Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hope ::: weigh in #1

Okey dokey. Here we go!

So I started this journey of shedding these pounds about 3 weeks ago. And last week I got the infamous message from Robyn asking if I wanted to do this weight loss thing together so we could be a support and encouragement for each other. I was so super excited when she also suggested we start this blog. I knew this would keep me accountable and maybe we could even encourage someone else in the process!

Here's what's been going on with me so far...

I have really been watching my food intake. I am doing Weight Watchers Online, so I'm trying my very best to track my food, although those little nibbles of leftover chicken nuggets from my kids don't quite make it into my tracker, but hey, I'm not perfect.

The two things I try and do everyday are to eat breakfast and not eat after 8pm. That 8pm thing is a super hard one for me since my kiddos go to bed at 7:30 and my hubby and I don't go to bed until midnight. That is my "work time" and although I get a lot done, we both used to use that time to snack. But not anymore! I'm trying to stay dedicated to that one!

I have also started going to a Zumba class on Tuesdays with my sister. We even did a Zumba-thon last Saturday. Do you know what a Zumbathon is? That would be {TWO HOURS} of straight Zumba. My feet and knees hurt so bad, but after hearing that we had burned between 800-1000 calories, I knew it was all worth it!

Then the big news is that last night I actually went and joined a gym! I worked out last night, this morning and I'm about to go back tonight when my hubby and I get the kids to bed! I'm just so excited!!! Now that's just crazy talk for me!! But it's true. I am really enjoying it...partly because I get to watch TV while on the treadmill or elliptical, but whatever.

So here I am.
Weighing in for the first time on a blog.
It's actually pretty exciting!
So here it goes.
Drum roll please....
As of this morning, I am down {8.5 POUNDS}!!!!!
{And yes, that 1/2 is very important to me...}

Of course I did eat Chinese food for dinner....but now I'm headed to the all is well :)

So excited to say adios to each one of those 8 pounds and especially that half! I hope to never see them on me again. Now, realistically, I know there will be challenges, but I am committed to keep it going until all 70 lbs are gone!

Next weigh in is next Wednesday, so stay tuned y'all...

 {me, 8.5 lbs lighter}

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How this crazy journey all started

It was just a regular day and I had some sort of does not happen often enough down time. I was scrolling through fb. Just passing time, when I noticed Hope’s fb status update. She said “Had a really good bowl of ice cream and then signed up for WW, let’s do this!” Ha, ha. I had signed up months before but had recommitted for the new year too. I thought to myself how I wished we lived close so that we could do it together. I liked her status and kept scrolling and moved on. Later that day or maybe the next I was exercising. I was torturing myself on some sort of cardio equipment when a thought popped in my head. “I should see if Hope wants to start a weight loss blog with me.”  I thought about how we could motivate each other and keep each other accountable. Then I thought how that was too scary and dismissed the thought. Well, it kept coming back. Several times a day probably it would pop in my head and I’d consider it for a minute. Finally, 3 weeks later I sent Hope a message. “Want to start a health/fitness/weight loss blog with me?” I was scared. I wasn’t sure if I wanted her to say yes or no. She responded quickly though with an excited “yes, when do we start?”

 We were choir buddies and played volleyball together for a couple of years in high school. We were friends but didn’t really hang out in the same circle except for choir. I always knew she was funny and that we got along well. Our trip to Europe over the summer after graduation we became closer friends. We haven’t actually seen each other in over 16 years. Yet, instantly I feel at ease with this and with our friendship. I’m so thankful for Hope’s positivity, willingness, and confidence.

So here we are. We will weigh in once a week and post our progress. Hope wants to lose 70 pounds and I’m shooting for 70. We plan on getting together for a fabulous shopping spree and girls weekend when we hit our goal. We are motivating each other, holding each other accountable, and supporting one another along the way. We would love for you to follow our journey, to see our ups and downs, our successes and failures. We will be posting about all things fitness/weight loss/health and more. We would love to hear from you! We hope that we can help others as we help ourselves.
Welcome to Moms gonna lose it!!!!