Monday, August 26, 2013

The Obligatory Who, Why, How....

Ok, so blogging is new to me and I was not entirely sure what I should write about and then, it hit me. I need to write whatever I want to. While this is surely going to be read by others at some time or another, it is mainly for me. This is my journey and my voice to the world.

I woke up this year and realized I was 37 years old and, while happy with my life and my relationships, I was miserable in my skin. I took some time and, looked through old pictures of me over the last couple of years and, I can't believe what I saw. Try it, take a few moments and objectively look at pictures of yourself. It's mind blowing! I had NO IDEA how large I had actually become!

Now, don't get me wrong, I knew I was big. I have always been big. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure there has been a day in my entire life that I would have been considered normal weight or thin. Luckily, when I was younger I never let it stop me from doing the things I wanted to do. At least I always feel pretty and for the most part, content.

One of the most recent pictures of me
with my good friend Amit.
So, I guess for me, the question was not whether or not I want to be prettier, or more fun, or happier in my relationships. My motivation is feeling better physically and being able to get out and see this beautiful place that I live in. Looking like a pinup.... now that would be a bonus!

About two months ago, I was at work talking with one of our pilots when the subject of weight loss came up. He started telling me about a book he had read, "The Primal Blueprint", and how it had changed his life. He explained a little to me and I was shocked! How could anyone go grain and mostly dairy free?! The next morning, the book was setting on my desk. So, what the heck, I'll read it and, I wasn't entirely convinced.

Two weeks later, I was talking to another one of our pilots and he was telling me how excited he was that he had officially lost over 70lbs! Of course I asked him how.... "The Primal Blueprint" he said. So, at this point I had concluded one of two things had happened:

1. All my pilots were in on this together and trying to convince me to lose weight


2.  It worked and it worked well.

I have now been following a fairly primal/paleo diet for three weeks and it has been a shocking change to my system. For the first two weeks I felt like crapola! I was tired and cranky and hungry. Then, about a week in, I started feeling better and realized, I was actually going to make this work. Now, three weeks in, I feel amazing, I have great energy, my skin is clearer than it has ever been, I wake up refreshed and sleep like a baby, and I have lost an astonishing 16.3 pounds.  Let's do the math here... If I lost 16.3 pounds and, started at (Gasp!) 315.1 that means... for the first time in 5 years... I weigh (drum roll please).... Under 300lbs (298.8)!!

Has it been easy? Nope! Will it continue to challenge you? Absolutely! Are you up for the challenge? No doubt in my mind!!

Here is my invite to you: Follow me, keep me motivated and encourage, and watch me change.

Misty - The Recovering Fat Chick

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  1. Way to go Sweetie, I'm very proud of you!

    1. Thank you for always encouraging me! Love you!

  2. Go Misty Go! This is it......this is the answer! Stay strong MAKE YOUR GOALS!!!

  3. This is awesome! I have been on the Paleo for almost 7 weeks now - have never felt better!! My energy levels are amazing - I only weigh myself once a month - my first 4 weeks in I was down 14 pounds! I have about 60 more pounds to go - I know we can do this!!

    1. Way to go Bella! 14 pounds in a month is absolutely fantastic! And, you are right! We can do this!

  4. I, too, love Primal Blueprint! It's the best, and marksdailyapple is good information and encouragement! I'm 10 weeks in now, just wanting to be more healthy, and I've lost 27 pounds. A happy side note! My doctor was so happy I've been losing weight, but very concerned that I had given up grains...CW strikes again! It sure is working well for me!

    1. Congratulations on your loss! 27 pounds is amazing! Gotta love good old conventional wisdom!