Thursday, April 14, 2011

WLW ~ Getting Behind

Hello friends!!  I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while!  I have still been working on my weight-loss efforts and very slowly, and I mean s.l.o.w.l.y. losing weight.  I'm so glad that my friend Alicia is still having Weight Loss Wednesdays!

I'll try to give you a brief summary for each of the last 4 weeks...

3 weeks ago:  Exercised several times, didn't track the food that much, but lost 1 lb!

2 weeks ago:  Tried to add in additional home workouts and managed to pull my neck muscle during a 30-day Shred workout.  Couldn't do any exercise for about a week!  Wasn't very careful with food either since I was hurting.  But I did lose .5 lb!

1 week ago:  Back to exercising, still wasn't watching food very much and was focused on my sick kiddo, but I lost .5 lb again!

That brings us to today and looking back over the past week.  I did 2 Zumba classes and 2 home DVD workouts for last week.  I ate fairly healthy for dinners, but I think the snacking in the evening got to me.  But amazingly, I still lost another .5 lb!  Told you it was slow - LOL!  So I'm down a total of 4 lbs so far, but I wanted to hit 10 by this time.  Some people lose 4 lbs in a week, so it's always hard for me to go at this pace.  I've been doing good with exercise and plan to keep up with it, but I really haven't been paying much attention to what I'm eating.  Most of the dinners I cook are already healthy (and most are found on this blog!).  It's when we eat out or friends go out to a birthday breakfast or we go overboard with unhealthy snacks that gets me into trouble.  It doesn't take much of that for me to gain weight!

As much as I would like to be better about the food right now, it's my birthday week and I'm enjoying it - though I am limiting how much junk I'm having.  I do plan to go to Zumba classes Friday and Monday and go for a walk Saturday and hope that will help counteract the birthday badness when I weigh myself on Tuesday.  We'll see!

How are YOU doing?  Don't give up!!!  Hang in there, no matter how slowly the weight comes off, no matter how many times you slip up during the week, no matter how much you think you just can't do it - YOU CAN!  Ask the Lord for help - He will help you to be strong and to keep going in this journey.  This is not easy and we will make mistakes because we are not perfect and that, my friends, is the way it's supposed to be!

Confess - did you already give up?  Start again!  Lisa said so - LOL!  And if you are hanging in there, even if it's by a thread - you get a huge pat on the back from me!  :)

Thanks for stopping by friends!  Let me know how you're doing!  Stop by Alicia's place too - it's nice to be encouraged by friends!

Have a healthy day,
Lisa  :)


  1. Yup, I sure feel like giving up. 2.5 wk ago, I gave up most sweets, began eating salad every day, smoothies for breakfast and upped my exercise class. I lost .5 lb the first week and gained it back the 2nd!!! What?? Man, so discouraging. So, I had a chocolate pity party last night; and am trying to get back on track today.

  2. Hooray for there being 4 lbs less of you! And, I loved the comment you left on my blog "it's called rebellion"! Girl, you hit that nail promptly on its head. Be blessed.

  3. Hey friend! Somehow I missed commenting on this post. I'm glad to hear that you're keeping with it. I was tempted to give up until I weighed in last night & had a loss. Now I'm reenergized. We can do this my matter how slow we go. Slow & steady wins the race, right?!?!

  4. Congratulations on your weight loss. I love dancing and work out just on my own using youtube, some time I dance using 5 pound or 8 pound dumb bells. Inter changing them. Just dancing around holding them. I love chocolate so the Jello sugar free or the fudgecycle 40 calories are a big help for me. Have a blessed week.



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