1st Before & After

Taken on June 1, 2012
I can't believe that it's been a little more than a month ago that I walked out of a Forever21 with a butterfly dress in hand, only to go home and find out that it didn't fit! The zipper would not go up, I had fat sticking out from the sides and all I wanted to do was crawl under a rock and never come out.
Instead I made up my mind that the dress would fit by July 1st, my birthday. This would be just one of my first goals!

What would make this time different from all the other times that I've struggled to lose the weight?
For starters I would start writing about it on my blog. I knew that this was the perfect way to keep myself accountable, by writing about my goal and weight loss journey it would be real. I've also made sure to share on twitter & instagram my #proof pictures (my pictures of me after working out). My eating habit has changed incredibly. There was a time when I could/would eat french fries everyday and even though my cholesterol was fine now, it wouldn't be in the years to come. I eat lots more vegetables, smaller portions, kicked my soda habit, cut out rice from my diet and many more things. Don't get me wrong, I can still enjoy a cupcake, treat or fries here and there, but I make sure to think things through! I make sure to really think about the things that I'm putting into my system :)
Last but not least I've made sure to workout at least 5x a week, by either running around the reservoir in Central Park or by doing some cardio with an at home DVD.  I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone and it's never felt so good!
Now after a month of posting this here I can say that I've officially reached my first goal!

Beginning weight on 5/26/12 & Current weight on 7/3/12
It feels so good to feel lighter, and to not feel your face flapping in the air as you run!

6/1/12 dress zipper would not go up, 7/1/12 dress zipper goes up!
 I waited exactly one month until I tried this dress on again. Oh, the feeling that I felt when my sister pulled the zipper all the way up! I literally started crying and had to take a 15min break to compose myself. It was such an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment & happiness :)
#proof My smile say's it all :) P.S. I'm not wearing any sort of spanx or anything!
I haven't felt like "me" for a very long time now and it's nice to finally start feeling like myself again! I love feeling my husbands arms around my waist, as a matter of fact when he's around that's all I want him to do! It's sad to admit that I was at the point of feeling so uncomfortable with myself that I didn't want my hubby to touch me sometimes. There I said it out loud! It's not like he didn't want to, he's never called me fat or complained about my weight. Au contra-ire he always tells me that I'm beautiful and that he love's my curves but I realized that "I" wasn't happy with my curves!
Now's a totally different story even my libido has gone up! You and me baby ain't nothing but mammal's, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery channel! (who remembers this song by the Bloodhound Gang?)

 Ok TMI, sorry :D 

The thing is that there's no better feeling like being comfortable in your skin! This is only the beginning my friends and I'm excited to lose 3 more pounds so I can be in the 170's range again.

1st Goal - Accomplished!
Next Goal - Lose at least 5 more pounds by August 1, 2012

Kary xoxo

P.S. You can always check on my weight loss journey by clicking on the weight loss tab above :) While your at it why don't you check out the Blogroll tab and check out some of my favorite girls in blog world who are always there for me! :)


  1. Kary, you are looking gorgeous! And I love the dress. I've been waiting all day to read this post. So proud of you! You are such an inspiration to me. Just remember to keep your goals small -- this is something that I am learning right now -- and don't be totally disappointed if you don't reach all of your goals by a specific date. Baby steps are better than no steps at all. :) *HUGS*

  2. awww well done! so pleased for you! I love the dress too perfect for a date with your English friend!

  3. that is so awesome! :) felicidades!! You are so inspiring!!!ya me dieron ganas de ir a correr tomorrow!!! O hacer algo fisicoo! :) Xo

  4. You are amazing! I knew you could fit that dress by your birthday! It looks perfect on you! :D

    x Jasmine

  5. Kary you are shining with happiness and I am happy for you and also very proud!! Way to go dear sister! Love you lots!

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