Week 2 - 1/9/10

Yay or "Neigh"? Yay! And a whoop-whoop! My weight is down from 236, for a weekly loss of 5.2 lbs and a total loss of 5.4 lbs. My new BMI is 37.2. I can't wait for my BMI to drop enough that the Wii Fit Plus stops chastising me by weighing me and saying "That's Obese!" Yeah, yeah, I know. But Rome wasn"t built in a day...

This is me holding the food equivalent of my loss-to-date. And yeah, I'm wearing a "big D" uniform. Maybe now you'll appreciate how hard I have to struggle to lose weight, huh?

Lessons Learned: That water is very, very important to weight loss. Drinking lots of water can actually negate small dietary infractions. So if you slip up (which I haven't...yet), commit to drinking more water and flush your system. Also, sometimes being dehydrated can feel like being hungry to us, so drinking your water can actually help control hunger. And it's also critical to stay hydrated while exercising. Gatorade? Pshaw! Grab a big glass of water and let your body do what God designed it to do.

Goals achieved? I've consistently met or exceeded my goal of 35 minutes of daily exercise. And my daily caloric intake average for this week was 1452 - a little higher than I wanted, but that includes a celebratory chocolate fondue night with my boys. So I'm still giving myself a gold star. AND my sweatpants are starting to feel a little looser. w00t!

Goals made? To consistently drink my 64 oz water every day. To be in a smaller pair of pants by 2/1/10.

My best moment of the week: When Yasar first bought me the Wii Fit Plus, I ran the marathon. And almost died. Seriously! This week, I ran it twice, back-to-back. Yeah, I was out of breath, but far from reaching for my inhaler. I wonder if it'd be too much of a stretch to make a goal of running a real 5k or something this summer. Shari? What say you?

Oh, and turning 35 is was pretty cool, too. :)

Phillippians 4:13 says "I can do ALL things through Christ Who strengthens me."

So take that, fat! You're no match for me, because my God's got my back! :P


  1. way to go!! Keep up the good work. I'll be your cheerleader. :)

  2. Great Job, Emily! What a great Birthday gift, too!

    My friend Jenny has a blog you might enjoy reading. She is actually a baby loss mama, too. But, she writes mostly about her journey towards losing weight. She does ww too and the wii fit. Check it out and see if you like it- thewholejenny.com.

  3. That's so awesome!!! Just be careful and don't loose too fast loosing over 2.5 lbs per weeek can be bad for your health. But since you've been at it for two weeks you even out. Water is the key to life. It's almost all I drink (the occassional glass of OJ) I used to only drink soda, that was a huge struggle to over come, my addiction to caffine. As for the chocolate, you have to have some wiggle room for rewards or else you'll eventually fall off the wagon and back into the old ruts. It's about living healthy not depriving ourselves. As for that 5K I'm game if you are.

  4. Way to go, keep up the good work!

  5. Yeah, that wii fit is kinda rude!

  6. Way to go! I love the photo of you holding the items showing how much weight you have lost.

  7. Great job Emily. You should be very proud. I would have a very hard time losing any weight if I had to look at pizza all day long - ugh!!! You are amazing!


  8. You are doing great! Keep it up!! Woot woot!

  9. WAY TO GO!!! What a loss! That's amazing! I love that you post a picture of the scale...I may steel that idea for The Fatty Cake Girls Club Blog!! And seriously, I can not imagine owning a pizza placew and not being MORBIDLY obese!! And I agree, I set my new Wii goal so that it would take my BMI down into overweight instead of obese. That was 12lbs! Ugh. Gotta start somewhere! Keep up the great work!