Happy Anniversary!!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to my blog!!!!  Well…it was officially the 26th, but close enough.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me keep my eye on the prize during this entire journey…no, it has not been easy. But it has been 100% worth it.

1 Year down…and 60 lbs lighter!!!


So what has the last year taught me…well let’s reflect.


I am beautiful.

I look much healthier in a size 12 than I do in a 20.

I am not a reflection of my weight. No matter the number, I am still pretty awesome.

I can do what I always thought I couldn’t…I have busted through every barrier thus far, and I’m still going.

Wearing skinny jeans makes your derriere look magnificent.

Running up the steps without being winded is awesome.

No gluten in the diet = no acne on the face…I think that’s a win-win for everyone.

Shopping is actually fun…I’m too sexy for the dressing room and so I must do my little turn on the catwalk. (Pardon the Right Said Fred reference.)

Not all gluten-free foods are created equal.

Hiding behind baggy clothes to prevent a little bulge here and there does nothing other than make you look frumpy.

I have incredible shoulders.

Finally focusing on what’s best for your body instead of what gimmick looks the easiest makes an enormous difference.

The cabbage soup diet doesn’t help you lose weight, but it does give you ungodly flatulence.

Finally being able to fit a standard bath towel all the way around you gives you serious motivation.

Not all restaurants understand what gluten is.

Being diagnosed with celiac disease was the greatest blessing.

I am obsessed with looking at myself in the mirror.

I am worthy of only the best…in everything.

I’m a hell of a cook.

It is amazing how amazing you feel when you finally like yourself.

Looking in the mirror and referring to yourself as skinny is quite a feeling.

Hearing other people refer to you as skinny feels just as good.

Corn tortillas are my best friend.

The only reason I have been successful this time around, is because I’m doing it 100% for me.

A positive look on life can change the way you react to situations.

Two glasses of wine now puts me over the limit…aka I’m a cheap date.

I could live off of garbanzo beans, brussell sprouts and ginger ale.

I do not miss what I used to eat…at all.

I am everything that I always wanted to be.

I have found who I am.

I believe in myself.

I am unstoppable.

I am desirable.

I am spectacular.


“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”~ Winnie the Pooh


3 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary!!

  1. We all knew that you could do it! You have been an inspiration as well to me as I have lost 15 lbs. since being here with Grandmother. It does not sound like much but with all of my meds, that is incredible as it would never move before. So proud of you!!! Strut your stuff~
    Love, Jinnette

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