Week 5 - 1/30/10

(those are my cappuccino socks. Note to self - they don't photograph well...)

Yay or "Neigh"? Yay! That's another .6 lbs off my body, for a total loss of 7.4 lbs. I'm pretty happy with that, considering the way this week went. My average daily calorie intake was 1607, and my new BMI is 36.9 (woo-hoo!!!).

Lessons Learned? This was my hardest week yet. I always seem to hit that brick wall around the one month mark, where the motivation and interest just disappear. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that brick wall hit me this week, when I went on an all-out one-night-only sugar binge. In diets past, that probably would have been the end of my efforts, but I'm still here. Struggling, but persevering. Partly thanks to you guys out there who are keeping me honest.

Goals Achieved? I said it wouldn't happen, but guess what? I fit into a smaller pair of jeans this week! No, it wasn't pretty, those denim tubes sucked on to my cellulite-encrusted thighs like warm Saran wrap. But I didn't need to hold my breath to get them buttoned. :)

Goals Made? Ha! To make those above-mentioned jeans decent for wearing in public! (I kill me!) Seriously, this month is going to be about staying motivated. A friend emailed about joining SparkPeople. My goal for February is to sign in to SP every day of the month.

My best moment of the week: Probably putting on those pants. Or when Yasar tells me I look so different. I love that my weight loss is not limited to feedback from the scale!


  1. Yay for smaller jeans! I've heard good things about Spark People. Keep it up, girl! It's got to be a constant battle with all those cheesecakes & pizzas around. Love and hugs!

  2. smaller jeans are always a good thing. :)

  3. I love hear of your progress! You're doing great!

  4. Great Job Emily!!!

    You are headed in the right direction. Just wanted to let you know that I sometimes FORCE myself into those too-tight pants. I find that I eat less on the days that I am uncomfortable and it's a constant reminder throughout the day of what my goal is. I just have to make sure that I wear a BIG top to cover up my muffin-top that spills over the side of my jeans -- no one needs to see that!!!