Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dont come between a girl & her diet cokes

I swear if one more person tells me how bad diet coke is for me, I will scream!!!

Seriously, this lady approached me and said “you know if you stop drinking diet coke you will live longer AND you could lose some weight because diet drinks make it hard for people to lose weight.”

I looked at her and was ready to just blow up on her. Instead I said “Thank you” and went on with my day… here is what I really wanted to say…

LISTEN UP LADY… I have lost 130 pounds and I have drank a diet coke almost every single day! Sure, I have some weight to still lose and I want to tone up a lot (oh and I need a skin removal surgery so I can go down a size in pants) BUT I still have lost 130 pounds… ALSO, you are NOT Jesus! You do NOT know how long I will live! I could give up diet cokes and go on to live 2 more days or I could drink them and live 80 more years… you just never know! ANOTHER THING, diet cokes are my one vice… I gave up cake, I gave up chocolates, I gave up fast foods, I gave up a lot but I draw the line at giving up my diet cokes. This is the ONLY life I have and I plan on enjoying it while I am here and for me, drinking a diet coke is enjoying it. Some go out and live it up on the town, some eat a bowl of ice cream a day (shout out to my little brother at work) and some live on fast food… we all have our one thing! Which brings me to my last point… Are you perfect? Do you eat 110% clean EVERY single day? Do you only drink water with every meal and between meals? Do you always say NO to dessert or alcohol? If you answered NO to any of those questions, then you have NO Place to tell me how bad diet coke is for me.

Okay I am getting off my soap box but I before I do, I want to remind you… when you point a finger at someone, remember three fingers are pointing back at you! Live your life the way that makes you happy and stop going around trying to “fix” everyone else’s life’s when they haven’t asked for your opinion.

I hope you all have a HAPPY and HEALTHY Thursday!
Fit by Jordan

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Contest - Check it out

I am trying to win a contest on Facebook and need your help!!! As you know I have lost 130 pounds and I am getting married in March... Well what a better way than to celebrate by having some sexy photos done for my future husband?! Shhh don't tell him, its his wedding gift!!! See my story below!!!

If you could be EVER so nice and help me out, I will enter you into a contest to win either a workout tank top OR a monogrammed sweat towel... I am picking 2 winners!!!

How do you enter the contest? Simple, go to and like their page... THEN you have to comment on her page, leave a review or private message her and say that Jordan Lassiter sent you!!!

If you private message her, make sure you send me a message saying you did so!! I find out Monday December 16th if I won or not.... so hurry go help me out!!!

My story why I want to win:
I have been a single mom for the past 4 years to a little boy. After he was born, I decided to start a journey to lose some weight. I ended up losing 130 pounds in 15 months!!! Shortly after hitting my goal, I injured myself and had to have a reconstructive knee surgery (it was either that or a knee replacement and I was only 26 at the time). I had to be on bed rest for a couple months and then had to learn how to walk again. During that time, I slipped into a great depression and ended up gaining 50 pounds back. Right before my knee surgery, I met a great guy who stuck by my side through all of my bed rest, rehab, and my depression. Fast forward a year and a half, we are now engaged and I have dug deep to find my motivation and have lost the 50 pounds I gained back!!! I am in the best shape of my life and the happiest I have ever been thanks to my son and my fiancĂ©! We are getting married March 1st and I want to be Queen of the Day because this will be a great way to reward myself for all my hard work, dedication, and obstacle I overcome. Also, it would be a GREAT wedding present to my future hubby....and he deserves it for standing by me through my darkest moment and for helping pull me out of my depression!  Thanks
Fit by Jordan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Love your body!!!

Someone asked me what my ideal weight is for myself.

Well, that got me to thinking… sit back and relax, I am about to start rambling!!!

When I was bigger, I always said that if I got to 170 on the scale and fit into size 12 or lower, I would be perfectly happy.

Here I am now, 167 on the scale and wearing a size 8/10… and I want more!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy the way I am now, but I am not perfectlyhappy! I see flaws in my body and I can pin point every single detail about my body that I need to change. I am so “hungry” for more of a loss. I want to see the 150’s so bad and I want to be in size 6 jeans… is that realistic for me? Maybe. Maybe not.

