Friday, March 12, 2010

Frumpy Friday

I have had some comments and questions about my weight loss, so I decided to do a couple of posts on it.
I have always had body issues. I developed early and was very curvy. I remember thinking I was "fat" in high school and even having a loved one tell me I was. When I went to college I gained more than the "freshman 15". I dieted off and on, trying to slim down for my wedding. Then there were four babies and truth be told, I didn't want to work hard to get in shape, just to get pregnant again.
Last May I decided that I needed to do something. My very good friend Carrie had made a life change due to finding she was insulin resistant. I had not been "diagnosed" that way, but my dad was a brittle diabetic so I knew it could benefit me to try the change too.
I had to eliminate many things. This way of eating focused on protein, no more than 50 total carbs per meal and no more than 12 grams of sugar in a food item. If it had more than 12 grams, then it was considered a "poison" and I could only eat one "poison" a week. One a day would've been tough enough, but one a week?!
Those first few weeks were brutal! I am an emotional eater and nothing made me feel better than rich, yummy foods. I knew I couldn't do this on my own, so I prayed. You know what? God cared enough to help!!
I also started exercising at the same time, using Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I loved that I could do it in the privacy of my own home and that it was only 20 minutes. I thought, "I'm worth 20 minutes!"
So here is a picture of me that was taken in March of last year.....

Here is a picture of Carrie and me together in March.....

Tune in next Friday to see some more of the transformation and hear more about how God has disciplined me through this. Finding my comfort and peace in Him, instead of a bag of peanut M&M's!


  1. Wow! You've come such a long way! I have felt recently like you did...about not wanting to lose a bunch of weight just to get pregnant again. But my goal after this one is born is to lose that weight and be healthy for the rest of my life. It's good to have a friend for inspiration!

  2. i can't wait to read more. i have had my own battle and journey...i seem to end up in the same place. my hope it to find encouragent from an understanding source. i think i found it!!!

  3. Tori, I am so proud of you!! I saw the last picture you posted of you and Kevin and you look fantastic!!! Thank you for posting about this...I know many of us will benefit from it!! I just wish we could shred together!!!

  4. I want to publicly say how proud of you that I am! I love you marry much!!!!!