Working on Feelin’ SoFabulous in Time for SoFabCon

Feelin' SoFabulous for SoFabCon

Did you hear that because of my crazy video I was chosen as one of the six bloggers to receive an all expense paid trip to SoFabCon? Well, I did and I am am stoked! So now what? Well, there’s this little issue of me wanting to be at my best, so I’m taking the next 3 months to take care of myself so I can be SoFabulous!

I recently went to the doctor to get a health assessment and the lab tests weren’t all that great. Turns out I have a few things that I need to get taken care of to improve my health. My weight isn’t contributing to my other health concerns, but it’s still a concern of mine. So now I’m doing what I can to improve my overall health.

SoFabulous 2013

These are some pictures from last year’s SoFabCon. Seriously, who let me wear walk around like that? You know, no matter what size you are you can rock a look and look amazing, but you have to wear clothes that actually fit you correctly. Let this be a lesson to you. Try on your clothes AFTER you wash them and BEFORE you take them with you. I knew my slacks had shrunk, but I didn’t realize the jacket had shrunk. Go me. Don’t do that.

Hurray for this dress actually fitting. I totally agree with Stacy London that natural fibers are best in clothing, but man made stuff doesn’t shrink. This dress didn’t shrink. Thank you dress. I’ll miss you when I’m no longer a size 16. Some sacrifices are worth it.

SoFabulous SoFab 2013Here with the lovely Kristin Wheeler and Amanda Taylor.

I’ve already taken steps to improving my lifestyle. I bought several refillable water bottles to encourage me to stay hydrated. The crazy thing is that it is working! When I have something I can carry with me wherever I go I tend to drink more. I have a harder time losing weight when I’m not hydrated. When I have gone 2-3 days without drinking enough water I gain weight again.

Along the same lines is my pop intake. I was drinking 44 oz of Dr. Pepper six days a week. I’ve cut that out significantly. For a week I didn’t drink any and now I’m drinking it here and there, but I’m not getting as much as I used to. I don’t need that much sugar or caffeine in my system.

I’ve been told I’m kind of a stress case. Am not. Okay, maybe a little. Or a lot. Yeah, a lot. So I’m working on that. Apparently I need to be taking time for myself that doesn’t involve a computer. Okay, fine. So I’ve decided to start exercising. Me time + exercise = one contented momma.

Overall goal? To look as sassy on the outside as I am on the inside. In case you want to know what that looks like, here you go. Courtesy of a fabulous caricature artist at SoFabCon13.

Giveaway Overload Caricature 2013


I’ll be checking in sometime in early March. I’m hoping to be under 200 lbs by then. Wish me luck!


  1. Jesica H on February 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm said:

    I seriously feel like I could have written this post, lol. So many of the sentiments you wrote really ring home for me too… especially all that soda drinking! Good luck and I hope you do well in your journey to better health… I know I need the luck too! 🙂

  2. You are already a fabulous person Alyssa! It’s just the outside stuff you feel the need to improve on! I’m with you on the water though! I drink water all day everyday. It makes me feel better and I love the way I feel when I’m hydrated too! (I keep lemon in my water and it feels like I’m being fancy! lol)

  3. Stacey Werner on February 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm said:

    “To look as sassy on the outside as I am on the inside.”<<< Love this goal!

    I wish I could go to SoFabCon with you! It was a goal of mine this year, but I just can't afford it – should have made a video, huh?

  4. Dawn on March 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm said:

    Good luck on your fitness goals. You can do it! And congratulations on your trip to SoFabCon! Have tons of fun!

  5. Jessica on March 5, 2014 at 6:50 am said:

    Congrats on winning the trip to SoFabCon!! That is so awesome, and you are too!

  6. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) on March 6, 2014 at 8:57 am said:

    Great goals! It was so fun seeing you last year and I can’t wait to see you again! YAY!!!

  7. Amber on March 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm said:

    Good luck on your goals (and congrats on winning the paid trip! How awesome!) I have been trying to work on the weight thing to. It sucks LOL

  8. Jennifer Williams on March 14, 2014 at 8:15 am said:

    That is great that they picked you, I know tons must have entered for this one. I know you had such a great time last year. I bet you will learn a lot and of course meet other great bloggers.

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