Name's Autumn, I'm a Registered Veterinary Technician & I live in good ol' Indiana. I'm 22 years old & have always been "the fat girl". I am well on my way to being the FIT girl instead. I started my journey in December of 2011. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in December of 2012.
I'm here to help if any of you have any questions or just need encouragement. I've been in your shoes. It always helps to have a little support. Just think of me as your favorite sports bra. ;)
Highest Weight: Right around 250#
Starting Weight: 244#
Current Weight: 172#
Goal Weight: 170#
Ultimate Goal Weight: 150#
Inches Lost: 58"
Percentage of Body Weight Lost: 29.5%
I always preach about how loose skin is better than skin filled with fat; and it is. HOWEVER, today is one of those days that my loose skin is super prominent in my tummy and it’s pissin me off. Whatever. No bikini until after I >someday< have surgery to remove excess skin. I’ve alwaaays worn a bikini though, even as Fat Autumn. BALLS. I just want the body that I can feel under my remaining excess fat and loose skin. I have phenomenal abs & amazing muscles elsewhere. Would anyone ever guess that? No. SO FRUSTRATING.
are you going to the indy 500? any advice on how to keep up with healthy eating/drinking habits while there?
Oh yeah; I’ll be in the SNAAAAKE PIT baby! Yeah…maybe take a cheat/rest day? Cuz I’ma be drankin. ;) Who might this be!?
If you really are dead set on keeping up with healthy habits while there though, here are some tips:
- pack healthy snacks, fruits & veggies!
- make sure you have plenty of water with you.
- don’t get wastey pantsed with me in the pit ;)
Do you have a favorite dog breed? I love looking at pictures of pugs, but I don't know if I can handle a small dog. The smallest dog we ever had was a 50 lb mixed black lab.
Oh geez, I don’t think I can pick one! Mutts are usually my favorites. That’s what my little furchild is. Labs are GREAT dogs! Pugs, I’m not such a fan; harder to restrain for procedures because they have like NO neck. Hound dogs I do adore though. <3
It was a flavorpill event for Absolut vodka. I am super tipsy and cant focus! And when we left, they gave us a pb&j and banana in a brown paper bag for lunch :D
I NEED TO WORK WHERE YOU WORK. Now. Absolut AND pbj & banana!? Jealous. I had salad, water, and sobriety for lunch.
So here is something that I thought you might get a kick out of. While I was at the gym today I was kind of noticing this group of guys in the weights area. I've been hearing a lot about "chicken legs" recently but never really thought anything of it, because I've never seen someone with lots of upper body muscles and no leg muscle. So whatever. One of these guys fit PERFECTLY into the description of "chicken legs!" Made me want to do a couple extra leg presses.
Hahah!! Those dudes at the gym are my favorite. I like to think I can out-leg press them any day. NEVER SKIP LEG DAY!
Hello! Name a movie that you think was so bad, you wished you'd never watched it. (Mine is Avatar)!
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. Sooo awful, dumb.
I adore Avatar!! Haha.
Thought I was only working a 1/2 day today (like I do every Thursday)…pulled into the parking lot this morning and I was the only one here. Totally forgot I was working all day for the receptionist. Hadn’t brought lunch or a phone charger or anything. So luckily my mom brought me a yum salad for lunch and Beau brought me an iPhone charger; they’re the best.
So now here I sit with no apppointments this afternoon. Know what that means? Means let’s talk!! Ask questions, message me, comments, whatever. I want to get to know more of you guys and for you to get to know me. That being said, leave me something with a super random fact about yourself & I’ll reply with one about me. Or just ask a question; whichever you prefer.
I've been following you for a while and you're truly an inspiration! I'm starting to use runtastic and I was just wondering if you have the free version or the pro (idk if you've answered this before)? And do you map out your routes before you go or do you just go to an area you know and take it as it comes?
I use RunKeeper, the free version. :)
Feel free to add me as a Street Team member! I’m on there as Autumn Alexander.
I try to at least have an idea of where I am going to run. Sometimes as a free little runner spirit I let my feet guide me. But as far as using the app to map out a route, I do not.
Hey love! Are you on MyFitnessPal? If you are can I add you please?
Yup!! AutumnsAppetite :)
Life in the day of a Registered Veterinary Technician:
“My dog fell off the roof! Can I bring him in now to be seen by the Dr.!?” Sir, what in the HELL is your German Shepherd doing on a roof in the first place!?!