Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Weight Loss Journey: The Rest of October

Happy Halloween! Well that month flew by! I apologize for the lack of updates. It wasn't because I abandoned my weight loss plan, trust me! Actually, this month just got really crazy and I couldn't seem to find time to blog (surprise, surprise)! I did keep track of my weight though so I will try and give you a quick update on what has happened this month.

Also, I hit a major milestone this week! I had to buy some new pants and when I went to try some on, I soon realized that I am down to a size 6! I never imagined that would happen! I haven't been a size 6 since college! Anyway, I just had to share that awesome discovery with you! I was literally doing a quiet scream in the dressing room (please tell me I'm not the only one that does the quiet scream when other people are around)! :)

So the last time I told you my weight, I was at 154. As predicted, my weight loss slowed down drastically. I am getting to the point where my body is beginning to reach it's normal weight so the pounds aren't falling off as easily. I've only been losing about a pound a week and, as frustrating as it is, I know it's completely normal. So, without further ado, here are this week's results!

Beginning Weight (August 22, 2012): 181

Last Week's Weight (October 24): 151

This Week's Weight (October 31): 150

Weight Gain/Loss: -1 this week (-31 total)

 Exercise This Week: I joined our local club this month and they have a pool and gym so I have been trying to go there as much as I can. I haven't been able to find a babysitter for Addison in town yet so it has proved to be difficult but I do take her swimming there every once in awhile. I also try to sneak over when Nick gets home from work and on Friday evenings, I enjoy an hour of Zumba. On the days that I don't make it over there though, I have been running (yes, in the cold). I'm able to run up to 2 miles which is saying a lot for me at this altitude and considering I am literally running uphill the entire first mile! Also, my sweet husband picked me up an ab machine and a cross trainer (for free) so I have been using those as well!

Overall Health: I feel so great! I have so much energy and I just feel so much more rested when I wake up in the mornings. Hardest Thing This Week: Sweets! I have quickly discovered that Halloween sucks when you are trying to lose weight! We also had all of Nick's family visiting over the week so the sweets were laying around like crazy!

Overall Thoughts: I am honestly so proud of myself and how far I have come! I feel great in my clothes and enjoy dressing up! I even wore a cute skirt and top to church on Sunday!

This Coming Week: I am really going to be careful about what I eat. I've not been doing a very good job of keeping track of my calories so I need to get back on track with that. I'm to the point where I am pretty good at estimating how much I've had, but sometimes I tend to go over.

And, since we still haven't been great about taking pictures, I don't have many to share so instead, I will share a photo we took tonight after we went trick-or-treating. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow!

Thanks again for your support and please let me know if you would like to take this journey with me! Again, check out my friend Megan's blog to keep up with her progress as well!



  1. Joining a local club will help you on your weight loss journey. You know, having someone to do it with is certainly encouraging. I guess your optimism also keeps you focused in your goals. By the way, how’s it going now, Stephanie?

  2. I agree with Steffanie. A fitness club can definitely help you maintain, focus, and achieve your goals more efficiently. For me, the atmosphere of a fitness club is incomparable. When I join a particular group, I always feel energized. Perhaps it’s because of the sense of belongingness I feel every time we have sessions.


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