Operation Skinny Jeans: Week 5 Weigh in

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Week 5 Weigh in

So I have a confession. Last week's weigh in sucked. I was really bummed that I only lost .2 in TWO weeks. Yes, a loss is a loss. Yes, it was over the holidays, but seriously. I can pee and lose .2.

So I wasn't feeling super confident in myself or the plan. I felt like I followed the plan pretty well, and that I was pretty active, so I was actually disappointed at the number. Obviously the problem wasn't the scale, or the program, but it was me and I knew that. So I set out to track EVERYTHING last week. And with the help of my sister who re-joined WW and my friend Alex C (not my partner lol) I tracked everything I ate, and texted them a screen shot of my tracker every night. I did it religiously. It would be safe to say I haven't tracked that strictly ever.

And I tried really hard to be active. I didn't meet my goal for activity points, but I did move a lot.

And today when I stepped on the scale, I was PRAYING for good news. I needed to prove that this program works. Otherwise I was really considering trying to do this on my own (which hasn't worked in the past).

When the number was 260.4, I almost jumped off the scale! I lost 2.8 this week which felt AWESOME. It also completely restored my faith in the program and in myself. I do have what it takes to do this, and I am strong enough.

This number is really exciting to me because I started weight watchers 2 years ago last month for the first time at a weight of 285.4. Sure it took me 2 years (and lots of quitting) but I did it. I have lost 25 lbs. Of course for the purposes of this blog I'm not there yet. But I wanted to share because this is a huge. This keeps me going. I have tried to lose weight tons of times. I have blogged about it tons of times. This is the lowest I have gotten ever in my endeavors and I know that this is the last time I will start trying to lose weight. Here is an example. My "Starting Weight" in May of 2009 was 268.6. This was the time I started to lose weight right after I graduated college. Here is the post.

The point is this is a journey. It takes a long time sometimes, but omg it is worth it. I weigh less today than I did when I was 21. And when I get back into the 250's (hopefully next week) I will weigh less than I did when I first moved in with Andy, in 2007. I am doing this.

So I am super pumped this week and I wanted to share :)

How was your week? Have you been on this journey a while? What keeps you motivated?


  1. You *ARE* doing this! WTG! Great week! Sometimes those little nibbles and bites that we "taste" and don't track can really add up. And then sometimes, even after doing everything just right, our body just doesn't give up weight on the days we think it should. Stick to it. Keep doing your thing. You're rocking it! Woohoo!

    1. I am so excited by your enthusiasm! I am so excited about the changes I am making, and even more to come :) 2013 is so my year!

  2. Tracking definitely makes a HUGE difference, but some weeks you'll have a lame or no loss at all . . and then the next week, bam! big loss! Don't let the little piddly losses get you down, they'll get more and more frequent as you get smaller. . . weight will just not want to come off after a point, any loss is a good loss!

  3. You are amazing! Congrats on the major loss this week! You deserve every bit of success that comes your way. I've had a slow couple of weeks with WW but I'm hoping to turn that around. Thanks for continuing to inspire! You too, Alex!!! <3

  4. From November to January, I lost 3.4 pounds. Not a lot. I was happy with my progress. I need to lose another 7 pounds to be at my happy spot. Esther Norine Designs

    1. I totally understand where you are coming from! From Halloween to Christmas I lost 0. I gained at Halloween and it took me to Christmas to be where I was. But we can do it! I know you will lose those 7!

  5. That's so awesome! You deserved it!


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