Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekly Weigh In - Week 1

Happy 24th of July!!! For those of you that do not know, this is a HUGE holiday in Utah! It's "Pioneer Day", the day that the mormon pioneers came to Utah. Now, I am not mormon, but it is a state holiday, so it is fun to celebrate. I don't have any big plans this year though.

I decided as a way to keep myself accountable on my journey to lose the baby weight, I would weigh in each week... in front of all 138 (as of right now) of you! That is motivation right? Well, on a weigh in day like today, I have no trouble making that commitment, I lost weight on the first week back on weight watchers! I am sure somewhere in the months ahead where I have a week where I gained or maintained, I might not be so happy that I promised to do this. But, when I wrote my "Time to Lose the Baby Weight" post 2 weeks ago, I said I would keep you all posted about my progress. Maybe down the road I will post my "before" picture, but not until I don't look like that anymore. :) Like I said in the previous post, I gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy, so I am not ready to show that picture just yet. But, here is one from the end of my pregnancy:

Here is a pic of when I lost the weight on WW in 2009, it will be another "goal" pic to keep me motivated. Isn't my puppy cute? Dang, the pic above and this pic don't even look like the same person! This is NOT a pic of me right now, this is my motivation picture that I will look at to keep me going. 

So far, I am liking the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program. I did WW before in 2009. I gained 25 pounds while my husband was deployed to Iraq and after he came home (welcoming home a combat veteran can be a little stressful, food was a nice coping mechanism.... until I got fat. lol), and lost 30 using WW! The new program is even better ! My favorite part is that fruits are 0 points. Also, it isn't calculating the points based on calories, but on fat, carbs, fiber and protein! I like the new changes and think it is going to be a great plan for me this time around as well.
So here it is, my weekly weigh in, I lost 4 pounds this week! I was pleasantly surprised since I wasn't able to start working out the way that I wanted to since my little M got sick for the first time. She had a terrible stomach bug and was throwing up everything for days. I was so concerned about her getting dehydrated and losing weight and not getting the nutrition that she needs. But, I am also happy to report that she is doing better and starting to eat normally and keep it all down.

Next week, I will start the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I hope that it helps to accelerate the weight loss and help me to get back some of that muscle tone that I have NONE of.

Hey, while you are here, you should enter my 100 Followers Giveaway. There are some AMAZING prizes (cloth diaper, wrap, jewelry, Scentsy, baby photography props, knitted baby hats, tutu, bow, & decorative frame.... just a few). What can I say, when I do it, I do it BIG! 7 Giveaways for the kick off. Not bad right? These are all low entry too, so you will have a good chance to win. Ends 7/27.

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Unknown said...

I am a new follower from the SSS blog hop. Good luck on the weight loss. I am trying to get back into shape too, after my last baby. I would love it if you could stop by my blog when you get the chance. :)

amanda.hall said...

I know I don't know you personally... but I am anxious to see how you do! I had my 3rd little boy almost 2 months ago so I can relate to how you feel. I gained almost 50 pounds. As of now I have about 20-25 that I want to lose. I am curious to see how you like the Jillian Michaels videos because I have heard they were good. I just bought 2 of the beachbody series so I am hoping they are fun and show results. Good luck!

Unknown said...

I am your newest GFC follower from the hop. I would love for you to come visit my blog and follow back. I have great giveaways going on all the time.

Thanks :)

mimilovesall8 said...

I think you look beautiful. You will lose the weight-don't give up!
I am a new follower and would love a follow back at

Nancy said...

I agree with the previous poster, you look amazing and beautiful! :) Keep up the good work. You will do great post-pregnancy.

Candice said...

Good luck with the weight loss. My hubby and I recently lost 30 lbs was long journey, but so worth it. Hang in there! Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

Stephanie said...

Congrats on a good first week! I did WW very sparingly for about 3 months before my wedding in '08. It WORKS. I wish I could budget it in right now, as your post makes the new program sound even better! Maybe someday soon. Keep up the good work, girlie! :)

Lioness said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

I really appreciate your visit.

Lioness- Your newest follower

Brooke said...

Thanks ladies for saying that I look great right now, but I didn't put any pics up of me right now, I am not ready. That skinny pic is from when I lost the weight in 2009. I am somewhere in the middle of those 2 photos right now. I am just too insecure to post them until I lose a little more.

Style, Decor & More said...

Keep up the good work! It's not easy!

Unknown said...

Hi :) I'm your newest follower from the monster hop.. I have a lot of great giveaways going on now so feel free to stop by and enter!

Coco said...

Hopping a long in the blog hop!
Following you via GFC , networked blogs and stumbled :)

from The Skinny You on FB!

I have been curious about the WW , but decided to do the wraps instead, I have lost 18 lbs in about a month , Hmmm, I should do both! But I'm not good with the numbers thing, Maybe I should take the time out and learn ;) You will do great!

Coco said...

OH, Just wanted to add,that I LOVE the font in your blog!

Cindy said...

Wow you look great even preggers! I gained 100+ pounds with each of my 3 kiddos, so I sooooo feel your pain!(And this is coming from a 115 pound girl, so you can imagine...AHHH!) It will come, and I can't wait to come back and see how amazing you look in a few weeks! Following you now from the hop,

mrs.monica @ RTP_inHeels said...

newbie following from TAT! Pop on over to read my blog.

Unknown said...

HI, I'm a new follower on GFC, Twitter and Facebook over from the Monster hop. I do hope you'll get by the zoo and follow me back.

Kristin said...

I think you look so beautiful in both pics! Thanks for entering the cloth diaper giveaway :)

mary. sunkissedlife said...

Hello from your newest follower from the blog hop. I love the look of your blog.


daniii♥ said...

Good luck! If you're interested, I do a weekly weigh in on Thursdays. That helps keep me motivated (though I've been slacking lately)

(visting from tat)

Posh said...

Stopping by from the Tuesday Hops to say hello.
Come on by and visit if you can.

jenny at dapperhouse said...

Your Blog is SO CUTE!!!!
Weight Watchers is honestly THE best diet of all time for weight loss, maintenance, and nutrition. Congrats on your goals.
I am a new follower and reader from the hop!

jenny at dapperhouse

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

Awesome! Keep up the great work. I did WW a few yrs ago and really liked it. When I was recently preggers i got Gestational Diabetes and the way I had to eat was exactly like WW. I told that to the dietician and she said WW used the diabetic food plan for their program. Interesting. I have some baby weight to get rid of so I can relate. I'm your newest follower from Mommy to 4 Blessings Friday Blog Hop. I'd love for you to stop on by. :)


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