No One Notices - A Weight Loss Story

 I love this posed photo of me because I thought I was being cute and clever in the manner in which I was hiding myself behind the pillow. I wasn’t. I’m still there - all 250 pounds of me.

I love this posed photo of me because I thought I was being cute and clever in the manner in which I was hiding myself behind the pillow. I wasn’t. I’m still there - all 250 pounds of me.

I began a “diet” on March 11, 2018. In the ensuing almost four months, I’ve lost 35 pounds and literally no one notices. 

Diet is in quotes because this has truly become for me a new way of eating and a new way of life. However, it is a diet in the truest sense of the word, because they way I’m eating now is not the way I’ll be eating to maintain my weight loss forever. I’m currently in what they call “fat burning” mode. Eventually I’ll be in “maintenance” mode and I’ll be eating somewhat differently. Right now I’m in deep calorie deficit and ironically, I’ve never felt more comfortably full after meals or eaten so healthily. Not even when I was at that fat farm my parents sent me to when I was 18.

But none of that is the point of this. I wasn’t even going to write about this weight loss journey before now, but dang it, I’m frustrated, so I’m speaking out.

I have lost 35 of my 95 pound weight loss goal and literally NO ONE NOTICES!!! And I’m looking for it. For that, “wow, something’s different” spark in their eye. Nothing. Nada. I’ve recently been to several parties with family and friends and my husband’s work colleagues that all saw me recently 35 pounds heavier and no one notices. Or no one is saying if they do.

That is so tough. I’m so proud of myself and the hard work I’ve been putting in that I want people to be gushing in celebration with me and…crickets. I’m down a two pants sizes. Like I feel like that’s significant. I’ve lost almost 4 inches from my belly area. And I get that I’m tall and everything, so it’s not going to be as noticeable as if I were six inches shorter, but please!!

God bless my hubby and close friends that know about the diet and say, “Oh yeah, I really see it in your face” or “your legs are thinner!” Thanks guys, you know who you are. But no one else. 

So, here’s what I want to say to all of you kind people out there. I don’t care what anyone tells you. This world is VERY visual. And we notice how people look. (So, maybe all of these people that I’ve come in contact with have noticed and just don’t want to say anything because we are supposed to be loving our bodies no matter what their size these days.) But damn it, SAY SOMETHING if you notice that someone has been putting in the work. Because it is WORK. It’s hard work.

You don’t have to say, “Hey, have you lost weight?” But you can say, So, how about a, “Wow, you’ve really been putting in the work and it shows!”

So, here’s your PSA people. Say SOMETHING!

Birthday Week Celebration - THANK YOU!

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What. A. Week. Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you that shared, tagged and signed up for my pages and newsletter. And again for all of the lovely birthday wishes. THANK YOU!

What a way to kick off 50!!!

We leave Hawaii tonight and get back to Arizona tomorrow morning. I’ll be so happy to see my mom and my pups again, and THE SUN, but what a wonderful time we've had and SO MUCH champagne consumed!!! 🍾🥂

Today we’ll check out of the hotel and spend the day tooling around Kauai. I have a plan also to get my nose pierced!!  I’ve been wanting to do it since I was 19 and today is the day. I think. Stay tuned!!

The Giveaways

Thank you again to everyone who shared my posts and showed me so much love. My heart is FULL!

The Squarespace Website Build giveaway is still going on through tonight at 11:59 p.m. Feel free to keep tagging and sharing away!!! This is an awesome time to get the Squarespace site of your dreams for a steal! Those of you that have already entered to win it - there is still time to get more entires in!

Don't forget to go back to that post and comment what you've done so I can enter you in that giveaway!

The winners of all of this week’s giveaways will be announced March 15th, when I’m back from Hawaii and can devote myself to picking winners!!!

 Thanks again and again!

Aloha, 

Laurie

Birthday Week Giveaway - Day 4!

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Rain delay all the way in Kauai yesterday!! Betcha didn't know I was a poet, did you?

We didn't have much on tap for yesterday anyway, so we hunkered down in the morning to watch the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament online and then snuck out of the hotel for some AMAZING Hawaiian plate lunch. Pork with cabbage and Maui onions - so good!!!  Then some drinkey-poos and more basketball. It was heaven.

But enough about me - let's talk about what's in it for you today!

Today's Giveaway

We've come to the last day of the birthday giveaways! For today’s giveaway, you are going to get 50% off a business mentoring session. You determine how long it’s going to be. It can be 30 to 90 minutes.

Regular price for business mentoring is $59 per 30 minutes, so through this giveaway, you’ll get it for $29.50!!!  It’s an awesome price.  You’ll have six months to take advantage of the offer.

Here’s what you need to do to win the mentoring session giveaway. Do at least one of the following. Each other thing you do will be another chance to win. Make sure to TAG me where appropriate so that I see you've done it! Do at least one of the following and each thing you do will be another chance to win.

  • Get on my mailing list – lauriejacobsen.com to sign up.

  • Like my business Facebook page here.

  • Share this giveaway post on Facebook by sharing this post.

  • Follow me on Instagram.

  • Share the giveaway on Instagram and tag @lauriejacobsen #lauriejacobsen.

