Watch me SHRINK!

When you are in the trenches it is hard to see or feel the progress. But pictures DO help me see where I have been and where I am going! Can you see the difference? Because it is STILL hard for me to…

D-DAY: May 21, 2015. This is the day I signed up for 30/10. Look at the smile…sucker. You have NO idea what you just signed up for. There is no visible line of demarcation between by neck and face…I also have neck rolls…NECK ROLLS! Sweet Jesus…

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June 30, 2015: My neck looks not so rolly and my face seems no so round. I kinda have a waist that seems to be free of fat rolls when standing…small victory. My arms are still molds of fat…the journey continues. Grady meanwhile looks like an out of work NASCAR driver…a new struggle has emerged…my husband.


July 11, 2015. Note to self…this dress is working out well…continue to wear it at every function where photos will be taken. Summer tan is also helping…trade death by fat to death by tanning bed? Second note- don’t take picture with sister who recently seems to be looking flawless all the time. NOT COOL MARIA.


Late July 2015: Alaska. There seems to be a difference in depth between my boobs and stomach region. That is nice to see…my face also appears less round even when smiling. Chipmunk cheeks AWAY!

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September 11, 2015

The end of my first 15 weeks of 30/10! I wore the same outfit that I did when I first signed up…I also styled my hair the same. Messy bun is SO in right now…It appears that my neck rolls are getting no so rolley and I think I appear  “narrower”. My arms are smaller and my triple chin is maybe down to just a double? Progress.

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The “befores” for easier comparison.

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April 17th, 2016

Seahawks 5K in Renton, WA


Fast forward to 2019…

The picture on the right was taken on July 12th, 2019. The picture on the right was taken August 6th, 2019- 15 days post-op. At this point, I had lost 28 pounds in two weeks. 


3 thoughts on “Watch me SHRINK!

  1. Question… so I’m on 30/10 now and lost 40lbs in 12 weeks. The last couple weeks have been a struggle. I’m doing everything the same but feel like I’ve hit a plateau. Have you ever been there and what did you do time reboot? Also, you say that you’re “paused”, what does that mean exactly?


  2. Just reading your recipes and chuckling over the typos: Cauliflower Breadsticks, line a baking sheep … is just the best of several starting from the top. Recipes sound great, though. One question about the recipes, though: my sheet says onions (raw only). Is that just the first week thing?


    1. I need to fix those! I am world famous for my spelling mistakes and typos! Good question about the raw onions only…I am not sure. I think I always cooked them both ways when I was strictly on plan. That would be a good question to ask!


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