I am so very proud of myself this week! I surpassed every expectation of what I would lose! I lost 3 pounds this week! For a total of 14 pounds since starting my journey! I have 11 pounds left to go to hit my complete goal of 25 pounds! There is two weeks left for my Biggest Loser contest at work. I am pretty sure that I wont hit that goal by the end of the month BUT I am going to try like the dickens to get as close as I can!!
For those of you who have been following along this journey with me I appreciate all your encouragement. You have been my rock and I love you for it! MWAAAAAAAH!!!
This week was extremely tough for me. With the Superbowl and all the food, I felt like I had really taken a step back. I didn’t work out near as much as I should have after eating so much. But I am not going to let that discourage me in my attempt at losing weight and becoming a healthier person.
I did manage to get a 3 mile walk in and did some jump rope workouts. I’m sure the neighbors are having a great laugh over that lol It was pretty comical to watch as I tried to jump rope like I was 12 again! I have to say if you are wanting to add that into your routine, to start off very slow and work your way up. It’s a very intense workout even if only doing it a few minutes!
In all the slacking I did this week and all the food I ate, I DID in fact lose a pound! I was very shocked and so proud of myself! I couldn’t believe, after all that happened this week, I was able to lose something! Wooot!!
So I will give you all another update next Friday! Pray that I can keep on track and lose even more! I also want to thank you for all the positive feedback you have given me! It’s been a blessing!
Well folks I think I have hit my Eek point. I weighed in this week and didn’t lose any weight. But the good thing, is I didn’t gain either!! So this week I need to step it up a bit more and get past that Eek point in my weight loss!
I will be adding more walks into my routine and not making excuses about the cold. I just need to get out there and do it!
For those who have already taken this journey, how did you get past that, not losing any weight, period in your workout routine? Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated!!!
Today was my weigh in. I honestly didn’t think I was going to do well for the fact that I was sick for 4 days and didn’t do anything really but sleep and sit on the couch. But I ended up losing 1 pound and have officially lost a total of 10 pounds in 3 weeks! I am so very proud of myself!
I am almost half way to my goal of losing 25 pounds! My last day for weigh in at work is the 27th of February and at that time I will take an updated pic like in my first post! I’m not seeing much of a difference in my appearance but maybe comparing pics will help me to see where I’ve lost this 10 pounds hahaha
How I have lost my weight so far:
Drinking nothing but water and juice.I have given up on any type of carbonated beverage. By keeping myself hydrated, my body can work better in burning those calories!
I have been watching my portion control and calories. I have been eating the Weight Watchers meals for breakfast and for lunch and then whatever I want for dinner, as long as i’m in range for my calorie count for the day! I document everything I eat with my Noom Coach app!
Walking! I have been trying to keep a goal of at least 10,000 steps a day (5 miles). Some days are better then others, but most days I do reach my goal!
Push myself to go further and faster. I had been walking 1.5 miles on my treadmill and then taking a walk in the afternoon with my son and my pup. I have been trying to beat that by walking 2 miles on the treadmill and then also taking my walk in the afternoon. Taking those extra steps helps keep me in line and pushing my body to do more! If you keep in the same routine, eventually your body will get use to it and nothing else happens. At least that is how it is for me. I have also added in a few other workouts into my routine in hopes that will get my body moving in the right direction.
So if you are following my journey I urge you to just get up off the couch and walk around the house for 10 minutes. Or even walk around the block. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel when you get done. And you have burned a few calories in the process! Eat a little healthier. Even a McDonalds side salad is better then that cheeseburger on the menu! Watch your portions and get in the habit of drinking water!!
I weighed in this morning at work and was pleasantly surprised to see that I had lost another 3 pounds!!! That’s right, I am down to 167!!! A total of 9 pounds in two weeks! I kinda slacked this week so I truly wasn’t expecting to lose that much! I’m so proud of me!! I checked my pedometer for the week and so far I have walked 25 miles!! It doesn’t seem like much based on an entire week but for me it was a great stepping stone! I am planning on pushing myself even further this week and adding in my weight watchers stability ball workout 3 times this week! I’m telling you guys, this 10 minute workout video that comes with the ball, will kick your butt! And that is exactly what I need!
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Friday January 9th Update: So I know I just wrote my initial blog post yesterday, but i wanted to give an update! It has been a week since I weighed in at work. We weigh in every Friday morning!!! I have lost 6….yes 6 pounds this week!!! When she told me I was 170 I yelled out in shock ” I lost 6 pounds!” I started to cry I was so happy! Now if that isn’t motivation i’m not sure what is! I came home from work and immediately did my Weight Watchers Stability Ball Workout!! I felt fantastic! My legs are a bit sore lol But my pride has boosted! I did this, I lost 6 pounds! I will update again in a few days to let you all know how i’m feeling and what i’m doing!!
I have always been a bit heavier then I should be. Always making excuses as to why I can’t lose weight. I don’t have enough time or I can start tomorrow. I’m tired of making excuses for myself. So I am taking the step to try to lose weight and better myself! I am writing this blog so that I can keep track of my progress and maybe encourage others to do the same!
I had a wake up call about a month ago when I was applying for life insurance. They came out and did a physical and blood work. The normal stuff that everyone has to go through when getting insurance for the first time. When I got the results I was pretty shocked. I thought for sure I was in pretty good shape at 38 years old. I was completely blown away. My levels were way off and they stated that I was on my way to a heart attack or stroke. I’m 38, this doesn’t happen to people until they get old….well let me tell you, that is NOT the truth. I was approved for the policy but my rates were jacked up almost to the point I didn’t take the policy at all. That, my friends will get anyone motivated.
I also have three children and a grand daughter that I would like to stick around for…well my husband too! 😛
So what have I done so far to get my butt in gear? Well I joined the Biggest Loser at work. What more motivation does someone need then to win money right? I also downloaded a few apps to keep track of my eating habits and track the progress I make with workouts. Some great ones are My Fitness Pal, Noom Coach, Noom walk, and Map My Walk! You can find these apps for your iphone or android on google play.
So i’m sure a lot of you are wondering, well just how fat is she? lol My start weight is 176. I have been slowly working in a routine of walking. So far this week i’ve walked 7.5 miles more then what I would normally walk in a week. Now I know that doesn’t sound like a lot but for me it felt like a mountain. But I did it and I pushed myself to go further every time I walked!
So now comes the brave part of my blog. I am scared as all get out to do this but it has to be done…. I am going to post my before pictures….Now I am only in my bra and pants so if you do not want to see these, then you can kindly leave now. Honestly, this is more for me then it is for you but encouragement is ALWAYS welcome!! I will need plenty of that!!! So…here we go!
I’m sure that there will be some rude or nasty comments but that’s ok! I’m overweight and it’s my fault. But I am in the process of doing something about it! That is the first step. I will update and add more pictures as my process continues and I hope by the years end I have lost at least 25 pounds!
I have already takes some steps in eating healthier and pushing myself to do more! I hope that this will encourage others to do the same!