Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday




Another week gone in my weight loss journey and I've made a couple changes this past week...

First of all, I've joined the bandwagon over at Operation Skinny Bitch it's a relatively new website that has been created by 2 ladies, Shannie and Shannon (easy to remember right?!). The concept is to have a place for SUPPORT so anyone starting, in the middle or at the end of their weight loss journey is welcome. Also it doesn't matter what you are doing to get healthy...So if you're interested hit the link above or on the picture on the side bar and sign up!

Second, I've finally started an exercise program officially...I found out about the Couch to 5K program via one of the members on OSB, Sasha. The whole concept and plan is here, compliments of the Cool Running website. Let me tell you, running is NOT my thing. There are people out there that have it on their list of lifetime goals to run a marathon; Me? not an inkling of interest there...but I think I could handle a 5K and the program looks very do-able. So I decided to take the plunge...I have 2 of the workouts under my belt (and believe me, I am sucking some serious air out of the universe!!). I'm trying to find a 5K in October to participate in...I would really like to do a run for MS or the Susan G. Komen foundation...more on that as I find out information...

So now for the numbers of this week (which coincides perfectly with the weekly OSB weigh-in). I gained 0.6 lbs this week :( It seems losing my "motivation mojo" has caught up with me...However, I'm not making that big a deal about it because I'm sure the new changes will turn things around and help me get that Mojo back!

I leave you this week with a link to a couple of inspirational ladies who have been very successful changing their lives:

1) Jessie at Muthering Heights: Her 100th post was about her 100 lb weight loss! (and thanks to Cassie at Southern Domestic Goddess for leading me to this post...Cassie is also a featured Saucy Blog this week...she's funny...go check her out!)

2) JKW at My Journey to a Better Me: She's working to loose weight in 2008 (I hadn't heard that one yet, cute huh?!). Look at her picture diary on the side bar of her blog...AMAZING!

I hope you find these ladies as inspirational as I did...and good luck this week on whatever your better health goal is this week...remember to put your update in the comment section!!

17 comments:

JWilson said...

I started a get healthy/weighloss program and January and I did a great job through May but once I hit my first goal and the weather got nice I slacked off. I actually started back this past Monday but I'm not weighing myself yet.

Good luck with your new plan and the 5k.

morewineplease said...

You know with C25K you will be down next week!
Cannot wait to hear more!

Kat said...

Well...I am a little over a week into my Atkins plan...and I lost 11.5 the first week. I am very motivated by that! I just need to constantly remind myself that it won't be that much every week (though wouldn't that be cool?!).

I am impressed by the 5k. Very much. But I actually exercised this week...and have a plan. Baby steps, right?

Kelly said...

Jess- I know exactly what you mean about losing momentum and having to find it again! Best of luck with your first week goals and numbers.

Shannon - I am loving OSB; you guys are definitely on to something!!!

Kat - WOW!!!!!!!!! 11.5!!!That is so awesome...doesn't it make you feel great to see results like that (esp. after having to turn down carbs!! :)

Missy said...

Kelly, wow! I had no idea you were doing Weightloss Wednesday. I think I may join you - I will check out the OSB blog next. Thanks for posting for others (like me!)

Angie's Spot said...

Don't let the gain get you down. Women have the largest amount of issues to take into consideration, starting with the visit from our monthly pal to water weight. Gains will happen. Keep moving forward. I'm VERY impressed with your couch to 5k program. I'm all over that. I'm one of those wacko's that dreams of doing a marathon someday. This would be a good start. Ok, is this the longest comment I've ever left or what?!

Z's Mom said...

Kelly, I think you are doing great. I might have to check out the C25K....I hate running and I was never good at it...but it does help you to drop the pounds quickly.

Glad you're an OSB too.....we do run in the same circles! ;)

Jill said...

I'm always impressed with anyone motivated to exercise ... or run ... or just plain exercise. I'm the lazy one who would love to do it (yes I totally get the benefits of it)... I just can't. I absolutely despise exercising. I know it's wrong.

So I'll just have to live vicariously through you for awhile. :)

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Good luck to all of y'all! I'm on this journey too.

Rhea said...

Operation Skinny Bitch is hilarious. I love it! And, I think running in a 5K is great motivtion! :o)

christie said...

That's it, you've inspired me! It's time to start my own journey. No more putting it off. My kids are back in school, time to get my behind in gear. I'm totally going to check out your links!

Kelly said...

Missy - You're so sweet!! I hope you had a chance to check out OSB, I think it's such a good idea!!

Angie - I hope you read the 5K plan...so reasonable and do-able! Thanks for your words of support (every week)!!

Karla - Again Congrats on your 3lb weight loss this week; I had to give you a shout out here too!!

Jill - You exhaust me with all your activities...I'm sure you get enough exercise with all you do!!!

Dysfunctional Mom - OSB in the house!! I hope you had a good week!!

Rhea - Isn't that a great name?!! It drew me right in before I even knew what it was!! :)

Christie - Yeah!! Perfect timing for you to start...kids starting the new school year; you starting something new!

justjuli said...

It sounds like you're not getting discouraged - good for you!!

I hate when I fluctuate up a little on the scale, but I find it helps to concentrate on the forward progress I'm making. Overall, the numbers are less than they used to be. :)

Keep up the good work - you'll find the workouts get a lot easier. (Easier being a relative term, I guess!)

Cassie said...

Hey! Thanks for mentioning me :) and thanks for telling me about Operation Skinny Bitch too! :)

Shannon said...

Its good you're not letting a measly 0.6 lb gain get you down! :) Just remember that last week is over and done, nothing you can do about it now. Focus on the week ahead and what you can do to make this week better :)

FarmGirl said...

Well...many thanks for stopping in to see my Quirky things...am glad folding undies is a quirk of yours too. So, I am checking out your blog and I must say...YOU have inspired me...at least not to follow thru w/ my ordering pizza for lunch today! No really, I am off to check out OSB...the name alone makes me smile. I am amazed at your dedication and hope that you will "rub off" on me. I too struggle with my weight and am a victim of "instant gratification". I will continue to follow your journey...and keep up the great work!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly--Don't worry about gaining that little bit--it's normal! Just keep up the good work! Maybe I should join OSB? I've been really good w/ my eating habits this week and I've lost like 4-5 lbs. I'll go check out that site!

You're doing a great job!!