As I was thinking about the initial question I started thinking what if I took myself out of the picture and instead think about what I would I tell someone else about hitting their ideal weight.

I would say that you know you have hit your ideal weight when the following happens:
1.      When you go shopping and don’t cry in the dressing room
2.      When you step on the scale and you aren’t scared of what the number will be
3.      When you don’t mind walking around naked in front of the one you love
4.      When you can have a cheat meal once (or twice) a week and still maintain your weight
5.      When working out isn’t a chore
6.      When you look at a picture and you are blown away by how good you look
7.      When someone you haven’t seen in forever compliments you and you believe it

I don’t think an ideal weight is something a chart can show you, it’s not a certain size of jeans, it’s not a number on the scale, it’s not something you see on TV or in a magazine… however an ideal weight is something that comes from inside of us. You can be 250 pounds or 150 pounds and if you can answer yes to most (or all) of those 7 things I listed above, then I fully think you have hit your ideal weight.

Does this mean I am giving up on my 150lbs/size 6 jeans dream?! No, not at all! I do want to lose more (around my stomach) and tone up more, however, I am going to stop and live for today and be happy that I am at my ideal weight. I have been so obsessive about the # on the scale and about the # on my tag in my jeans, and I am missing out on just being alive! After all, neither one of those #’s will be on my headstone when I die… if they are, I am coming back to haunt whoever put them there! Haha!

So my answer to the question I was asked… Yes, I am at my ideal weight. I love the size I am now. I feel super sexy. I love being able to buy clothes from any store. I love how I look in pictures. I love that the scale doesn’t scare me anymore. I love working out. I believe people when they give me a compliment, instead of telling them they are crazy and need to get their eyes checked. I love my body now!

Here is to loving our bodies and to never giving up on our ultimate dreams! But just remember to make your dream a big one because even if you never reach it, you will always be pushing yourself to your fullest potential…

Sorry, I rambled!!!

Have a healthy and happy Thursday!
Fit by Jordan

Monday, December 9, 2013

Messican Food

Last night my big sister text me and asked if I wanted to go to dinner with them. Now, I would usually have said no and stuck to my clean eating... however... I was iced in since Thursday! It was starting to melt (even though it re-froze last night) and James (my brother in law) is one of the few people I trust out in the ice, so I said yes!!!

We are a messican (Mexican) eating family! 9 times out of 10, when we go out to eat or have each other over, we are making messican food! No, we are not Mexican, we are just Texans who love Tex-Mex. So it was no surprise that last night we went to one of our favorite messican restaurants... Casa Ritas!

Yes, I broke my plateau and I have a track record of gaining after breaking a plateau so I knew going out to eat wasn't going to help... but it would help my sanity (and it did). I wanted to use this blog as a confession to all I ate. Kind of a way to keep me on track!

I started with some chips, only a few dipped in a couple of dips (beans, queso and guac.) and then I had a warm tortilla. I did have a couple glasses of sweet tea, because that is my favorite way to wash down some messican food!!! Hello, I am Texan!!! My oldest niece and I shared some fajitas (I had beef and she had the chicken). Since I had the tortilla earlier, I decided to only have 1 tortilla with my dinner. I was full when we left but very satisfied!

Oh hold the bus, after dinner we went to CVS and picked up a few things... well, I picked up a travel size of double stuffed Oreos (8 of them to be exact). I ate the whole package with a glass of milk when I got home. It was AMAZING!!!  

I am back on track today and woke up with NO guilt about last night. I haven't felt this way after a cheat in a long time.

Yes, I cheated...
No, I am not giving up...
Here is to NOT beating yourself up after an unplanned cheat!!!

I hope you all have a happy and healthy Monday!!
Fit by Jordan

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Stomach

1st let me just tell you, I have been stuck in my house since Thursday night due to the horrible ice storm of 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas! I am going insane... I have not had any human interaction since my fiancé left for work Thursday night (my son went to his Dad's house Thursday afternoon). Both of my boys were supposed to be home today but the roads are still looking horrible so I am having to go another day without them. Heaven help me!!!

