Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1: Yes, I am a copycat, but I'm embracing it!

I say that I am a copycat because I am doing this blog after being inspired by Sean Anderson's journey in his blog, "The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser". He is a talented man who has a way with words that captivated me from day 1 of reading his blog and today I get to meet him!

My journey starts today because I was chosen to be a participant in my local YMCA's Healthy Living Challenge. Today we have our first weigh-in and will be having an event where Sean Anderson will tell us of his journey to losing more than 250 pounds! I am ecstatic! I plan to use this blog in a similar way that he stay accountable to myself, and to help myself stay motivated. I've never done something on a daily basis, so I won't promise that...but I plan to do my best!!

The Challenge is supposed to last for 16 weeks which is four months. I plan for this to be just the beginning of a long and rewarding journey. My first big goal is for the length of the challenge. I would like to lose 100 pounds by the end of the challenge. That would be 100 in 112 days (April 30, 2012) I know that it would mean some seriously hard work and dedication, which I've never stuck with so I'm not going to give up if I don't reach that because it is a HUGE goal. However, I am a very goal oriented person and am competitive as well, so I do believe that if I put in the work, I can make it happen. I AM SOOOO EXCITED!! The official weigh-in is in two hours and I feel like I'm about to jump out of my skin!!
I'll try to check back in tonight with my official starting weight and BMI, if not, I'll see ya tomorrow!

Ok...first weigh-in is behind was ugly...BUT, that's the ONLY & LAST time I will EVER see that number on a scale!!! E.V.E.R. I can't believe I am about to post this, but my starting weight is (*insert drum-roll here) 350...**GASP!** my scale said 333 last night which was difficult enough...but this? This is SCARY!! My health coach says to be happy about it, because that number is gone...we are leaving it behind. That is EXACTLY what I have in mind---Now I'm headed in to Wal-Mart to buy some healthy food:-) stuff I like though, cuz I'm not turning into a vegetarian, no-carb, crazy health Guru today...just working on a better version of me. Whew...this is gonna get interesting!
I plan to link this to my Facebook...but I just can't do it yet with that number hanging over me...maybe in a few weeks...

The journey to the new me has begun!
<3 Honor :-)


  1. I apologize for not visiting sooner. You're amazing, Honor. And pardon the pun, knowing I'm sincere when I say--It's an honor to know you and witness your incredible transformation. My best to you always!! --Sean Anderson

  2. I don't know you, but I seen your picture posted thru a friend on my facebook and I must say you are an inspiration. Way to go!!!