Weekly Weigh In: Week 8

Last week’s weight: 172.2
This week’s weight: 172.2

Change this week: 0
Total weight lost:  37.8 lbs!!!!




Honestly I wasn’t really expecting much of a loss, if any this week.  I haven’t been able to work out at all this week.  BUT my bum toe is starting to feel much better (I was actually able to walk on the treadmill yesterday!) so I’m planning to be able to get some exercise in this week!

This week was pretty stressful as well- I had 2 tests, 4 quizzes, an extra credit assignment, and 4 chapters to read for my class.  Stress city!!!


So while I didn’t lose weight this week, I’m celebrating because I also didn’t gain weight!


Oh, and P.S. today is my last day of work!!!!!

Have a great weekend!


Weekly Weigh In: Week 7

Last week’s weight: 172.4
This week’s weight: 172.2

Change this week: –.2
Total weight lost:  37.8 lbs!!!!



Here are the reasons I’m ecstatic about this…

  • It’s “that time of the month” and I usually gain anywhere from 3-5 lbs but I actually LOST weight this time!  YIPEE!!!!
  • I haven’t worked out once this week cause, ya know, the whole broken phalange thing.  (I think the break is toward the top of the toe, so that would be phalange, yes?)

Oh and p.s. calorie counting was making me an insane person!  I was starting to obsess over the calories in a banana or an apple.  It was getting ridiculous and stressing me out.  And there’s no way I ‘m going to be able to lose weight if I’m freaking out and stressed about food all the time!  So I switched back to Weight Watchers(I know I may seem wishy washy but honestly I’m just trying different things right now to see what works best for me).  I’ve done weight watchers before- I’m actually a lifetime member. I know it works.

I know how the program works like the back of my hand.  It’s easy.  It’s familiar.  It’s not stressful!  Fruits and most veggies are free so I don’t have to freak out about eating a banana as a snack if I’m hungry and going over my calories- I can just eat it and enjoy it. It consistently works for me if I’m consistent with the program.  I’ve been back on it for two weeks and am losing weight consistently and not GAINING weight like I was counting calories!

So moral of the story is you need to find what works for YOU,  Not any one course of action works for every single person- our bodies are all different.  Calorie counting does not seem to work well for me.  It works great for some people though.  Weight Watchers works well for me, but it doesn’t work for everyone.  Some people can just focus on eating healthier and be able to easily lose weight.  That does not work for me, but if it does for you then you are a very lucky person and keep up the good work!

Happy Saturday- hope everyone has a good one!


Weekly Weigh In: Week 6

Last week’s weight: 173.4
This week’s weight: 172.4

Change this week: -1
Total weight lost:  37.6 lbs!!!!



YES!  Finally!

This week I raised the amount of calories I was eating and that worried me a little as I was stepping on the scale, but I think it was just what my body needed.

I also lowered my fat intake this week.  I concentrated on only eating natural fats (i.e. ones that come directly from foods- not added oils like olive and canola oil).  I did have some earth balance on some bread earlier in the week, but overall I’ve just been trying to be mindful of and limit those added fats and oils. 

I was actually a little lazy about exercise this week- its just SO HOT outside!  It got up to 106 this week. I don’t want to do anything but sit under the AC all day.  I was definitely in no mood for exercise!  This is something that I’ll work on this week.

(p.s. post tomorrow about ways to cut excess fat from your diet!)

Have a great day!!!

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 5

Last week’s weight: 173.4
This week’s weight: 173.4

Change this week: 0
Total weight lost:  36.6 lbs!



Well.  Let’s be honest.  We all know that this is frustrating.  We’ve all been here right?

This is the point where I would normally throw up my hands and say “forget it”.  And then I’d go bake cupcakes and they’d all be gone by then end of the day. 

Let’s try a different approach this time.  Let’s list some of the celebrations (good things) from this week as well as those things that could use some work…


  • I got all of my workouts in this week.  I’ve really been on a roll with my running and I’m improving my speed by leaps and bounds.  Running really makes me happy.  I’ll get into this more later in the week.
  • Even though I’m at a bit of a plateau right now, I feel stronger and more confident about where I’m going with my weight loss.  I can picture the way I will feel and look when I hit my weight goal, and I’m really excited about that!

Things to work on:

  • Staying within my calorie budget.  I eat too much junk that masquerades as snacks.  And I know that.  And I know I need to fix that.
  • I eat way too much fat!  Looking back at my food log I was astounded by the amount of fat I consume.  Let’s just say it’s way too much(see above with the junk food as snacks).  I have a sensitive stomach and I always feel really sick and get pains in my stomach when I eat too much fat, and I know this yet I continue to not really pay attention to how much I’m taking in.
  • I neeeeed to start doing some kind of strength training, but I hate it!  (Everything’s SO heavy! Winking smile ).  I know my bones will thank me when I’m old and don’t have Osteoporosis though.

So let’s fix it…

I’ve been reading a lot of Dr. Neal Barnard’s work lately (his research and the results of his studies are really fascinating- I really recommend checking out his work!).  So I’m going to implement his suggestions- which by the way fit what I need to do because he recommends avoiding added fats and getting your fats naturally from your food.  More on this later though (I’m planning a whole post on it in the near future).

I’m also going to try to be more conscious of my snacking habits.  And I’m going to try to avoid junky snacks and replace them with whole fruits and veggies, green smoothies, fresh fruit/veggie juice, etc…

Add some weights to my workouts.  Period. 


So let’s get this week started!!! 


Weekly Weigh-In: Week 4

Last week’s weight: 173.8
This week’s weight: 173.4

Change this week: -.4
Total weight lost:  36.6 lbs!

Looks like I lost what I gained last week. (p.s. last week’s gain was hormone related, know what I mean?)  I didn’t have the best week food-wise this week.  I went over my calories almost every day.  I was also fighting with an upset stomach most of the week, so I didn’t really work out much. Blah.

Tis a new week though!  And this week just feels like it’s going to be an awesome week!  I’m super pumped for this week- my new running shoes should be coming in really really soon, so I’m excited to break them in!!

And here’s what I like to see…  (this is just since the end of May- picture what it would look like with my old weight of 210 on there!)


See how that line is going in the right direction?  That’s what it’s all about! 


P.S. Thanks Liz for recommending livestrong.com for tracking calories, I loooooove it!  It’s very simple and the design of the site is just very clean.  It’s more user-friendly than SP I think! (and the recipe builder is easier to use too)


I think I’m going to go with a Jillian Michaels quote this week…

Unless you puke, faint, or die… KEEP GOING!!!”

This is what my exercise tactic will be this week- I think I need a little tough love to get my butt in gear!

Have an awesome week!