II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wednesday Weigh-In

I am cringing as I type this because I know you are all rolling your eyes at the fact that I am once AGAIN talking about my weight. It's just an ongoing thing for me...always has been and always will be. Maybe you guys aren't as tired of hearing about it as I think...??? but the people who've been with me forever (my husband and my childhood friends) think that I obsess about this. Regardless...this is my blog...and I want to (as minimally as possible) chronical on here how my progress is going.
As I mentioned before, last Tuesday I weighed 153 and I was stunned. It'd been a while since I'd been on a scale and the last time I had weighed, I was in the 145 range....so I never expected to see that the numbers had risen so much. I made a vow to myself (and my hubby) when I first lost all my weight that I would NEVER let the scale get above 150 again in my LIFE. So, when I saw this...I knew it was time to take serious action. Since that very day...I have been counting my calories (1200/day) and exercising more and I have given up ALL soda drinking---meaning even DIET soda. Even though it doesen't have any calories...the studies are saying now that drinking diet pop can make you gain weight...so I figured it's worth a try. Also, since my fav. TV show The Biggest Loser started last night...I am going to pretend in my mind in the little world that I live in that I am doing it "with" them. When I want to quit exercising..I'll just think of those people and how hard they are working and that will be motivation to keep going.
SO.....drumroll please.....
After 1 solid week of doing everything right....I am down to 148! Hooray! 5 pounds! Off to a good start. Of course, I know from previous experience, that usually the first week is "big" and then the subsequent weeks--the numbers don't change so much. But usually by the 3rd or 4th week, I will be seeing some good results again. Anyway, I am only going to weigh once a week (Wednesday's) and I will post my results for you all to see. I would LOVE to encourage any/all of you to join me on this! It's really just as simple as limiting your calories (write EVERYTHING down) and doing some sort of exercise EVERY day.
My goal is to be at or below 130 by Christmas---which is completely attainable if I stick to this.
So, that's it for this week!
How many of you are going to join me???


Kate said...

wow - I'm reading this thinking, "Is this me talking?" You and I are on the same page girl - even down to our current weight! Scary :) My goal is to get to 125-130 by the holidays too. I usedto be 170 and lost a lot of weight w/ WW, but managed to put about 7 pounds back on after I got married a few motnhs ago. Gotta catch it before those numbers get too large to control. OMG - I love Biggest Loser too! I am so excited for the new season - yea!!!! Keep in touch. Don't feel bad. I obsess about weight on my blog too - a lot of my early posts. Gonna write one tonight about possibly training for a marathon. I wish you well on your journey and feel free to stop by my blog so we can chat about it more. I love your posts - you crack me up girl and your kids are adorable! (got connected to your blog through Logziella). Good luck w/ the weight loss. Like we used to say at WW - "Hope to see less of you next time!"

KC said...

Yea Jen!!!! You CAN do it!
I'm with ya! I had gotten out of the habit of exercising (we went on vacation in August, and I haven't done much since then). So I have Stephen getting me up early so I can workout. I get up around 5am. I realized how much muscle I had lost, when I tried to do my "The Firm" Video. I used to do it with 15lb weights, and all the sudden I couldn't! I had to go down to 8lb weights, and I was SO SORE! I used to not get sore at all. So I have a lot of ground to make up. I would like to lose about 5lbs also. So I will go on the journey with you. We can TOTALLY re-shape our bodies! You have seen my before/after photos! :) I refuse to EVER go back to the "Before" version of myself.
Love ya girlfriend! Keep us posted! I think we all tend to obsess about this, so it is good to talk about it and have support.

Logzie said...

Ugh! I am so leary to even say that I want to do this b/c all I ever do is fail at it!

But, now more than ever I want to prove to myself that I can get this last 25lbs off!!

I am going to attempt to watch my calories and write them down. I need to work out a plan with my treadmill, excercize ball and the gym I belong to.

Wish me luck!!!

Beverly said...

You know I'm there I have been working at this everyday for the past 4 to 5 months and I am very proud to say that I have lost a litte over 40 pounds. I feel incredible. There are people I haven't seen in that time period that don't even recognize me when they do see me. But that is all I have been doing writing everything down and exercising. Lets do it. We weigh about the same and our goal is about the same we can be skinny together at christmas, woo hoo!