  • Tag any artist friends or people you think my be interested in my services on Instagram. Each tag will be another entry.

  • Blog about my giveaway. Especially awesome if you’ve worked with me and loved my service.

  • Follow me on Pinterest.

  • Pin images from my Shop Services page to Pinterest.

Don't forget to come back here and comment what you've done so I can enter you in the giveaway!

Today’s giveaway will close today at 11:59 p.m. Still going on all week is Monday's giveaway of a SQUARESPACE WEBSITE BUILD. Feel free to keep sharing and tagging that post on Social Media and go back to that post to tell me what you've done so you're entered for that giveaway.

Winners of all of this week’s giveaways will be announced March 15th, when I’m back from Hawaii and can devote myself to picking winners!! (Thank you for your patience!)

Aloha!!

Birthday Week Giveaway - Day 3!

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A HUGE ‘thank you’ for the shares and tagging!

Hawaii continues to be amazing. We went on the CRAZIEST adventure yesterday. You can watch it in my Instagram stories. (I haven’t completely figured them out yet, so they’re a liiiiiitle rough!) We have never been to Kauai and have had so much fun exploring this island. It totally suits my introverted-ness to perfection!!!

The Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is 50% off video editing services!!!  

Maybe you’ve been thinking about creating an online course and didn’t know what to do with the videos when you were done fiming, because you’re an artist not a video editor...well, this is a great way to start. And I’m available for business strategy sessions where I can walk you through the rest of the process!!  We can make your online course dreams come true!

Regular price for video editing is $49 per half hour of un-edited video, so through this giveaway, you’ll get it for $24.50!!!  So cheap!!!  You’ll have six months to take advantage of the offer.

Here’s what you need to do to win the video editing giveaway. Do at least one of the following. Each other thing you do will be another chance to win. Make sure to TAG me where appropriate so that I see you've done it!

  • Get on my mailing list – I’m not an obnoxious emailer, I promise – lauriejacobsen.com to sign up.

  • Like my business Facebook page here.

  • Share this giveaway post on Facebook by sharing this post.

  • Follow me on Instagram.

  • Share the giveaway on Instagram and tag @lauriejacobsen #lauriejacobsen.

  • Tag any artist friends or people you think my be interested in my services on Instagram. Each tag will be another entry.

  • Blog about my giveaway. Especially awesome if you’ve worked with me and loved my service.

  • Follow me on Pinterest.

  • Pin images from my Shop Services page to Pinterest.

Don't forget to come back here and comment what you've done so I can enter you in the giveaway!

Today’s giveaway will close today at 11:59 p.m. Still going on all week is Monday's giveaway of a Squarespace website. Feel free to keep sharing and tagging that post on Social Media and go back to that post to tell me what you've done so you're entered for that giveaway.

Winners of all of this week’s giveaways will be announced March 15th, when I’m back from Hawaii and can devote myself to picking winners!! (Thanks for your patience!)

Aloha! 

Birthday Week Giveaway - Day 2!

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OMG YOU GUYS!!

Thank you so much for the amazing birthday wishes, for you calls and messages and texts and comments!  I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such an amazing group of people around me!

We are having a wonderful time in Hawaii. We went for a helicopter ride yesterday morning, swam and laid by the pool and then I had a TWO HOUR nap! It was absolute heaven! Not to mention the champagne! Lots and lots of champagne!!!

The Giveaway

Let’s get down to it, shall we???  

Today’s giveaway is 50% off of an Interactive PDF/eBook!!!  If you’re excited about turning one of your online classes into an eBook, or if you want to create something as a freebie opt-in to generate leads for your email list - whatever it is that you might want a PDF or eBook for - this is the post for you!!!

The normal price for PDF/eBooks is $9 per page of pre-formatted text, so you’ll be getting it for $4.50 per page! A STEAL, truly!  You’ll have six months to take advantage of the offer.

Here’s what you need to do to win the PDF/eBook. Here’s what you need to do to win the website. Do at least one of the following. Each other thing you do will be another chance to win. Make sure to TAG me where appropriate so that I see you've done it!Do at least one of the following and each thing you do will be another chance to win.

  • Get on my mailing list – I’m not an obnoxious emailer, I promise – lauriejacobsen.com to sign up.

  • Like my business Facebook page here.

  • Share this giveaway post on Facebook by sharing this post.

  • Follow me on Instagram.

  • Share the giveaway on Instagram and tag @lauriejacobsen #lauriejacobsen.

  • Tag any artist friends or people you think my be interested in my services on Instagram. Each tag will be another entry.

  • Blog about my giveaway. Especially awesome if you’ve worked with me and loved my service.

  • Follow me on Pinterest.

  • Pin images from my Shop Services page to Pinterest.

  • Comment on this post! Tell me what you'd love a PDF or eBook for!

Don't forget to come back here and comment what you've done so I can enter you in the giveaway!

Today’s giveaway will close today at 11:59 p.m. Yesterday's Squarespace Website giveaway is still going all week, so you can keep sharing that as well.

Winners of all of this week’s giveaways will be announced March 15th, when I’m back from Hawaii and can devote myself to picking winners!! (Thanks for your patience!)

Aloha!