Ten pounds by Halloween…

Started at 185 in May. Today I weigh 157.

Started at 185 in May. Today I weigh 157.

Posting a few days late on my weekly weight loss progress due to my five-year- anniversary and some exciting news with the Horror Writers Association. Things had slowed down over the past week and my official weigh-in on Friday was 159.8.

This week is going fabulous and things have picked up steam again. This morning I stepped on the scale to see 157.0 shining at me so I look forward to reporting good news this coming week.

The important thing is I feel fantastic—I’ve had to buy new clothes and am in a medium for the first time in my life. I feel confident and energetic. I feel like I’m excavating my younger self out from the matron I had become. Everyone should feel this good, which is why I’m posting once a week with my progress. If my fat, desk-bound self can transform, anyone can.

While the first 20 pounds slid off effortlessly, I no longer have an easy ride but it’s not impossible. I work out almost every morning for 30 minutes. My work out consists of me marching in place to Deadmau5 and Krewilla in my bathroom. Nothing special, but I do keep the arms swinging to get my heart rate up.

I attribute a major part of my success to drinking my 310 Nutrition meal replacement shakes. Giving up sugar and sweeteners has been the catalyst to all this. The 310 Shakes make it very easy for me to do that. They are delicious, easy to prepare and have no sweeteners… but still very good. I feel full and energetic on them.

I have a shake for breakfast, almonds and bananas for a snack and then another shake for lunch. They recommend two shakes a day as meal replacements, but if I haven’t had a chance to work out one day, I usually just have a third shake for dinner. It’s as simple as that.

I also have to say thank you to Kevin, my 310 Nutrition Coach/Client Service Specialist. From pretty much the beginning he has been checking up on me weekly, cheering me on and asking how I was doing. Every time I send him my results his enthusiasm keeps me going.

Here’s the results. Yesterday I was trying on things in my closet to see what fit and what needs to go and I came across my favorite shirt. Originally this was tight and form fitting on me. Now it’s baggy. My new goal has become to lose ten more pounds by Halloween.

I had bought a few dresses on sale last May at Hot Topic to wear next May at StokerCon and I realized, at this rate, they will probably be too big for my by then. Darn—I will have to go clothes shopping again.

This… is… awesome.

You can follow my weight loss journey…

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to Ten pounds by Halloween…

  1. You look absolutely fabulous:) Congrats on everything!

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