My journey:

Starting weight: 186 lbs.

Current weight: 154 lbs.

Goal Weight: 135 lbs.

I started my weight loss journey as a “New Years Resolution” for 2009 when I went shopping with my mom and found that I needed a size 16! I was shocked and couldn’t even believe that it was real, that I had really gotten to that size. All of a sudden I realized that my outside really just didn’t match my inside and I was not okay with that. Ever since then I have been slowing losing weight. I have experienced some pretty major plateaus but its coming along and I am proud of the weight I’ve lost, the things I learned and that I have maintained a healthy attitude. It’s certainly not always easy and I am still learning every day how to be and eat healthy.

I started this blog to share my own experiences to maybe help others but also for the great support I know could be found online. There are plenty of weight loss blogs out there but not many about a teen and I felt like that needed to change. Teens can lose weight the healthy way and I wanted to show that since I feel like so ofter we only focus of teens who eat too much and teens who don’t eat anything. I love being healthy and this blog is just somewhere where I can share my stories of my healthy journey but also just my life in general!

What I eat:

I eat lots of fruits and veggies, I didn’t start our this way but it has been kind of a natural progression, because I can eat a lot more food if I eat fruits and veggies. I don’t really follow a “diet” of any kind but I use a lot of the principals from Volumetrics which is really just healthy eating anyway. I call myself a “flexitarian”, basically I eat meat occasionally for protein but I’m not a meat lover by any means.

Exercise:

3 or 4 days a week I go to an hour long kickboxing class, about once I week I do yoga at my gym, and then I will also run, or use the elliptical, weights, etc, at my gym to fill out the week. I normally will take one maybe 2 days off form exercise a week. I love to run but am not able to really train in the winter because of time and weather and whatnot. But you can see my hopeful running goals below.

Running goals:

5k: [x]31:12- March 27, 2010, 31:12 (again?!)- April 1, 2010, 29:53- June 27, 2010

5 miler: [x]- September 6, 2010- 47:53

10k: [x]- November 7th, 2010- 1 hour and 6 mins (I’m not 100% sure that was my time but it was somewhere around there :P)

10 miler: []

Half-Marathon: []

13 Responses to “My Weight-loss”


  1. Thank you for your nice comment about my aunt’s jam. 🙂 Even though you’re eating to lose weight, your meals look tempting! I hope that you can use some of the healthy recipes on my site because I also focus on eating well. Good luck with your goal!


    1. I can totally use the healthy recipes on your site! And quite honestly I can make most recipes healthy even if they aren’t! When you are trying to lose weight you learn lots of little tricks 😛

  2. Meg Says:

    Hey girl you rock!


  3. Hey Elli!

    I just saw your comment on my blog and I wanted to thank you. I’m so excited to have found your blog, and I want to let you know how much I admire you. Your efforts to lose weight are truly wonderful and I will be here to support you all along the way! Good luck. 🙂


  4. You go girl!

    I just stumbled across your blog and I think you’re doing a great job! Good luck on your journey to lose weight! I applaud you for your efforts and know that you will see results!

    -Kayla

  5. 14yearoldvegan Says:

    Good luck! Your story is so inspiring! I had some weight fluctuations myself and i’ve totally lost all the weight and now i feel great and look amazing! You go girlll 🙂


  6. love this blog!!! you are awesome and so inspiring!

  7. thebettylife Says:

    Good luck with your weight loss goals! Look forward to reading your progress 🙂 Betty x


  8. Congratulations on what you have done so far, I look forward to reading as your journey continues.

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