Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Beginning

When I think of the word "Journey" all I can think about is "Steve Perry" and his voice...."When the lights, go down, in the city"......Sorry got carried away for a second...
I'm going to call this my "Adventure", as I'm sure it will be adventurous with all the ups, and downs that I will go through.

My adventure began 10 years ago when I lost 80lbs in 4 months. I was ecstatic but also very tired and hungry. Obviously that didn't last long. Since then I have put that 80 back on, and about 60 more on top of it. 10 years of marriage, and a 5yr old son later, and I now weight in at 281lbs. I am officially morbidly obese. I always say I may be fat, but I'm f**king cute as hell. The truth is though I'm unhappy, unhealthy, and in need of a lifestyle change.

My biggest problem is willpower, I have none. Well I can't honestly say none, I did quit smoking the day I found out I was pregnant, and 6 years later, here I am smoke free. So why is losing weight so damn hard??? If only I knew....

I've tried all the fad diets, you know the ones, Atkins, Slimfast, Herbal Magic, but none seem to work for me. I have even considered bariatric surgery, but decided against it due to all the risks, and complications. I think the best route for me is the simplest one. That is to eat healthy, and exercise one day at a time. It took me 10 years to put this on so I can take a few to get it off.

I'm going to start with 1500 calories a day, and working out 3 days a week, and see where that takes me. I have started planning my meals for the week, and keeping the meals consistent. I read the Dr. Oz book "You: On a Diet" and he says that there is a bigger success rate in weight loss when you eat the same meals everyday.

This blog is also part of my "bigger picture". I'm hoping that blogging about my progress will not only help me, but encourage me to stick with my goals. That being said, every week I will be posting my current weight, measurements, and hopefully a corresponding picture. I am shooting for 10lbs a month, with my first goal weight of 250lbs.

Don't be surprised if I randomly blog in between, cause I have a big mouth and I'm sure I will have lots to say!!!!

Welcome to "Bonnie's Big Skinny Adventure"

Age: 32
Current Weight: 283lbs
Height: 5'6"


Chest: 49"
Waist: 45"
Hips: 56 1/2"
Left Arm: 17 1/2"
Right Arm: 17"
Left Thigh: 34 1/2" 
Right Thigh: 34 1/2"

% of body fat: 49.4% (disgusting.....half of me is ACTUAL fat)

Here is a pic of me in all of my was hard for me to post this, and if you don't like it, TOO BAD, don't look.....


  1. The you on a diet book is great! Ive found lots of helpful information in it.

    I thik your picture is beautiful. You have guts to post it too. I never would post a pic of myself. :)

  2. Personally...I love this picture. ;) I am very proud of you, and I am here right by your side through your journey!

  3. Holy hell woman, I only wish I looked half as good as that at 280 lbs. I was just one big blob. You've got curves in all the RIGHT places though! <3

  4. Hi Bonnie, I found your blog through Audrey's and she was right, you do have a great sense of humor. I'm going to follow you on your journey.

    PS I think you wore 280lbs very well


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