Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekly Weigh In


Happy Friday. I'm so happy it's Friday, work has been busy for us this week. At the beginning of the week I felt so good, I even tried on a pair of jeans I hadn't worn in over a year...they were still snug. The scale was down and I was really feeling good about things. This morning when I weighed in it was up 1 pound. Why?? maybe all the Oklahoma burritos decided to show up. I don't know. I'm not discouraged, I always have the weekend and next week to try to loose. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

+1 pound


Lesli -

YAY! Finally back on track and moving the pounds on! I weigh in on Monday and Monday I was down 4lbs! I re-weighed on Friday am after I had eaten breakfast and drank coffee and was still down 3. I have gotten in an awesome workout/food rhythym so I'm staying the course and not getting discouraged! I have a big week coming up, because I have company coming in and lots of travel, so I will need to stay focused and commited!

Total Lost: -4
To Goal: -6

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

It has been a bitterly cold and snowy week here in Atlanta, and I woke up this morning praying and wishing with every fiber of my being that the scale would reflect the hard work I have been putting in. I didn't post weigh in last week, because I was SO defeated. After a week of eating and exercising perfectly, I had gained 1.6 pounds. I COULD NOT believe it....until I had a conversation with Lesli about how much we ate and drank on New Year's Eve....then I remembered how that happened. After a pep talk, I knew I had to stay the course and I am happy to say it payed off. I want this to be encouragement for anyone who has started and hasn't seen results.... HANG IN THERE ONE MORE WEEK! It could make all the difference.

Christina: -4.6 pounds
Goal: 20.4 pounds left to go!

Hey Y'all! I'm a little annoyed today. I've eaten perfect and exercised perfect for 2 weeks straight and I was completely flat. I started this week, so I'm hoping that's what's holding me back, but I'm getting really frustrated. I track my calories online, so I can be as precise as possible and I work hard at my exercises. I'm thinking I might be getting to a cardio every day point and now I do cardio 3-4xs a week. Oh well! I am so encouraged by Christina's weight loss! That is so awesome! Here I am... staying the course!

Lesli: 0
Goal: 10 left to go!


Hey! It's been a hard week for me, I had some type of bug and wasn't able to eat! I actually still don't have my appetite back...which is a good thing. I'm so happy for Christina! THATS GREAT! and LESLI, you do so well and eat so healthy and you look great and I think the last 10 will go soon. I know the holidays were so hard for everyone.

I didn't weigh in last week so I'm down 5 pounds for both the two weeks.

Ryan: -5 pounds for the past 2 weeks

Friday, January 7, 2011

post holiday weigh in

who was excited to get on the scale this week? AHHHHH NOT ME! I worked like a crazy person to combat the steak, boursin potatoes, cheese grits, mimosas, ham biscuits, mimosas & wine! (yes, I had so many mimosas I had to count it twice!) All my hard work netted me completely flat, and I'm not mad at the number I'm more mad that I tried to convince myself that my portions were small. I am happy to report that me & Christina took one hell of a spin class before we indulged!

This week is a new week and I've got myself into a good eating and work out routine, so I am setting myself up for success! HOw many of you made weight related resolutions? Share them in the comments, because in the end we are ALL in this together!

xoxo ~ Lesli

Total Loss: 0
Goal: 10

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Zing Zang 20 calorie drink!

Don't know about you guys, but I LOVER me some spicy tomato juice/bloody mary mix. I've tried a bunch of varieties and this one is my FAVORITE. It's thick and zest~ey, pepper~ey & spicy
And the best part is that it's only TWENTY calories. I drink it straight-up as a "mock-tail" but as Lesli reminded me...."Vodka is zero points. Right? It is, isn't it? Well at least it is in my head." So it's DELISH by itself OR as a fabulous diet mixer. It comes in a large glass bottle and is less than $3 at my grocery store.

This is how I drink it. LOTS of crushed ice in my pretty stemless glasses that Toni gave me as a housewarming with a twist of lime. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Resolution....

My new year's resolution is to not have "loosing weight" as a resolution for next year.... and I have a plan!

I put some effort and time into deciding how I wanted to approach this year's weight loss goals....and I am taking it old school... yup... counting calories... My mother swears by this and I think it is no coincidence that I have met 2 people in the past 2 weeks that used this approach with great success. I feel like I seem to do better when I have parameters, and the more I pay attention to how many calories something is, the better I am at figuring out how much food I am consuming each day. Keeping a journal has helped a lot as well. (I splurged on a new planner to track everything!!!!)

The only bad part about getting back on track is I feel like all I think about is food right now. It always feels like this in the life revolves around when, what, and how much I can eat.... But as each day goes by it gets a little bit easier.

I was at chruch on Sunday, and our pastor spoke about Gumption: The character to commit and complete. I think that I what I was lacking before. I am very good at committing to something, but not so great with the follow through. I think this is my year...... I am DETERMINED to make it all the way to my goal weight.

So here is my real New Year's resolution... GUMPTION.

I am looking forward to some good results this Friday for weigh in!!!!!