Now, on to today's topic... my stomach! Before you scroll down to see the picture, I want to warn you... its not that pretty!!! This stomach has housed a child (a perfect, sweet, amazing child), has been stretched 130 pounds, lost it, gained 50 back and lost it again. It has been through a lot the past couple years!

I have a dream to one day get up on stage at a body building competition... figure or bikini, not 110% sure what I want to do just yet. Taking photos of my stomach is my way of documenting my progress and giving myself that push in the right direction that I so badly need to end up where my dream is.

When do I plan on doing the competition you might be asking... Well, its going to be a couple years from now! I wanted to write this blog so that you guys and gals can help hold me accountable and remind me of my dream when you see that I am struggling. If all goes as planned over the next couple years, I plan on being pregnant this time next year and having a baby in 2015! After I have a baby, I plan on having a tummy tuck (probably in 2016). Then, I will compete!

Yes, I am a planner... BUT.... I think when you are dreaming big like I am, you have to plan or your dream will be pushed to the side and forgotten, only for you to wake up on day and think of what could have been. I will not let that happen!!!

Okay I guess I have rambled enough.. here is my stomach aka my work in progress!!!

Now, think really hard about what your dream is! Think of how you will achieve it and who you will tell so that they can help hold you accountable! Think... THINK!!! Remember to dream big or go home...

Fit by Jodan

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Playing Catch Up

Happy Thursday everyone!

A lot has happened this past week and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and blog about it… so here we go!

Thanksgiving was GREAT! Seriously, I had a wonderful time hanging out with my man in the morning. I felt like such a grown-up because I woke up early and started cooking for the day! We were able to squeeze both of our families in (lunch with his side and dinner with my side) and my Cowboys won…. Which reminds me of one of my favorite parts of that day, my cousin McKenna was making fun of cheerleaders (which I was one in High School) so from that point on, I started cheering for the Cowboys. Like not just yelling at the TV (you know my normal behavior during a game) but actually “Ready, Okay!” cheering! It was fun and I believe it is why we came back from a horrible 1st half and ended up winning 31 to 24!!!

I finished Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program! I lost 14 pounds, dropped 2 pant sizes and built a lot of muscle… I am so proud of myself for sticking with it even though at times it was hard, I got sick, injured, distracted and much more. Since completing the 12 weeks, I decided to start it over. I am not where I want to be yet (I want more muscle and less fat) so for the month of December I am focusing on LiveFit. Then, January 1st Kelsey Byers is hosting a 12 week challenge and I plan on participating in… Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!

Lastly, I had my wedding dress fitted last night! When I bought the dress back in April, it was about 2 sizes to small and wouldn’t zip. The lady, Elizabeth, tried to talk me out of buying the dress. She didn’t want me to end up not losing the weight and having to buy another dress. She didn’t know how determined I am when I set my mind to something… and I was (and still am) very determined to be in the BEST shape of my life the day I marry Casey. Well, fast forward to last night… I walked into the shop 47 pounds and 4 pant sizes smaller then I was in April. Elizabeth was blown away! She kept hugging me and telling me how proud she was of me. It was the best feeling ever… until the seamstress came over and pinned up my dress. We have to take 3 inches out of the dress (about 1.5 inches on each side)… This is a dress that wouldn’t even zip when I bought it and now we are taking 3 inches of it out!!!! Wow!!! I am proud of myself…

Well that brings us to today… Usually this time of the year I am all about eating, finding the best hot chocolate in town (shout out Starbucks) and sitting on my couch with a hot meal in hand (gaining weight). Not this year, this year I am not going to let the cold get in my way! I will make it to the gym every single day I have planned out. I will eat clean no matter what the temp is outside and I will stay out of Starbucks! I am on a mission people and I only have 86 days until I marry Mr. Flowers… mark my words, I will be in the BEST shape of my life on March 1st, 2014… I will!!!

I hope you all have a happy and healthy day!
Fit by Jordan