Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Weightloss Journey: September 27-October 3

Read about my weight loss story HERE.

First of all, I have to say that I am wearing skinny jeans for the first time in my entire life and I feel like a million bucks in them! :) I picked some up at the thrift store just to see how I would like them, and well, I will definitely be buying more in the near future!

This was a rough week. It's actually been a rough 2 weeks. We all got sick with a terrible respiratory virus and so I wasn't able to do anything strenuous that entire time. That meant, absolutely no running. I really couldn't even go on a walk because we live in the mountains and all of the roads around our house have a steep incline at some point. All I could really do were floor exercises and even those ran me short of breath! Needless to say, I was worried that this week's weigh in.

However, this ended up being a GREAT week!

Beginning Weight (August 22, 2012): 181

Last Week's Weight (September 26): 161

This Week's Weight (October 3): 154

Weight Gain/Loss: -7 this week (-27 total)!!!!!

Exercise This Week: Like I said, it was a bad week as far as exercising is concerned. I was restricted to floor exercises only and SOME walking. I do floor exercises every day either first thing in the morning, or right before bed (depending on when I have a chance to fit them in). I continued to focus on my abs and arms this week. Working on my abs has really flattened out my baby pooch and my arms don't have quite the jiggle that they used to! :) 

Overall Health: It is hard to really judge how I felt this week since I was so sick. I really felt like crap most of the time! Haha! So, using how I have felt from previous weeks, I can definitely tell a difference from before I started exercising. I am not near as tired and have much more motivation and stamina throughout the day. It's wonderful! I can't wait until I am over this sickness and can feel that again!

Hardest Thing This Week: Oh my, besides being sick, the hardest thing about this week was having self-control when it came to sweets. My husband requested I make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for him and they were so yummy that it was all I could do to not inhale them! I did have a few, probably more than I should have, but overall I'm proud of myself for showing some restraint! :)

Overall Thoughts: I am actually really glad this week is over and I am finally starting to feel better. I am longing to go running again but I know that it is going to be a kick in the pants! I am so relieved that I did not gain any weight back and actually continued to lose but I know that this trend will not continue if I do not get back out there and get my cardio going!

This Coming Week: I hope to run, run, run! I am going to try Zumba for the first time on Friday and I am really looking forward to it! I know I probably won't produce the same results that I did this week, so I am going to mentally prepare myself for next week's weigh in. Hopefully it won't disappoint too much though!
Photo Taken on October 3, 2012

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. That's amazing Steph!! How in the world are you losing 7 pounds a week!? How often do you exercise and how many calories are you taking in? That's pretty amazing.

    I'm proud of you!! I know it takes a lot to "put it all out there" but I think there's something to be said about accountability, even in blog form. :)

    Way to go girlfriend!

  2. Yeah! So you tried the skinny jeans?? Heehee. I hope you are feeling better.

  3. Hello Stephanie. Holy smokes. Your story really spoke to me. I knew that verse in the bible, but have been ignoring it. :( Today I will begin my journey. (I will begin at 180, yuck!) Thank you for sharing! Gail

  4. Wow you share such amazing and great work of your weight loss journey. Its very helpful and beneficial for your better health. You have done fantastic work.

  5. Despite the respiratory virus, it is good that you still managed to make the weeks productive for your weight loss journey. And it’s great to know that you can actually control the temptation of eating too many sweets. Control and discipline are necessary to be successful in your journey. Anyway, I hope you get to the weight that you want. And based from the photo, you sure look healthy.


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