Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weigh-in Saturday ~ Week 48

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Starting Weight: 258 lbs (Dec 10/08)
Last Weigh In: 185 lbs (Nov 7/09)
Current Weight: 180 lbs (Nov 14/09)
Total Loss: 78 pounds!!

"A" for EFFORT, BABY!!! :)))))))

This is frigging awesome!! I must confess to you that mid week, I took a peek on the scale and I had noticed that I was down 3 pounds and wanted to do back flips (wouldn't know how if you paid me - that may be my next goal)!! I did not want to get excited because we all know how that dreaded scale can be, so I just made up my mind to keep the intensity up and push through the rest of the week hoping to maintain that 3 pound loss BUT to my delirious delight this morning, it's 5 POUNDS!! I am over the moon today!!! Over the f-ing MOON!! !:)))))

78 Pounds in total gone!! That's a new reward level! I'm getting a new BIKE!! yeah!! When I wrote out these rewards, I wasn't thinking about the weather! :) Living in Canada, I can tell you I may only have one or two weeks of bike riding weather left, unless I want to ride in the snow!! So instead, I think I'm going to look into purchasing one of those spin bikes and keep it at home or pick a new reward - I'll keep you posted!! Either way, those 78 pounds are gone!

I am just thrilled that the scale reflected the effort I put in this week with my training and eating and I'll tell you this is some crazy motivation for me to keep up the pace and intensity AND I WILL!! I'm super pumped right now!! My plan is to keep up this momentum right through to the end (AND BEYOND!!)

Here's what I think I did RIGHT this past week:
  • Clean eating each and everyday!! No excuses! No cheating! Resist all temptations! Made certain to eat 6 small meals each day. Kept all foods from the whole food group - nothing processed.
  • Drank at least 2-3 litres of water each day! Stayed properly hydrated throughout the day, especially during workouts.
  • Didn't miss/skip one workout session (weight training and cardio) and more importantly, I made each session count - effort was high to excellent for each session. It was tough but worth it!
  • Tried to get at least 5-6 hours of sleep each night. Ideally, I should be aiming for 8 hours each night. That's my plan for next week.
  • I planned ahead. I made all my meals ahead of time so they were ready when I needed it, didn't have to think about it. I packed my lunches and snacks ahead of time.
That's what I planned and did this week and it worked so this is what my plan will be for next week as well. I have to try to get a couple more hours of sleep at nights and that should be good.

Today, I have a cardio session. I was going to go to a lunch time kickboxing class but unfortunately my husband has to work, so I'll just hit the treadmill for a run and that will be it for exercising today. My son and I are going to do some house cleaning and then grocery shopping and later, some sort of 3-year old type, fun activity! :) Hubby and I are going out to dinner this evening - no worries, he's a vegetarian so I'll have no troubles keeping it healthy tonight. We'll more than likely go to a vegetarian restaurant - btw, I have a new found respect for vegetarian restaurants!! :)

Today's breakfast was three soft boiled eggs (I ate two egg whites and one whole egg) with a warm spinach salad - yum, and 800ml of water.

Snack will me a protein drink (vanilla whey protein, water)...I'm thinking of mixing up a batch and freezing it in popsicle containers - make some homemade protein pops. That way it will feel like a treat when I'm having it. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Lunch will be a grillled salmon fillet and green salad plus water

Afternoon snack will be 12 almonds, water

Dinner - that, I'm not sure yet (something from the vegetarian restaurant) - it will be healthy

Night snack - green tea or maybe a boiled egg and cucumbers (it will depend on if I feel hungry)

So that 's it for now... I'm on a fabulous high and feeling great y'all!!! HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!! :)))

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)


South Beach Steve said...

Joania, your excitement could power and entire city right now - woot! I want to go exercise just from reading this. You are really making the most of these last 30 days, and doing great at it!

Candace said...

Wow-I'm so happy for you that the scale is reflecting all your hard work. 5pds, that is freaking amazing!!!

spunkysuzi said...

Wowsa's kiddo you are definitely working it :) Congrats

Anonymous said...

Wow, Joania, you are unstoppable!

Natasha in TO

Adventure BootCamp - Orleans/Kanata said...

Jo -- you're gonna do it --- awesome inspiration for everyone -- keep it up I'm sending my campers a list of what you just wrote... We just finished our camp and so far the camp is down over 170 pounds this month -- big focus on the nutrition with food logs meal plans and grocery tours -- really happy for everyone -- you're doing great keep it up 22 to go --- you can do it!!! Tell Rob I'll be contacting him in about a month.

Yours in health


Colin and Jill Canada said...

Gosh I'm so pleased for you! 5 pounds, wow...that's a lot! Amazing girly!


Chubby Chick said...

Wow! Congrats on that awesome weigh-in! I am SO happy for you! :)

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LAF said...

I had a smile a mile wide when I read this post. I'm am so happy for you! I can tell your heart is in it! Well done!

Jody - Fit at almost 52 said...

Joania, thx for stopping by my blog. MAN, you are doing awesome& big congrats on your total loss & week loss! Everything you did this week is so important including that PLANNING! So important to plan ahead!

Great stuff! Thx for getting me here to check it out!

Retta said...

You are AWESOME!!! You're doing great, Jonia and inspire so many people as you journey through weight loss. I am proud of you!!! Keep up the great work!!!

*fitcetera* said...

Joania ... bottle and sell this enthusiasm. You'll be rich!
I'm smiling ear to ear reading your post and like Steve, I feel inspired to go do a workout. :D
It's truly amazing that this far in to it you're still capable of awe inspiring losses. Show's you what hard work and determination will get you.

Lagana Fitness said...

You just experienced another great shift. I'm SOOO happy for you! Keep up the intensity and continue to stay on track !

Fattie Fatterton said...

Wow, how exciting!! I can't wait until I can post numbers like that!

Siobhan said...

Way to go! You totally rock girl! :D

266 said...

YES!!! Way to go, Joania!!! You are going to kill these next few weeks! Awesome weigh-in!!!

cmoursler said...

wow, 5 one week!
that is deserve to do a happy dance. I have a feeling you will hit your goal. Your just that kind of person. Go Joania, I'd tell you good luck, but you don't need have hard work and perserverance.

Kat said...

Wow! What a great week! Congrats on your loss. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you!