Friday, October 3, 2008

Fitness Friday--One Week Down

Edited to add: I still haven't weighed myself, but I just measured and a few places are smaller. Looks like about a 1 1/2 inch loss total. (1/2 inch from the hips and 1 inch from the thighs. Could that be possible?) Probably, I just measured wrong. :) No matter, it's progress and I'll take it!

Last week I finally found my motivation to lose weight. I just couldn't ignore all the hints around me any longer. I've asked a few others to join me on the journey. My goals, if you remember, were to cut out cokes and bedtime snacking. Here's how my week went...

Day 1--I had to drink half a glass of Coke to wash down my Tylenol. Getting off caffeine cold turkey will do that to you.

Day 2--I cannot believe I'm doing without snacks! I actually felt hungry today before a meal. Hungry--like my stomach growled and everything.

Day 3--I had a bedtime snack because we had friends over tonight. BUT, I made sure it was fat-free popcorn and I only had a small bowl. Pretty good.

Day 4--I ate a yogurt for breakfast and stayed away from the donuts at church. Then, Sunday night our church had an ice cream supper. I had some, but not a lot and I didn't go back for seconds. I don't think my church is helping me. :)

Day 5--I'm actually going between meals without snacks. I don't miss them really, I just have to remind myself to not grab them. I heaped up on vegetables tonight at supper. I have Weight Watchers ice cream bars in the freezer and I haven't eaten any. Praise God for helping me have self-control. It's from Him I know!

Day 6--I can feel a difference in the way my jeans fit. It's every so slight, but it's there.

Day 7--The family voted on Sonic tonight for supper. There is nothing healthy at Sonic. I tried...I had a chicken strip wrap and didn't buy fries or a Coke to go with it. And I didn't feel sorry for myself. I am satisfied at the end of the meal and know that I don't need anything else. I don't just keep eating because it tastes good. This is very new!

Now. Here are my goals for the upcoming week:

1. Continue with last week's goals.

2. Increase fruit and vegetable intake.

Just a little at at time, Ladies! And now the fun part.

I can't wait until...

...I can wear my wedding ring again. I know that sounds horrible but here's the story. I get eczema on my hands and I finally just had to take off my wedding ring to get it to clear up. It was months before I tried it back on and by then it didn't fit so well. Then my hand broke out again. Then I stopped wearing my ring. Now it doesn't fit at all. I know I could get it re-sized but I'm going to be skinny just any minute now! :)

...I can't wear some of my current clothes anymore. I absolutely cannot wait until the day I put something on and realize I can't wear it because it's just too big and baggy. Won't that be wonderful?

OK friends, it's your turn! Make sure you link to your direct Fitness Friday post and not just your blog address! I can't wait to hear how everyone is doing!


  1. Sounds like you're off to a great start, Brenda. Congrats!

  2. Hi Brenda. Terry came over to my post just about the time I was having a good old meltdown about my weight gain. She put me onto your friday fitness. I think it is a cool idea. I will put it on my calender for an entry next week - is it weekly? Sounds like you are up and running - well done!

  3. I did it! Yeah. One week down and hopefully some beginning water retention weight loss going on in my body that I am unaware of! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You sound like you are doing pretty great. Sorry about the upcoming book club...a chocolate fountian??????????? We are glutton's for punishment!

  4. I wanna get in on the weightloss!!!
    I'll participate next week!

  5. Count me in, I found your blog through Terry. I have been lamenting my recent weight gain for the past two weeks. I needed this nudge. Thanks!

  6. I love this idea and how folks are joining in from around the globe! Weight-loss has been a major project in my life for a year now, and I have at least another year to go before I'm done with the losing part. Then comes the maintaining part, but one step at at time! Thanks for starting this Brenda--waging the battle with self is so much easier when you have the encouragement and comraderie of fellow warriors.

  7. Okay, I'm going to have to jump in here and join y'all. I lost 4 lbs. in one week, then I got PMS and gained 3 back! Oy!

  8. Hi Brenda,

    Thank you for stopping by. I've also been blogging about weightloss. I'll have to start taking a peek at your Fitness Friday posts.

  9. Count me in too!! And I WILL be posting a picture of the Red Machine of Death. I promise. :0)

  10. 1 1/2 inches lost? Good for you! And way to go on the self-control! Or, way to let the Holy Spirit work through you!

    You know how healthy all of us ladies will be? I am SO excited!

    And, I told you about my wedding ring a bit, but for the benefit of others I will share again. :) I just started to wear my wedding ring again (after 2 1/2 years) even though it doesn't fit and my finger looks like a little pork sausage. I wear it constantly as a reminder to keep on my goals.

    Have I told you how excited I am to be a part of this and part of this amazingly encouraging group of women? This is just the kick in the rear I needed. :)

  11. What a GREAT first week! Still trying to figure out the linky thingy...

  12. I just couldn't wait til Friday! I put my first post up today--I needed it for a jump-start.

  13. Just wanted to let you know that I linked over to you in this post
    and will be joining Fitness Friday this week. Thanks!!


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