Archive | May, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: My fear of sharing my journey!

18 May

Let me just start off with saying a big thank you to my friend Erin over at Living Made Healthy! She has supported me with my blog since I started, and I couldn’t ask for a better internet friend! 🙂 One day Erin…we will meet!

Ok, lets have some real talk here. Today I took a leap I have been meaning to do for a long time. I finally created a Facebook page for my blog! You can view it here! Let me take a moment to explain why this was such a ridiculously scary difficult thing for me to do.

I have only really shared my weight loss journey with close friends and the weight loss community online which consists of strangers I have never met. I am absolutely terrified of the judgement I may receive from people who don’t know me very well about my weight. My weight and body image is something I have struggled with all my life, and I have finally decided to kick its booty!

With that being said I have also been teased most of my life for it. For the first time in the recent months I can say that I finally appreciate my own body. This was an amazing feat for me and because of this I am finally comfortable talking about it with close friends and family, but going public is a whole different realm that I have never explored.

I think part of the reason that this scares me so much is that I have had a scare with this before. I have Instagram and twitter and somehow at some point my Instagram under my blog name was discovered by people who knew me. All of the sudden people from my high school started following me and I panicked. I put my profile to private so I could control the madness the people choosing to follow me. I later realized that this was a cheap move, and if I one day wanted to share my journey from beginning to end I better get over this fear now! So I did. And I feel that my Facebook page is a new step in the journey.

So there it is folks, my new leap of faith. I hope you will go visit the Losing With Cooper Facebook page and give me a like!

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P.S. I am going to have some wonderful free time in the upcoming months, giving me ample time to post more often. Details in a post to follow 😉

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Who goes on Vacation and loses weight? This Blogger!

16 May

Hey guys! Hope that you are having a wonderful week so far! I know I sure am! 

I just got back last night from my trip home. I went to my hometown to visit my family and friends. It was such a great visit, and it was much needed. I was nervous to go on this trip because I thought it would bring me back to my old ways. I didn’t want to undo all of the hard work that I have done lately. And fortunately, I succeeded in keeping the weight off on my trip. 

Not only that, but I lost 1.2 lb.! I honestly can’t believe it! Don’t get me wrong, I did not eat 100% perfect while home. I did however try as hard as I could, so that I could enjoy a few indulgences!

I had homemade ice cream twice and it was to die for. My sister baked fresh scones for us and I certainly had some of those. All in all it was a great trip with great food! 

I will be posting more coming up about the SummerBodyMakeover that I am taking part in so stay tuned for that! 🙂 

 

Where have I been?

6 May

Hey all!

Wow, it sure has been way too long! SO much has happened since I blogged last and it just feels like I am a different person. I have so much to share with you all. Lets get started!

First and foremost I want to let you know that while I was on this little hiatus I did lose weight. No, it wasnt a blogger running far away because I had gained weight. I actually lost. A LOT. I am now 170.8 and so close to being in the 160s its crazy. You heard that right. In the 2 months I was gone I managed to spare you almost all of the 170’s. Crazy what can happen when you are focused.

Which brings me to my second point. I have been so focused on weight loss for the last couple of months I have surprised myself. I believe I have actually fallen in love with going to the gym (shocking I know). This is what has kept me losing weight. That and all the wonderful clean eating that I have been doing.

Clean eating really becomes a way of life when you do it long enough. You no longer feel like you are depriving yourself, and the only reason you are turning that bagel down is because you know how bad it is going to make you feel afterwards. Its amazing what happens when your mindset changes.

The last thing that has happened that I want to share with you is this: for the first time in my entire life, I love myself. Yep, you heard that right. I love what my body can do right now. I love what my body looks like right now, and I love myself enough to know that I am worth all the effort I am making because I deserve to be happy.

Ahh what a weight lifted off of my sholders.

I have tons of wonderful things coming for the summer and the year to come on this blog, so stay tuned, because big things are happening!

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P.S. I will be making a piost detailing some of these things as I am traveling on Wednesday. I am so excited for all of the changes to come! 😉