I found out earlier this week that September is Self-Improvement month so I’ve been thinking about what self-improvement goals I have for myself. While thinking about my goals I tried to be realistic and set goals that are easy to … Continue reading
My two week Special K challenge is over and I think it went really well. Not once during this challenge was I disappointed with myself and that’s huge for me because normally if I cave in to a craving or … Continue reading
Today, January 2nd, is National Weigh-In Day, a day created for women to talk about weight loss. Most of the time I tend to focus on the numbers on the scale and the amount of pounds I want to lose. … Continue reading
Here we are at the end of the George Foreman Knock Out The Fat Weight Loss Challenge. My final weight is 179.4 and I have lost a total of 12.2 pounds! My goal for this challenge was to lose at … Continue reading
I lost two pounds this week which surprised me because I kind of splurged on my birthday. I went to a theme park that day though so I’m guessing the miles I walked burned all the calories from that funnel … Continue reading
I do so well eating healthy foods during the week but then on the weekend I enjoy myself a little too much. This weekend I went out to dinner Friday night with my family and had pizza. I enjoyed the … Continue reading
This week I am down .4 pounds and currently weigh 185 pounds which is down 6.6 pounds since the start of the campaign. My BMI is 29.9. I have found a great way to stay active while sitting at my … Continue reading
I finally feel like I am on the right track! Food: GOOD: I cut out so many calories by watching for those “hidden calories” that I talked about last week. GOOD: Yummy wraps for lunch made on my George Foreman … Continue reading
I was pouring salad dressing on my salad the other day and I looked down and noticed that the Italian salad dressing I was using was not fat free like I thought it was…it had SEVEN grams of fat! Here … Continue reading
This week I spent a few days out of town in Asheville, North Carolina at a blogging conference. I brought along healthy snacks (including fresh fruits and vegetables) to snack on during the car rides. While at the conference we … Continue reading
This journey of weight loss has been a continuous battle for me. In the past month and a half I have been frustrated with the weight the scale showed. I thought that by starting this challenge I would see the … Continue reading
I’ve noticed my weight yo-yo’ing lately. One week I’ll lose weight, the next I’ll gain, and then I’ll be down the next week. This week I am down. I lost 1.4 pounds since last check-in and so far am down … Continue reading
I gained weight this past week. At one point early in the week my scale said I was down to 185.6 which was more than a pound lost. Then came the weekend and I was craving sweets and other unhealthy … Continue reading
I am down two pounds from last week! Woohoo! I now weigh 186.8 and have a BMI of 30.1. So far during this challenge I have lost 4.8 pounds. I have been eating healthier and using my George Foreman grill … Continue reading
So excited that I lost weight! 3.8 pounds is a lot considering I got in the challenge late and missed the first two days so it was only 5 days. My BMI lowered from 31 to 30.3 which doesn’t seem … Continue reading
I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of ten blog ambassadors for the 90-day George Foreman Knock Out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge! This is the kick in the butt that I have been … Continue reading
Today is my update for the ‘Blog the Weight Away’ competition being held at 4BabyAndMom. I just started feeling better yesterday after being sick for over a week and a half so I haven’t exercised once nor have I eaten healthy. In fact yesterday I had such a horrible day and was really upset so I turned to comfort foods. I had two huge helpings of homemade macaroni and cheese AND a big bowl of ice cream. I am definitely an emotional eater. As you can probably guess I did not lose any weight this past week, I actually gained some. I only gained .8 of a pound but it’s added weight nonetheless.
Please visit my other team members and encourage them :)
Anabelle -who lost 4 pounds (yay!!!)
This is my weekly “weigh-in” post for the Blog the Weight Away Competition.
I was very nervous to get on the scale today because I only went to the gym one time this past week. I walked on the treadmill at a fast pace for 45 minutes. The boys and I have been sick so I haven’t been able to get to the gym.
I did eat healthier this week though. I snacked less, drank less pop, and made healthier food choices. I ate fast food once when I was out but was proud of myself when I only ordered a jr. cheeseburger at Wendy’s but didn’t get a frosty or fries like I normally would have. I also ate a few cookies that my sister baked but overall I think I did well.
So back to that scale… I lost 2.8 pounds this week :) A lot more than I thought I would lose and definitely a welcome surprise.
I also wanted to introduce you to my teammates this week since I finally know who they are:
THE BLACK TEAM
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I am joining the “Blog the Weight Away” challenge by Lauren at 4BabyAndMom. I am so excited about this. Today is my introduction post.
My goals throughout this journey:
1) Lose 50 pounds
2) Go to the gym at least 4 days a week
3) Eat healthier
My rewards for achieving my goals:
1) One dessert a week for every week I go to the gym 4 days
2) One new item of clothing for every 10 pounds lost
3) A new wardrobe when I lose 50 pounds
I believe in myself. I know that I can meet my goals.
I also believe in all the other women that have committed to this challenge because if a woman is willing to put her weight online you know she is serious about succeeding. I do have three teammates that I will introduce you to next week.
I want to thank my friends and family ahead of time for supporting me through this journey :)
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So I am a week into my quest to improve myself and am doing great with my list of goals. I have completed two items so far (play the lottery and go out for ice cream). They are little but it feels great to cross them off. I have started many of the other items. I am reviewing my list each evening to see what I have done that day and to come up with some ideas of what I would like to do the next day. This method is working quite well for me. I would like to point out that, while I made this list in a couple days, I have given myself three years to complete it. I will not change overnight nor will I fully develop in the next three years. I am a work in progress and I hope everyone will give me the opportunity to grow and evolve into the person I’d like to be.
I’m so excited to be starting towards one of my bigger goals tomorrow. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds in three years. I recently had a child and I put on 50 pounds during this pregnancy. I have already lost about 25 through having the baby, breastfeeding, and being in the hospital (twice) where the food was not appetizing. I figure if I lose 50 more pounds I will be around the size I was when I left college. This past week has been filled with many bad food choices (among them-oreos) and only one trip to the gym. I hope to improve my eating habits and go to the gym 3/4 times a week. All this being said, I’m starting towards the goal tomorrow because my sister-in-law and I are having a contest to see who can lose the most weight in the next three months. There is no prize except for the satisfaction of competition and winning. I think this is what we both need to motivate ourselves and move us towards our fitness goals. We start in the morning when we will each weigh ourselves. I have yet to decide how I will update my progress because y’all know I am not going to put my weight up here. It’s downright embarrassing that I’ve gained all this weight and the fact that I am going to lose it does not change the fact that it’s here now.
Oooh and I’ve also decided that I’m going to have a daily goal for everyone to complete. Today’s goal is think of ten things that you are thankful for and list them in the comment section.
5) candles during a storm
6) my digital camera (thanks mom and Jen!)
7) my son’s smile
8) the internet
9) cute stationary to write letters on
10) anyone who reads this blog!!!