One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Overwhelmed in the Best Possible Way

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For the past day my social media channels have been flooded with posts like this…

It’s here! #WYCWYC BY @roninoone and @carlabirnberg. And yes, this is our Christmas tree. Still up in April. #wycwyc

A photo posted by Kathleen Heuer (@kathleenheuer) on

None of us can believe it!? #wycwyc has arrived!!!! @carlabirnberg #fitbloggin #beyou #befit #bestrong #misfit A photo posted by Allie Burdick (@vitatrain4life) on

I got my #wycwyc book! So excited!

A photo posted by Kathren Moore (@katmoore82) on

#wycwyc so excited!!! A photo posted by jennifer (@jengoeszen) on

#wycwyc ❤️ one for me and two for friends. Congrats @carlabirnberg and @roninoone!!!

A photo posted by Carrie (@carrie_famfitfood) on


Unexpectedly, Amazon started shipping #wycwyc preorders and I’ve got to be honest, I’m freaking out a little.

OK … a lot!

On one hand, I’m excited. Of course! The book’s been done for months and it’s just not my style to “sit” on things. I’m very much a blogger — not an author/writer type — in the sense that I journal in real time, and share things pretty much immediately. I don’t pre-write posts. I don’t have an editorial calendar. I simply journal my thoughts, my life, as things happen. If it was up to me, I would have shared the book a chapter at a time as we wrote it!

On the other hand, I’m feeling really vulnerable. I’m worried that the book is going to disappoint everyone who’s so excited about it. In a way, I think … how could it not? It’s short, a quick read, with simple, straightforward advice.

Then I think … wait! That’s exactly what we wanted to write. And then I get excited again.

Welcome to my internal, emotional roller coaster.

I am overwhelmed, but it really is in the best way possible.

Food Journal

  • 5:40 a.m. 1/2 banana on the way to the gym.
  • 7:30 a.m. Post-workout shake (1 scoop)
  • 9:40 a.m. 1 slice of my Banana-Flax Breakfast Cake — I’m going to try to make something once a week for the kids so they have better go-to’s than the pantry.
  • 12:25 p.m. 1/2 leftover baked potato topped with the last of my turkey and butternut squash chili with 1/2 of an avocado.
  • 3:30 p.m. Taste tests of the chili I whipped up for dinner. I posted about it on IG — click here. 
  • 4:30 p.m. stomach growling but I had errands to run with the kids before dinner so I grabbed what I could find, which was 3 leftover chicken nuggets in the fridge.
  • 6:45 p.m. The chili I made earlier topped with the other half of the avocado I had for lunch and some baked Scoops on the side. The 9-year-old actually ate it too!!

Activity Journal

  • 6 a.m. workout: Warm up – 500m row
    I skipped the workout of the day and focused on making up all the strength programming I missed being away.
    Bench Press
    10 @ 33 lbs
    10 @ 63 lbs
    10 @ 93 lbs
    6 @ 103 lbs
    2 @ 113 lbs <– was supposed to be 4 and then 3 @ 118 but I just couldn’t. I failed twice at the 113.
    Back Squat
    10 @ 33 lbs
    10 @ 83 lbs
    8 @ 108 lbs
    8 @ 118 lbs
    6 @ 143 lbs <– was supposed to be 133 but I mis-added — this is what happens when I lift alone. lol
    2 @ 148 lbs <– again, was supposed to me 138. At first I was mad I failed and then I realized I had 10 lbs more on that bar than I should have!
    Push Press
    10 @ 33 lbs
    10 @ 63 lbs
    10 @ 88 lbs
    8 @ 93 lbs
    6 @ 98 lbs
    4 @ 103 lbs
    0 @ 108 lbs <– I failed — was running out of time and my heart just wasn’t in it to try again.
  • 8:30 a.m. 2-mile walk to drop Evan off at preschool.
  • 11:30 a.m. 1/2 mile run to test a new heart rate monitor for an upcoming review
  • 2 p.m. another 1/2 mile run as I messed up the first test. :)


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    April 19, 2015

    Congratulations to both of you – You’ve done an amazing job and given so many of us a community where we can fit it. So happy for you both!!! And feeling a little fangirl-like when I see my picture on your blog :-)