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My 2006/07 Weight Loss Journal

Goal Surpassed on May 26, 2006!  My latest goals are to reach 120 lbs., burn off some more fat, be fit & healthy, and look HOT!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
 
The journey continues!  I had been sort of stumbling along, not feeling very motivated to push for my goals--not backsliding, but not PUSHING--and then BAM!  I received news that I'm being considered for the FIRM's 2006 Infomercial!  I had applied for it thinking that maybe I could inspire those people who don't have a lot to lose.  Afterall, not everyone needs to lose 100 lbs.!  Those people who do lose a large amount are VERY inspiring, but that is just not everyone's situation.  I figured I didn't have anything to lose, so why not?
 
This "challenge" to be selected for the infomercial is just what I need to finish up losing this last bit of "fluff" and to make my body what I want.  I hope you get to see me in a FIRM infomercial in a few months!
 
Check out a couple of new photos, too!
 
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Monday, April 10, 2006
 
Things are going well!  I've really been striving hard for at least 100g of protein each day and I've cut out most sugar (except on my eating day off).  Most importantly, I've stopped mindlessly eating animal crackers after the kids go to bed!  It's been WORKING!  Last Friday, April 7th I weighed in at 120.5 lbs!  I lost a quarter-inch each in the bust, waist, and hips last week as well.  And truth be known, I jumped on the scale this afternoon just for grins and I was 120!  That's not official until Friday morning, but I'm psyched!  DH also asked this evening where my love handles had gone.  LOL!
 
Not much happening on the FIRM Infomercial front, but everybody in the running is trying their best to get ready in case they're chosen.  I'm sure they'll have interviews of some sort as the time nears.  It'll be exciting!
 
Remember the words of Rosie the Riveter (and if you don't know who she is you need to read up on your history!):  We can DO it!  Be sure to flex your bicep when you say it to yourself!  ;oP 
 
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Sunday, April 30, 2006
 
I decided to go through my clothes and sell all the shorts and short-sleeved shirts that are too big for me.  There were 10 pair of shorts ranging in size from 7-14!  WOW!  And quite a few XL shirts.  I seriously need some new clothes.  I had DH take a picture of me in one of the size 14 shorts.  The change is amazing!  You can check it out by clicking here:  The Journey Continues Photos.
 
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Sunday, May 28, 2006
 
Much to my surpise, I FINALLY broke that plateau where I was hovering at 120.5 lbs. for so long.  On Friday, May 26, 2006, my scale reported my weight as 119 lbs.!!  I was shocked, but elated!  I can't say exactly what it was that did it b/c I didn't eat all that well the weekend before.  Maybe I didn't eat as much as I thought.  Who knows.  That's the bad thing about not having exact numbers--you can't point to something to say "This is it!  This is what helped me bust through!"  No matter.  What matters is that I DID it!  YIPPEE!
 
Last Sunday we went shopping and I purchased a pair of size 6 capris from Old Navy, a size 4 pair of Lee shorts, and several size Small shirts.  It's pretty exciting being on the other end of the size range!  I even need to have my rings sized smaller as they are flopping around on my fingers and I'm afraid to lose them.  And I could SWEAR that my feet are smaller, too.  A size 7.5 sandle fit fine.  Go figure!
 
Unfortunately, I still have this dang belly hanging around.  I'm starting to be convinced that the only way to get rid of it is surgery and that's just not going to happen.  I'd rather have LASIK on my eyes than have cosmetic surgery and be out of commission for several days.  I have a family to take care of!  So, I'm probably going to see how well I can maintain this weight and if more of the fat/flab flies off, GREAT--if not, I'm pretty darn happy with my accomplishments!
 
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
 
Wow!  I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last updated this site!  To get you caught up:  I've been maintaining my goal weight for the past year.  My weight will fluctuate within a pound or two, but that's pretty normal.  I am still keeping up with my FIRM workouts.  My size has remained consistent as well--size small tops, 4/6 bottoms, size 7.5 shoe.  Unfortunately, I still have the post-baby belly flab, but I've come to realize that I will never completely lose it no matter what I weigh nor what size I am.  Surgery would be required to get rid of it and I can't think seriously about that right now.  So, I am living with it and trying to remember that there are more important things in life than the belly that pretty much only I notice.
 
I did end up having my rings resized last summer!  My wedding set was sized down a whole size and my right-hand ring was sized down a half-size.  No more fear of losing them!
 
After a year of being at this size, I must admit that the newness of weight loss has worn off.  This feels like my normal, regular body now.  It's funny reading these old journal entries and trying to remember how I felt back then.
 
As for the FIRM infomercial, I wasn't chosen.  Bummer, I know!  They did the Believer's filming on the two weekends after Easter.  I can't believe it took them over a year to get it done!  I know that those who were chosen truly deserved it, but several of them had already been featured on past infomercials.  That sorta irritates me, but there's nothing I can do about it.  Honestly, I didn't expect to be chosen since I didn't lose the majority of my weight with the FIRM.  I am, however, going to cancel my FIRM club membership.  Not because I wasn't chosen for the infomercial--I'm not that petty!--but because I just don't have the time and interest to keep up with the boards anymore.  I've been using the site almost exclusively for the rotations for a while now.  I think I have enough saved up that I can have plenty of rotation choices for...forever!  No sense in spending money on a website that I'm not truly using!  I do think the site is great for people who are still on their weight loss journeys, so if you're thinking of joining, definitely give it a try!

Fitness is a JOURNEY,
not a destination!
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So take a new grip with your tired hands
& stand firm on your shaky legs.
--Hebrews 12:12