Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hope ::: weigh in #3

Well, it's my fav day...
Weigh in Wednesday!
This week was a test for me. Everyone knows that when you're in your own environment, it's easier to lose weight. It's easier to have consistent exercise. It's just easier to control things.
So, as most of you know, I'm the Director of Youth Ministry at our church. Well, this weekend was our annual high school ski trip in West Virginia. Needless to say, I was a little worried about being away from home. I mean, what would I eat? They have a lodge there with pizza, chicken strips, curly fries and cheeseburgers. Did I mention curly fries? I {heart} those things! But not exactly heart healthy, you know what I mean?
I also decided not to ski.
Me + skiing = not a pretty sight--trust me.
I was worried about sitting down all weekend, not getting any exercise.
So here's what I did:
* Brought my own snacks.
I even counted out portions of the goldfish and packaged them in baggies so I didn't find myself eating a whole bag. Brought carrots, goldfish, 90 calorie granola bars and unsweetened apple sauce. I drank water the whole weekend. OK! I may have had 1 Diet Coke.
* Committed myself to finding other ways to exercise.
 I found this driving path along the side of the mountain that was steep and windy. I walked that 3 times. The last time I made it to the top and it was beautiful! I told Carl that it was amazing what God can show you when you actually venture out of your comfort zone. The view was awesome!
* Tried to go for the healthier choices.
I went for the turkey sandwich instead of the cheeseburger, the grilled chicken sandwich instead of the fried one. I also let myself splurge on the curly fries, but I made sure to share them so I didn't eat them all. Oh, and I did eat 1.5 pieces of pizza at 10pm one night, and for that, I still feel guilty, but MAN was it good!!!! ;)

Here are some pics of the scenery I was surrounded by all weekend!
Pretty great, right? Bottom right pic is the view from the top of my hike.

So, I know why you all are really here.
It's what I had been anticipating all week. My weigh in!
Well, I am thrilled to report that I am
down 2.5 lbs
from last week! That means I have
lost a total of 11 lbs.
I also did some measurements and I am
down 2 in. on my hips and 2 1/4 in. on my waist!
Now THAT is exciting!
Below is my pic from tonight before going to work out.

11 lbs lost--so far!


Robyn said...

Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!!!! Pretty soon I won't be able to call us chubby girls anymore. So proud of you!!!!! What's on the top of your shopping spree list? Besides our booty bling jeans that is. :)We are doing this!

Kimberly McCauley said...

Hope, you are truly amazing, but im sure you knew that already! I know you can do anything you set yiur mind to. I am extremely proud if you for making your gealthy decisions. Think about this the few little "treat's" or cheats you allowed yourself, but you still lost 2.5 lbs. Thats amazing. Keep up the dedication/motivation and you will achieve your goals!

Hope Jeffcoat said...

Thank you girls so much! I am super excited about both mine and Robyn's progress! I haven't felt this good in years. I feel happier lately, too. Not so stressed and overwhelmed, although, I'm doing the same workload! Life is good :)