Losing it with Leah Week 2

I almost thought I was falling off the wagon this week.  But then I thought “how can I blog and tell everyone that I failed in week 2?”  So I stuck to it, and sort of hung on to the side of the wagon for a bit.  But hey…I stayed on!!

And it paid off!!!  I lost 1.4lbs this week!!

I had Taco Bell twice though.  However, I changed up my favorites there and got chicken taco’s instead of beef taco’s.  On Weight Watchers, that totally cuts my points…plus I tell them to put the Fresco stuff on the taco’s and it’s really good and refreshing!  So even though I ate Taco Bell, I stayed within my points and only dipped into my extra stash of weekly points by 2 points!  I just need to add in some exercise now.

The only bad part about losing 1.4lbs this week is the fact that my points got readjusted and I now only get 28 points a day instead of 31.

So now I’ve lost a total of 5.4lbs which leaves me with 94.6lbs to go.

Want to join me on my weight loss journey??  Sign up on the linky below with your weight lost post.  Lets support each other on our journeys!!

Losing it With Leah Week 1

I am happy to report that I lost exactly 4lbs my first week back on Weight Watchers!!!  I guess getting on the scale in front of my husband pays off!!

Now I will be honest, I didn’t stay completely away from pop and fast food like I said I would.  However, I counted every single point for the food and drinks I did consume, and only went over my Weight Watcher points by 2 points the entire week!  And guess what…like the commercials say…I never felt hungry either!

This week I would like to maintain my point counting as well as, add in a little exercise as well.  Now that it’s nice weather out again, the kids can be outside riding their bikes and I can take the dog for a walk.  I would eventually like to be able to do the P90X workout program my husband bought, but I think I need to get in a little bit better shape before I attempt that.

For those of you that have decided to jump on the weight loss wagon with me, I left a linky below.  Leave your weight loss post below so we can all visit and leave some encouragement!!

4lbs down, 96lbs to go.  I can do this!

Losing it with Leah

I’ve done some crazy things in my lifetime…things that usually get me in trouble.  However, last night I did the CRAZIEST thing I have ever done and you know what?  I bet it is also the best thing I could have done.  So what did I do?

I got on the scale…IN FRONT OF MY HUSBAND!

I know.  I know.  Why in the hell did I do that?  For one simple reason.  I want to lose weight and I just don’t have the will power or motivation to stick to a freaking diet.  So if I humiliate myself by getting on the scale in front of the one person in this world that I care about what he thinks of me and how I look, then maybe that will be motivation for me to stick to the diet.  I surely don’t want to gain in front of him.  My starting weight was humiliating enough.

So now, every Sunday I will be weighing in with my husband present to witness my weight loss or weight gain and then I will blog about my week and what kinds of things I ate, any exercise I may have done, and how much I lost or gained.  So look for “Losing it with Leah Week 1” this coming Sunday!

I will also be putting up a linky.  If you want to join me in my weight loss journey, then post your own “Losing it with…” post and leave your link on my linky.

Good Luck!!

Photo taken from here with permission.

The Goddess Loses 2009 Weekly Weigh In

So in case some of you are not aware, last week I put myself ALL the way out there and put my weight on the internet for all to see. Why did I do that? Well it’s simple. I need to lose weight. My cholesterol is high, my blood sugar is high…so I thought maybe if I blogged about it each week, it would help me to stay more accountable as to sticking to this whole weight loss adventure.

It worked! I have awesome news to tell you…well I’ll show you. Today I stepped on the scale and saw these beautiful numbers:

That is a 6.4 lb loss for me!!!! I promise to have my toes painted a pretty color for next weeks weigh in…OK I promise to try and have them painted!

So my goal for last week was to up my water intake. I did better than I normally do, but I can still do better. So…my goal for this week is to again try to up my water intake a little more. I think if I would have drank more water, I would have seen more of a loss this week.


Lose Weight With Me!

Like many people, I want to lose weight. Like many people, I have again made it a New Years Resolution. I do every year and every year I fail. However, this year is different. Shortly before Christmas I had routine blood work done and my cholesterol was sky high. We’re talking high LDL, low HDL, high triglycerides…it is the worst combo you could have. Besides having high cholesterol, my glucose level was borderline high.

This was the wake up call I needed. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had to follow the diabetic diet. Whenever I would get pissed off about not being able to eat something, I quickly got over it. I was not doing the diet for me. I as doing it for the health of my baby. For two years since having her, I told myself I as going to do that diet again. But I didn’t. I didn’t have a reason to. However, now I have my reason staring at me in black and white. High cholesterol could lead to stroke or heart attack…high glucose could lead to diabetes.

Starting tomorrow, I am going to outline on my blog exactly what I am going to do as a diet. I am going to weigh myself and list my starting weight (can’t believe I am going to do that lol) on my blog. I am going to have my husband measure me. Every Sunday I will weigh in and post my weight along with my meal plan for the week. Each month I will have my husband remeasure me.

Anyone who would like to join me in this effort, go for it! Having weight loss buddies would be very benefitial!

Look for The Goddess Loses 2009 tomorrow and every Sunday!