Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 45

I lost two pounds this week. Seems like not much. That's 33 pounds total. I guess my little slips this weekend had an impact.

I feel like I'm in a lull. The initial extra energy I had seems to have dissipated, and I'm tired! I pushed pushed pushed myself today to get in steps, but still only hit 5200. My clothes are fitting better, but I think now it won't feel meaningful again until I hit 50 pounds gone - that might (might!) put me back into some clothes that I haven't been able to wear in a long time.

Two more things I thought of that I want to eventually be able to do:
  • Wear my engagement and wedding rings again - yes, I know I could have them resized, but I haven't wanted to for years since I didn't want to feel like I was accepting the weight I was at. My husband had been super sweet in getting me a variety of other rings in the meantime, that do fit, but I'd like to be able to get back to the original rings that were meant to be on that finger.
  • Never have to ask for help getting into my car again - okay, I know that sounds weird, but it happened again last week - a car had parked so close next to mine that I couldn't get back into the driver's side door and had to ask the attendant for help. I still remember a time last year that I had to climb over the passenger's side to get into my car - now that was an amusing site! So I'd like to be able to be thin enough to always be able to get into the car either on the driver's side or to (fairly!) easily climb over from the passenger's side.


  1. Hey Jennifer!!!
    Be proud of those 2 lbs. lost - at least it wasn't a gain. I am proud of you. No one said losing weight is easy, but I know you are strong and you WILL do it!! You are just in a slump right now & it will pass. :) You are still further along than I am at this moment, but you give me strength every time I read your blog.
    I know exactly what you are talking about the car thing. I hate it when people park that close & I go out of my way to try & not allow someone to park next to me, but you know how that ends up. LOL
    I wanted to ask you what kind of pedometer are you using? I am needing to get one.
    We are about to have to move within the next month & I am so dreading it. Due to the fact that there will be a LOT of work to do.
    Well be strong & keep posting. I am depending on you. :) I am so glad you are here/there. :)

  2. You are doing great! I like your goals too. :) It will be such a special day when you can wear your wedding set again! Keep up the great work!!!

  3. I actually left someone a note a few weeks ago, they parked so close that I couldn't get into my car. If you look back at home many steps you were getting in the first weeks you will see how good you are actually doing, even if you can't see it yourself. So glad you are writing this, it helps me to feel a part of the process, and it is helpful to be able to relate to your struggles and your victories.

  4. Keep going, Jen! These are incredible goals you have set and sometimes it's goals like this that are much more meaningul and motivational than specific numbers. I was excited to have mail-ordered a pair of jeans from Express the other day, in a smaller size than usual, and they fit me like they were made for me!!! It's also been exciting that I'm able to actually share clothes with my girlfriends - something i've NEVER been able to do. It's little things like this that keep me going at it every day!

    It was great to watch the show and I definitely felt for you; but you looked beautiful and very composed! Great job!!!