Am I skinny yet?


Week 1 is officially behind us and our results have been, wait for it, meh.  I gained 4 pounds right away and only lost 3 of them over the weekend (so I am still 1 pound up), another one of us has also gained 4 pounds, and the other two are holding pretty steadily to where they started.  Now, we know that we are gaining muscle and most likely retaining some water due to that.  We also know that we will not see immediate results, as we didn’t gain this weight overnight.  That in mind, we can only rely on what we feel, and that has been met with many mixed emotions.

We fluctuate from feeling stronger and ready to walk an extra 5 miles, to being apprehensive that any of it is working at all.  We are elated to have lost any weight, but frustrated that we are still heavier than we were this time last week.  We are glad to be a week down, and excited to move to phase 2 later this week, but fear the impending doom of Ms. Michaels and her dreaded high knees.  Funny fat girl tidbit, when mentioning the high knees to another fellow fat girl, she responded “what’s a hiney?” LOL.

So this week we push on, watching what we eat in an effort to maximize our results and speed up our skinny. We have been mindful of our diet prior to this, but those conversations were more like:

B:  (drops something) “Oh good gravy!”

S:  We are on a diet, there is no such thing as good gravy.

B:  “Huh?”

H:  “Ha!  She only heard gravy.”

S:  “Ya, she has selective hearing when it comes to gravy.”


Last week there was a lot of whining and crying and missing chocolate.  We have high hopes for this week though.  We are more prepared, less sore, and one day closer to the lake 🙂



Did you say cheeseburger?

Day 5 is in full swing and we 4 fat girls have overcome the obstacle of time (making sure we workout every day), muscle soreness, and humility; for were we not able to laugh at ourselves, we probably would have made it this far.

Though we have come so far, we still have a long way to go and do still have one major cloud lingering above us.  Food.  We all have different food issues, and in some instances share multiple food issues, that we are working to overcome.


1.  We are hungry all the time.  Between we 4 fat girls, two if us could eat any time of day regardless of how long ago we last ate, what we ate, or how much we ate; the other two are more hungry now that we are working out.

2.  We overeat.

3.  We don’t prepare.

4.  We love junk, in all varieties.

So, now that we are aware, what do we do?  We fix it, of course.  That doesn’t mean we don’t fail or struggle, but together we are slowly  making progress, and its been great.


We all started making better choices:  not skipping breakfast, green smoothies over fast food, bringing healthy lunches, etc.  That being said, the following quotes are straight from the mouths of 4 fat girls.

1.  During a conversation about whether or not to rent/lease a home between two of we 4 fat girls, a third fat girl chimes in, “Did you say cheeseburger?”

2.  This pic says Lazy girl problem, but is definitely a fat girl problem.

BLOG2This happened, and the snack was a slice of pizza.

3.  An argument breaks out over new pens…fat girl a was given A was given a pen, fat girl B wanted a pen…until she realized it was a pen “oh, its not a sucker?”

4.  And finally, when asked what her biggest food issue was, (in preparation for today’s blog) one of we 4 fat girls responded “I am in such a hurry to get home and workout that I get fast food for dinner.”

Funny thing about fat girls and food, we don’t like to share our junk food.


We are a work in progress though and are trying harder everyday to make better choices and share what we have learned with each other.  We constantly remind each other that not all salads are healthy, peanut M&M’s are not a good source of protein, we cannot out-exercise a bad diet, and that this is a lifestyle change, not corporal punishment.

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We are challenged everyday with cravings, but together we reign them in.


We also like to reward ourselves after a long week of hard work but must also remind ourselves not to drink away (or eat) our progress.


And finally, we must remind ourselves of the consequences or our actions.


As a reminder for we 4 fat girls, here are some of our worst enemies and their burpee equivalent:

Dr. Pepper…32 OZ…450 CAL…283 BURPEES…get busy ladies!

Ranch…8 tbsp (the size of the container in the cafe)…584 cal…367 BURPEES

Kettle Chips (1 bag)…375 cal…235 BURPEES

Chik-fil-A breakfast burrito…440 cal…276 BURPEES

McD’s egg mcmuffin meal…550 cal…283 BURPEES

Average mexican restaurant meal…1282 cal…806 BURPEES (OMG)


As a point of reference, I asked one of we 4 fat girls to stop and do some burpees and see how many she could crank out before she tired…it was 6.  ROLF!

With this in mind, let us be more cognizant of what we shovel in our mouths this weekend, shall we? And remember…

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The good, the bad, and the funny.

We 4 fat girls (Jennifer, Brenna, Shannon, and Heather) work together and probably spend more time with each other at work than we do with our families.  We decided to start the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred program in an effort to slim down.  We had no idea how hilarious it would be.


The following screen shots are only the beginning of the shenanigans that will ensue throughout our journey.  You’re welcome.









All of this transpired in only our first 2.5 days.  So far we are waddling around the office and are in all sorts of pain, but together we shall proceed!