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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly weigh in #14

So today is actually 13 weeks and 3 days since I restarted this journey to a better me.  I did the first weigh in December 29, 2011.  And then the next weigh in was January 1st when I decided to have Sunday be my weigh in day.  So that is whey it is weigh in 14 but not 14 weeks yet.  So , it has been a very interesting week this week.  I worked out every day in some way some more than others.  I am doing better about walking on the treadmill without holding my weight up with support but just with my own body doing it.  I have been more active out of the gym too as I can, little by little.  March 29th my Jeremiah's birthday was my 3rd month of measure day.  Well, the reason you did not get a post was because basically my measurements did not change.  This quite worried me to be honest, but I guess since I have had a weight gain the last 2 weeks I should not be surprised but was so hoping that at least a few more inches were gone but they aren't if I am measuring correctly.     I had some wonderful lessons this week at Fitness Lady!  A great break out session that gave me alot of information to learn more about and a couple of really good chats with a wonderful trainer!  My water aerobics teacher was out of town for another week.  I so miss her cheerful encouraging self when she is away!  I am happy to share that the ladies in water aerobics still got together and did a class together :)  I was able to go to the tuesday night one and it was so good for me physically and emotionally!  One of the ladies in the class has lost over 100 lbs!!!! And her laugh is so contagious! She is so encouraging!  Another lady has lost 85lbs and other have lost different amounts!  Such a wonderful group of ladies who even checked on me and shared they missed me when I had to miss thursday night for Jeremiah's picnic in the park! :)  It is so nice to be growing friendships through this journey! :)  Anyway on to this weeks weigh in results.

I was quite excited this week.  I do realize alot of this if not all of it is fluid but at least it is OFF ME!!!!

Loss for the week: - 6.4 lbs
Starting weight: 345 lbs
Current weight: 321.6 lbs
Total loss to date: 23.4 lbs
Total Percentage Lost: 6.8 %
BMI: 51.9
Pounds left to loose: 176.6

So that puts me at a total weight loss of:

That is the MOST I have ever lost! Whether it is water or not, its still the most I have ever lost!  And surely its not all fluid because I have been working out and watching the eating and making alot of life changes and learning to manuver the bumps in the road of life!

And I wanted to share that I cancelled my weigh watchers online subscription!  Dont yell yet!  I did not do it because I am stopping, far from it! There is another online tracking community that a trainer I admire SOOOOOO MUCH is on as well as several other ladies from Fitness Lady and some ladies from my facebook group I started called Super Obese Friends, and some friends from adoption community and life.  I like how we can all be connected through that.  I also like how it has so much there to help me with tracking what I am eating and how I am doing with fitness and all!  Weight watchers online is wonderful and I am sure the meetings are as well and at one point I thought that was what I wanted and needed.  God provided that support in so many ways with people in my daily life.  It is neat to see someone everyday at the gym and know that they are there for you and have contact online too and with this My Fitness Pal community online it just opens up so much more support!  I may end up regretting this decision but I hope not.  I originally hoped if I stopped ww online I could take that money and use for personal training with Kedgy and Briana but its not enough per month.  I am so blessed to have them in my life and they are amazingly helpful every day even with out having the one on one personal training but I really liked the sessions I won with Kedgy and having that support.  I am still praying God will change our finaces and such to a point that that is something that I can do.  This journey is a HUGE priority for my life.  It is for me to LIVE and have a life and have energy to do the things God has called me to do and to be alive still.  I can never let myself get to comfortable and forget that SUPER MORBID OBESITY KILLS!  I do not want to continue on slow suicide, that will swiftly come faster and faster.   Anyway so I will trying to learn to do calories and just lean to eat healthier all the way around too.  I could still do points, but I wont know how to go down but I am told with calories that online things can help.  Brianna was very helpful this week to tell me how many calories I needed right now so that is where I am starting.  I am so praising God for bringing me to Fitness Lady and for every second that they pour into me!  Wthout God none of this would be possible!  Today at Church I stood ALL THE WAY THROUGH WORSHIP!!!!!!!!!  AND I JUMPED!  not alot, but I JUMPED!!  Not as much as I wanted, I was still hampered in worship by my size and health but God gave me a glimpse into being totally free to worship!  Anyway back to ww online.  I started it may of 2011, and my membership ends on april 24th the day before next payment is due.  Some of there online stuff I will miss but I am praying to like the My Fitness Pal as much or more.  Here is my progress with Weight watchers from the beginning, back before Bobby lost his job and I plummented and then from Dec. 29th on.  You will probably have to click it to make it big enough to read.

Thank you all for your support and friendship! PLEASE comment and let me know you are following along!  I love all the support :)  and NEED IT!   If you want to find me on My Fitness Pal my user name is Tamijoy4Him :)  Come and friend me :)  As we are heading into Holy Week and Easter Sunday I want to send a prayer out to you all this week that you have an amazing week and that you spend some time thinking about all God has done for you in your life.  I give thanks that I have a risen savior that walks along life's highway with me and has brought so many blessings into my life!


ethiopia said...

Commenting - Following along, cheering you on. You did awesome this week!!! Over 6 pounds, you go girl. YAY!!!

Your friend,
M. Hazelet

Melissa said...

WOOOOHOOO!! That is awesome!I pray and think you will do fine without ww online support. Sounds like you have a ton of support with this new program! Keep going girl!!

alli said...

YAHOOOZIE!!! I was expecting a big loss...GREAT JOB!!! i knew it was coming. keep up the good work. you are in a great mode of reprogramming your brain and your body. SO proud that you stood the whole time during worship. THAT is a great accomplishment!!

Robin said...

Great week Tami!

Soozie4Him said...

Tami, you are doing so great! I'm proud of you for all that exercise! I need to do that - we have an elliptical in the basement, and I was doing it everyday, then I got sick, went out of town, then had a root canal, etc.

I think canceling WW online is okay if you have somewhere else to track your food. I think that's really important. I'm doing it on They have a ton of great recipes and tracking your food is really easy. They count calories, fat, protein, and carbs on the main page, but will track as many nutrients as you want that you can check whenever you want. You can also put in your own recipes and they'll figure out the calories!

I'm praying that you'll show another weight loss next week!