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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-In

Hey y'all! Sadly, I'm having to FORCE myself to type out this post right now but if I'm going to hold myself accountable, which I am, I know that this is the very best "weigh" (haha!) for me to do it.

Last week I told y'all about the color run, an awesome 5K race that I've been so anxious to participate in. Finally, they are bringing this awesome event to Houston and I"m running! Woo! I'm seriously so excited; it's going to be a blast! Not just because it's a cool race that I've been looking forward to for what feels like forever but because I "met" an awesome new friend who is running it with me! Hi Lindsey!! Go check out her blog, then come back, k?

Anyhooo, I mentioned that I was going to be shedding pounds for this event. Because I need to lose weight anyway, and I need to train so I won't look like a fool running this race..So from here on out til race day I'll be doing "Weigh-In Wednesday."

Last week when I weighed in on Wednesday I was 205 lbs. Ouch, that is hard to type out. This morning when I weighed in the scale looked like this:

WOOT! for being down 3.6 lbs! I haven't worked out a lick this week, shame shame on me, I know. However, as of today it has been ONE FULL WEEK since I've had even a sip of Coke. This is MAJOR. I'm so proud of myself for sticking to my goal of kicking this nasty soda habit I have. Truth be told, I don't even want it at this point, thank goodness.

I've curbed what I"m eating, but only slightly. One thing I've been eating more of is salads, you know, the standard diet staple! I have been eating plain and grilled chicken salads. I wanted to share with y'all what I use as dressing on my salads because it wasn't too long ago that I would have never even imagined eating them this way. Instead of using any type of dressing on my salad I squeeze about a half of a lemon over the salad and the top with salt and pepper. My mom got me started on this and when she first told me to try it I thought she was crazy, but y'all, it's hella good! I encourage you to give it a try because it is WAY better for you than any "light" dressing could ever be!

I even cut myself to only one Starbucks latte and it was a skinny at that! Go me! I know it's not much but it's a start, and in my opinion, 3.6 lbs. is nothing to turn your nose up at!

It's important for me to tell y'all that I've never been a skinny girl! When I graduated high school I weighed 150 lbs. and I seriously loved my body. I was thin and curvy in all the right places. I was far from perfect but I loved myself and knew that I was rockin it. What? I was! LOL

My body has changed a lot in the past 9, almost 10, years. I don't know what my goal weight will be at this point but I'm gonna be happy with every week I weigh in and I've lost. We'll see where this takes me. This week, I hope to get myself back into the gym because work outs ALWAYS make me feel so good about myself.

If you are on a weight loss journey or want to be, I encourage you to join me. I promise to hold you accountable and support you through your trials and successes. Weight loss is hard but so worth it!

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  1. COUNT ME IN. Your blog post was just what I needed. I weighed this morning, too.

  2. Good job! I've kept to my goal of walking 1.5 miles daily (with three dogs too) but I did eat a huge chocolate chip cookie the food aspect of my "being good" is not quite up to goal yet!

  3. Hey there.. I found you from Texas Bloggers. I am the Big Sis from Natural-NesterS.. we Did the past 18 weeks of Weight Loss Wednesdays.. putting it on here will help to hold you accountable. Great job to you and your loss. Our stories seem very similar. When I started this journey, this time, I was 210.. I have been stuck at 168-172 for weeks now.. but it is ok. I have also began running again.. and funny story.. Just did the Color Run last weekend. IT was a blast. To check out some of my pictures look at this blog:
    It is funny because I just posted this! We are your newest followers and I can't wait to keep up with you on this journey!!

  4. Patti - I"m thinking about doing a link up for this starting next Wednesday - I will let you know! I'd love for you to join me!

  5. Cassey - thank you for your sweet comment here & on facebook!
    I'm headed over to your blog now! :)

  6. Miss Lacey girl you got guts to show your weight! I love ya! I am so excited for us to meet in person!!! I'm starting my workouts on Monday to 1. loose weight and look better 2. To train for the color run.

  7. That's awesome! Go you! Wish I could be there with y'all !!

  8. Thank you Tami! Sure would be fun if you could join us!


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