Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Katie: Week 45 Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!


Current weight: 129 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last week's weight: 131 pounds
Total weight loss: 41 pounds

Yay yay yay yay yay!!!!  I finally broke into the 120's!  Not including this week there are 7 more weeks until Christmas.  So I've just got 9 pounds left to lose in the next 7 weeks!  Yay!  And I totally feel like it's possible.

Oh, and sorry I forgot to check in last Tuesday.  Well, I didn't really forget, I just didn't get around to it.  But last Tuesday I was 131.  Woot woot!  Although, even though I didn't check in, I have been super diligent about keeping up on my goals.  And I'm especially proud of myself for staying strong even through Halloween.  I had a few pieces of candy the night of our ward Halloween party, but that was really it.  I just didn't want more than that.  And that is the part that I think is truly awesome.

As a recap of what I've been doing to reach my goals, I've been...
-entering all of my food and exercise into MyFitnessPal everyday
-striving to drink 8 glasses of water every day
-going on a walk every day
-going running 3 times each week
-doing 50 crunches every night
-eating less calories than I burn

Of course some days are better than others.  And last week I had a thing going on with my back so we had to skip running.  But I've tried to stay active no matter what and be diligent about eating fewer calories than I burn and it is totally paying off.  I really can't tell you how thrilled I was to get on the scale this morning and see it drop down into the 120's.  YAY!  I feel so close to my goal.

Also, I don't know that I've mentioned it on here before, but every Thursday on my regular blog I'm doing a "What I'm Giving Myself for Christmas" this year thing.  Basically I'm just trying to encourage others to make and meet goals by this coming Christmas.  It can be anything really, but if you're reading this on The Skinny then you're probably into fitness and weight loss, so a weight loss or fitness goal might be a good one for you if you'd like to participate.  I'd really love to have a bunch of people chime in and mention what their goals are and how happy they are to be working toward them.  It's just so deeply gratifying to see progress in myself.  Of course that's not something anyone can really give except to themselves, so I'm trying to pass on that feeling by encouraging others.  Anyway, so I'd love for you to share your goals here in the comments and of course it'd be fun to have you chime in on the linky party on my regular blog on Thursdays too.  But mostly I just want you to feel good about the progress you see in yourself.  Because the progress I've been making this past year has made such an enormous difference in my life.

Well, I guess that's it for today.  Today's going to be pretty busy, but I'll see if I can get someone to snap a picture of me and upload it later today.  :)

Happy Happy Tuesday!

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Polly said...

Congrats!! You're awesome!

Kathy Haynie said...

Hooray Katie! You weigh less than me!!

Sarah said...

WAY TO GO KATIE! We're proud of you! (in a non-sinful pride way =))

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