I'm on my way!

I'm on my way!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I did it! I made it to through 4 full weeks. A bit of blood, tons and tons on sweat, a few tears here and there.

I have had the most amazing experience of my life. The resort is a 5* Establishment that everyone should have the opportunity to experience. If you are on the fence about going ........... pick up the phone and call!

My last day was nice. I slept in. Packed, did my weigh in, ate breakfast, went to stretch class, bike ride, VO2 test ( I found out where my heart rate needs to be for my body to burn fat) they put a mask on your face attached to the treadmill and make you work hard enough to get to your anaerobic threshold. Lunch and then just floating in the pool. Got a hair cut and then dinner and graduation!

Day 1- August 1st 245 lbs

Day 27 - August 28th 216lbs

my goal outfit at home the day I left

my goal outfit last day

the pants zip up the side and that is as close as I could get them to zipping up.

fitting with no problem!

My Results of 4 weeks of very hard work!
Weight 245 - 216 = 29 pounds!
Chest - lost 5.5 "
Waist - lost 6.25"
Hips - lost 5.75"
Total inches lost 17.5 inches
Body Fat - lost 4%
BMI went from 38.4 to 33.8
It was worth leaving my wonderful husband and children and giving up a month of my life to get back my life! Thank you all for your support and cheering - it made all the difference.
Challenge: If you need to lose weight - my suggestions would be to do the following:
Make a plan to lose 10% of your body weight - you get significant health benefits from just losing that much!
Try to reduce or eliminate artificial sweeteners. They are in diet everything and no one who uses them are skinny! Eat whole foods, try to cut back processed foods and eat clean.
Get 7 - 8 hours of sleep a night
Drink tons of water!
Listen to your body - eat when you are hungry. Think of food as fuel for your body. Would you put a bunch of crappy gas in your car? Your body has to get you everywhere - take care of it, it's the only one you have.
Until you feel that you are worthy of more, you will have to settle for less
I am not settling anymore.
This is just the start of this journey and my first full day in "Life" went perfect, smorgs and all! It all comes down to choices! Choose wisely - choose LIFE!
I will continue to post weekly about how things go at home. My goal is to get to 170 lbs - but the number is really not important. Feeling good in your own skin is what's important!
Good luck on your journey - you can do it!


  1. Wow you look AMAZING!!!!!!! Congrats to all of it, and again thanks SO MUCH for sharing, so eloquently, your experiences for us all to read!!

    I loved your comment: Choose wisely - choose LIFE! It remided me of a poem I saw once in the beginning of a book as a kid, and for some reason I never forgot it. It goes:
    "Choose life . . . only that and always, and at whatever risk. To let life leak out, to let it wear away by the mere passage of time, to withhold giving and sharing it . . . is to choose nothing.
    You choose wisely, and I'm soo happy for you!

  2. Donna,
    You look fantastic! It was a joy watching you transform....and watching your committment to daily fitness. You inspired me to keep working hard....truly accepting calories in/calories out!! It was great spending time with you at Fitness Ridge and I'm so looking forward to seeing you back here in Alberta!! Continue journeying on girl!! You are SO WORTH IT!!

  3. great job, you look amazing!!!!