Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

From 12 to 18 to 20 Weeks

12 weeks of 20 weeks

weight today: same

total lost: 9 pounds in 12 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tps of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea: 30
2 tsp of sugar:30
total: 225

3 oz chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice: 85
1 tsp of Smart Balance Light butter:15
running total: 470

1 xtra large egg:80
1 xtra large egg white: 20
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of sliced strawberries:27
1 tsp of sugar15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
running total:782

1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 1/2 oz of chicken:53
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar: 30
1/2 graham cracker:15
running total: 1,000

2 cup of Reeses Puffs cereal:320
1 cup of 1% milk:110
running total:1,430

Today's goal: My goal for today was to stop the snacking. So, what I did was to put up...way up so that I needed a stool to get them...all the bags of snacks that were opened. Unopened bags of snacks don't tempt me as much because there is this invisible barrier that I have to cross to open them up. But opened bags of snack type of foods seem "harmless". So, I put up all opened bags of things that tempt me. I feel like it worked much better.

Planned fitness: I had planned to go to the gym tonight, but that would require walking to the gym and I'm thinking about giving my legs till Friday before I test them out. So, I'm thinking about doing abs tonight.

Note on knees: Yesterday afternoon I was feeling like my knees felt much better, but then after sitting for a bit...when I got up they felt sore again. Today...I do feel like they are getting better. Walking down the stairs...feels better. Sitting down in a squatting position almost feels normal. I'm actually getting a little excited about it, like, hey, maybe I'll be able to run by this weekend.

Note on picture: I actually bought this tea a few weeks ago and didn't try it out until this morning. I think the reason I was holding off was because I've never used the "Stash" name stash...trash. Wow, was I wrong. This pumpkin spice is the bomb. I hope they have some more left in this flavor when I go back. I think it actually tastes better than the "Twinings" Pumpkin Spice from three or four weeks ago...that I can't seem to find any more of at the store.

From 12 to 18 to 20 Weeks

Sorry to keep switching things up on everyone, but I've decided to add a few more weeks to give myself enough time to lose these last six pounds. Lil' Miss Blogger suggested it, and it does make sense. I'm not doing quite a pound a week loss average, so that would be pushing it to try and drop six pounds in six weeks.

Also, as my weight gets lower, it may take longer to drop it.

Also...the end of the additional eight weeks ends on a significant date. February 7, 2010. I've mentioned before how I like to use significant dates as helpful ways to stay motivated and to shoot for something.

What happens on this date?

My husband and I celebrate our 100 month anniversary, plus it's one week before Valentines Day. Yes, I know, we celebrated our eight year anniversary in October, but we also like to acknowledge the seventh of each month as another month that we've been married. We've been doing this since we got married...oh...98 months ago.'s not everyday that someone is married for 100 months...heck...or 99 months for that matter. I suppose to make it even more fun we could count days....ok..maybe not.

So, that seems like a good reason to stretch things out to 20 weeks.

Lil' Miss Blogger also suggested sending my weight loss story to a magazine...anybody got any suggestions of what magazine might be interested?

Can you read it now..."Mother of five kids...turns into a diet desperado and becomes an outlaw in the world of on about how she dropped each pound with the deadly aim of her shiny six shooter.." ha, ha... Tell me that isn't a little funny.

Have a nice night everyone.


  1. I think you're smart to make your goal as realistic as possible. You've done so well, it makes sense to make the goal something you have to reach for and yet something that is attainable. I have found in the past that the closer I get to my goal weight, the longer it takes to lose weight. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do it.

  2. good suggestion and great plan! :)

  3. I love that you celebrate months. 100 months is a great reason to celebrate.

  4. Just catching up and love the 100 months plan. I don't know why, but 8 years sounds longer than 100 months - I know, I'm crazy.

    I think you should do Fitness magazine or Shape (although, I think Fitness is geared to 20 somethings and Shape pushes it out into a target audience of 30 and 40 year olds).