So wordpress is doing a challenge to post once a day (never happening sorry) or once a week as like a New Years resolution-y thing. Lately I have been feeling like I should/want to blog more often than I do now (shouldn’t be to hard since right now I basically don’t blog :P)

So I thought “hmm one blog a week I might be able to do that.” Maybe this is a really bad idea since lately my title is more relevant in reference to my mental status than my weight (also I am now 17 not 16… should I change it??) but I like blogging for some reason. So yeah… I’m thinking that I will (try to) blog once a week.

Now don’t expect lots of pictures of what I’m eating and stuff every week. Because honestly I just don’t have the time to put in all those pictures. And quite honestly I get really bored of just saying “Hey! I ate this and this and this and this… ok bye!” So this will probably become more of a blog just about my life (which will include food and weight loss but not exclusively). I can’t say that it will be very exciting but maybe you will find my life more interesting than I do. The grass is always greener right?

So there ya go! I am going to revamp 16 and Losing It tomorrow hopefully (new look for 2011?) and we’ll see how this goes!!

Do you have any resolutions for the new year?

Other than this blog I want too…

try to get a better handle on school its been kicking my a*** lately and basically making my life miserable

along that route I simply want to work on improving my outlook on everything. I am normally a very optimistic person and the last few months all the stress has been getting to me I think and I have been felling a little more down. I am trying to remember Liz Gilbert’s (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) mantra of “I will not harbor unhealthy thoughts” and channel that as best I can.

Take weight loss one day at a time. I can get a little freaked out about keeping up my motivation long term and whatnot. I think I need to just focus on each day as it comes. Because honestly I can’t change the past and I can’t know the future so the only thing I can control is my actions in the present. I am the kind of person who is always looking forward or back and forgetting about the “hear and now” so I want to work on that in everything but especially for my eating and motivation.

Those are my big goals for 2011. This post has gotten much longer than I planned which I guess is never a bad thing! Enjoy your New Years!!



Hello Everyone!

This is going to be a very quick post. I don’t even have any pictures to share with you! I want to keep blogging on here but if I do expect there to be some changes since my life is so hectic! I probably will just blog here with some pictures if I have time. I also have a tumblr that is just random stuff that I like or from my life that is for the most part unrelated to food! you can find that here.


Just to update you all really quickly! My eating has changed a lot lately. I have been trying to limit my dry carbs, which means I haven’t been having sandwiches for lunch at school instead I bring a salad and a few crackers. Also instead of my beloved cereal (which surprisingly I don’t miss) I have quinoa with banana, and applesauce, and pumpkin… it basically tastes kind of pumpkin pie-y. I really love it!

I also have been weighing everything I really keeping a much closer eye on my portions sizes. by weighing everything every time I know that I am getting the intended amount of calories.

So are these new eating habits working? you might ask… YES!!! Since I started about 4 weeks ago I have lost 5 pounds! I lost 2.5 the first week, 2.5 the second, nothing the third, and then the fourth was this week and with Thanksgiving and all I was more than happy to stay the same! So I am now about 151 or 152!!! Its amazing to me that I am that close to the 140’s!!

School has been really tough for me this year. My classes are super hard and I don’t have many close friends so I don’t get to do much socializing. I really hate hating school, but lately at least I really have been. Hopefully life will improve soon though, because I turn 17 next Friday!!! That’s right people, pretty soon I’ll have to change the name of this blog to 17 and Losing It (or should I? What do you think?) Even more importantly I’ll be able to drive!! That means I (hopefully) will be able to drive to school, the gym, kickboxing, and wherever else I want. For example my back has been bothering me and I really wanted to see a chiropractor but couldn’t if my mom had to take me but once I have my driver’s license I will be able to go alone! Also I am going to try to find somewhere to volunteer a day or 2 a week to hopefully bring some happiness to my boring days.. 😦 I am so excited!! For my b-day my madre and I are going into Philly and eating at the Caribou Cafe which is a French bistro with apparently amazing French Onion Soup (which I just happen to be obsessed with!! So yeah… kinda excited for that.

Anyways… I would love to blog and blog but I have Bio to read (just like old times eh?). Hope that everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!! And an early Happy Hanukkah to any Jews reading this!!

Elli 🙂