The Road To Skinny Me!

My journey…and every thought along the way!

Week 7… December 22, 2010

This will be a quick post…I have  a ton to do before we leave for Colorado tomorrow!

I expected this to be a week where I didn’t lose because of last weeks loss, but…I was wrong!  I lost another 3+ pounds!  I was pretty shocked…I had a piece birthday cake on two different days and didn’t count them…  Not the best idea.

Anyway, I am a little nervous about the next two weeks.  Being in someone elses home and not having as much control over the foods available to me is kinda freaking me out.  I don’t think we will eat out much, but that doesn’t worry me so much…I know how to make better choices in that situation. 

My goal over the these next couple of weeks is not to lose weight, but to at least maintain my current weight!

I will try to post next week, but no guaranties.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!



Week 6… December 14, 2010

Whoooooo Whooooo!!!!! 

This week I lost 8.6 lbs. for a total weight loss of 20 lbs.!!!  I am thrilled!  I was hoping for a good week and heading to my meeting tonight I was feeling pretty good.  My scale has been giving me good numbers and I have noticed my tush is shrinking a bit!  Not to mention my jeans are really starting to fit better!  This means I have I can check off another goal.  I past my 5% goal.  It feels really good!  20 lbs. in 6 weeks!  Awesome…

I am noticing a bit of a pattern… 

Week 1: -1.2

Week 2: -6

Week 3: -1

Week 4: -4.4

Week 5: +1.2

Week 6: -8.6

I do have to admit that I did not meet my goal of walking this week…  So that is something to work on.  I am sure I will need to do it to have a good week.

Thanks for all of your support!



New Goals… December 9, 2010

Well…not entirely new, but additional.  I was reading another weight loss blog and she was talking about where her weight was at different points in her life.  I though this would be a great way to set some additional goals for myself that aren’t so spaced out.  The revised list…

1.  Register On My Scale – 12 lbs. (total weight loss)

2.  5% – 18 lbs.

3.  10% – 36 lbs.

4.  Pre Pregnancy –  44 lbs.

5.  Florida 2006 – 72 lbs.

6.  Wedding (Have Another Baby) – 97 lbs.

7.  Met Levi – 122 lbs.

8.  Sophomore Year – 167 lbs. (This is the lowest weight I can remember ever being!)

9.  Almost There – 192 lbs.

10.  Goal 150 – 212 lbs.

There we go, my new goal list!  Now I just have to start hitting those goals!


Week 5… December 8, 2010

Filed under: Skinny Me,Weight Watchers — Christine @ 1:26 PM
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…Not a good week.  I gained 1.2 lbs., but I’m not going to let it get me down.  I know where I messed up and I wasn’t doing the things I should have been doing. 

First of all, I didn’t keep track of my points very well.  This was probably the worst thing I could have done.  It is very easy for your points to creep up all day long and before you know it you are at or above your limit.  I really didn’t eat anything that was a total points buster…I stuck to the same things I’ve been eating.  I just didn’t keep track of everything.

Second of all, I still have not done any exercise!  This is the big leap for me, not eating better.  It is way easier for me to give up or limit ice cream and pizza than it is for me to get up and move.  Once I get started with some type of routine I tend to do pretty well, but getting started… 

So, my goals this week…

 1. To track every single thing I eat, drink or chew.

2. To get on my treadmill at least 4 days and walk at least 20 minutes each time.

3. To continue to make healthier choices.  Not only for me, but for Riley!

 This week WILL be better!



Goals… December 5, 2010

Filed under: Weight Loss,Weight Watchers — Christine @ 12:42 PM
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Weight Watchers has pre set goals for you when you start the plan.  The first is 5% total weight loss, then 10%  and then your goal weight.  Then at each meeting you celebrate every 5 lbs. loss with everyone at the meeting and then also 25 lbs., 50 lbs., 75 lbs. (I think), 100 lbs. and so on.  For some of the big ones you get charms to go on a key ring and charms for other things like sticking to the plan for 16 weeks.

This is great, but I wanted to set my own goals…especially when I wont reach my goal weight before we get preggers again.  If I continue to lose at my current rate of 3 lbs. a week it will take me a year and a half to reach my goal weight and that is IF I continue at that rate… 

So anyway, my personal goals:

1.  To register on my home scale!  It’s been a while since I was able to step on my scale without watching the number climb and climb only to finally say “ERROR”. 

2.  To get down to “Have another baby!” weight!  This is something that Levi and I have discussed and my doctor and I have discussed.  It’s the last weight at which I can remember feeling good or not actually feeling how fat I was.  From my current weight this goal weight is about 75 lbs. away.  I may extend it to 100 lbs. though.

3.  To get to my “For Life!” or goal weight.  I have set my For Life weight at 150.  I think this is reasonable and is at the higher end of the acceptable weight range for my height.

Well as of last week I am able to celebrate hitting my first goal!!!  It’s very motivating to hit a personal goal!  I need to set some smaller ones, but I’m not sure what they should be.  I would love suggestions if anyone has any!  But for now I am pretty happy with myself!



Weight Watchers… December 2, 2010

Filed under: Weight Loss,Weight Watchers — Christine @ 6:18 AM
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I am reposting this here, where it belongs…


About four weeks ago I was sitting in McDonald’s playland with some MOPS moms, the kids were playing and we were chatting and proofing some fundraiser orders. One of the moms was talking about how she had been doing Weight Watchers (WW) and how much she liked it. Well, that got me thinking… “I think I could do that!” So I went to a meeting with her that night.

Here I am, four weeks later…  I’ve lost 12 lbs. and I love the program.  It is easy to follow, I’m satisfied with what I can eat and from time to time I can have whatever I want, in moderation and within my points for that day.  I had Nutter Butters and milk before bed a couple of nights ago!  I am just happy I have found something I like and I feel like I will be able to stick with….Only time will tell!

Here is my horrid “before” picture.  It’s not a true “before” picture since it is from this week, four weeks in, but it’s what you get!



Change of plans…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 6:09 AM

I was just going to blog about my weight loss on our family blog, but I think I am going to keep it separate.  I don’t want to overshadow family things and vise verse.  Again, I feel like I have a lot to say.  Not that any of it is worth while, but I like to talk and this is a way that I can just talk and talk and not worry about boring anyone to death or worry that I am making it all about me.  This is all about me!  If I want to post 20 times in one day…I will!  If people think it is boring or repetitive they don’t have to read it, but I will feel better because I got it all out!  Make sense?  It sounds good to me!