Friday, December 10, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday! 12/8/2010

The end of week 11 brought another 2.4 pounds lost - gone forever!  My grand total of weight loss in 11 weeks is 29.2 pounds!  So close to that 30 pound mark - next week for sure!  I had a great week with exercise and food.  There was a day in there when I had some issues with food - thank goodness I have such a great support network around me and was able to get through it unscathed.  There will always be those days when the tray of cookies, pan of brownies, etc taunts you and calls your name - it's all about how you handle the challenge.  So far, I am pretty proud of the way I have handled the challenges. 

I have officially completed the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels!  I am really enjoying the workouts and have been doing Level 3 for about a week now and really feel the challenge and can feel myself getting stronger.  During the 30 days I was doing the workout every day I lost 13.8 pounds - I have not taken my measurements yet again but I have a feeling those are really going to tell the story.  I will be sure to update on those soon as well - I am pretty curious about that too.  I know that I have lost inches simply because of the way my clothes fit - or don't fit for that matter.  I have a few pair of jeans that can be taken off without actually unbuttoning or unzipping them - pretty ridiculous - time to clean out the closets again!  I am really looking forward to going shopping some day soon and trying on new clothes and finding out what size I am right now.  I have a good idea just based on things I am able to wear in my own closet but I really look forward to walking in to a store (and not a big girl store) and grabbing something off the rack, taking it to the fitting room, putting it on and having it FIT!  Oh, it's the little things in life! 

Doing the Shred has really given me focus - to not just make this about what I need to cut out of my life but also what I need to include in my life.  I am starting to realize that it's okay to take some time for me and to make myself a priority.  If I do these things for myself the trickle down effect for the people around me is inevitable.  I am feeling good about what I am doing, feeling good about what I see in the mirror (it's been much too long since I have been able to say that!) and feeling good about the energy and zest for life I have back. 

Thank you for all of your support - for taking time out of your day to read my blog, for leaving comments and for the continuing encouragement.  It all means more to me than I can express in writing!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 
I am going to leave you with a picture today - Zoe and I on the carousel at the MOA on her 3rd Birthday earlier this week! 

Zoe and Mommy on the giraffe

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