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Health +50

This is the Tumblr companion to my weight loss blog, Health +50.

I've lost over 80 pounds so far and now I'm focusing on becoming fitter, healthier and stronger.

Age: 24
Height: 5'3"
Starting Weight: 200+
Current Weight: 112
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Posts tagged "healthy food"



Poached egg, roasted red pepper, tomato, and grilled zucchini

Grilling up some zucchini for dinner :)

I love these freaking things. Found a Vitamin Shoppe on the way to my interview and I had to stop in and pick up a couple of bars!

I got down pretty low a few weeks ago without realizing it because I stopped weighing myself. After a comment from my fiance—he said I looked tired—I decided to hop on the scale. I weighed around 107. 


Holy crap that was too low! Now I’m not saying that someone else at 5’3”, 107lbs wouldn’t be fine (107 is still within a healthy BMI), but 107 was too small for me. 

A lot of times people say to forget the scale, etc., but it seems for me that the scale is a tool I need to make sure I stay on track. See, I didn’t really have issues with food like a lot of people do, my obesity was the result of boredom eating and poor education. I fixed both of those and it turns out I don’t really eat all that much. Not enough to support the kind of heavy weight training I like to do apparently. 

I’ll have to treat gaining weight just like I did when I was losing.

I’m shooting for 120 actually. 115 was my happy weight, but I want to gain muscle too. I’m hoping to get to 120, but be the same size I was at 115. We’ll see how it goes! 

I’m not eating at a super huge surplus so this will take quite a bit of time. That’s alright: this is life, not a race :)

As of yesterday I was at 110lbs. I still need to decide if I’m going to do weekly or daily weigh-ins.

Best snack ever

Grilled up a bunch of chicken the other day for lunches!

When apples look like this, I cannot resist


There’s chicken underneath that roasted pepper