Monday, August 24, 2009

Motivational Monday!

It's my ultimate day of truth each week...Monday! Time to reveal the number on the scale from this morning and my measurements, and also what I think I did right or need to improve.

The scale was my first stop this morning (well, after the bathroom!) and I was feeling good about my week. I hoped to see a big number, but also know that any loss is good. I now weigh 205.2, so I lost 1.6 pounds for the week. It's a little better than last Monday, so that's a step in the right direction. Then, I took my measurements, and I lost another 1/4 inch from my waist and slightly more than 1/4 inch from my hips. I love seeing these numbers get smaller!!!

I did really well with my workouts this past week, still hitting the treadmill and the elliptical. I stumbled upon a great deal at Giant Eagle while I was buying groceries...a couple of Jilliam Michaels DVD's for $9.99 each! You'd better believe I snatched those up...they are making room for new releases in their video department, so a lot of workout DVD's and TV series box sets were marked way down. This week I will be trying out those Jillian workouts!

I still did pretty well with my eating plan, but I did have some fast food on Saturday. My son and I were at the pool, and afterward we went to McDonald's. I was starving and got a Big Mac time I have to think smarter and get one of their salads, and not let the hunger cause me to make bad choices. Otherwise, I ate healthy food, and I did get right back on plan after my Saturday night splurge, so I am happy about that.

My motivational person this week is Julie Hadden, who was on Biggest Loser Season 4. She lost 97 pounds, and I love that she gives God the credit for giving her the strength to change her life. He is the reason any of us find our strength, and she is very open about that. She has a book coming out very soon, which is titled "Fat Chance". If you want to learn more about this amazing woman, she has a web .

Here's to an even better week ahead, full of success and learning...I know we can all do this!!!


~*~ Beckie-Lynn ~*~ said...

CONGRATS on your successes for the week! Good for you!

So nice to hear that, even after the slipup at McD's, you got back on track. Sometimes we fall... that's life. But getting back up on the right track is what really matters! GO GIRL!!!!

Hoping this week is even better for you!!!

Melissa Cunningham said...

whoo-hoo!!! congrats on a great start to your monday! (and of course for all the hard work you did and continue to do,week by week!)
way to stick with nutrition (and bounce back from a cheat) and keeping up with your workouts!!
keep it rolling this week!
proud of ya!

2Bmeagain said...

Great Job! All of your efforts are paying off! That was so good that you didn't let your one fast food meal derail you from your overall goals.

Thanks for sharing Julie's site. I've been reading some weight loss memoirs the last couple of weeks for motivation. Her book that is coming out sounds like it will be really good.

Irene said...

Love your attitude and your No excuses!! good job on your week!!

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