Hey, Must Be the Muscle!

Have you heard? It’s Guest Bloggers’ Week! And today, Kaycee Wolf is sharing her weight-loss story with us. We LOVE her take on it. Read more of Kaycee’s story on her blog, The Misadventures of a Voluptuous Single.

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In February of last year, I had embarked upon a weight-loss journey. I know that I shouldn’t, but I keep comparing my progress this year to last year. It’s a totally different process. This time I am actually transitioning to a healthy lifestyle instead of dieting.

Last year, I was taking diet pills. Big difference! Last year between February and April, I lost 25 pounds. It is no surprised that I gained all that back after I quit taking the diet pills. I’ve written many posts on my blog in the past about my mental process, and how now I am working on the whole process — mind and body. You’ve read about my newfound love of weight lifting. I’ve also written about me exploring my demons and working hard on self-love. I’m getting there. This is brand new territory for me. I have to say that I am loving the process. It’s not always easy, but I do think that it is worth it.

Scratch that. I do think that I’m worth it.

I am human though. So sometimes I do compare my progress. I was getting kind of frustrated with myself lately because I am 10 pounds heavier than where I was this time last year. Yes, I’ve been injured the past two months, but I don’t think that is a valid excuse.I took my measurements last night for the end of the month.  I was blown away by what I discovered. One of my troublesome spots is my lower tummy area (it’s also been called the Kangaroo pouch, second stomach, or FUPA — I’m not explaining that one because my Mema reads this blog). I learned last night that I have lost two inches this past month across my hips and lower tummy area.  his is huge news by itself. I was so pumped that I even struck a celebratory pose in the gym locker room.

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But here’s the even more exciting news: I took a look at my measurements from last year (you know, where I was 10 pounds lighter), and I am two inches smaller now across my chest, waist and hips. Y’all, I can’t even describe how mind-blowing this is! So, note to self: trust the process and keep doing what you are doing. My new goal is to stay off the scale and continue to make healthy choices. I will also keep kicking ass in the weight room.

My clothes are fitting better, too.  Added bonus!

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Can anyone else relate to my fit journey and learning to love yourself? —Kaycee Wolf

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  1. Way to go! The scale definitely does not tell the whole story. It’s such a liar. Good for you for not getting discouraged. You look great, BTW.