Getting Started…

Hey Beauties,

In case you didn’t know, I’m Rashida (BmoreBeautiful’s editor-in-chief). I decided that I would track my weight-loss journey as well as the journeys of my readers. I really struggled with this idea at first because it’s hard to put yourself out there for people. You allow yourself to be critiqued on your successes as well as your failures. That’s hard to do! All of the feelings expressed here in this journey belong to ME. I am not aiming to make anyone feel uncomfortable or upset. I will be talking about how I feel about my weight and striving to change the things I have an issue with. Sooo, here goes…

I am at the heaviest I have EVER been in my life and the reality of that statement is the reason I am striving to BmoreHealthy!! Honestly, I never found the urgency in losing the weight (as I got heavier and heavier). As far as I was concerned, I felt good and I looked good so the sense of urgency was not there. I was not suffering from low self-esteem, I liked my style, and I had no trouble in the man department. I could do everything the skinny girls could do!! Why the sense of urgency now? I stepped on the scale two months ago and what I saw made me cry. If there was nothing wrong with it…I wouldn’t have been affected in that way. I want to be healthy, I want to look good in my clothes sans girdle, and I want to be able to tie my shoe without losing my breath LOL. Honey….my list could go on and on. YES…I still look good, and I can still do most of what the skinny girls can do. The difference is? I have a child who I need to be here for and I can’t do that if I’m struggling with health issues as a result of being overweight. THIS is what I can control…and I am going to control it!! So far, I have lost 24lbs =)  (It was 30 but I’ve been a BAAAADDD GIRLLLL hahaha). YAYYYYY MEEEEE!!! My journey is JUST beginning!

As I bare my soul, my body, my routines, etc. with you all…I hope to liberate someone else. We are our biggest obstacle! Get out of your own way and DO this!! ANYONE can do this!! Let the fun begin!!! (Do not start any diets or exercise routines without the consent of your physician)

Want to share your story with me? Email me at I’d love to hear your story!! (Even if you’ve had weight-loss surgery!!! I wanna hear your story too)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. May Medallada
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:16:49

    Congrats on losing 24 pounds! That’s amazing. And I love that you are doing this for the right reasons… not for cosmetic purposes, but for health. It’s great that you point that out because it’s important for girls who may come across this blog to realize that you can be confident, beautiful, and happy at any shape and size. I love that! One of my friends lost a lot of weight recently, and she had a blog where she documented it. Unfortunately, she’s taken it down… It was great! She updated it with pictures of before and after, healthy recipes, her workouts, etc., so people could follow her. Check out this picture of her weight loss progress for inspiration:

    I know you can do it too! I’m definitely going to follow your blog to follow your progress. Good luck to you! I know you’ll do great. 🙂


  2. Rashida
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:28:19

    Thanks May =). My health is my main concern. I don’t care anything about looking good if i’m not healthy. Your friend looks AMAZING and has truly inspired me! Thanks for those words of encouragement. I appreciate your support and hopefully I can be an inspiration to someone else =)


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