Thursday, January 19, 2012

Results of my REDBOOK weight loss year (2011) Part 1

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. My year long journey is completed. I followed REDBOOK's plans every month for a whole year, and I weighed and measured myself before going on vacation.

But before revealing the results, here's a photo recap of some of my weight loss milestones over the past year.

Backstory: This was December 2006, about 5 months before I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance. I weighed 221 lbs.

Jan. 2011 The day I came up with The Redbook Experiment. Before shot. UGLY shot. The date on the photo is obviously very wrong.

End of Jan. week 1: Results = -2 lbs! I'm already looking better after 1 week of the Redbook Experiment.

March 2011. Lost 9 lbs in 2 months and 1 week. =)

REDBOOK featured me in their May issue 2011. Thanks, RB.

First time I could fit into size 10 jeans. March 2011

My first official 5K! Meaning it wasn't on my treadmill or a small neighborhood race. My friend Trevor beat me though. Hence my sad face.

The first time I looked at a photo of myself and didn't realize that hot chic was me.
Having to give up my favorite skirt, b/c I now wear a size 8.
Hiking the BIGFOOT 5K in Ogden in Sept. 2011
Fitting back into my 11th grade (very wrinkly) prom dress this fall.
Running the Salem Witch 5K Run this Halloween.
Reuniting with the doctor who, 5 years ago, saved my life with one simple diagnosis. (Also, I'm wearing my size 8 jeans here.)
 Pt. 2 is in progress, but you should expect a photo of me now, the white board stats, and a scale photo too. Stay tuned!

Love you guys, and thanks for all your support. I couldn't have been motivated enough to do this without you. And a special shout out to REDBOOK for getting my rear in gear 12 months ago.

Watch out for the results shot!



  1. That's super duper awesome, Rena! Way to go! I'm so proud of you! I'm sure your body thanks you!

  2. How amazing that you've stayed with it for the entire year! Congratulations and keep going! You're an inspiration!


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