Health and Fitness has become and still does play a major role in my life. Working out, eating healthy, and treating my body right has become something I hold very high. Not only is a healthy lifestyle important, but even more so is how you get to your health goals. This section focuses on my own weight struggles, tips, recipes, and inspiration for you. I advocate losing weight in a healthy way and look down upon fad diets and quick fixes. Losing weight, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be done the old fashioned way. I hope this section helps you in your health journey. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, or suggestions.

A Brief History

Heart disease and Diabetes affect my family as well as many other families in America. I had always sat at around 145 pounds but from 2003 until the end of 2006 I had ballooned to 185 pounds, as well as a size 14 in jeans and XL in shirts. I was upset and scared that I had allowed myself to become to unaware of what I was putting into my body and had to make some important choices.

In December of 2006 I went to my annual physical and found out that not only was I overweight, but my cholesterol was 250, and my triglycerides were 460. My blood was so awful that my LDL cholesterol was unable to be calculated, and my HDL (that’s the good kind) was extremely low. This was extremely upsetting for me because I had always felt comfortable in my skin, even at my highest weight. At this point in my life I took charge, walked into Weight Watchers, and got serious about my gym workouts.

As of February, 2008, I am now down 52.8 pounds and counting. I sit now at 132 pounds, and am not so far away from my final goal of 130 lbs. My pants and dresses are now a size 6, and my closet has exploded with new, smaller, clothes. This section is to show everyone that you can do this, just like I did. And most importantly, you can do this a healthy way with real results. This section will break the walls of miracle weight loss drugs, and fad diets, and will hopefully leave everyone with a new sense of self and a belief that you can succeed and you can make this lifestyle change.

UPDATE!!!: 5/13/11 – It’s been about 4 years since I took the plunge into Weight Watchers, and I’ve never felt better. I am now a lifetime member, but with maintenance comes new challenges — mainly, not guessing about what I’m eating. I still have to keep track of what I do, but just knowing how to do it doesn’t work for me. I have to KEEP doing it. I love food, and I’ll be the first person to admit that junk food is one of my favorite things (no one joins Weight Watchers because they ate too much broccoli, right?), so here I am again, working towards my goal of 130 lbs, and keeping my blood work numbers nice and low. Care to join me once again? The journey won’t be as long, but that doesn’t mean it will be easier than it was before. At this point, at 136 lbs, I HAVE to work out strictly and consistently to have a successful loss along with eating carefully. I’ve added new photos, and updated weigh-in’s. I’m ready!


Weight Training
Get The “Skinny” On Quick Fixes
Inspiration, Not THINspiration – UPDATED!
Personal Visuals – UPDATED!


I am not, by any means a professional dietitian or personal trainer. This website was created solely to share my love of health and fitness with the world and to inspire and help people on their own individual weight loss journeys, as well as to chronicle my own personal weight loss journey. What worked for me, may or may not work for you. This website promotes healthy weight loss. As always if you do not agree with something on this website please simply close the window. Thank you!


American Heart Association – For information about your heart rate (cardio page). This website is also helpful for learning about heart health.

Weight Watchers – They helped and are continuing to help me lose weight. If you need to look into a healthy LIFESTYLE (read: not a diet), this website is for you.