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Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Beginning

My name is Necia.  I'm 5ft 5" and I weigh 242lbs.  As daunting as a number that may be, that's not the heaviest I've been.  I just had a daughter back in October.  I'm one of the fortunate one's that although I gained weight with my pregnancy, I didn't keep it lingering around.

A few years ago I weighed 253lbs. It got to the point where I wasnt happy and I decided to do something about it.  I lost 43 lbs, and bought my weight down to 219.  Not only did I look GREAT, but I felt AMAZING.  Sadly, I experienced a not so pleasant life changing event, and gained most if not all of the weight back again.

Fast forward to 2010, Im 242lbs, and I feel like crap.  Not only that, Ive been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and its at the point where I have to take medicine for it.  Those that know me well, know that medicine and me, don't really get along.  Oh hell no!  I don't plan on being on medicine for the rest of my life.  I made the realization, that the last time I was truly happy and felt great, was when I was exercising and eating healthier.  It's time to start a new journey.

So here are pictures of me today, in all of my 242lb glory.

These were taken today, after I returned from the gym!

The reason why Im posting pictures is because I think if I can visually see where Im starting from, I can better acknowledge when Ive made progress!

So thanks for reading, and as the days past us by,you can look forward to me adding more content to this blog.  I intend on listing the foods I eat, the exercise I do, and  any resources I happen to come across and
use.  There will be lots of pictures to help keep me accountable, and steady moving in the right direction to reach my goals.


  1. Yay! I am so happy to follow your journey. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read and see your progress. You rock!

  2. Came over here from Rosa's blog. Glad to have you join us! This blog community has been a HUGE support to me! BTW, we're the same age & about the same weight (i'm 5'6 & weigh 265). We can do this!!