In Need of Motivation!!!!

Just read an awesome article onΒ BGG2WLΒ and felt the need for some motivation. I’ve reach my goal of becoming a size 9. That’s awesome and I feel really accomplished doing so. The only problem? I don’t really like the way I look. Granted, I look noticeably smaller which is absolutely fantastic but eh. So I need some kind of motivation. Usually, spending money and clothing items get me going.


Here it is!!! My new inspiration. The Nike Free 3.0 v3!!!! She’s pretty huh???? I’m actually gonna get the red ones since the pink ones don’t come in my size. HAHAHA. Anywaiz, I hope this serves as adequate motivation to at least get me down to a 7……


Can’t Keep Doing This!!!!!

Sooooooo hey there!!!!

Once again, I’ve been on a hiatus from the blog that I really do not deserve. Why don’t you deserve it Olivia??? Well, I don’t blog consistently enough to say that I am tired of it. I’m not. I don’t do it enough to be warn out πŸ™‚ HA!!!!!

Anywaiz, here I am blogging. I’m going to make it kind of quick becuase I have somewhere to be pretty soon.

First off the gym, my body looks like it’s deflated….that’s good by the way but I’m only lost like 2.2lbs. (195.8 – 193.6). People always say not to worry about the numbers but I don’t like those numbers. I mean, I do look drastically different in my clothes (and I wish I had a picture to show you) but the numbers are discouraging.

Ok, secondly, facebook had to go! AGAIN! I was getting tried of it. I feel like I’m not doing anything productive, that people just whine and complain and that I don’t feel like seeing that. I pretty much slowed down on writing statuses because my statuses were always so happy and would stick out like a sore thumb. HA. So for now, adios to the FB.

Third, SATURDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND I AM NOW 21!!!!!!! I have a whole separate post about that…it was a weird day and I think I had epiphanies left and right but only one really counted.

Either way, this is the life update.


Back at it!!!!

So it’s been forever since I’ve posted anything on here but I feel that now is an appropriate time?


I started working out again. You’re prbably saying, “Blah, blah, blah Livi! You did that last year. What’s new?”

Well, here’s what’s new….I joined a gym!!!!! —>insert applause here<— LoL ok well the fact that I joined the gym isn’t really cause to celebrate, the fact that I am motivate to go is. Last year, I was ready to go hard and work out at home run/walk/jogging, which was great until the sun decided to exact it’s revenge on the earth. Can you say summer time? Yea, it was a little too hot to be out there exercising when I’m prone to fainting…and ya know, heat stroke and all that.

I joined Planet Fitness for a couple of reasons

1. It’s close to my job so I can go after I get off

2. It’s 24 hours on weekdays so I can go whenever I feel like it

3. It’s just cute!!! Their mission statement of having a “no judgement zone” is just adorable and just the suggestion of being able to workout without feel that people are staring is good enough for me (and obviously all the other people who were there) to go there.

I do indeed dig Planet Fitness….did I mention free t-shirt??? I love T-shirts!!!!

Since this is only day one, all I can do is make promises to stick with an exercise routine…so here’s the promise. Ready?

I, Olivia, promise to go to the gym at lease 4 days a week and go hard for like…..40 minutes??? (I’ll work that out later). I promise not to feel like I’m going crazy when my weight does not seem to be dropping as fast as I think it should or when I hit a plateau and I need to shake it up a bit. I promise to dedicate time, effort and attention to living a healthy lifestyle even beyond the gym consuming a lot of water, less sugar, cooking more (I love when I cook) and consuming less fast food….although, I haven’t been doing that for a while now. I promise to figure out some kind of salad thing that I like so I have more meal/meat alternatives….good veggies are so hard to some by. I promise that when it is time to hit the beach, I will feel awesome in my beach-wear, even if I have yet to reach my goal size (size 9….for now. I’m at 11 so, eh, we’ll see when we get there). I want to be happy to be healthy!!!

A promise written by me to me.

GO ME!!!!!

LoL here we go.


