changes for myself. My sleeping has been off lately so I had been taking naps, sometimes when I diet I get tired because it can be physically and mentally tiring and all I want and need is a nap, but I am more productive and get more done the earlier I wake up, so trying to get back on schedule, I love you all and I hope you enjoy my journey and it inspires you because if I can do it so can you xoxo.
From fat-shaming and cheating scandals to the product changes that made everyone lose their collective minds, there was a whole lot of damage control to be done over the last 12 months. May 2016 be a little kinder to them, and may they work to do much, much better. We all deserve it.
EEEEE! i can’t believe this is done and in my hands! i’m over the moon at all the amazing work @rachelleabellar did to compile and create this fat fashion-centered art book. it has designer spotlights like @chubbycartwheels, fat fashion hacks, confidence tips, and dozens and dozens and dozzzens of pages of beautifully fashionable fat people from all over the world. the pages are amazingly laid out, the quality is beautiful, and it feels so fucking nice to be represented in such a lovely way. you can buy ‘the little book of big babes’ over at createspace.com! you need this! #littlebookofbigbabes
Look what I fixed up yesterday! I got it at the thrift store in a size 12 for 3.99. I forgot to take a “before” picture because I was so excited to actually be fixing something, so instead I included a picture of what the discarded top looks like, to give you an idea of what I started with.
I do not have a sewing machine anymore, so I did all the sewing by hand. I used one of my asos skater skirts to measure the length, and then cut where I wanted the waist to be. Since it was a button up, I had to sew it closed, and then I took buttons from the shirt portion and added them to the rest of the skirt.
Making the waistband took the longest. I had never worked with elastic before, but I figured it out with help from lushious/ fat-hacked and my uncle. I used one inch elastic, so I folded and pinned about 1 ¼ inches all around for the waistband. About every ten inches or so I pulled the elastic through, to make it easier than trying to do it at the end. After the waistband was finished, I tried it on to make sure it was the right fit, and then I sewed the two ends of the elastic together.
All together it took about 3 ½ hours, but I’m really happy with how it turned out!