Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hello everyone it is time for me to get very real here. If you follow my Blog, twitter or Facebook then you know I have never posted a picture of myself, well I take that back I did post one from Thanksgiving after my daughter and I put up our Christmas tree this past year but that is it. There is a reason I haven’t put up any pictures and that is my weight. Don’t get me wrong my self-esteem is not low it’s just my body is unhealthy and there are factors in my health history that warrant me making this change more aggressively now. So I will be honest here about whats going on in my life, my weight loss, my exercise, my set backs and my triumphs all without excuses.

Current Stats

Sex: Female
Age: 43 (will be 44 this year)
Weight: 198.8
Height: 5’3”
Illnesses: Asthma (currently under control)
Health History: Breast Cancer (Mom), Upper Respiratory issues (Paternal Side of family)

My Weight Goal: 130lbs That means I will need to loose about 70lbs (roughly) (at my current weight it would be 68.8lbs)

I am asking all of my foodie friends for food or recipe suggestions and to keep me very honest about my food choices. All I ask is please be nice about it, berating someone will get you nor me anywhere and I will not post any comments that are negative or belittling. I will try not to be annoying on this journey but I ask for your patience and understanding. With that said the journey has begun.

Update: You can email me at


Judy said...

I want to eat healthier and slim down too, Marisa. Basically I want to be a healthy person balancing food, exercise, and stress. So I'm with you on your journey, and if you ever need to talk, please email me.

Fluteloop said...

Good for you! Being real is a hard thing to do, I know because I've never really done it online. I'm working on weight loss as well, so I'll be cheering you on!

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Judy, I welcome you on my journey, having the company who is going through the same thing is great support so we can support each other. I will definitely email you if I need to talk and you do the same.

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Fluteloops, Thanks for the encouragement. I hope I can come up with some good recipes and ideas to help us both and please by all means let me know when you have some tips that will help me and others. Email me some time if you have some suggestions and good luck on your/our journey.