Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's been 11 days,

And I weighed in at 171 on Sunday, 09 August 2009. That's 7 pounds!!! I am so excited to continue, my mother says I shouldn't look at myweight again until the 1st of September. I'm not worried too much, though. Because I have faith. Fath in myself and faith in Jesus and I know He will come through for me.

The things that keep me going is the clothes I will wear, the confidence I will walk with and the boys I will acttract! Losing weight will help me attract more boys and I could have a boyfriend(for once!) and before I start to love someone else, I have to love myself fully; all of me.

I don't have a problem eating the diet food, it's just the time frame I'm given that I have trouble keeping up with. But, I will be on track ASAP because that is really important! I have not been exercising on 40-minute workout tapes like I should, but I dance everyday to make up for it. I will start to go to the gym more often and pop in Shaleen Johnsons' "Cardio Party 2" because I love that tape! It's so much fun!

I will take more pictures on 15 August 2009, just to show my progress when I lose all of my weight and I have this to look back on. This won't effect my mood, I just want them just for the sake of seeing the difference in my body between every 15 days.

I also can't wait to go to the beach w/ my friends from church again...only this time instead of a dress, it will be in a bikini!

Sincerely yours,

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello all,

My name is Ashley and for as long as I can recount, my weight has been a problem with me.
It has kept me from going after the boys I want, the clothes I want, and of course, the happiness I want.

I decided that it was time to stop crying about my weight and start to do something about it.
On August 2, 2009(today), I started eating on a diet program my mother - who also is doing this - retrieved from her friend and I started to exercise as well.

I hope on my road to losing weight, I can find true happiness within myself. This is my Journey Into Happiness. (That sounded cheesy, huh? :P)

My current weight is 178 pounds and my goal weight is 140 pounds. I am 5 foot 6 and 15 years old.