Down But Not Out

My name is Kay, and this is my journey to 140 lbs. My ultimate goal is 127, but I decided to set a more realistic goal for this course of 100 days. My journey won't be over at the end of this cycle-but it's the kick start I need. I was inspired by the method of MTV's 'I Used To Be Fat' in that I've created a countdown calendar with mini goals and motivational words written on each day. I hope to inspire you as much as I hope to inspire myself. I'm worth this change and you are too!
Starting Weight: 187
Current Weight: 177.5
Highest Weight: 197
Goal Weight in 100 Days: 140
Ultimate Goal Weight: 127 (50.5 lbs to go!)

ithinner:

bruising-bones:

I am going to keep reblogging this until I know that she’s okay.

PLEASE reblog this video, to get the word out and see if anybody knows her in person. I don’t want to see her die, with so much potential. She’s attempting suicide, and needs to seek medical attention asap. <3

She’s already taken medication along with a good amount of alcohol, and she needs to see a doctor asap. She is such a beautiful girl with so much of her life still ahead of her.

holy crap that made me cry, a lot, I really hope she’s okay. please be okay.

I am crying and freaking out, I seriously need to know if this beautiful young girl is okay. I would hate to see someone go if they didn’t have to. I wish she could see herself through everyone else’s eyes and see just how great she is. That she is beautiful. Just like all of you. I’ve had days like her-I went to the gym for two hours a day seven days a week and worked my ass off but I never lost anything. Plateaus suck, and especially when you’re as this as she is pounds are NOT going to melt off of you because theyre not supposed to. Just remember to keep your head up and keep fighting. You are beautiful. I sincerely hope this girl is okay. 

(Source: id-ratherbethin, via wearethechildrenofthisearth)

Anonymous asked: hi. i was wondering what your exercise routine has been lately? I'm hoping to loose 30 pounds. I have 3 months. I have to start working, but I don't know where to begin.

I would love to be of your assistance. I am a really active person, I go to the gym at least 6 days a week although its usually 7. I go for a little over an hour and start off with 20-30 minutes of cardio, sometimes 40 it all depends. I usually run on the treadmill for around 20 minutes at a 8-10 minute mile pace then hit the crosstrainer/elliptical for 10-15 minutes. After that I weight train, making sure I alternate working the arms/chest/back, abs, and legs/bum daily. Usually I look to youtube to find different routines. I recommend the sexychefbuff youtube channel if you’re a lady.  After weight training I may do an extra ten minutes, usually run a quick mile.  I also love to work out either in the morning or at night with workout routines I find on bodyrock.tv-they are FANTASTIC! Other than that I just make sure I keep moving the whole day, just little things like parking further away from my destination, walking the dogs, cleaning-as long as I’m not sitting around for more than a half hour at a time. On top of that I recommend a lot of walking and JUMP ROPE. Gosh jump rope is a killer way to work your entire body. Devote 10 minutes every day to it and you will see results my friend! 

I hope this finds you well and best of luck to you. I’m no doctor or fitness guru, still trying to figure this all out myself, but I hope you find some solution in my advice. 30lbs is an huge change, I wish you  success, and hope whatever you do to get there is wise and healthy and you are happy with your end result. 

Have fun & make sure if you don’t look like death at the end of a workout you aint doin’ it right!…kidding, well sorta :P

-Kay x 

fulloflightning asked: i am in love with your calendar countdown. what a fantastic idea!

Aw thanks! I give all the credit to MTV, finally TV was good for something haha ;)

-Kay x 

walkingzero1 asked: Hello, I just wanted to ask where did you get all the quotes from on your countdown calenders? I'm thinking about starting one myself and I think the inspirational quotes are such a good idea.

Sorry to get back to you so late dear, thank you so much! I definitely encourage you to start one, if you haven’t already. As far as quotes go I’ve found a few on thinspo blogs but most of them I made up myself-they were just messages I wanted to tell my future self every day that would keep me on track! Best of luck! x

-Kay

itsbrittanyjean asked: I just came across your tumblr today, your start weight is the same as mine, you've truly inspired me. Good luck! I am also vegan, and an ex-ED addict (that sounds bad but i feel like i was addicted to my eating disorder.) I am doing this the right way. I am going to use your 100 day countdown calendar, i am in LOVE with the idea. hugs and love, brit

So glad to have inspired someone, thats what keeps me going as well. Heres a big hug! YES, I absolutely love being vegan, it can get dangerous at times because there are tons of yummy vegan treats haha but for the most part it does help keep me on track. I know what you mean, I struggled with anorexia for a brief period but luckily I have parents who called me out on it before it got too serious, doesn’t mean its totally out of my system. I have days where I wont eat or when I do eat there’s ‘that voice’ in my head that I’m sure you know all too well telling me that this meal is going to make me gain 5 pounds. It’s crazy and I wish I had never done that to myself, but in a sense I guess it makes me a stronger person. I definitely encourage you to do the calendar-It definitely worked for me, unfortunately I just chose a really bad time to start it. I will be back on that horse in the future but as of right now, I’m just taking it day by day until my head is fully in the game. 

hugs and best of luck!

