Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oops, I Cheated...

It's almost Friday!! Woo Hoo! I'm soooo ready for the weekend, how bout you?!

So Tuesday I cheated. Kinda. My weeky weigh in's are Thursdays but if you remember I had to bump it up to Tuesday last week because of my doctors appt. Well, Tuesday at the gym I decided to face my fear of  what damage I may have done the previous week and stepped on the scale. The scale read 256.9. Another 1.9 pounds gone! Woo Hoo! Very very very excited about that! It definitely doesn’t compare much with the 3+ pound weeks I've been having but losing nearly 2 pounds after a week from hell is amazing. My weigh in days might now be switched to Tuesdays instead of Thursdays we'll see what I feel like doing next week. I am now 1.9 pounds away from losing 15 pounds so far. Wow, I really can't believe it. When I started on August 13th, my goal was to lose 10 pounds by my birthday dinner October 9th and my birthday on October 17th. I didn't set the bar too high because I really wasn’t sure what to expect from my body. I didn't know if the eating would be easier or harder than I thought it would be, I didn’t know how much I would actually make it to the gym and I wasn’t sure how quickly my body would start to change. About 2 weeks ago I decided that I could definitely bump my goal up to 15 pounds by my birthday. Now, I'm not sure what to do. My birthday dinner/party is 3 weeks from Friday and my actual birthday is 4 weeks from Saturday. Do I bump up my goal again to 20 pounds? That's 7 pounds in 3 weeks. Can I do it? If I get back on track with the 3 pound a week weigh in's I could do it with a few pounds to spare. If my weigh in's continue to be around 1.9 pounds then I will be a couple pounds short. I think maybe it would be good to set a bar that I'm not sure I'll make. I think it will help to motivate me to work my butt off. What do you guys think? I think that's probably what I'll do.

I also decided that every 20 pounds I lose I will take a new progress picture. That means that one may be coming soon! And as much as I don't want to, when I take a new progress picture I will post that one with my starting picture to compare. These will be on my Pictures Blog that is currently empty. I'm not thrilled about seeing my start picture up for everyone to see but I think it's something that needs to be done so I can truly see all my progress.

Ugh I'm quite hungry right now, not sure why. Can't wait for lunch in 20 minutes!!



  1. Oh so excited for you! You're doing amazing.

  2. You could do one of two things.

    1. Aim for a target, that might be achieved, but if not, be ready to feel some potential dissapointment.

    2. Aim to do the best you can, and be happy with it. After all it's a marathon not a sprint.

    You can be proud of yourself, so the main thing is to just keep pushing on, head high, chin up and be strong and keep believing in yourself, and your Head and Heart to guide you.

    GOOD LUCK and best wishes.

    :-) :-).


  3. your getting there chica!! keep it up!! you are doing SO awesome :)