Week 4 - 1/23/10

(drum roll please.....)

Yay or "Neigh"? Um, that's a YAY! From 230.6 last week, it's a weekly loss of 1.2, and a total loss of 6.8 lbs! My new BMI is a flat 37. Average calorie intake this week was 1524. Just the facts, ma'am (in my best Joe Friday voice). :)

Lessons Learned? You know, I love watching The Biggest Loser...but it's starting to get to me. 1.2 lb loss is a GREAT loss, however I feel like I'm running through knee-deep mud. And I think it's from watching all those contestants pull those huge numbers. It's hard to get out of my head, "if I could just have one week of Michael's weight loss, I'd hit goal". It's hard to look at that number on the scale and realize it's a significant loss when it's not double digits.

But it's not going to stop me from watching. :)

Goals Achieved: I didn't really hit any new goals this week. Still on the Wii Fit daily, mixing up my yoga/strength routine every few days (ever seen a fat girl hold a plank for 30 seconds? Awe-inspiring!). This week I had the pleasure of spending a day once-a-month-cooking with a good friend, and I did it in my jeans. Yeah, the so-constricting jeans that I couldn't even sit down in this time last month. The thighs didn't cut off circulation. I didn't have to hold my breath all day. One step closer to those smaller jeans size.

Goals Made: Ho, hum, same old goal. New pants size by 2/1 (though I'm starting to have my doubts I'll make that one). I need to start tightening up my eating, too. I'm getting a little loosy-goosey on the calorie front. So I'm going to aim for 1400 cal/day this week.

My best moment of the week: Sorta embarrassing, but I want to share. I was doing the Super Hula Hoop on my balance board, and my son was surreptitiously recording me on his dad's phone. When I found out, I made myself watch it - I was mesmerized. I expected to need eye-bleach after that, but it wasn't bad a-tall. Hmm, maybe some belly dancing lessons are in my (skinny) future?


  1. Awesome, Emily! Cute socks! Those people on the BL work out 8 hours a day. Don't beat yourself up. You're doing awesome!

  2. Good for you! That is great progress. And yes, I think belly dancing is a good idea.

  3. I am getting inspired by your journey! Congratulations on your loss. You are doing a great!

  4. May your weight loss continue to get larger and may God bless you with more joys to go along with those you have experienced

  5. Keep at it Emily!!! Instead of thinking about the Biggest Loser contestents dropping double digits, think about the slackers all around you that might be gaining:) Love the socks!

  6. WAY TO GO!!!!! You know, you might have to start buying socks for your blog! lol 1st we look at your numbers (& are jealous) & then we look at the socks. hahahaha! They're cute.

    Blessings, Kim W<><

  7. I know what you mean about the biggest looser. I tried to do some biggest looser type weight lifting and it landed me in PT....LOL Will never do that again.

    Don't beat yourself up...you are still on the right side of the scale. :)

  8. I love the plank! Good for you on the exercising.

  9. Way to go! Every little bit counts and is a great accomplishment! :) Those people on the Biggest Loser are pretty extreme in their weight loss. I'm not sure if it's healthy to lose it that fast! Maybe? I dunno but I would guess that's it better to lose it slowly. That's awesome about the jeans! Woot woot!