Okay, I’m slightly behind (and my behind is more slightly) on updating my first month update. I really should have done this a week ago. Last week was a busy week, with traveling, Thanksgiving, Cody’s birthday… but better late than never!
Before I share with you how my weightloss is going, I’d like to share with you a little background history as to why I’m where I am today.
My family and older friends (I mean old as in been there with me for a certain number of years) remember when I was skinny. Yes, I say skinny because I WAS skinny. When I graduated high school I weighted 82 pounds.
I had a very active metabolism. I ate a lot, too. I was just always on the move. I hated being skinny. I don’t have to worry about that anymore. Shew!
I was in my mid-twenties before I ever tipped the scale at 100 pounds.
And by the time I hit thirty, I had made it up to 120 pounds. For the next 7.5 to 8 years I would go between 122 – 128 pounds. Then when I was 37 I got pregnant, I gave birth to my son at 38. I also quit smoking (when I was 18 I started smoking).
Then at forty I went through early menopause. Ugh! I also started working from home where I sat at my computer for many hours on end (there I go mentioning my backside, again).
So having a child later in life, quitting smoking, hormone changes, more sedentary lifestyle, and the fact that I had been used to eating whatever I wanted… the pounds just packed on. And on. And on.
Then around the first of October I saw a photograph and the thought formed in my mind, “Who’s that?”, but before the thought could leave my lips, I realized it was ME!
I did NOT recognize myself.
True story. For just a few seconds I really didn’t recognize myself. This broke my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I knew I had been gaining weight. I knew I needed to lose weight. I’ve even talked about it many times here on my blog, or on Facebook.
Yet, I truly never saw myself the way that others did. The way I looked in this picture. I wouldn’t let myself be photographed for sometime now. Maybe subconsciously, I knew. I guess I was in denial.
But no more.
My biggest area of concern is belly fat. Most of my weight goes to my middle. I know this is very unhealthy, especially for women.
I still cannot write down here, for everyone to see what my highest weight was, or what I actually weigh today. I will tell you at the end of the challenge. I just can’t do it, yet. I’ll also share some before and after photos (maybe).
Now for the results of my first 30 days:
- Week 1 – lost 4.5 lbs
- Week 2 – lost 2 lbs
- Week 3 – lost 2.5 lbs
- Week 4 – .5 lbs
A total of 9.5 pounds. And 4.5 inches around my waist lost.
I did nothing but count calories and take my Creative Bioscience 30 day diet supplements. No exercise. I plan on incorporating exercise during Cody’s Christmas break. I am so busy that I just can’t fit it in. But I will do it.
My goal during this 90 day weightloss challenge is 15 pounds (which will end towards the end of January). My ultimate goal is to lose 30 pounds by my birthday, April 17. I have never been more determined to lose weight before, so I know I can do it.
I knew it would be tougher doing this challenge during the holidays, too. However, I knew if I could lose weight during, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve/Day, then I COULD do it!
It’s not been easy. I know I can do this, for my husband and my son. So that I can be healthy for them. But most importantly, I’m doing this for… ME.
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Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.
Congratulations on making a commitment to lose weight! I know it feels good to start seeing results. I can relate to some of the factors that led you to pack on pounds over the years. Working from home seemed to be the big thing that did me in. I’m feeling inspired by reading your blog post. This year, I focused on exercise and 2013 is incorporating diet (although i’m getting a jump start on it now). I wish you well, and keep us posted!
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! I’m feeling pretty stoked, I must admit. 🙂 We just reversed our techniques. I started with the food part first, and will add the exercise in soon. I didn’t put it in my post, but I’m hoping to be able to get a personal trainer for about 6 weeks after the first of the year. Hopefully. 🙂
Well Congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome! I am also doing the Creative Bioscience diet! I have also lost weight (although I didn’t weigh myself due to my scale being broke – no, I didn’t break it,lol, the battery died). I have troubles remembering to take the drops though. I have the HCG1234
Thank you, Jennifer! I’ve only missed taking my supplements 2 mornings over the 5+ weeks. I had to leave early to work at my son’s school and was gone all day, so I forgot to take them.
I think you’re doing great. 9 lbs is so awesome. Just keep at it and you’ll be at YOUR goal weight in no time.
Thank you, Jennifer!
10 pounds is great! Keep up the good work.
Good for you on the weight loss so far and best of luck on your continued journey!
wow, you’ve made good progress!!
I tried Weight Watchers a few years ago and it did nothing for me but take my money away, lol I wondered tho, I take other prescription meds and I don’t know if this would work with the meds I take. I suppose I could ask my dr. but when I’ve asked him before about different diets he told me to just watch calories and exercise. I have learned tho that the type of calories you eat will affect you differently. I am at a point now tho, that I think I’m too old to lose any drastic weight and I won’t have surgery to lose it. I am just going to be happy with what is and stop making myself frustrated, lol Good Luck with the rest of your weight loss, 🙂
Congratulations on your progress! Losing weight is not an easy task by any means! Good Luck on your continued success. 🙂
Congrats how awesome! I will be with you soon. I will be starting MediFast just waiting for my food.
Thanks! And good luck to you! I know you’ll do great!
Sounds like you are doing great
I know you’ve been talking about losing weight for a while so I’m really happy for you that you did it! yay!
10 lbs in your first month and no exercise that is great. I bet it was counting calories that really worked for you can’t wait to see what next month is like. wTG your doing a great job.
Wow! That is great work for your first month. You have a lot to be proud of!
You are off to a great start for your first month of losing weight! I am working on starting my on weight loss journey. I have been needing to lose weight for several years but I think that it is definitely time. Great job and congratulations!
congratulation on losing 10 pounds, i love to actually lose those those pounds. good luck to you!
You are doing amazing! I am at my highest weight now 123 and my weight goes right to my midsection as well. I am hoping after the holidays I can get on the exercise routine.
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