Dieting the wrong way: Hayley edition

I always thought cardio was the key to weight loss. Sweat is fat crying, right? My first diet strategies consisted of meals I thought were healthy and running 3-5 miles multiple times a week. Looking back, I wish I could slap a little sense into myself—- so much squandered time and effort with little return….

Dieting the wrong way: Preston edition

The first real diet I ever did was in college. My diet was terrible and lasted over the course of a month. It mostly consisted of protein bars and one or two small meals a day. Overall the diet worked, but I had a lot of unwanted muscle loss and it was very mentally and physically…

June 20, 2016

Lately I have been on cruise control. It is not that motivation has waned, but rather I have been enjoying my success. This is the period known as maintenance; it is a time where you get to eat a little more relaxed (hello 400 extra calories!), work out a little less often, and genuinely appreciate…

May 30, 2016

Day 3 brings me to 132.4! This is a moment when the scale matters much less than the feeling, however. I am within a pound of when I left for Mexico (I didn’t quite get to 129), but my body doesn’t feel great yet.  As you are losing weight, you will notice certain points where…

May 23, 2016

Remember when I said most of the 7 pounds I had “gained” was food and bloat? Today I am 133.8. Yup. Just restricting my diet, sweating a lot at the gym, and healthy BMs (sorry, not sorry) shed 5 pounds.  Here is what I did today! Diet: 912 cal, 84 g Protein, 97 g Carbs,…

Back from Mexico: Back to work

Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun was— AMAZING! That is needless to say really, but I will repeat: amazing. Of course I was expecting to gain weight while drinking and eating free guac for five days; the damage came out to be 7 pounds.  7 pounds… that took me months to lose and 5…

131.8: Back on Track

It is April 29: weigh-in day! I am glad to say that I have gotten back on track. I am 131.8 today! I know that I can be under 130 for Mexico in May.  Recall that two weeks ago I was 134.8. I had wanted to be 133, but due to a lack of discipline and…

You win some, you lose some..but not enough: Missing your goals

My goal was to be 133 pounds today; I was 134.8. This is only the battle, however,  it is not losing the war. What you do after missing a goal is very important. What attitude will you take? You could fall into a victim role and say you tried everything you could (probably a cop-out),…

The countdown to Mexico:5 pounds in 7 weeks

This week has been hectic, but that is no excuse for me to lose sight of my goals. Preston and I are heading to Mexico in May, and I would like to be in the 120s for that trip! It will be a lot of work and focus in the next month and a half,…

From 14 to 4: The numbers beyond the scale

The scale is the most common measure of success when it comes to weight loss, but it does not provide the only number that matters. In fact, there are many ways of measuring your hard work that are more beneficial and meaningful than your mass against gravity. Blood work can reveal your cholesterol levels.  Your blood…

Returning from vacation: Getting back on track

We returned from vacation yesterday to face the music. Turns out we didn’t do too bad. Below you can find our stats and game plan for getting back to our pre-vacation bodies. *Please note that these are not medically certified in any way and not recommended for everyone. Please make sure you are consuming enough…