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  1. 26 weeks later…

    July 5, 2012 by B.Good

    Weight: -40lbs | BMI: 28.9 (-5.9) | Waist: 38″ (-6″)

    It’s officially official. I am BACK in ONEderland*…for good. And with that milestone comes another…


    Praise God.

    Per my BMI, I am now in the “overweight” category, which means I still have some work to do, but I am indeed HEALTHIER. I’ve got another 30 lbs to lose to get to a “normal” BMI. And I’m gonna do it.

    Here’s How…


  2. 21 weeks later…

    June 11, 2012 by B.Good

    Timeline of the video:

    • 0:00 – Update on my “State of the Weight”
    • 2:54 – Tailored Pants Revealed
    • 7:00 – New Body, New Clothes. Help me dress this foreign body! Please 🙂

    Basically…not much progress was made since my last progress report from week 16. The last 5 weeks were a wash, as I went on vacation and took plenty of liberties in that time. I reached my milestone briefly, but then bounced right up out of it not too much later.

    But I’m back now…settled in, and ready to WORK! I will reach that milestone again, and I will go farther than ever.

    I did, however, manage to work with my Nana to alter those slacks I had that were ginormous! Refresh your memory HERE.

    And while I was on vacation, I picked up a new pair of jeans that fit without a belt or further alteration, lol. But umm, the whole shopping experience was dreadfully overwhelming. So many options available that weren’t there before…I haven’t a clue what to do! H-E-L-P!

  3. Sleep for Weight Loss

    May 11, 2012 by B.Good

    Tired of being ‘sick & tired’?

    Making SLEEP a priority has earned me a healthy(er) body and a healthy(er) mind.

    Image: Maggie Smith /

  4. 16 weeks later…

    May 1, 2012 by B.Good

    Weight: -32lbs | BMI: 30.1 (-4.7) | Waist: 40″ (-4″)

  5. Motivators: Size Appraisal

    April 18, 2012 by B.Good

    Do you have a shirt I can borrow?

    Yeah, here. It should be big enough.

    Big enough?

    I mean, it should fit you.


    Mmmhmm. Interesting choice of words.

  6. My ‘Foodie’ Sense is Tingling

    April 4, 2012 by B.Good

    I’ve experienced an increased sense of smell since starting this journey to healthy. I can smell food ingredients from a mile away.

    The other day, a couple with 3 Papa John’s pizzas (I recognized the box) walked past me. They didn’t walk directly in front me…they were actually a little ways away, but in any case, we crossed paths.

    About 50 ft later, when they were clearly out of my path, I could smell the pizzas…vividly. I could smell the fresh veggies, the tomato sauce, and the CHEEESE.

    Man, I know Papa John’s so well. That was my SPOT! I was reminded of a coupon I had for a free pizza, and I was all set to cash it in and throw my eating plan out the window. But thankfully, the coupon had already expired. The Lord had saved me from myself!

    Angel Have Mercy.

  7. Shrinking Out of My Clothes

    March 28, 2012 by B.Good

    These pants are a size 16W…and they are HUGE! I wonder what size I can fit now.

  8. Motivators: Doubt

    March 25, 2012 by B.Good

    I was watching TV with a friend, and a commercial starring Jennifer Hudson came on. He pointed at her and asked me…

    “Is that [the size] where you want to go?”

    I said yes, if that’s where this journey takes me. He shook his head and said…

    “I can’t see you at that size.”

    Hmph. We’ll just see about that.

  9. 10 weeks later…

    March 15, 2012 by B.Good

    And now for my 10 week progress report…

    Weight: -22lbs | BMI: 31.6 (-3.4) | Waist: 41 (-3)

    Needless to say, I missed my goal to repeat my previous 18 lb weight loss.

    But I did lose 4 lbs over the last 5 weeks, lowered my BMI by 0.6, with no change to my waist measurement.

    So, that’s the good news. And it really is good news, because I actually accomplished the above results over the last 2 weeks. The 3 weeks prior, however, are a different story.

    The Dreaded Plateau

    It happens to the best of us. Everything’s going great, you’re doing (just about) everything right, and suddenly…the number on the scale stops moving. Even as I jumped up and down on the dang thing…that little red line stayed put.

    [I use an analog scale.  Only way I roll.]

    There are many things that can contribute to a plateau, and that is the most annoying part of it all. It’s rare that there is just ONE reason why your body settles at a particular weight, and it’s rare that just ONE solution will get you going again.

    My Story of Plateau


  10. Together

    February 29, 2012 by B.Good

    I had a touching moment with my Mom this morning. She knows better than anyone how insurmountable the task of weight loss and weight maintenance has been for us. It’s been a tall order since I can remember.

    And it feels like…we just might finally breakthrough YEARS of misinformation, ignorance, indifference, and defeatism.


    We’re in this together. I couldn’t imagine it any other way.