Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In: -6 LB

i bet you can just imagine the happy dance i did in my kitchen after i got off the scale this morning! (yes, my scale is in my kitchen) i lost 6 lb this week. S.I.X. six! six six six!!! the BEST part of this six pound loss is that it makes my total loss so far (in 9 weeks) 20 lb!

i have lost 20 lb. i am awesome!

this week i exercised for 4 hours and 50 minutes. i ate out two times and made healthy choices each time. i also tracked all my food, exercise, water, and fruit/veggie intake on a daily basis. this helps me so much. i dont really understand it, but there is something about WRITING it down that makes this "eat right and exercise thing" so real.

the city i live in has a lot of great parks. and i live on ontario lake. which looks like the ocean when you are standing in front of it.

one park has a walking trail on the lake. i love going there to walk. the time really flies. and it is so beautiful there. it's like "oh, YEAH....this is why i need to get in i can walk around pretty places like this."

here is a picture of the view of the lake from one point on the trail. nine weeks ago, i quite literally could NOT walk more than a few minutes. and it was horrible. the change in my endurance is amazing. i also downloaded some great bible-based articles on to my phone/mp3 player. they are sooo interesting. i listen to them when im walking. and when im done walking ive learned a lot! it makes me feel like im accomplishing so much in so little time.

every weight loss journey sure has its ups and downs. and the "downs" really stink. but, man, the "ups" are really really great. a big part of enjoying the weight loss journey is being able to recognize the ups. and enjoy the ups! i love the ups! i live for the ups.

and having a good view to enjoy doesnt hurt either!


Janna said...

Congrats! Keep it up!

Teale said...

Whoa! Look at you! That's a wonderful loss! Keep up the amazing work:)

sereni-tea said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's awesome! Things that weigh 20 pounds:

A car tire.
A kareoke machine
Two 10 lb bags of potatoes (one in each hand) Try doing that in the produce section!
20 boxes of butter!! Try pushing that around in your grocery cart!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow you did absolutely amazing! Congrats!


jeanine said...

i am so stinkin proud of you!!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I know I usually post healthy recipes but the pie is absolutely FABULOUS. I don't even know the calories, sometimes it's just better that way lol. I made it for the boy so it had to be packed with flavor!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you are doing awesome!! Way to go!!!

Skye said...

WOW!!! What a fantastic loss!!! Girl, you are doing awesome!!! I am so proud of you!!!

What beautiful pics! You are truly blessed to live near something so beautiful! I love the idea of downloading the articles! What an awesome way to multi-task!

Wishing you many, many more "ups"! ( :