Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesdays June 22, 2011

I mentioned last week that I wasn't sure how I would do with the birthday cake during the weekend.  On Monday I still weighed the same as I had last Wednesday.  I already confessed how bad I was on Friday and Saturday.  I do have to say though that I used to down a lot more of the cake after birthdays.  Does anyone else do this, I will see the cake and take a tiny sliver, thinking one little bit won't hurt.  Then I will take another and another until I've eaten most of the row away.  I didn't do that this time.  I had my one piece, with some ice cream at the party, then I had only a couple more little slivers the next day.

Another thing that affected my weight loss, or lack thereof, was the fact that I wasn't getting in my second walk or my stepping.  I have remedied that.  I stepped for 35 minutes last night (that includes the 5 minute increase I said I would add) and the last few nights we walked around River Rd two times instead of one.  See, we walk one mile around town and then when we head over the bridge by our house their is another dirt back road that follows the curve of the river and comes out a little ways up the street.  I used to know the exact distance, all I know is that it takes me 5 minutes with the stroller and 4 minutes without the stroller.  In effect I added 4-5 minutes to my walks.

Drum roll please...

Previous Wednesday Weight: 220.2
Weight on Monday: 220.2
Today's Weight: 217.4
Weight loss from last week: -2.8
Weight change from Monday: -2.8

Finally, finally, finally, I made it below 220!  
Here is the new outfit I bought

Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 44.5!

And here is this week's discussion from over at Confessions of a Snowflake.
This week we're talking about what is working for us in our weight loss journey.  Are there certain habits that you have changed that you are really enjoying?  Is there something you have substituted in your diet that you really like?  Or a certain workout that you are surprised you can actually do?

I think what has really been working for me lately is exercising in the evenings.  I do so much better when I get my walk in plus the extra walk with hubby or stepping while watching tv before bed.  And it is not cutting in to our lesson time, which is a big plus.  As always I am drinking 2 cups of water before or during a meal with another cup in between each meal and in the evening.  And I have been enjoying a cup of green tea in the afternoons.  


  1. I'm visiting from Confessions of a Snowflake's Weight Loss Wednesdays. Congratulations on your weight-loss! I know how exciting those big milestones are. Congrats on the new outfit. Too bad it's going to be too big for you in a few weeks. ;-)

  2. Oh wow! That's quite a loss!!!! Congratulations!!!! And I completely get the birthday cake dilemma. I might have done that a time or two...might ;)

    Good job on the extra walking! Sounds like you are really working hard. I can't wait to see how much more you lose. Thanks for being a faithful Weight Loss Wednesday supporter!!!

  3. Congrats! That is amazing and you deserve it!