-Kay x

P.S. thanks for your message about the nail polish. Its Delia’s brand and I love it! So bright and cheery!! 

karly-gets-fit asked: Oh wow! I love, love, love your home-made countdown calendar! What a great idea! Keep up the good work! =)

aww, shucks, you guys are making me feel guilty now for dropping the calendar idea for now! Haha, thanks so much, will probably bring it back soon! 

-Kay x 

And We Are Back In Business Folks.

Alright Alright Alright!!! 

Old URL: 100DaysToThin

I chose DownButNotOutKay because ‘down but not out’ is the mantra I’ve lived by for quite a while. I’m an underdog in every aspect and I’m a failure all the same, but I’m not a quitter, I’m never out. So every time I log on to tumblr I’ll see this and remember that I may have screwed up on a meal or a workout that will have me down, but I’m not going to stop until that scale is in the 120’s. I got this, you got this. Lets do this!

-Kay 

now I’m going to go answer a few of my asks, God knows how old they are haha!

           What is up my friends!? Long time, VERY long time, no blog. Its been almost two months so I wouldn&#8217;t be surprised if you have forgotten about me, although I did log in to quite a few messages in my ask box asking whether or not I had died. Well, I&#8217;m blogging from Hell right now so I hope that answers your question. 
 Anyway, yes, I did stop the 100 day countdown. This blog had consumed my life, I was always on the mobile app checking it and posting and it got to be pretty hectic as it was during the holidays and the end of semester so I wanted to focus more of my energy on studying for finals and of course my family. I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just December in general and your New Year was bright. Even though I am not continuing with the countdown calendar THIS time around, I may bring it back in the future. I suggest you give it a go. It did work for me, I just chose a bad time to start it. I will however still post my results on Feb 8th. 
 As far as how off track I got, not too shabby, I&#8217;ve just been doing enough to maintain my weight the last couple of months because I exercised a crap ton but my eating habits weren&#8217;t as good as they should be. But I am on a clean slate and I&#8217;ve restarted this blog because even though I grow obsessed with it, the Fitblr community really motivated me to not give up so I&#8217;m ready for this! 
 Happy New Year Y&#8217;all and I can&#8217;t wait for this new chapter!

-Kay

P.S. You may read this on my old URL 100DaysToThin but I am currently updating my blog with a new URL. Just wanted to make a final post under this name so when I post again later you&#8217;re not like &#8220;who the hell is she?&#8221; It&#8217;s Kay, K? ;P

           What is up my friends!? Long time, VERY long time, no blog. Its been almost two months so I wouldn’t be surprised if you have forgotten about me, although I did log in to quite a few messages in my ask box asking whether or not I had died. Well, I’m blogging from Hell right now so I hope that answers your question. 

Anyway, yes, I did stop the 100 day countdown. This blog had consumed my life, I was always on the mobile app checking it and posting and it got to be pretty hectic as it was during the holidays and the end of semester so I wanted to focus more of my energy on studying for finals and of course my family. I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just December in general and your New Year was bright. Even though I am not continuing with the countdown calendar THIS time around, I may bring it back in the future. I suggest you give it a go. It did work for me, I just chose a bad time to start it. I will however still post my results on Feb 8th. 

As far as how off track I got, not too shabby, I’ve just been doing enough to maintain my weight the last couple of months because I exercised a crap ton but my eating habits weren’t as good as they should be. But I am on a clean slate and I’ve restarted this blog because even though I grow obsessed with it, the Fitblr community really motivated me to not give up so I’m ready for this! 

Happy New Year Y’all and I can’t wait for this new chapter!

-Kay

P.S. You may read this on my old URL 100DaysToThin but I am currently updating my blog with a new URL. Just wanted to make a final post under this name so when I post again later you’re not like “who the hell is she?” It’s Kay, K? ;P

Day Fourteen-86 Days To Go

" more than half way to becoming a habit!"

Day Fourteen-86 Days To Go

" more than half way to becoming a habit!"

Before I forget, too wrapped up in homework. I dislike college at times like this&#8230;

Day Thirteen-87 Days To Go
"Eating the food you&#8217;ve been craving doesn&#8217;t feel as good as baggy skinny jeans"

just sayin&#8217;

Before I forget, too wrapped up in homework. I dislike college at times like this…

Day Thirteen-87 Days To Go

"Eating the food you’ve been craving doesn’t feel as good as baggy skinny jeans"

just sayin’