Take It Off Mondays

Starting Weight: 167.5

Weight loss this week:
2.5 lbs

Weight loss to date: 2.5 lbs

Weight left to lose: 10 lbs

First Goal: 7.5 pounds

  • Reward: I don't know - so often I reward myself with food, which helped create the problem at hand! Any suggestions???

Second Goal: 12.5 pounds

  • Reward: A new bathing suit. I don't I'll ever go back to wearing a two piece like my high school days. But at the same time, I haven't bought a new suit since my high school days, so once I've lost the weight it's time to invest in a hot mama one-piece!

Final Goal: to fit in size 10 pants!

  • Reward: A new outfit for my new bod ;)

Success: I ate really well last week. Still doing good at keeping junk out of the house. And I created a daily chore list, mostly to spread out the cleaning so I don't feel overwhelmed with it all at once. But also, it has helped me reach my goal of being more active, and reduced (some days eliminated) my TV-watching during the day.


The water in Texas is not as clean as other states due to their EPA standards. So drinking tap water is out. And a Brita filter pitcher is not strong enough to get out all the grungy stuff. Why do I mention this? Well, we ran out of filtered water the other day. To get more would have required me to go out and buy another gallon or get a refill at the filtered water dispenser. They have them all over town here. Well I didn't get to it until Sunday, so I drank a little more juice and soda than normal this weekend. Eh, what are you going to do?

Then my hubby got KFC yesterday. Of course he couldn't just get an individual meal. He had to get a 10 piece with sides and all. So I had a leg and chicken wing, and of course a biscuit. Then I had a major snack fest last night. Yet another reason why it's best I get to bed early. (you know, besides actually getting a good night's rest)

And working out on the weekends has been non-existent. I have the best intentions, but somehow the days just get away from me. And also I think I just get lazy and want to relax with the fam, since my hubby is home then.

Exercise: Eva and I took a walk 4 days last week. I worked out on the stationery bike once, and I snuck in a couple sessions of pumping iron ;) This week I want to walk 5x and do cardio at least 3x. The weight lifting is just a bonus at this point, so if I do it - great; if not - no sweat.

And there you have it. My first week of officially documenting this weight loss journey. I've got to say, blogging about it definitely makes me more accountable, because I was thinking about this post last week when I had some temptations!!!


  1. That is awesome, I can't wait for warm weather to get here so I can take my kids to the park and get some walking in as well, so you are lucky to be able to do that :) I am thinking of getting a bike also so that when I take my girls bike riding at the park, I can ride along with them. I think for your first goal reward it should be something relaxing, like a massage or something, after all, working out=achy muscles ;)

  2. Star I think the massage is a great idea! Hopefully it will warm up for you guys soon, it's been so nice here, about 70-80 degrees everyday!