Be-You-tifully Fit: Fast Food

October 2012 – 194.1, October 2013 (1 month PP) – 181.5 and October 2014 – 144.0

I have been mentally struggling a little bit with eating right and marathon training.  It took a little bit of time finding easier recipes and better solutions to “fast” food.  By fast food, I mean food that we can prepare fast.  When you’re tired, you’re tired and pizza is easy.  I’m not saying that we gone to a pizza diet but it has been a once a week treat in the house.  I truly believe that treat part was more for me than the kids because it was a worry free night of not cooking or pan washing.

I am happy to say that I made it through marathon training (up to the taper currently) with going down 4 pounds!  More importantly, I maintained that loss well AND dropped my body fat 2%.  I lost and gained a few inches but the gains were GAINS (thighs are more muscular).

Day my life changed: 8/3/2012


  • Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (Wore 18/20 & 22/24 for a gown)
  • As of 8/3/12: 208.6 (wearing size 16/18)
  • As of today: 144.0 lbs (wearing size 2)

Body Fat Percentage

  • As of 8/3/12: 46%
  • Body Fat %: 21.5% (Only re-doing every 15th when I take new measurements)


  • 134 lbs
  • 20% Body Fat
  • OBX Marathon!


  • Started to purchase colder weather running gear and sold off the few remaining mediums.  They were beginning to fall so it’s all XS and S for me now.
  • Still sticking with a nightly routine of 40 crunches, 30 side crunches each side, 40 squats AND LOTS of stretching
  • Retired my ASICSs that I began the marathon training with
  • Testing out macros to see if I can better manage what my body needs for the training.
  • Almost finished reading Hal Higdon’s Marathon
  • I hit the  Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan and back” campaign for 500 miles in a year!!!!
  • Menu planning tons!  Check my “Fit Foodie” blogs for all that we’ve tried (with an actual picture of what ours looked like!)
  • On my way to the Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan” and back and back again (LOL!) campaign with 583.38/750 miles!
  • Fitness Group on Facebook
  • Still logging in my MyFitnessPal!  I hit a 565 day streak!