Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Getting back down!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Let's jump right in. Time for my weigh-in:

This morning I weighed 178.2 pounds.

(Last Monday I was at 180.8 pounds)

Hey, I will take a 2 pound loss in a week anytime!! My main focus right now is not just eating around 1,000 calories per day but making sure they are 1,000 good, nutritious calories. Making healthier snack choices, drinking plenty of water and not eating absolutely anything past 8 p.m.!

*Side note: I think back before my surgery when I used to eat anything and everything if I was hungry. My job at the time had me getting off work at 11 p.m. and at least 4 times per week I would go through the drive-thru at either Taco Bell or Wendy's and eat around 800 calories at that time alone!! I was hungry after working and wanted a "snack". I can't imagine now putting that many unhealthy calories in my body at 11 p.m. much less 800 calories and sometimes more!!

But my goal still stands....to be in the 160's by October 23rd. That would require losing 9 pounds in the next 19 days! Approximately 3 pounds per week. Hard goal? Yes but I'm going to give it a go! My dad and I have been exercising more so this is a plus. Last Thursday and yesterday we mapped out a 3-mile walk in my neighborhood which was pretty intense with all the steep hills. I also went to the grocery store last night and splurged on $130 worth of healthy foods. I went a little overboard but I wanted to be prepared for the next few weeks. I made sure to get nutritious meals, low-calorie snacks and lots of protein! To me being prepared and planning out your meals is key and will help you to not overeat or eat the wrong foods.

Also, the nutrition and weight loss seminar at my church starts tonight and I am super excited about it! My dad and I are both doing it and it lasts the whole month of October every Tuesday night. It is completely free to come and the man leading it is a weight loss/nutrition/health freak who lost something like 100 pounds in 6 months. I have heard he is inspirational and has tons of good tips and tricks to teach us. If I learn anything super interesting, I will fill you in!!


I have been looking at all your pictures from Chicago and it looks like y'all had a blast!! I hate that I couldn't go this year and I miss seeing all my friends from last year. I know there were a lot of new girls that got to go this year too and I hate that I couldn't meet all of you but hopefully next year!! Everyone looked wonderful and it was good to see your smiling faces again :)


  1. Congratulations! I am trying to eat about 1200 calories, but even that makes me so hungry some days! Do you ever get hungry? Does having a lap band make a difference with that? I know I need to eat less, and maybe more filling foods.

  2. Congrats on the 2lbs this week.

    I too have been eating healthier and spending good money on good products!

    You are doing really well.

  3. really missed you in Chicago this year, I hope it works out for you to attend our next Bo0bs get together :) You are doing so great with your losses, I just know you can make your goal!

  4. ley us know how the seminar goes! will be interesting to hear what that guy has to say. I wish you the best with your goal by the end of the month! you can SO do it! :)