losing weight is fun – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


September 22, 2010 By lisa

Last week was VERY stressful for me, so stressful that I ceased eating for over 36 hours and have only returned to a slightly normal eating pattern, one week later.  I lost all cravings for any and all food and hence, I thought the scale might be kind to me.  Although, in the past, extreme stress usually propelled me in the opposite direction- eating everything in sight and gaining 6 lbs overnight.

Anyhoo, this is all to say that I have a loss this week and I am going to do my damn-dest to keep it off and lose some more.

Last week: 166 lbs

This week: 164 lbs

Loss of 2 lbs

I haven’t been this low in over 3 years.  THREE YEARS.  This loss is bittersweet since I had to go through so much stress to lose it, but whatever- the weight is gone and I will take it and own it.  I am only ONE POUND from claiming my “25 lbs lost button” from Shrinking Jeans. 

Yes, since I joined Shrinking Jeans 1.5 years ago, I have lost 24 lbs- how awesome is that?! 

Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Oh yeah, on the challenge front. 

I am a water guzzler by nature, drinking 100 oz/per day at a minimum.  So yeah, put me down for A LOT OF WATER.  For miles logged, I logged 9.5 miles (8.5 running, 1 mile walking).  In all actuality, I should have run more since I am training for that half marathon in November, but some ankle/heel pain sidelined me for 10 days and it was only last week that I returned to running, at a reduced schedule. 

One more thing…….GO TRIBE BROWN!!!!

September 16, 2009 By lisa

Probably not, but I am LOSING weight and that is what’s important.

Last week’s weight: 175 lbs

This week’s weight: 174 lbs

Loss of 1 lb

This past week, I stayed on track with the EA 30 Day Challenge and I halfway counted my Weight Watchers points.  By halfway, I mean that I wrote most every thing down that I ate and I estimated the points for what I was eating, but I did not enter it onto WW online.  I did cheat Saturday night and eat inhale a basket of chips at the local Mexican restaurant.  But for the most part, I think I did pretty well.

I have refrained from drinking alcohol since the beginning of this challenge and that’s saying a lot but I’m not a lush, really.

Last night, I watched The Biggest Loser and can I just say that I LOVE THIS SHOW?  Tears and all.  There is always one or two folks that are so inspirational, right from the get go.  For me, it was Abby, the woman who had her entire family wiped out in one car accident (husband and two children).  Can we say boo-hoo fest over here?  She said she doesn’t have anyone to lose the weight for, she is losing it for herself.

You go on with your bad self, Abby.

I may not being losing weight as fast as the contestants on The Biggest Loser, BUT I am losing- one pound at a time.

One pound at a time.