Humble Pie

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This post is probably my hardest post to date to write… I have a HUGE confession. Remember when I lost all that weight and I looked amazing. You would think that after reaching that level of fitness I would maintain and be super stoked to stay itty bitty forever. But that is not the nature of this post. I like many of you slipped. I moved, summer hit, and I was crazy busy entertaining kids all day. Also add in the fact that  being away from all my friends and family was really hard. I felt isolated and alone. I turned to food. I ate my feelings as they say.

I can relate to Gru! I was kind of in a dark place. I have met and made lots of great friends thus far, but it takes time to build super close friendships. Then the Holidays hit and the eating continued. I continued to workout religiously- that is super embedded in me! But for me to stay my slim and trim self – Nutrition is VITAL!! I am not one of those lucky few that can eat whatever they want as long as they work out. I have to eat right AND workout to reach my goals. This has been a hard pill to swallow. So during this time of back sliding I have learned a few things about myself. I will use these lessons to be Response “able” I can choose how I respond and respond differently to stress and cravings. No more EXCUSES!

Stephen Withdrawals

Remember in Season 1 or 2 of Vampire Diaries when Stefan gets a taste of the good stuff (real human blood) and becomes an addict out of control, until Catherine and Damon lock him up to detox him. I feel like that with sugar! I am a sweets girl, so I need to revisit my relationship with it! I need to cleanse my body and eat clean till it’s out of my system and then I can maybe reintroduce it back in small amounts without losing total control!

Andie After 31MAR14

This is me at my lowest weight of 122 lbs — I looked and felt great! I felt good because I fed my body right!!!


This is me at my current weight of 139 lbs ,  I’d like to lie and say all the weight gain is from muscle while attempting to do Beach Body’s “Body Beast” program…. Although I feel like muscle was gained and I am “tighter” this is not what I want to look like! I realize I am not fat! I am just not where I personally would like to be! I feel like total crap, because that’s what I have been putting in my body. I felt so much better when I fed my body right.

So stick with me, don’t give up on me! I will re-access and now that I laid it all there for the whole world to see! I am committed to get back down to my lowest weight! I will be posting my journey on Instagram and Twitter so feel free to follow along there! I will also be posting updates here on the blog! And if you to want to lose weight and need extra motivation feel free to join my FREE Facebook Challenge group!


  1. Mandy Spangler says:

    HI! Just found your blog and I love it!!! I can’t wait to read it all!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Mandy! let me know what you think!

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