Thursday, June 11, 2015

Blog Challenge - Day 1

The Meaning of My Blog Name...

So, my blog is called "Plus Size to Downsized" and I think it is pretty obvious what it means. I have always been a big girl, I was always the "fat friend" and really hated that. I didn't have a lot of people that I trusted, no boyfriends in high school (or college, for that matter).

My whole adult life, I would lose weight just to gain it back again. I even went so far as to pretty much starve myself on the HCG diet (whatever it was called). I took pills everyday (that I got from Walmart, yeah, I'm smart) and ate 600 calories. My hubby made me stop when I passed out one day while at the Hot Springs in Carson City, NV.
I have tried really hard in the past, even getting down to about where I am now (my lowest in forever). I look at pictures from THAT time and think to myself, what if I had continued with the weight loss 3 years ago, where could I be NOW if I had not given up.

Well, I have made up my mind, I am NOT giving up this time. I will not go back to all the old bad habits that I had. I have the support of my family, losing weight with someone else is so helpful (even if I do get jealous because he has lost more than me!!!).

The name of the blog actually came to me while I was laying in bed one night, I was thinking about my weight loss journey and where I have come from and where I was going and playing around with words. I actually had to get up and write it down so I didn't forget it! That was the moment that I decided that I would be doing this blog, it all came from a thought in the middle of the night, and the rest, as they say, is HISTORY!!

Stay tuned, tomorrow is "15 things about me."


  1. You are strong, writing about your weight loss journey for everyone to see. But it will help, I'm sure of that! I also blog about my weight loss every month, even if it's a weight gain occasionally. And it has really helped me to not give up when it got rough. I hope it will work the same for you. I will follow your blog, because your right. It helps doing it together with people :-)

  2. Thank you Tanya! I feel that it will help me in my journey. I will feel accountable to all my readers, not just myself. And I hope to inspire someone else to do it too!