Saturday, September 26, 2009


So, I didn't want to do this, but I figure it's worth a shot. I have put a DONATE button on my page, simply to see if I will get any hits. I am a broke grad school student with the dream of dropping 65 more lbs... and trainers aren't cheap. So, if you stop by and like what you read and have a few extra bucks... send it my way. You would be helping me change my life!

Phat Teacher

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rain Rain go AWAY!

If you haven't heard, the weather here in Atlanta is horrible. Flooding, schools and businesses closing, and unfortunately some people have lost their lives. This is a very sad time in the city, and very unprecedented. The city wasn't and isn't prepared to handle all this rain, and neither was my car. It flooded.... but I am trusting that God will take care of it without me having to stress. I am supposed to meet with a trainer in the AM tomorrow (well, today) and am praying I can still do this... in my own car... that will be running properly in the morning.

How are all of you?

Phat Teacher

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back on track

So...this week I have worked out four times already. If I make it to the gym tomorrow, it will be 5...which is my usual regime. I also got my butt kicked by a trainer 2 times this week. I feel like my old self. 60 I comE!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Testimony

re-claiming my goals!

So, here is the story. Most of you know that I set out to lose 100 lbs on February 15th,2008. With the help of my amazing trainer (Lori Paris) and GOD, I had lost 80 lbs by Christmas of 2008. I was eating right and working out like crazy (and I loved every minute of it). I managed to keep the weight off and keep working out at a steady pace, but I hit a plateau around January 2009. Without the funds to support it, I had to stop working with my trainer. Then, life happened! I moved to Atlanta in July and was told by Gold's Gym that my membership would not transfer to Atlanta. I was told that I had to pay $50 to cancel it, and fax some non-sense off to some unknown place...which is something I just didn't do. I felt like it was just cheaper to have my membership fee come out...until I was in a better financial position. I weighed myself yesterday, and realized I had gained some weight since moving to Atlanta. Though my cloths still fit, I can tell I am not where I was at my lowest (last Christmas). I made a conscious effort to reneew my goals and re-claim my dreams today. Something told me to call the Gold's Gym in Atlanta, one last time, to see if there wasn't something I could do (because I HATE walking outside, like I have been doing since I moved here). Come to find out, it's a simple process and things are being taken care of right now as we speak. A nice man said that he will "work it out" for me today, and he was very excited that I was working toward such a lofty goal. I am headed there in about an hour...(smiles) I feel like I am shaming the devil right now! He tried so hard to keep me down, stress me out, and make me go crazy since I have followed God's lead to come to Atlanta. I have spent too much time living my life on hold since I have been here...waiting for A to happen before I take care of B, C, and D. Not anymore. I am reclaiming my goals today...starting with this note. This note is an accountability are need to hold me accountable to my actions! If you see I am on here..ask me if I have worked out today! Ask me how my eating has been. Ask me if I have lost anything yet this week. You'll be helping me! Thanks for reading and as always, thanks for your prayers! Danielle

Monday, September 7, 2009

Anyone out there?

Hey everyone,

DO I still have readers?
I have been off the charts on this blog for a while! I recently moved to Atlanta to pursue my dreams of going to graduate school. My weight loss has taken a back seat, since I have been stressing out about finding a JOB. I want to start blogging again very soon. Hope to hear from you all so I know you're still out there.

It's time to get back on track and keep moving along toward that 100+ lbs!!!!!

Phat Teacher

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Looking back

I just posted a blog, but instead of closing out this page, I decided to look back on all my old posts.
WOW! If this is something you have never done, do it TODAY! I can't believe how far I have come.

I started this weight lost journey on February 15th, 2008. I didn't know if I could or would be successful. Here is what I did know: I was unhappy, I was lonely, I was literally alone, and I needed to do something. I had no idea that making the changes I made then would be such a monumental move toward the woman I will eventually be.

80ish lbs lighter and I have learned more about myself, by losing part of myself. I know that I am capable of SO much more than I give myself credit for. I know I have strength that can push past pain. I know that every single day I will have to make the choice to keep doing this. I know that the way I eat and the workouts that I do need to stick with me for the rest of my life. I know there is much more that I need to know....

I have come so far, and yet still feel like I have a long way to go. I will press on; I will survive. Most importantly, I will remember that I have worth that surpasses any number on any scale. I am not 217lbs...I am ME....all of ME...and someone will love every ounce of what I have to offer. I am simply hoping that I have fewer ounces to offer very soon...HAHHA

Whew...glad I re-read my old posts. It was refreshing!
Be Blessed,
Phat Teacher