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The Diet Diaries

June 11, 2014

A diet can mean two things. The kind of food a person eats or a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.  I need to change my “diet” in order to loose weight and to prevent life threatening diseases.  I figured I would start health and fitness conversation on the blog.  I’m not going to tell you how to lose weight,  what to eat and what workouts to do.  I plan to share what I’m doing to reach my goals and my ups and downs getting there.  I think putting it out there will hold me accountable and maybe help someone else.

I know what some (maybe just a few) are thinking… “You don’t need to loose weight, you look fine.”  I know (JK).  Problem is I can’t fit into any of my clothes.  I’m down to a handful of items that I can fit.  I’ve gained almost 20 pounds in the last year!  Yes 20!  Besides being pregnant, this is my heaviest weight ever!  I lost about 10 pounds with Weight Watchers early this year but I’ve gained it back, plus a few more.  No one to blame but myself.  I love french fries and chicken biscuits.

Mister was getting on me for wearing all black.  He said you couldn’t see my rolls that good.  He almost got a Bruce Leroy kick to the head.  I told him I was not trying to humiliate myself.  While I may look pretty decent on the front view, all the action is happening on the side profile.  Hence, why I don’t move in my photos.  Do you see that waistline?  I don’t know where my waist stops and my butt begins.  LOL!  But I’m not looking for a pity party.  I thought if I put it out there it will force me to make changes and possibly motivate others along the way.

I’m not giving up on my closet of wonderful clothes or putting myself at risk for preventable diseases because I want to eat french fries three times a day.  I want to be a healthy fly and fit mom.  So now it’s out there.  I’ll check-in next week with some updates. Wish me luck!

  • Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers}
    June 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

    You look great but I know just how you feel. My clothes still don’t fit right after having Frances the second baby weight is hard to get off. I will be following along and hopefully I can get some inspiration from you because I too love me some french fries and chicken biscuits!

  • Style & Poise
    June 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Girl, I can totally identify with where you’re coming from. I too and am on this plight to lose weight and it isn’t happening as quickly as I’d like and I’ve fell off the wagon theses last past two weeks but it’s posts like this that keep me motivated, inspired and encourage me to keep striving! Good luck love on your fitness journey!!! 🙂

  • Mary Byrd
    June 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This post is right on time for me . I am in the same boat. I am 41 and my family has such a history with heart issues and diabetes that I know I need to do better and I am with you want to be fly and fit Mom. I think it would be great motivation for you to post tips and tricks. Thank you.

  • Nakia
    June 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    FLy and Fit Mom!!! I love that and aspire to be the same! This post is right on time – The closet MUST BE SAVED!!! lol

  • Lexi
    June 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Good luck on your fitness journey! I know you can reach your goals very quickly with persistence.

  • Arionne Nettles
    June 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    You can do this, girlfriend! And still have 1 chicken biscuit per week. 🙂

  • Mama Fashion Files
    June 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I think this is awesome! My problem is sweets. I always need to have dessert after lunch and dinner, not good! I know you’ll reach your goal and hopefully I can get on my grind as well. Thanks for the motivation.

  • yamilovesemma
    June 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    The same here, I just gave birth to my second child and I’m not comfortable with my weight now. It’s been two months and only 7lbs down, I have 10lbs to loose.
    Please don’t stop…

  • Kanae J
    June 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Best wishes. I am in the same boat (outside of the kid). I am just ridiculous. This is the heaviest I’ve ever been, and I hate taking pictures. I need to work on my diet. I have my bad days where all I want is a coke and chocolate.

  • Love, Omora
    June 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Good luck!! I too need to lose some weight, like ASAP. I wish to train and tone my arms, waist and thighs. The booty is okay but it could use some sculpting, lol. (Hence, no back views in my photos.) Im gonna join you, wish me luck.

  • Whitney James
    June 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I feel you 100%. It’s a struggle. I for one LOVE snacks. Pop corn, chips, candy, yea…all that. Best wishes to you and can’t wait to see the positive results!

  • shanice barrett
    June 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Good Luck Trina!!!!! I am trucking right along with you.

  • ari
    June 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I admire you for this Trina! You can do it 🙂

  • Tiffany C
    June 12, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Girl, and me both. So proud of you. This will definitely make you feel accountable which is a great way to get moving and force yourself to burn calories. I need to do the same, but shoot, I don’t even take regular pictures let alone fitness ones,LOL!!

    GOOD LUCK GORGEOUS! You are beautiful at any weight! xx

  • Danielle Gray
    June 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

    You can do it!!!

  • Kateria
    June 12, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Thanks for posting this! I am going through the same thing right now. I also have only a select few of clothes I can wear because of my weight gain so I am trying to get it together so I have more options. Good luck on your fitness journey!!

  • melissa ward
    June 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

    This post is everything !!!!! Putting it all out def will keep u on track … That’s what has kept me motivated these past 7months .. Wishing U all the success on your journey

  • Brittany
    June 12, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Stay motivated and you will reach your goals. Just remember that the point of going on a diet shouldn’t just be to lose weight, this is a chance for you to become healthier and happier in your skin. It is also very brave of you to put this out there and it will help others so thank you. I wish you nothing but success in achieving your goals!

  • Rose's Daughter
    June 12, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Yes! I am down to a few clothes too!!! We can DOOOOO it!!

  • ~BernettaStyle~
    June 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    You can do it! Once your mind is made up, nothing can stop you. If you need more motivation purchase the book One Pound a Day. It has so much info in it about the food we eat and how to detox! Check out the reviews on Amazon. I am reading it now.

  • Maria Smith
    June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Good for you!! Good luck.

  • Laila @OnlyLaila
    June 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! You are inspiring me!!

  • CDS
    June 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This is amazing. I love it…look at my post today!

  • Rhonda
    June 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I just posted about my weight today! I have gained 29 and not preggo! I lost 4 in the past 2 weeks though! We can do it! Wish we lived close! Love ya! Lets keep up with each other once a week on goals!

  • Amber
    June 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    You can do it, Trina! It’s definitely a process. Slow and steady wins the race!

  • StushiGal Style
    June 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    It’s great that you’re trying to motivate others throughout yur journey! Everybody needs motivation!

  • Ago Prime
    June 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    cute post!

  • Tiffiany
    June 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Trina, I’ve struggled since I turned 35. When I’m really trying to lose a few pounds, I drink hot, unsweetened green tea at least twice a day. It seems to curb my appetite for sweets and my beloved french fries. 🙂

  • Shalilah Russell
    June 14, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Maybe we can share tips. I just want to eat healthy and stop so much fast foods and greasy snacks.

  • Alexa's Mommy!
    June 14, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Hey!! I’m on board with you!! I’ve got to get my waistline back!!

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