I saw this little meme on Beth’s and Katie’s blogs today, and decided that I wanted to do it too (at this point you have to realize how much I love these things.)

But I also decided that this should take the place of a “real” post either, given my current situation in trying not to suck at life to be able to run 5 miles in a row in less than a month. I need the motivation of my daily “Waaaah, running is so hard, sympathize with me!” post (heh.)

So! An oh-so-rare appearance of the two-post day! You are all so very, very welcome.

5 Words to Describe Myself


Oh gosh, only 5? Let’s see… Gorgeous, athletic, smart, rip-roaringly hilarious, a great kisser, generally just an amazing person… shall I go on?

Bahahaha, okay, okay, for realsies this time:

1. Outgoing
2. Friendly
3. Loud
4. Funny (At least *I* think so.)
5. Lazy

4 Favorite Foods


1. Sushi
2. Cupcakes
3. Guacamole
4. French Fries (Search your mind, you know it to be true.)

3 Things I’m Most Proud of Accomplishing

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1. Losing 57 pounds off of my original weight of 246 lbs (and still going!)
2. Having the confidence to post the above pictures online, as well as be open about my past struggles with disordered eating.
3. Housebreaking Daxter (well… mostly.)

2 Favorite Workouts That Don’t Make Me Want to Kill Myself


1. Hot Vinyasa Yoga
2. Zumba

“1” Thing to Expect from my Blog

1. Another 20+ lbs lost and more delicious recipes I’ve discovered on my way there. And, as always, gratuitous pictures of miniature schnauzers.

I believe that the number “1” is rather subjective. 😉

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  1. With the exception of #5, the way you described yourself is definitely shown in your blog! You are hilarious! You should be so proud of yourself, all of the above is a huge accomplishment!! 🙂

    • Hahahaha, you’re a little too kind since I think my laziness is equally apparent, but thank you Kelly!! 😀

  2. Okay first wow girl you are amazing! Love how honest and open you are and you should be SO proud of yourself!
    Second… I want to steal your pups.

  3. You are an amazing person — you could have kept that one on your list!

    I’ll never get sick of the dog pictures. Never!

  4. love that ur hair grows shorter and blonder as time progresses as well!!! so proud of you 🙂

    • Hahaha, well, you know it’ll come back around sooner or later. People keep telling me I don’t look Asian anymore (er, did I ever?) so you know I gots to go back to my roots 😉

  5. You are so inspirational. I love how honest and open you are. To see your progress in photos is great. Keep up the great work 🙂

  6. You look so good girl!

  7. Your dogs are super adorable!!! I absolutely love Zumba too. Nothing like a little dancing instead of the dreamill…

  8. Great post! I commented on Beth’s earlier and said I might have to do one myself… Now after seeing yours too, I def do! Love the five words you chose!

  9. I love, love, love your blog!
    You are way more brave than I. I hate posting pictures of myself in clothes, never mind in a swimsuit.
    You look great! Keep up the good work and keep posting the puppy pictures!
    Happy Tuesday 🙂

  10. WOW… I’m SO impressed by your bathing suit progress pics, and SO jealous that I didn’t take those kind of pics along the way. You HAVE to be so proud of how far you’ve come!!! You and I have similar stats in weight loss and starting weight. I know exactly how hard it can be… which makes you my instant hero. Great job, Gretchen!!!

    • It’s something I’m simultaneously proud of and horrified by, hahaha. Thanks so much, Kelly! 🙂

  11. Wow, so impressed with your weightloss! MOST IMPRESSED with the bathing suit pictured- I only wish to be that confident.



  12. Katesays:

    Can I just be you? You’re so awesome!

  13. So fun seeing this random idea I came up with on the way home from HLS pop up everywhere! 🙂

    And I definitely think you are very funny too!

    • Feel free to make up tons more. They’re so fun, I love any excuse to talk more about myself 😀

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