My Life in the Fat Lane

I have been on a diet since I was 13 years old.  A kid actually called me fat when I was a size 2 in Jr. High and ever since that moment I have been striving for a more perfect body. I have tried the following to lose weight over the last 17 years: Dexatrim, cabbage soup diet, slim fast, Metabolife, Xenadrine, Hollywood Diet, Weight Watchers, HCG, Atkins, Cayenne Pepper Cleanse, & the Isogenix Cleanse. I even  tried my “hand” at throwing up after I ate (due to a rapid weight gain in highschool). That lasted about a day. (Good thing I never committed to that method) Most of the diets I tried-worked, but I could only adhere to the them for 30 days at the most and then I’d go back to overeating. Since I graduated highschool I have ALWAYS worked out and to be honest, I love working out. I was a great, healthy weight throughout my 20’s, the sad thing was-I didn’t appreciate it and still thought I could spare to lose a few lbs.  I would give the nuts I don’t have to be at the weight I was in my 20’s.  I ranged from 128-138 throughout my early 20’s and 138-154 in my late 20’s.   My clothes always fit and when they started getting tight, I would endulge in 2 day Hollywood Diet to lose 6-10lbs. Maybe this is how I ffffed up my metabolism so horribly.

I am 2nd from the left, (Red Skirt & Striped Shirt) at 128lbs at 23 years old

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ETSY here I come!

logoFor those of you who are not familiar, Etsy is this incredibly cool site that enables people to sell handmade things. You can find anything from pottery, jewelery, paintings, or clothes, to tutus for children. The sellers are creative individuals who are trying to make a living doing what they love, from stay-at-home-moms, to up and coming fashion designers. You can find absolutely anything and everything, and it’s different and unique. There are some talented people out there!

So I decided to have a crack at it. Check out my own personal boutique at www.karinasboutique.etsy.com where I offer Invites for every occasion. Showers, birthdays, announcements, ext. I have only a couple up, but stay tuned cause a lot more is coming!