Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Weigh In Wendesday - A New Normal

First I would like to say thanks to all the people who commented and cheered me on last week when I posted where I was. It is nice to know there is such a great community out there to support me as I go on this journey.

Linking up with the girls over at Weigh In Wednesday!

Weigh In Wednesday

This first week as all about making a new normal for me. Instead of eating fast food and soda it was more greens and water. I thought it was going to be really tough like it has been the last few times I have attempted to lose weight. I would have a super low calorie lunch so then I could have fast food at night. I am now spreading my calories all through out the day and choosing better choices. I think I am realizing that I am treating this while journey differently this time then I ever have.

I feel different and much more optimistic about actually changing my health and not just losing weight.

I am using the My Fitness Pal app which has me eating about 1700 calories a day to lose 1 1/2 pounds a week and it is so manageable for me. I have been working out 3-4 times a week, whether it's hiking or walking at a local park. Back in December one of my best friends Kirsten got me this awesome water bottle. She knows how much I love water bottles and said she heard about this one from a friend and had to get one for me. It is called a MooseJaw and has a compartment for your license and key so that you can take it running with you.

This past week was really good food wise. Saturday was somewhat of a wash with so much going on but I was more aware of what I was eating and knew that I would be going over my calories but that it wasn't a huge deal, so I didn't track. Sunday I tracked and it included 2 slices of pizza at church for dinner, but that was about as bad as it got, and even when tracking it I came in under calories.

I am off this whole week because the nanny fam is in Colorado skiing which is a nice change of pace. Mostly resting and doing things that I normally wouldn't do, due to lack of time. Tomorrow I am going to get my hairs done. I have never really had them professionally done but decided with the new healthier me, I'm going to get a new do as well. This is what I am going to try to go for, can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Now for the moment we all have been waiting for.

I think I mentioned that I have chosen to weigh in on Monday mornings. Well this past Monday my eyes shot open and I knew it was weigh in day. I had weighed in mid week because I joined a diet bet and it was looking good so I was excited to see what the scale would say.

I stepped on and saw this....

My mouth dropped open. I went and typed it into My Fitness Pal and it proudly displayed that I had lose 4.4 lbs!!!! Wow.

Looking back when I did Weigh In Wednesday link ups I never lost more then 2.5 lbs so to lose 4 makes me soooo excited. It's such a motivator to keep working at it. I am realizing that drastic life changes bring drastic results.

I can't wait to see what this next week brings.



  1. Jenny! WOW Fantastic job! Excellent loss this week and you know your hard work is paying off! You are starting out around the same weight that I started out when I began my journey!

    Keep up the excellent work!

  2. congrats on the weight loss, it's always exciting and never gets old :) The photo inspiration for your hair looks beautiful, I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Every 3 years I chop off 12-14 inches and donate it to Locks of Love, so it alternates between short (to my shoulders) and long (down to my waist).

  3. Great loss this week! You are doing an amazing job.

  4. Holla! What a great loss! Keep up the hard work girl.

  5. Beep Beep. Good job baby. Nice looking toe nails.

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