Friday, July 23, 2010

Weigh In Results/ Karens blog (Jennifer)

First I would like to say thank you to all of you who commented on my last post.  It was apparently a topic so many of you could relate to.  Its great to know I am not alone in this.

So  I weighed in yesterday hoping for awesome things after my 3 lbs (and undeserved in my opinion) gain last week.  The scale said 163.5.   That's a loss of 2 lbs since last week but still up a pound from two weeks ago.  Frustrating?  Yes, but not the end of the world.  I am sure a normal person's weight fluctuates from week to week within a few pounds.  I guess the frustration part comes in because I feel like I am being so good and should get "so good" results for it!  I never used to exercise 4-5 times a week OR count calories.  Yet I was maintaining my weight at about 225ish back then.  I am eating between 1200 -1400 calories a day.  Usually around the 1400 range, and exercise has become a regular part of my routine and who I am.  I think my body has gotten used to this new me and all the exercise and is hitting a little plateau.  I hope its little anyway!!  Until then, I will truck on.  Because this is the new me :)  And I like this new me better.  Hanging out in the 160's is way better than when I was hanging out at 225.  Each Thursday is a new experience when I get on the scale.  Regardless of what I see I dont have the fear any longer that I will get upset and fall off the wagon.  There is no wagon I have decided.  This is the new me.  No wagon.  hehe.

My friend Karen has decided to try Medifast.  She has been one of my main supporters through this weight loss journey.  She is one of the people I would call or text with my weight on Thursdays because I know she really cares.  She is also someone who I know is excited when she logs on and sees a new post on this blog.  She is a follower and has left lots of comments.  I love comments.  She has encouraged me since day one and even got me to sign up at her gym.  So having said that.....Karen just started her own blog and I thought it would nice if I could give you all her blog address and maybe you could stop by and give her the support she deserves!  We all know how far a little bit of support goes!!!  As some of you may know, Medifast is a VERY rigid program and takes extreme control to stay on plan.  The first few days are especially tough.  Today is her first day and after talking to her I hear mostly excitement in her voice!  Yaaay Karen!  Making the choice to change your life is half the battle. 

As for my exercise this week...I did zumba 4 times this week and also worked out.  I just love the zumba classes.  The more I go the more comfortable I feel.  Last night I realized I was a little intimidated before the class started.  I was looking at all the girls in the class and immediately felt like the fat girl.  It was on my mind for most of the class.  Then I asked myself if I really was the big girl or if that is just the mentality.  Heres what I came up with upon re-evaluation:  There were bigger ladies there than me for sure, and there were smaller ones too. I realized my issue is how my midsection looks.  The rolls get to me and keep me in "big girl" mode when I look in the mirror.  This area is what makes me feel overweight.  Soooo....I have decided to have a few dates with Tony Little's ab dvd. 
As most of you know I am a big fan of Tony but believe it or not I have never tried this ab DVD that I even own!!!

Its Friday...I hope you all have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Jennifer,

Oh.... I'm excited for Karen!! Woo Hoo! I love the Medifast program! It's truly been a lifesavor for me and my man.

I can't wait to "hang out" with you in the 160's. By then, I'm sure you'll have moved on to the 150's or lower, though. You are doing so well.

Hey, I nominated you for an award. Be sure and stop by my blog to pick it up. Happy weekend!!

~Margene
http://www.believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Aww, Jenn-what you said was so nice. Thank you! You are so you right about how I sign on to check out your blog to see if there is a new post. I did it several times a day until you posted it and then I would sit back and read. Yes, every Thursday I would be waiting for your text on the weight update. I liked getting the results before you put it on your blog :) I looked forward to hearing how much! It's a big thing to us, maybe not to others, but to us...it's a big deal! I will say that eating every 2-3 hours is a new thing for me. I'll write about that in my next post. Thanks Margene! I'm excited too!

Karen said...

Aww, Jenn-what you said was so nice. Thank you! You are so you right about how I sign on to check out your blog to see if there is a new post. I did it several times a day until you posted it and then I would sit back and read. Yes, every Thursday I would be waiting for your text on the weight update. I liked getting the results before you put it on your blog :) I looked forward to hearing how much! It's a big thing to us, maybe not to others, but to us...it's a big deal! I will say that eating every 2-3 hours is a new thing for me. I'll write about that in my next post. Thanks Margene! I'm excited too!

Lesia said...

Congrats.smile.

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today. Congrats, your recent picture is awesome.
Ann
Less of Me

FrugalMom said...

I so feel you on this one, I need to do some ab work myself, as everything is quite loose after giving birth three times.

Thanks for stopping by my blog The Fit & Frugal Challenge.

DiZneDiVa said...

I just found your blog... I had a lapband installed on March 23rd, 2010... I did the Optifast diet for a couple weeks before it as well... I look forward to following your journey and checking out your friend's blog... Keep up the Good work! *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Check out my blog mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I have not checked out the medifast program, I'll take a look. I'm also off to visit Karens blog, I've been gone all weekend otherwise I would have been there sooner. I can't wait to "hang out" in the 160's either! Thanks!

Laura said...

I hope your date with Tony goes well! You'll have to let us know how that works out!

dawne said...

Oh my, sweet Jennifer, it appears we are living parallel lives! :) Well, at least we understand each other and those 160's!

Hailey said...

Hi! I just came across your blog - good luck with the weight loss journey! I've lost 30 pounds on my journey so far (I'm at 165 now)...with hopefully 26 more to go (at least, that's what the body fat machine tells me is the unhealthy fat left on me!) Have you ever tried hip hop abs? My mid-section is where I tend to gain weight, and when I was doing the hip hop abs, it really seemed to help melt away pounds in that specific area! :)