Monday, January 12, 2009

The Biggest Winner

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I know a lot of bloggers out there have been sharing their tremendous weight loss journeys. I don't really have a significant, life-changing, empowering, make you want to hit the gym kind of a story...however, I do want to share MY story.

Growing up, I danced...a lot. I never had that beautiful slender ballerina type body. I had curves. Not exactly what you want as a dancer. To this day, I'm still trying to embrace those curves. Oh, and I love food. And when I say love, I really mean that we have a love/hate relationship.

In college, I was lucky enough to not gain the infamous freshman 15. However, my weight did fluctuate about 5-7 lbs. all four years. I never dieted and I wasn't exactly what you would call a dedicated gym member.

Before my wedding, I didn't diet like most brides. Instead, I decided to start running. I am NOT a runner. In fact, I really can only run about a mile and a half. Nevertheless, I ran every day for a month before my wedding. And I was FIT!

This past summer, I decided to try Weight Watchers. I had heard such great things and honestly, I wanted to see if I had the willpower to eat better. I ended up losing 10 lbs. in a month. I felt great! And as everyone says...the great thing about WW is that it really IS a lifestyle change. I loved it. Well, eventually, I got back to my "normal" ways. And gained everything back. Oops.

This brings me to now.  I'm at a point where I've been very dedicated to the gym for a month. (I even bring clothes when I travel for work). And I've been living the WW lifestyle...without tracking the points. I simply know what my body needs. AND my department at work is hosting "The Biggest WINNER Challenge". I'm so excited. We weigh in every Monday...accountability is the KEY to success with this. That's what worked so well with WW. It makes you put down that extra cookie or the 2nd glass of wine because you know it's going to show up on the scale.

So, I'm going to share my progress every Monday.

I lost 4 pounds last week.

I was STOKED when I got off the scale this morning. And really, all I did was work out 4 days last week and tracked everything that went into my mouth. I've been using this FREE online weight loss journal. It's called FitDay and I highly recommend it!!!

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Thank you to Lipgloss Lounge and Queen Bee Swain for the wonderful award.

You really should check out their blogs. Both are absolutely FABULOUS and I read them daily!!!

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11 comments:

kendrasue said...

Congratulations! I did the same thing when I first started WW and then I quit. I really need to get back on track! Good luck with your progress!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I LOVE fitday! And congrats on your 4 lbs! That's awesome!

Stephanie Espo.... said...

Ok so how much do I need to run? eat? lol I starvvvvved on weight watchers...

Jules said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the award! Keep it up. I did like the accountability factor of WW. I really need to get back on the wagon.

Lindsey said...

YAYAYAYA Congrats on the 4lbs!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Congrats on the 4 lbs! Thats great! I'm going to check out fitday right now.

Once A Bride said...

4 lbs!! That's awesome--great work!!

Mary Michal said...

Good for you. That's so awesome.

lpfulmer said...

hey zank! guess who joined myfit just now.... hopefully, I'll do as well as my sis :)

Kelli Peters said...

I just checked out fitday and it looks like it is exactly the kind of thing I could use to help keep me on track with my resolutions :) Congrats on the 4 pounds! Thats awesome!!!

Emily said...

congrats on the weight loss friend:) yeah for you! thanks for sharing...