Height – 5’7″

Weight – 195.8 (so says my scale)

Food Journal??? No! Meal Planning


I’ve tried journaling my meals……that…..doesn’t last…..for me anywaiz. I came across this a LONG time ago on A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss and thought this might be better. I tend to stick to scripts very well so if I can see what I am going to eat and when then I will be ok. I’m gonna try it.

I’m not gonna lie to you…

The weather has completely destroyed my weight loss efforts. I’ve gained weight because I haven’t been able to exercise and have been enjoying this wonderful comfort food. So unfortunately, I’m back up to 198 (thank God I’m tall otherwise that would look much worse than it does πŸ™‚ )

So here is it for 2011, not a New Year’s resolution or even a diet (in the sense of a temporary change)

Livi’s Workout Plan!!!!!!

Well, I found last semester during my power walking class that it was pretty easy to maintain an exercise regimen….as long as it’s not early in the morning (my class was early and I had to drive to school. If I were walking around my neighborhood, it would be fine to wake up at 6 and go but the sun doesn’t rise until 7 and I have class at 9 so there is NO TIME!!!!!)

After class, I will take a stroll around the area (sight seeing!!!!!) When I say stroll, I mean power walk by the way

I’ve already drastically cut my calories. I mean, all I really drink is water (so refreshing!) and since class have started again, cereal has become a staple in my diet. In the proper serving size, cereal has VERY FEW calories leaving enough room for a great dinner…or lunch depending on where I want to place the cereal. I LoVe cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios, Special K Chocolate Delight, Reese’s Puff, Coco Puffs!!!!! I LoVe CEREAL!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I’m going to take pictures and chronicle it. NO I WILL NOT POST THE PICTURES YET! Why? I don’t know. But I will put the before and after pic up after a while.

Oh and weekends are for food like lasagna….ITALIAN FOOD ROCKS SOMETHING REAL!!!!!!



It’s like prom all over again.

As I sit here enjoying my last glass of chocolate milk for the time being, I remember my senior year of high school. Prom was looming and I had fto look great in my dress.

So what did I do?

I stopped eating a lot of sugar (those cookies after work were bomb!!!! Although, I did cut those as it got closer to prom night), I drank water as if it were going out of style and I walked around CONSTANTLY for my job. By the time prom came, I was a perfect size 9 (normal people sizes, in prom/model world, I was like a 15 or something. Total downer)

Now, I have a similar goal in mind for the next wedding I have to attend: my cousin’s. I am very excited and as it gets closer I am becoming more and more elated… I really love weddings πŸ™‚ The only problem is, I’m stuck at a size 11/12. So tonight, I make my resolution. Not a New Year’s resolution and not even a wedding resolution because after the wedding ends, I don’t plan on gaining weight back. Ummmmmmmm no. Too much work lost if that were the case. Pleh!!!!!

So as I look at the prom plan, I feel that I can pull it off again but as the life ummmm I mean wedding for now plan. Seriously, cutting out sugar for life is unrealistic for me and I would most certainly label myself as a realist.

So the chocolate milk has been mixed. I am sipping it slowly as I write this post as a last goodbye. Well, not a goodbye but a farewell for now as I embark on this two month challenge.

I love a challenge πŸ™‚

True Confession: I’m afraid

I do NOT own this, but it's cute right? LoL

So confession is good for the soul right? How about the waist? Yea, I think it is. The fatser I get my weight loss fears out in the open, the quicker I will be able to overcome them and move on.

Confession: I’m afraid of failure. I’ve tried to lose weight many times but not publicly. I do not like to speak about it because I feel that I will fail. I mean, if I tell people that I’m going to do it then I don’t look any different when they see me, I’ll feel bad about myself.

Now that I have said that, maybe I’ll be able to make more moves freely to reach my goal.

Speaking of goals and changes that I want to make, I need to figure out what I am going to do with all of the clothes in my room. I mean there’s a lot. It’s a shame that there are days that I feel that I do not know what to wear. Like, really? There’s so much in my room. I have to work on that…it’s so serious. I feel like a part of growing up is being able to put things in order not to say that all adults are organized but I would like to be.


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