Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 13 Weekly Weigh In

So today is the day & I am SOOO excited by what I saw when I stepped on the scale this morning.  I was down FIVE pounds!!!!!!!!!!  Five pounds in one week!! I am SOO stoked! 

 
 
 
My goal by the end of January was to weigh 269 & today's -5 lbs brought me to 271 so I'm preeeety sure that I will meet my goal for January, how exciting is that!!  I said if I got down to 269 by the end of January that that would be 10 lbs for the month & it looks like I may even go over that!!  Woohoo!
 
Ok, I'm calm now. 
 
So, on the way to church this morning I had several thoughts going through my mind.  One of the things I was thinking about was all the times that people (myself included) say "Oh I've tried EVERYTHING & nothing works, I just can't get this weight off."  But those of us that are bigger know the truth, we know that that is just a bunch of well, crap basically.  Yes, you may have tried everything, but the key here is HOW LONG did you try it for?  I mean if you're big then yeah, you probably HAVE tried every diet in the world, I know I have.  Heck, I even had weight loss surgery & still ended up back at 283 lbs!!  But the harsh reality is that NOTHING will work if you don't work it.  There is no magic pill, surgery, or diet, there's no magic at all, there's just HARD WORK, determination, and perseverance.  And believe me I'm am JUST as guilty as everyone else.  You won't believe how many times I've jumped on the "I've tried everything & nothing seems to work" bandwagon.  The whole time though, I knew the truth.  The truth was, I DIDN'T STICK TO IT!  Yeah, I may have done it for a day or two, but as soon as I didn't see the results on the scale then I was done.  My thinking was "Ugh, I've tortured myself for TWO WHOLE DAYS and this dang scale hasn't moved a pound, this doesn't work" and so I gave up, and here I am again, wearing a size 24/26 & wondering why I was such a quitter!!  I mean I have to say that this time has been SO GREAT!!  I have not been hungry one time (I mean I get hungry, but then I eat).  I have not been deprived, and I am so amazed at the fact that the weight is coming off.  Isn't that crazy?  I mean we've heard for years, calories in/calories out.  If you burn more calories than you consume you WILL lose weight.  But to actually see it working so well is just so mind blowing, and exciting, and the thing about this is that I KNOW that I can do this now.  I know that I can stick to it.  I KNOW that I CAN lose this weight!!!  I don't know why I all of a sudden got this bug up my butt to get started on this weight loss journey, but I sure am glad I did.  :)
 
Ok, so here is a picture of my lunch today.  It's a homemade pizza:
 


Ha! I started eating it before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture of it!! :)  Here's the breakdown as far as I could figure:

2 pieced of Mama Mary's crust (2/6 of the pizza) - 240 calories
1/4 of one 80/20 hamburger patty - 73 calories
1/8 c. of pizza sauce - 15 calories
1/4 c. Mozarella cheese - 40 calories
A tablespoon or so of sliced mushroomos - 4 calories (almost not worth counting)
2 1/2 black olives - 13 calories
And some sliced onions that I didn't count

Total calories 385 for my lunch.  I have decided from now on that I'm not going to count little things like onions or mushrooms if they're used sparingly.  I mean the caloric value is so low that I don't think 1 T. of onions is going to make that much of a difference.  Of course that's just me, you can do it however you want.  This pizza was very good.

Ok, well that's my weekly weigh in.  How is everyone else doing?  I hope you're doing great & now I am off to take my Sunday nap!!  Hope everyone has a great week planned!



Previous Weight 276
Current Weight 271
-5 pounds lost
-12 lbs lost total

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 5 pounds! That's awesome!

    I have to laugh, because one of my favorite things is to take a nap after church on Sunday. We started that tradition when my youngest was a baby. He'd only take a nap with me in the reclniing loveseat. We continued that tradition until just a year or so ago (he's now almost 10). Sometimes, he'll still get on the loveseat with me, but most of the time, he'll go lay in his bed for his nap.

    Keep up the hard work!

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    1. Girl I loves me some naps!! Sometimes my 11 y/o will take them with me & sometimes not. Thanks for the encouragement!!

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  2. Way to go on your 5 lb loss! Thats a great start. I bet you will reach your monthly goal by the end of January! Good luck!

    http://rwilliams2009.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope so!! I'm only 2 lbs away, surely I can do that in these last 2 weeks!! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  3. Congrats on the loss!! AND that pizza looks DELICIOUS!!

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  4. Way to go! 5 pounds is a great start.

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  5. 5 pounds!!!! Woot Woot! You go girl! I too have said nothing works knowing it was me that didnt work as hard as I should have. Thank you for typing it!

    www.kismetandkilograms.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, we can only lie to ourselves for so long. Thanks for the woots!! :)

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  6. That is awesome! Keep up the great work! I never count my gum calories because I think it is stupid that it has calories to being with. Haha

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    1. Yeah, I mean seriously, 4 calories here & there aren't going to hurt me since I'm usually under my daily caloric intake anyway!! Sheesh! :)

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    1. Thanks! I was pretty excited about it!

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  8. What a GREAT week! Congrats!

    keep it up!

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  9. Wow! That pizza looks too good to be lowfat! And you are doing an amazing job, five pounds! Wowza! So proud of you and keep it up girlie!

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    1. Thanks & yes that pizza is pretty tasty.

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  10. Congrats, girl! And you're so right about the "trying everything" line - it's whether or not you stick to it that counts. I think weight loss is 99% motivation (at least for me) - once my motivation to work out/eat healthy/etc. wanes, then I stop losing. We always WANT to lose the weight, but it's whether we want to keep working for that goal! Keep it up - I know this time we'll meet our goals!

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