Sunday, February 23, 2014

Slim Down Saturdays Update....February 23rd

Happy Sunday! We have been enjoying some beautiful weather this weekend.  We spent a good part of yesterday outside, so I’m a day late on this update. I am linking up with Gina from Third Grade Tidbits for Slim Down Saturdays. 
This accountability has really helped me in my journey to eat healthier and get active.  If you have similar goals, I highly recommend linking up if you haven’t already.
Ultimate goal: I am less than 5 pounds away from meeting my weight loss goal for my April wedding.  Now I am focusing on toning up for the big day.
Gain/Loss for the week: I was super nervous to step on the scale yesterday.  Valentine’s Day, a weekend out of town with lots of eating out, and less time at the gym made me think I was going to gain weight.  I guess I have learned to indulge in moderation because I still ended up losing 1.6 pounds over the past 2 weeks.
K and I at Red Rocks in Colorado last weekend.
Total since starting: I hit the 10 pounds lost mark! Less than 5 pounds until I reach my 15 pound goal.  I need to stay focused and not fall into the self-sabotage trap.
Positives form the week: I have been saving a pair of shorts in my drawer for over 3 years that became way too tight.  As I was putting away laundry this morning, I decided to try them on and they fit!  It’s not quite shorts weather, but I am super excited to see the progress that I’ve made so far.
Something to do better: After going out of town for the weekend and several after school commitments, I only made it to the gym 2 times this week.  I feel so much better when I work out every day, so I am going to schedule my gym workouts for the week and put reminders in my phone.
Goal for next week: My goal is to be super focused this week on eating healthy and working out so that I won’t feel guilty while celebrating with my family and friends at my bridal shower.  I live about 370 miles away from my family and closest friends, so this Saturday will not just be about my bridal shower, but a reunion as well.  I will still try to make healthy choices (thanks to my mom who is also on Weight Watchers), but I don’t want to say no to having a fun time with everyone.

One word: “Strong”: After making good progress on my weight loss, I am now focusing on muscle-building exercises to tone up.  I love the saying, “Strong is the new skinny” because it puts the focus on being strong instead of skinny.  I need to keep reminding myself of this and not focus on a number on a scale.


  1. Yay!!!! You are definitely going to lose those 15! Keep it up! I can't wait to see wedding pictures!
    Third Grade Tidbits

    1. Thank you Gina! I will definitely be posting wedding photos. Just 48 more days!

  2. So close! You can definitely do it! Great job!!! Isn't it wonderful when clothes fit differently??!

    1. Thank you Heather! Yes, it is amazing when clothes begin fitting better or again. It is so much easier to get dressed now.




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