Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Saturday's Weigh-in and Exciting News!

Good Morning,

Happy Hump Day!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this week's blog...super busy weekend. I don't know that I even realize what happened. Lol!


Saturday Weigh-in Day 10/6/2012

My weight: 205.6 lbs
Total: 23.6 lbs

I reached my 10% goal! I was so excited about this but I never got the chance to actually celebrate. I had a dress fitting later Saturday afternoon then Sunday I was gone all day for my neice's baby shower. I haven't even shown off my key chain to my husband. I feel like the excitement went away a little because I was so busy. Jerry had his upcoming interview weighing on his mind so I think we were both just preoccupied.


I was pumped to start Jillian Michael's 30 day shred...Except when I went to start it up it was on level 2...that was the only level I had...I know it sounds weird. My hubby copies our DVD's to Itunes so that we don't have to use DVD's...somehow my level 1 and 3 disappeared. So Frustrating!!! I was mad, very mad! It seems like every time I want to do something it never goes as I want or as planned or as smooth as it could. Any Who...I cooled my jets and decided to do Billy Blanks Boot Camp Basic Training. It was easy at first but got tough towards the end.

I am proud of myself for finding a way to still work out even though it wasn't what I had in mind. In the past I would have just said screw it and sat on the couch all day, being crabby. Hooray for me for making positive changes within myself.



Caleb had his scheduled flu shot at Jerry's work so we headed to Clayton for that. When we finished it was too early for lunch so we went shopping. The hubs needed new, black, work shoes and a wallet. Caleb and I went to Old Navy first. He needs a few nice outfits so we picked him up a few things including the cutest outfit for pictures and possible Thanksgiving!

I decided to try on jeans. My 16's have all been big on me by days end lately and they look sloppy on me. I grabbed a pair of 14's in boot cut and skinny (for my boots). We went into the changing room and after I wrestled with Caleb for 20 minutes to try on a few of his clothes I was sweaty...gross. Thanks phentermine. LOL. So it was the moment of truth...I grabbed the boot cut pair of jeans and pulled them up, buttoned them and looked in the mirror. HOLY COW they fit and looked great! No freaking way! I was so excited and happy! Sure 14 isn't a small size but it IS, however, a smallER size than what I have worn in the past several years so heck yes I was excited about that! I tried on the skinny 14's too. I didn't like how they looked on me personally and they felt big in the butt/hip area but they would be great for tall boots which is the only time I'd ever wear them. I put them back for now because I am not ready to wear boots just yet. I also put on a cute white vest, size large, but when I saw myself in the mirror...I don't need anything puffy right now. LOL. We will wait for puffy clothes. Skinny clothes are what I will stick with for now. I did buy a size large 3/4 sleeve sweater and 2 size large cami's...yay!

It was a successful trip and I saved money too! Bonus!

We stopped by Jimmy John's for lunch then headed to Kohl's. I took several pictures of shoes for Jerry. He told me what he liked so I grabbed those in his size. Then I grabbed him a new wallet. I also took pictures of 2 shirts that I thought he might like and since he doesn't have a yellow or burnt orange shirt I figured it would be okay. He liked them both. Grabbed a tie to match the yellow shirt and headed out.

I made a super delicious dinner, Parmesan crusted Tilapia with asparagus and parmesan roasted red potatoes. I also squeezed in time for a walk last night. I walked at 3.0 speed at a 6.0 incline for 47 minutes. It was a great walk, I had to stop because we watched our neighbors little boy for a few hours and it was getting late. My Nike said I walked a 10K last night...haha funny! I think it got out of wack somehow. I sure felt the pain from Monday's Billy Blank work out though.


The hubs had an interview this morning, within his company, and I am so curious to know how it went. His current boss told him about an idea they had to keep him with them instead of moving to IT. As he told me about it, we were both getting excited at the idea and forgot about the IT position...Both would be great opportunities for him so I will be happy for him either way.

Gotta finish up my housework today. Laundry, cleaning, etc. Having busy weekends and not being home = dirty house! BOO! I need to work on Caleb's room too. He plays in there a lot and never puts toys away. He knows how to put toys away because he helps me downstairs and in the living room but his room, we need to work on.

I need to walk/run/or do billy blanks again today too. This has been the worst week as far as food planning and keeping in my budget! I need to get back to focusing on that pronto! First step was add up all of my points used since saturday for each day so I know where I stand today. YIKES! I have been so good at tracking since I started WW in August but this past week has been tough. I am still focused so I am not worried. :)

Also I started taking my phentermine every other day, as my doctor suggested I could do this month since I will not be taking it in November. I am thinking about asking for a prescription to get me through the holidays though. Looking through Pinterest's food has made me want all bad things lately. lol. Wish me luck!

I love how I feel and how I look! I want to keep going so I can look and feel even better!

I have several photos to share. I was able to fit in a dress I bought 1 year ago and a dress I haven't worn since I was 20.

Have a great rest of the week!

Quote of the day:

It will hurt.
It will take time.
It will require dedication.
It will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decicisions.
It requires sacrifice.
You will need to push your body to its max.
There will be temptation.
But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it's
worth it.

205.6 Saturday October 6 2012
205.6 Saturday October 6, 2012. 10% weight loss!

205.6 Saturday October 6, 2012.
205.6 10/6/12 Size 16 Dress. I was finally able to zip this dress up!

205.6 10/6/12 Size 16 dress
205.6 10/6/12 size 16 dress



  1. I just can't get over how great you look. I can soo tell a difference. It's funny cause my guess was that you went to ON, and I've done the same thing too when I shopped for shoes for Dwayne - taking pics and sent them to him, LOL.

  2. Congratulations for reaching you 10%! I remember the feeling when I got that keychain so I know how happy you must be!!

    And how good does it feel going down sizes in clothes!! Great job!

    I love your blog already! I can't wait to read More!

  3. @Bettina - Thank you so much! I feel so much better. My family have started to notice too. :) I have always found ON to have the best length for me. I have a pair of A&Eagle jeans but they are a little lower than I'd like. I don't need my booty hanging out when I bend over. LOL. Taking pics helps!

    @Nikki - Thank you! I'm so glad you commented! I have so much more I want to write but I have been busy. I will get more ideas and post more soon. It seems so silly that I get excited over a 5lb sticker or a key chain but it means so much! I am very happy! When I tried on the size 14's I was like no way! I actually put them on today expecting them not to fit because I have been a 16/18 for so long it just seems unreal to me.

    Thank you for your support!


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