Friday, December 30, 2011


Lastnight I finally got my butt back to the gym. it was the most gruesome workout I've put myself through in a very long time. I felt like I had Bob Harper or Jillian Michaels in my face the whole time. I know alot of my struggle with food is I'm an emotional eater. When stress gets to me I shut down and eat. My goal right now is to weed through the people and situations that feed off my weakness and try my best to stay away from them. Being back in the zone at the gym was amazing. I want that everytime I go. I definately felt it this morning when I rolled out about I felt like my legs had dettached themselves from my body and were still lying there. Why can't I go 5 to 6 nights a week like I use to? I kept asking myself that on my way home. I could I just have to make myself go. When the chunky girl inside screams I'm tired lets go home, the skinny girl inside is gonna give her some stfu action if ya know what I mean! 2012 is it I'm gonna make it happen!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spring Chick Challenge

So I know I'm new to the blogging thing, but I found a challenge that really has my interest. It's called the Spring Chick Challenge hosted by Big Butt Theory. The challenge runs from January 2 to March 19th. I'm excited about this one.

Name: Mariah McGraw

Twitter: none
Age: 26
Location: Ohio

  • To get down in my next size jeans.
  • Also to lose 10 inches.

  • To drink minimum of 80 ounces of water a day.
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Eat  minimum of 1400 cal and no more than 1750
  • To get to the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week with minimum hour sessions
  • Do minimum of 100 crunches at each gym session
  • Go to a water aerobics class

I will commit to blogging at least twice a week with my thoughts and progress.
I will also commit to giving support to fellow spring chicks!

From Fat to Fit with Ry

So one of my resolutions for 2012 is to blog my success and failures. However I do have a facebook page called Ry's Fat to Fit Journey you should check out, I decided to do this blog to lay everything on the line and let my fingers do the talking. I've been overweight most of my life since the fourth grade. I had a bad accident in 97 where I really put on the lbs. I was active in high school and maintained but I was still the chunky girl. Once I was out of high school, I dropped a little of the weight. I feel like I've been the same size for the past ten years. I tend to eat due to stress, but I'm working on it. When I'm bored I try to snack so I've picked up some new hobbies. I had my son in April of 2008 and hit 312.  Never in my life had I ever thought I would get that big. At the end of 2009 I was planning my wedding and wasn't looking forward due to my weight. So I decided to start then. By October 2010 I had lost 61 lbs and felt great. Well then came baby number two in July. Fortunately I did better with my eating with her and didn't gain as much. So my journey this time starts out at 280 which started in September of this year. My lowest weight of ths journey has been 262 which was week ago. With the holidays coming through I've decided not to weigh myself till the new year. My short term goal is 250 my longterm being 200 and down from there. All I'm doing is counting calories and exercising. When I was getting ready for my wedding I had all the motivation in the world and would easily go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week for a couple hours at a time. This round however, I haven't been so lucky. So as of now I'm thinking of my goals for 2012 and hope to do some challenges and lose alot of weight and tone up the mommy body. I wish you all luck on your journeys!