Wow. Done.

Sorry about the lack of posting over the past week or two. Life has been BUSY (a very, very good kind of busy with mini-vacations and lots of new projects). I’m kicking myself that I didn’t set up my Gringation Facebook page sooner because it has been a great way to share my adventures when I’m not able to do a full post.

One major thing that happened recently was…

I reached my goal weight!

My nutritionist had recommended that I get down to 24% body fat, and 30 pounds of fat later, I’m finally done!!

The new dieta de mantenimiento (“maintenance diet”) has been a-ma-zing. The fat loss diet never left me hungry, but it is so weird to be eating 3 TIMES as many carbs as I used to. I also get 2 cheat meals a week, plus the occasional brownie, should the opportunity present itself. When I saw the list for my new diet, I actually got tears in my eyes. It was so much food. I’ll be honest, most days I don’t eat all the portions I’m supposed to, and that’s 100% ok.

I’ve also been keeping up with my workouts. Today I ran 2K without stopping for the first time ever! A new record! Then I ran/walked another 6K after that. What a morning.

So here are the before and after pics for today…

Before: 160 pounds and 35% body fat

After: 130 pounds and 24% body fat

Aaaaand the face…

Before: 160 pounds

After: 130 pounds


Thanks to all my readers for the amazing support, e-mails, comments, workout tips and compliments. Ya’ll are THE BEST.


Read more about my weight loss journey with these posts:

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 1

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 2

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 3

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 4

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 5

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 6

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 7

Weight Loss Before and After: Part 8



12 thoughts on “Wow. Done.

  1. You look great Laura! It must feel SO good to finally be in maintenance!! We exchanged some emails a while back, and I finally made an appointment with a nutritionist. Tomorrow I will get some kind of “meal plan” – similar to what you had (x number of starch servings, x number of fat servings, etc). I can’t wait to stop counting calories and follow the new plan to success 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration and support via email 🙂

  2. Great Job Laura!! So inspiring:) I’m on this journey myself so it’s a great motivator to see someone that has such great success:)

  3. Laura you did AMAZING and you’re pretty inspiring. I really need to work on losing some weight but I feel like I really need to stop working in a restaurant first…

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