Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rainne's Introduction

Welcome to the WeatherGirls Weight Loss Blog.  Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Rainne, and I'll be one of your hostesses.

Current stats:

AGE: 32

WEIGHT: 399 lbs.

HEIGHT: 5' 8.5"


PANT SIZE: 28 (barely - they're getting very tight)


CURRENT DIET: Here's the funny part.  I barely eat.  And that's honestly part of the problem.  I never eat breakfast; I usually get a frappucino on the way to school, and I have something for lunch.  Then in the evenings, if I eat anything at all, it's usually a snack like chips or something like that.

WEIGHT LOSS HISTORY:  I have not been fat all my life.  It's hard to tell here, but I was pretty much an average-sized kid.  (Also, check out those pegged jeans and the eye-blindingly pristine white Keds, wouldja?)

Despite the taunts of my father, who called me fatty-fatty-two-by-four when I was in the second or third grade, I didn't actually start putting on weight until high school.  Puberty combined with my shitty home life (emotional and physical abuse, amongst other problems) and I started comfort-eating.  It wasn't long before my weight started to rise, and I didn't even realize it until it was far too late to stop.

Two years ago, using the L.A. Weight Loss plan, I actually lost 50 lbs.  I was eating the most ridiculous amounts of food, but it was lots of vegetables and proteins, very little starch and almost no fat.  Then the company went under (Yes - you read that right - they WENT UNDER.  If you see their advertisements, I strongly suggest that you NOT utilize their services, as they've turned into little more than a scam).  After I came off the program in my disillusionment over the money lost to that company, I gained every pound back - plus about twenty.

WEIGHT LOSS PLAN:  I don't really have a solid plan yet.  I know I need diet and exercise, but how to accomplish that is going to be a trial-and-error kind of thing, I think.  The university where I'm currently a master's student has a gym/rec center with a weight room and aerobics classes and things, mostly free for students, so I'm signing up for that.  I'm also looking into Nutri-System or something similar.  If anyone has any experience with their company, I'd love to hear about it.

LONG-TERM GOAL: I have at least 250 lbs to lose.

SHORT-TERM GOAL: For the next two weeks, rather than focusing on my weight as a goal, I am going to focus on changing my eating habits and developing an exercise routine.


  1. I would highly reccomend getting your hands on Tosca Reno's The Eat Clean Diet. In a nutshell if it is processed don't eat it. And excercise. http://eatcleandiet.com/

    The magazine; Oxygen Magazine (no not oprah's one) is full of great tips on working out and getting healthy.

    You can do it. Don't let anyone tell you differantly.