Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekly Weigh In - Week 3

The day that I feared is here! I knew when I decided the blog about my journey to lose the baby weight that I would have a day that I weighed in with over 220 people reading where I would have to tell you all that I did not lose weight this week. Not only did I not lose..... but I gained a half a pound! I know that this happens, and I am trying not to be down about it. Yes, I stuck to my diet plan and stayed within my points (I am on Weight Watchers). But, I did not work out or really get a lot of activity in at all. I didn't pack snacks and made some less than desirable choices while out and about when I got hungry. I also started a new birth control this week. It was also quite a stressful week due to some family issues that were out of my control. So, I am trying not to be too hard on myself. I am starting fresh tomorrow. It is a new week with many possibilities.

Last time I was on Weight Watchers and lost 30 pounds, I found that setting long term goals for myself with rewards for each goal met, writing down my top ten reasons that I want to lose weight, and setting weekly goals for myself really helped me to stay on track and keep myself motivated. So, here it goes....

5 Long Term Goals & Rewards
1. Lose 10% of my body weight - New Make-up. Goal met last week, reward was purchased yesterday. 
2. Lose 10 Pounds - pedicure
3. Lose 15 Pounds - night out with the girls
4. Lose 20 Pounds - new jeans
5. Lose 25 Pounds - $$ Shopping spree for some new clothes 

Ten reasons I want need to lose the baby weight
1. Confidence
2. To fit into my old clothes
3. To feel like myself when I look in the mirror
4. To feel pretty again
5. To sleep more comfortably
6. To be more healthy
7. Sense of accomplishment
8. To prove to others that I can do this
9. So that I don't look like an idiot to my blog readers for giving up
10. To set a healthy example for my daughter

This week's 3 goals/action plan
1. START the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I have been saying I would start this for 3 weeks now! I just need to DO IT!!!!!!!
2. Earn 15 activity points
3. Try a new weight watchers recipe

From now on, as I meet one of my long term goals, I will let you know. I will also show off my reward for meeting that goal so that I am sure to actually get myself the reward. So often as a mom, I forget to do things for myself every now and then! I will set new weekly goals each week, and will let you know on the following week if I met my goal. 

So, here is a picture of the make up that I rewarded myself with for meeting my 10% goal. I got a great deal at Ulta! I got $75 worth of free make up with a $17.50 purchase! I love a good bargain! So, I spent $18, and got almost $100 worth of make up!

You can get the same deal HERE

Here is a quote for this week to keep myself motivated. I will remind myself of it each time that I need a little encouragement.

"Start doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you'll be doing the impossible!"

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divasupermum said...

good luck with the goals, i love the rewards

Erika said...

I love this! I am also on a diet plan (I'm doing Medifast) and 2 weeks ago I had a no-weight gain plus 1/2 pound gain week and I was so upset. But you're absolutely right, it's one day at a time and it will work! Thanks for posting this!
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Unknown said...

adorable blog theme!
I love that you are blogging about your goals - seems like it's so much more binding to have others holding you accountable! I am not brave enough to do that YET! :P
i am a new follower from mom blog monday :)

Stephanie said...

I love the goals/rewards/and reasons. What a good idea! You list of reasons sounds a lot like mine. I wish you all the luck! Keep up the good work, Brooke! :)

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Unknown said...

Good luck! I'm struggling with my weight loss too! But I know we can do it! Break out Jillian Michaels, you'll love it!

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Cozy Creations said...

Good Luck! I did Jillian Micheals for awhile and I loved it. It's a great workout and I felt dead tired during it and after, but it was encouraging knowing it only lasted for 30 minutes.

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Blended said...

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Good Girl Gone Green said...

good luck on your weightless journey! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm working on my weight loss challenge as well ... some weeks are good, others not so much, but there's always tomorrow! & I've done it all .. currently on Nutrisystem and so far so good ... so close to the goal I can taste it (no pun intended!).

Stopping by from Monday Mob Hop & your newest follower on GFC, FB and Twitter! Hope you stop by and check us out and return the favor!! Have a great week!!

Jess said...

I'm doing the Jillian Michaels program right now. You will love it! I'm your newest follower! Simple Mom Solutions

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