About Fat to Figure Girl

Hi, I’m Vicki.

I’m a semi-single, Domestic goddess and part time model on a journey to get to a smaller size and healthier weight if possible.

I haven’t always been obese, but in the past 10 years I put on about 130 lbs. due to depression. In the picture to the left I’m about 300 lbs.
I’ve tried the lemonade cleanse, Atkins, South Beach Diet, working out to workout tapes. I’ve tried all kinds of things to lose weight but I never kept with it for life because I would feel deprived and unhappy. Every diet I’ve ever gone on has made me gain weight.
I’ve always been interested in Exercise and Wellness. I earned a Bachelors degree from Arizona State University in Spa Management and Wellness Foundations in 2011. Originally I wanted my degree to be in Exercise and Wellness but I let a counselor talk me into that program which is now extinct. 😦  I still had to take about 10 exercise and wellness classes though to get that degree however.

After graduation, when I went to look for jobs at spas and fitness centers I felt very self conscious because of my obesity. I’m interested in working in the fitness industry because it’s something I’ve always been passionate about.

I wish I could say it’s all for health, but some of it is. My knees and back  hurt and walking up stairs make me winded. I live on the 2nd floor so I walk steps several times a day.

I realized that there is some dissonance between what I look like and what my career goals are. So I’ve decided to take the time to align my body with my career goals.

I’ve been following Bodybuilding since the 1990’s. My favorites were Lenda Murray, Sharon Bruneau, and Amy Fadhli. I’ve always been a fan and enthusiast of fitness competitors. I’ve had subscriptions to muscle and fitness magazines for years. I dreamt about being a FIGURE competitor for years but I never really tried to go for it. I now realize that those competitors are not the epitome of health either whether they are starving, depriving themselves or taking drugs and I don’t want to do that. So I have to adjust what an ideal figure is to me.

So now this is my journey to happiness and healthiness and accepting and loving myself for being myself.

16 thoughts on “About Fat to Figure Girl

  1. truthologic August 9, 2012 at 7:47 am Reply

    I’m rooting for you and I know you can do it. Stay strong! Will look forward to following your progress.

  2. CiCi August 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm Reply

    this is awesome! I will be following along on your journey

  3. Naz August 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm Reply

    I look forward to following your journey, know that we are all rooting for you to succeed. You will do this!! xo

  4. leenpockets September 2, 2012 at 1:52 am Reply

    You’ve got this, I believe in you! Small life changes lead to big goals being accomplished! 🙂

  5. Auntie Duku November 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Hey Vicki, I am a witness to your progress. I knw how hard it is, but I am so excited for you and your comjmitment. Keep up the good work.

  6. KT December 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm Reply

    http://michelletreichel.com/ the inspiration I put on my Pinterest page – hope it helps you!

  7. Kate December 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply

    I found you via Roxy’s page. I am speechless in the most wonderful way. I am full of admiration for your efforts and am excited to know how you go.

    Kate – from Australia

  8. mimigettingfit January 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

    I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award!
    http://mimigettingfit.com/2013/01/28/award-season/

  9. Frank February 10, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply

    I have been following you for about 2 years now… first found your profile on POF or okcupid…. I am so full of admiration for your efforts. I should buy you dinner some evening as a reward for all your hard work..

  10. Ayana February 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Rooting for you. You seem to be well on your way!

  11. DebraSY May 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Hey, there! I noticed two things this morning. Yesterday I had a spike in readers at my defunct (but still relevant) blog, and I noticed that you subscribed. I’ve got this feeling that the two are related. Perhaps you posted something on Facebook? Or maybe someone else did and you followed their link to my blog. Facebook is where most of the readers came from, and most were interested in the job description for weight-loss maintenance. Hmmm.

    For what it is worth, I’m cheering for you too, like the people above and your other friends, but I’ll also be quietly cheering for you when the other voices have died down, when they assume that you’re just coasting in a “lesser challenge” called maintenance. I will know the truth that it’s not a lesser challenge: metaphorically it’s cross country skiing (as opposed to downhill, which is also challenging but a different skill set and more rewarding). You will be breaking a sweat and naturally trim people won’t “get” it.

    My advice for maintenance: make sure you keep your scenery beautiful (beautiful foods, exercise as pleasant as you can make it) and keep your heart as serene as possible, given that this society lives in a morass of cultural mythology about weight and is horribly mean spirited with regard to fat. Always speak the truth about your journey. That’s how we got into this mess to begin with — people kept calling it a zippy lifestyle when they knew better but couldn’t fight the enormous pressure (from the media, friends, strangers, their doctors, the scientific community) to be “inspirational” and to marginalize the difficulty. You don’t have to be a whiner, but be a truth teller. You’ll sleep better at night, and the world may actually learn something real from you. My words for you today!

  12. Jenna May 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Hi Vicki,

    I just stumbled on your page today while I was looking for potential collaborating bloggers to work with. I can’t wait to read about your fitness journey! 🙂

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