Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weigh-in Saturday ~ Week 51:WOW!!!

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Starting Weight: 258 lbs (Dec 10/08)
Last Weigh In: 175 lbs (Nov 28/09)
Current Weight: 173 lbs (Dec 5/09)
This Week: 2 MORE INCREDIBLY FABULOUS POUNDS GONE!!!!
Total Loss: 85 pounds!!

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! OH MY GOODNESS! I AM OVERWHELMED!!!

ONLY 16 pounds left to go to 101!! Well I know that won't happen! The only place I've ever seen a 16-lb loss is on the TV show the Biggest Loser!!! I am not bothered by this one bit!!! I AM THRILLED with my weight loss and more importantly my fitness and health this year!!

Next weigh-in will be my 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! One whole year since embarking on this incredibly amazing journey, where to be honest, I wasn't sure that I would last 1 MONTH!!!

I am at a loss for words today! I can't imagine how I will be on the 10th!! Those of you who have come to know me over the past year (and those who've known me for years), know that I am RARELY at a loss for words, but today, I am. Truly.

I've lost 85 pounds - I am 1 weigh-in away from my 1 Year!! This is just wonderful. I am so proud of myself and more importantly, so excited for the future....I'm in a "so what's next?" mode!! The wheels in my head are in constant motion, thinking of all the things I want to try out - there are so many!! One is that I want to join some local sports team (soccer, softball, volleyball, hockey) - who knows??? I just want to try!!

I'm going to get my hair done on Monday and will probably just make a whole spa day of it (mani, pedi, facial etc.) WHY NOT??? Gotta look good in those pix!! My girlfriend (who's been my friend ever since I was 7- so more like my sister) bought me a hot little black dress!! Whoohoo!! can't wait to see it...I'll take pix!!!

Putting the final touches on the celebration dinner. My little man (3-year old son Malcolm will be my date for the evening)!! My husband will be there as well but has to leave early as it is also his annual staff Christmas party!! The date couldn't be helped - quite difficult to get reservations for a large party at restaurants around this time with all the Christmas parties going on - so we'll just make the best of it!!

This morning I had a 4-egg white omlet ( chopped onions, mushrooms & green peppers) with a turkey sausage for breakfast. I drank about 1.5 litres of water by that time. I made 2 pancakes for my son (and did not have 1 bite, nor a lick of the syrup!!_ :)

Today's lunch will be a salad with some left over grilled salmon!

Dinner - SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS!!!! Okay, here's the truth. The "pasta" will actually be spaghetti squash and two meatballs made from extra lean ground sirloin with fresh tomatoes, a bit of tomato paste and veggies - it's really good!

Today's plans...no exercise!! I will be cleaning the house from top to bottom and putting up the Christmas tree and decorations - finally!! Then later this evening, hitting the malls to get started on the x-mas shopping!! I think I will be burning a few calories in there somewhere.

On Sunday, I may be trying a "SPOGA" class!! It's a combination of Spinning and Yoga!! It sounds interesting and tough. I hope I will be able to make it - I'll let you know how it goes!

Until then...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

21 comments:

Kimberley said...

Yahooo! I can feel your excitement!!!

Congratulations on your loss!

cmoursler said...

great job joania,
I hope you have a great time at your party, can't wait to see your updated pictures. At 173, you should be looin' svelte.
Great job on two more lbs gone. Sounds like good, steady...sensible weight loss to me.

Losing it in Vegas said...

Thank you so much for the comment. I am happy to see you are doing well and on your way! One year...wow!

LAF said...

Your meals sound fantastic! Good luck at the malls...

Lisa said...

AWesome!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

** Nia hey hey hey**
I can't wait for the pictures! I bet you'll be 170lbs by next week! Have a wonderful time and keep the journey going strong!

South Beach Steve said...

Jonia, as typical, your excitement is contagious! I am so excited for you - the tenth will be awesome!

Kat said...

Woo Hoo! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see the pics from the celebration. I can't thank you enough - your success has given me a renewed motivation to push through myself and get to my 100 pound mark. I've got a little less than 40 pounds to go and I am going to do my best to get there soon! I will have more after that, but 100 is going to be an awesome milestone to achieve.
You are doing great and are such an inspiration to me!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!!!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

That is just the most exciting thing! Wouldn't it be interesting if you could go back in time for just 5 minutes to recall what you were thinking when you started on this journey? So many people have been in that position and have not been able to do what you have done. What an inspiration you are to them.

When the new year comes around, a lot of people will start on that same journey. I'm sure that those who find your blog will be inspired by what you've done. Starting your blog may be the reason someone else succeeds too!

266 said...

EEEEEE!!!! One more week!!! So exciting! Congrats on 85 pounds down!

Tricia said...

WHOOHOOOO! Congrats!

and yumm...I love spaghetti squash!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great job! It looks like you are doing a wonderful job!

Candace said...

Wow girl-there is no stopping you-You are so awesome and inspiring!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

What an inspiration you are!!! And lunch sounds great. Keep up the great work.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

O and I look forward to seeing you reaching your 101!!!!

Sandra said...

Great Job, you are definitely inspiring.

aimeeinak said...

You have done such an amazing job! Very inspiring, thank you. I can't wait to see pics. :-)

Raju said...

Congrats, Joania!!! I am very happy for u.. 85 lbs in a year is a steady loss, and thanks for all the goody tips. I have one question to ask u.. May I know how much it typically costs to have a trainer like yours, Mr. Rob Lagana for a year? If you are hesitant to disclose it openly, you can e-mail me at orgo.professor - at - gmail.
Thanks again.. :)

Stefania said...

What's going on with the article?

Joania said...

Thanks everyone!

@ Raju - i don't really have a typical price as it's all based on each person's/client's individual program. In my case, I required a new program every 6 weeks or so in addition to the nutritional plan! The best thing would be to send Rob and email (www.laganafitness.com) and he can give you a better idea!!

Thanks for all your support!! :)