little black dress – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa

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October 6, 2010 By lisa

Last week’s weigh-in was an emotional one for me as I was finally able to scream from the rooftops that I had lost 25 lbs since joining Shrinking Jeans.  Although I exercised hard this past week, I thought for sure I might have a gain as there was birthday cake and pizza involved this weekend (celebrating my youngest turning 2) and there may have been a basket of tortilla chips that I inhaled last night as I hung out with our very own Tiffany and watched the sunset at The Oasis.

FYI- if you are ever in the Austin area, you MUST visit The Oasis and watch the sun set- it is absolutely beautiful.  For realz.

  • Shrinkvivor Weigh-in Start:  166 lb
  • Last week’s weigh-in:  163 lbs
  • This week’s weigh-in:  161.8 lbs
  • Weekly loss of 1.2 lbs
  • Total challenge loss of 4.2 lbs
  • Fitness challenge (fastest mile):  10:15 min

Other positives this week:

  • My husband told me that “I am looking skinny”.
  • I have inspired my friend Lauren to take up running again. 
  • My “little black dress” that has been hanging in my closet for years, waiting for me to fit in it again, NOW FITS.

Anyhoo, as my scale continues in the right direction (that would be down, down, down), I am starting to re-think things.  I find myself coming up to a turning point in my thinking about fitness, nutrition and most importantly, the way I view myself.  I keep thinking about Christie O. and all the mental changes she’s made through her own journey and seriously ya’ll, I am starting to feel those same changes, too.

I am not there yet, BUT I do find myself moving in that direction.

I feel as if I have been so FOCUSED on my own journey, that I have not been supportive, encouraging, and motivational ENOUGH to all of you.

I am so strapped for time, BUT I do find myself WANTING to move in that direction, to do those things for others, to do the things that ALL OF YOU have done for me.

Consider me a work in progress.

To be continued…..