Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday - 1 Month

Here we are at my 4th official weigh in here with the weigh-in-Wednesday crew. I love this link up, I love the community, and I love the encouragement. There is nothing pushing me more then knowing that once a week I can bare my all and people are there to cheer me on or give me an encouraging word. So thank you again!

Pretty Strong Medicine

I am off today because of the ice/snow here in Atlanta. This is round 2 for us to redeem ourselves after the last one so I'm hoping we do better! It's different this time though because the ice is crazy. At least it gave me some time to get in a nice workout at our gym here at the apartment. Who knows if and when the power might go out. Anyways....

This is now my 1 month mark since I started eating better and I must say it's been a fantastic month. I have been eating wayyy better then I have in the past years and I am feeling much better. I know that this is the time it's really going to work because it's not just a "diet" it's a lifestyle change. I am making better decisions every where I go and to me that is a big difference.

A few things that have majorly changed for me are fast food and soda. Yes I have had fast food here and there, but it has mostly been Subway or Moe's. When I have these though it's not going all out crazy, its making sure that I choose wisely and that I make the healthier choice rather then just listening to what my brain thinks I want. I have not had McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendys, Burger King, or any of the like in over a month. Now that's just about a record for me. I have only had French fries one time and that was this past week at Chili's I really wanted them and decided I could have them every now and again, just not every day.

Soda has been a huge undertaking, luckily I was already off and on it for a few months but just switched over to sweet tea, lemonade, powerade, and juice. Basically anything else sugary that I could substitute for soda, which is not an better. Since starting my weight loss I have only had 1 sweet tea. ONE. That's it, everything else that I drink is water. All day, every day, and I love it. Sometimes I add a lemon here or there but taking in water has made me feel a ton better.

I also started a weight loss binder this past week. Basically it's a mini binder with page protectors and sheets of paper. Every Monday when I weigh in I take two pictures of myself and then log my information into my binder. I print out the pictures and put them next to the info every week. I can look anytime I want to see the progress I am making and the physical changes I am seeing in my body. I love it so much, I can't wait to look when I get down 30-40 pounds and see what a change I have made and how much more I can do!

Last week was a good normal week for me. My kids were all in school again for a whole which is a welcomed change. They are out again this week due to weather so now that makes 3 out of the last 4 weeks out of school -_-. I love them, I just am not ready for summer yet haha! But anywho it was a good week, I tracked everything except for Saturday (Chili's and guacamole, lots of it) but I did go hike the mountain on Sunday which is my favorite thing to do. I felt good about my weigh in, I had been monitoring it all week because my diet bet ends in like 3 days and I wanted to see how it was going.

  Yay!!!! 2.5 this week!!!! I am so excited. I keep expecting to get on the scale and not see it move or even gain weight. I am realizing though that because I am really making changes and really sticking to it that I am actually going to keep losing weight.

Starting Weight - 239.4
2/10/2014 - 229.9
Loss this week - 2.5
Total Loss - 9.5 lbs
My goal this week is to get to that 10 pound loss, I am sure that I can as long as I keep on doing what I have been doing.
My diet bet ends on Friday too and I need to be at 228.4 so I need to kick it into gear to make sure get that last 1.5 lb off so I can win my money back.

Have a great Wednesday.



  1. Wow! Congrats on the loss! Happy Wednesday!

  2. Fantastic loss this week Jenny! Way to go and keep up the great work with the exercise and no sodas (once I got past the 3 week period, I think it got much easier!) Fast food, well that's another story :)

  3. Looks like you have a great plan in place and are rocking the healthy eating habits. I really enjoy hiking also. If the weathers nice, I plan to go camping this wkend.

  4. You are doing such a great job--the soda thing is really hard, and you are rocking it. Keep up the good work :)

    Kelly @ In It To Lose It

  5. You recommitted and are doing great!!!
    I have a diet pepsi once in a while, but I have found that I don't feel good after drinking it. I used the crystal light packets because they are low in calories and easy to take on the go.

  6. New follower here...I have issues with Soda too! I've replaced it (mostly) with water but who knew something so bubbly could be so addictive! I wanted to say congrats on your weightloss!

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