I promised myself [and my super cool followers] that 2014 would be the year I get shit done. The year I stop making excuses and start hooking it up with some results. The year I quit eating my feelings and get off the couch. The year I make binging my bitch and exercise my best friend. The year I become the greatest version of my [already] bad-ass self, and not look back no matter what. I've finished T25 and allowed the beautiful Shaun T to kick my butt back into shape; from here, there's only amazing things to come. Follow along as I go from being overweight and under-happy to being a fit and healthy tumblrette. My name is Tara, and I'm finally getting shit done. <3


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Jul 24, 2014
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oh hello.

last night was my last conversation with my brother until he’s done serving in afghanistan. he made a joke about us not crying on the phone but it wasnt really funny because i really wanted to. i feel very sad today and the fact that he doesnt have a date for coming home for sure makes it worse. not knowing isnt fun, its just scary and weird to not be able to talk to him. i took screen shots of his face while he was talking, though, haha. i know he doesnt like that but oh well. 

i will be back up and running with regular updates on my birthday [august 2nd, so its almost here] in case you guys are like, “what the F is this chick doing?” 

between weddings, disneyland, work, kittens, my bday coming up, and a best friend moving away, my back injury acting up again, and trying to squeeze in friend and family time, its just been hectic and very different lately. my life feels different right now. not BAD different, since this is all fun stuff! just different =] 

so ill be back soon! and ill be 28 soon, too. weirdddd =\


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Jul 24, 2014
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warriorqueenkate:

I think I look cute until I look in the mirror and see fatzilla WHY BODY

yeah i dont know you but trust me, youre just cute/pretty/hot/whatever other positive word you might want to use. i see no fatzilla. just cutezilla.

warriorqueenkate:

I think I look cute until I look in the mirror and see fatzilla WHY BODY

yeah i dont know you but trust me, youre just cute/pretty/hot/whatever other positive word you might want to use. i see no fatzilla. just cutezilla.

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Jul 23, 2014
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i know im a crazy cat lady, guys. but some asshole put him and his brother in a sealed box with no food or water. his brother had to be put down. WE COULDNT SAY NO. so he&#8217;s home with us now and he&#8217;s amazing. he&#8217;s so full of love despite what humans have shown him thus far. we promise to make his life so much better.

i know im a crazy cat lady, guys. but some asshole put him and his brother in a sealed box with no food or water. his brother had to be put down. WE COULDNT SAY NO. so he’s home with us now and he’s amazing. he’s so full of love despite what humans have shown him thus far. we promise to make his life so much better.


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Jul 18, 2014
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full body shot from the disneyland trip that was requested. from a size 13 to a size 6, and feeling pretty good!

full body shot from the disneyland trip that was requested. from a size 13 to a size 6, and feeling pretty good!


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Jul 18, 2014
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i&#8217;m almost home. but i wish i were still here.

i’m almost home. but i wish i were still here.


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Jul 15, 2014
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it’s payday.

AND im going to disneyland later.

happy tuesday to meeeeee


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Jul 14, 2014
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busybusybusy

workouts are on hold till i get back from disneyland! i will be back by friday so there’ll be a much bigger focus on exercise when i return.

we’ll also be bringing home the new kitten soon too, if we decide to move forward with him—which im pretty sure james’ mind is made up on and the little guy will be here sooner rather than later. 

my birthday is coming up soon; any ideas on activities would be welcome and appreciated =] 


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Jul 12, 2014
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back in town!

hi guys, ive missed you!

if you saw my recent posts you know that my friend’s wedding was this weekend and THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESS FITTTTTT. thats what ive been obsessing over and working towards for so long so it was a huge deal for me! i love how supportive you guys are; i loved all of the messages and comments that i got egging me on and telling me to keep working hard. some of you even provided me with workout plans and tips, which is so great. thanks so much! 

my friend’s wedding was beautiful and SO fun. she looked amazing and james and i agreed that this was one of the most fun weddings we’ve ever been to. it was so nice being able to see krystal’s family and spend more time with her now husband. ive known her and her family since i was 3 and theyre all so welcoming and friendly, its great. 

james and i met lots of new people. and this is weird but this was our first legit road trip together! we’ve lived together for 2 years and have been dating for nearly 3.5 but have never driven anywhere that was more than a couple hours away before. we actually had a TON of fun, no weirdness or stress or arguments whatsoever. if anything we were even more loving than we are at home, which was nice. and james caught the garter AGAIN—if you remember from a few months ago, we jokingly made a “deal” that states that if he catches all the garters at all the weddings we go to, we can talk about our own marriage, since he’s ready to go, haha.

the only downfall to the trip was the fact that when we came back from the rehearsal dinner, someone had obviously been in our room. a fly swatter was sitting next to my pillow, which is gross and definitely NOT something we put there—we hadnt even SEEN a fly swatter—and one of my shirts had been worn and had stains on it. also gross! we let the front office know, and long story short, they told us we were lying and that nobody had been in there. mmmmk. 

besides that, it was a really nice trip and im so glad i was able to be there to watch my friend get married to a really nice guy =] 

and glad that the freaking dress went on! 

i was a size 13 when i bought it and the dress is a 6. worth ittt.

andddd next up: disneyland =] 


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Jul 12, 2014
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Anonymous said: You look absolutely lovely, Pudgies! So proud of you! You worked so hard and even battled through injury like a warrioress! You rock!

thanks so much! i was very happy to see this. you guys are so supportive and definitely a huge reason why i was able to do that. thank you!


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Jul 12, 2014
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Anonymous said: Love jugs in a off shoulder dress. They are simply irresistible and popping.

half of me is like “ew” and the other half of me is like “true dat” 


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Jul 12, 2014
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my friend looked beautiful last night! so did james. im gonna fully update later when we get home, but for now, enjoy some low-quality phone shots from my iphone that has been dropped a million times.


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Jul 11, 2014
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the day has finally come! the dress zipped up :) thanks for having my back, guys! love you xo

the day has finally come! the dress zipped up :) thanks for having my back, guys! love you xo


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Jul 10, 2014
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Anonymous said: Have a safe trip tomorrow, Pudge-O-Matic! Take lots of pics at the wedding for us! Then, have a super, crazy, awesome time at Disneyland and take even more pics for us there!

Youre the sweetest, thank you! And i will take pics for you guys! Have a good night


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Jul 9, 2014
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Anonymous said: I love you, Pudgies

I love that you love me, anon


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Jul 8, 2014
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Anonymous said: YES!!!! Go, Pudgies! You are gonna look beautiful in that dress!

youre so sweet, thank you! i will be posting a pic for you guys! thanks lovebug! <3