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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly Weigh In Update # 8 What a week!!!

It's Sunday, my weekly weigh in day.  So much I have learned this week and have made many milestones this week, some weight related, some exercise related and some other.  

Loss for the week: - 4.4 lbs
Starting weight: 345 lbs
Current weight: 323.8 lbs
Total loss to date: 21.2 lbs
Total Percentage Lost: 6.14 %
BMI: 52.3
Pounds left to loose: 178.8

I was quite excited to see my loss this week on the scale!  It is showing that even with some messups in the long run I am still going down and in the right direction! :)  So this week's loss brings me to a total loss of:

 21.2 lbs!!!! That is 2 10 lb bag of potatoes and a 1 lb hunk of butter!  GONE!  No longer on this heart, these lungs, these joints!  Woohoo!  This is so exciting for me for several reasons!!!!!  First of all it helps me to reach and exceed my first weight watchers big goal!

There is 5 + percent less of me than there was 7 weeks and 3 days ago.  7 weeks seems like such a long time but I guess really its not that long, not quite 2 months.  And if I had not been working towards getting healthier I would either have been the same weight or bigger at this point so I guess that is good.   

The next goal I met was a goal of mine personally.  I wanted to loose more than 20 lbs because I have lost 20 lbs before several times actually but then it goes no further.  So now that I have lost 21.2 lbs I have officially lost more than I have ever lost before.  The key now is to keep that 21.2 lbs off and keep loosing.  I am wondering how long it will take to loose ANOTHER 21.2 lbs.  :)  and then another and another and so on till I have lost all 200.  It was so cool to see 178.8 lbs left to loose!  YES! I know that is still a TON of weight and much more than most of you reading this weigh to begin with but it is still less than 200 lbs left or even 180 lbs left.  My next big weight watchers goal is to loose 10 % of my body weight which will put me at just over 310 lbs.  

Thought I would share some of the trackers on my weight watchers online.

Was so cool to see a new milestone star up there! :)

hope you can see this! you might have to click it to make bigger, not sure.  It is cool to see the graph going down! and kinda see the progression.

This will help me to see the little bits at a time adding up!

I saw this and thought about something Brianna Larson (Fitness Lady Personal Trainer) told me actually more than once since my journey has begun!  I am so blessed to have her and Kedgy  and staff helping me along on this journey!  It hard at times to look at all these fit and gorgeous people all the time and then at me.  And for me I am making huge strides but its hard to not get down when I still have more to loose than most people weigh to begin with!  BUT I am trying to look at Tami and where she came from and nothing else.  Speaking of Fitness Lady!  Please go and like there facebook page HERE  and then you can learn so many things when they post good information about women's health and fitness!  No matter where you live you can still benefit from their wisdom!  And follow along with me and all the great ladies that go there!  And local friends, PLEASE come work out with me.  I can get you a guest pass for a first time try and you can either come work out on machine's with me or go to a water class with me, or maybe even a floor class if I get brave and healthy enough! LOL 

Another milestone for me this week was on the Elliptical!  I started out on the elliptical about to die!  lol  and at times I still feel like I am goin to die but I got up to 30 minutes plus a 5 minute cool down this week!  And I did it more than once!  Strangely I was able to do it faster one day and burn more calories than another but I still did it!  This coming week I get to meet with Kedgy to "shake things up" with my weight program so I am excited and a bit nervous about this.  I thank God EVERY day for bringing Kedgy, Brianna and all of Fitness Lady staff and members into my life.  They are a blessing to me and I pray to be one to them someday!
This is so true!  I am NOTHING without Him!  I am blogging and sharing my journey for many reasons.  1) I NEED the support, the feedback, the encouragement, and the friendship to make it through this journey. 2) so that maybe someday someone who was where I am will see this and see my journey and not feel alone, and not feel like it can't be done, and in some small way I can be of help to another woman!  3) As a record for me to see how far I have come, where I have failed, where I have succeeded, and that I am doing it.  BUT in all of this I do NOT want it to appear it is all about me.  It is all about HIM!  Without Jesus I would be nowhere! Every breathe I take is a gift from the Lord above.  As I am being transformed physically into a new creation in HIM I am also spiritually being transformed more and more and more.  Part of the goal of all this is to live!  To live to be a better mother to the children HE bridged the ocean to bring home to me, to the amazing woman of God HE honored me to give birth to and raise, to be a better wife to the man of God HE brought into my life, and to be a better daughter to HIM!  To be able to serve Him better with the orphans of the world, in our local church, in our home, in any way that I can.  All of it is for Him and from Him.  I KNOW that I could not have lost this 21.2 lbs without Jesus!  To God be the glory great things HE hath done!  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:3-4


The Family K. said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I'm so glad you got the boost in numbers this week and the encouragement it brought you. You really are doing a great job and really seem to be making some great lifestyle changes. So proud of you!

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Melissa said...

Woot! Woot! I was praying hard for you this week!! I am soo proud of you! I know it must feel great to hit those goals!! Keep going girl! :)

Susan said...

Yay Tami! I am so excited for you! I know the last couple weeks before this weren't as amazing as you hoped, but you kept going! And this week was one of the best yet! I am just so proud to see that screen shot where the number of pounds difference has a negative sign in from to f it every week. You have never once, in almost two months, had a week where you went the wrong direction. Keep it up Mama!

Paul and Heather said...

This is great Tami!!! You should be really proud of yourself!!! You have made it to a great milestone, but you have a great plan and good habits to keep you going! Keep up the good work and don't ever let a bump in the road derail the entire roadtrip. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on going!!! You can do it.

Soozie4Him said...

Oh Tami, you're doing great! Remember how you had two smaller losses before this bigger one. This will probably happen again, so it's important to keep in mind next time you get discouraged. You can even GAIN before a sizeable loss. Now that you've lost over 20 pounds, you will NOT go back! I'm so proud of you!

I'm walking this journey with you... I'm down about 15 right now...

Susan from Chicago
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