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Jamie's Weight Loss Diaries.... #1

Thursday, January 27, 2011

On December 30, 2010, I started  my lifestyle change/ weight loss challenge.

The goal: -40lbs by December 30, 2011 then -40 lbs by December 11, 2012, 80 lbs in all.

I wasn't going to blog about it here, instead just post updates on twitter. Why? I didn't want to held accountable to my readers/family if I slipped up or become a "weight loss blogger /expert" because I'm not. But, God has a way of making you do things you dont want to. Today, I was going to load a You Tube video but I lost the SD card that the video was on. That was my planned post today, so when I lost it, I didnt have anything to post.  I decided to weight in and I have lost more 2lbs. I get it God.....reveal the weight loss journey that you are on that I have bless you to be so far successful at!

So instead of boring you with long paragraphs...I will give you some quick facts about me,  my fat,  my weight loss and where I want to be!:

-This the 3rd time in my life, I've been focused on weight loss.

-I'm doing it on a budget. I can't afford trainers, weight loss programs, new expensive equipment, gym memberships...none of that. Just some good ol' research is what's going to get me through. My goal is to prove I didnt have to go even broker than I am to lose weight.

-On December 30, 2010, I weighed 239 lbs.

-My goal is 80lbs in two years, that will put me at the weight I was after I had my children.

-I weigh in on Thursdays. So stand by for the weight lost post on that day

- I bought my first scale ever own December 31, 2010.

-I'm a emotional eater. My life as whole in the last six years is how I got here.

-I'm inspired my Natural hair journey ( now 1 yr and two months).. if I can do this with my hair and can lose the weight too!

 Weigh Loss Diaries Timeline:

12/30/10- 239 lbs
1/6/11-234 lbs
1/13/11-231 lbs
1/20/11-230 lbs
1/27/11-228 lbs

Down 11 lbs in  less than 30 days...and can't turn back now!!! No ma'am!!! LOL!!

I will try to explain what I'm doing that's helping. Its not complex. I just sat down and wrote all the things that I know are trouble foods for me....and I avoid them. lol!

I also keep a Food Journal. I write down everything last thing I eat.

I plan my meals for the day. I cook almost everything I eat, due to the fact I can't afford to eat out. *shrugs*

Working out...I hate working out. So I do the absolutely minimum....I'll share that later.

So now I will post some before kids and now pictures. I dont blame my kids on my weight gain. Matter fact, I didnt gain a pound pregnant. I lost 25lbs pregnant with the twins. I was sick and high risk. The weight came after them and it came fast.

 1999. My Senior Year in College...I dont know how much I weighed due to the years I avoided owning a scale. But, I do remember those jeans, I still own them and they are a size 14. I also could wear a belt back then. I size fluctuated between a 10-14 in those four years. I didnt diet in college.
 1999. My sorority's Scholarship ball. This was a Jessica McClintock dress in size 10. I donated it years ago but remember the size and buying it with my mom.
 2000. My university's homecoming and I was probably a size 12. That top was a Express Top and it was a Large. I haven't worn Express in 6 years.
 Me now. This is me Thanksgiving with the family. My cousin took these pictures....and of course put them on Facebook. LOL! But that's was revealing to say the least. I saw what I fully looked like in pictures. I really didnt realize how big I was....
 Thanksgiving again...I'm only 5'0. I look like the biggest person in the picture. ( those other folks are Li'l Derek, Amari, and my Aunt Pat:))
Christmas 2011 with my cousins....That picture was it for me...I needed to get the weight off.

Stay tuned for the Thursday's weight in post and anything else I can think of.:)


El_bougie1 said...

You can do it jamie! when you get an extra 13.77 go to walmart and get a kettlebell it's a good workout without all that jumping around!

Meredith on 12:38 PM said...

Rooting for you sista! I'm down albs since new year putting me @ 207lbs. We can do it. Share your recipes!

Nail Designs xox on 2:50 PM said...

You can do it! Just remember if you feel like your not loosing any weight at a certain point don't give up! I know when loosing weight at one point your body tends to reject it and thats the hardest point for people.

I wish you the best!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 3:44 PM said...

El_ bougie Sis- Thank you!! I see those kettlebells I might need to invest.

M- I'm proud of you!! We are in it to win it! I'm eating super basic but I will share what I can, I promise!

Nail Designs- Thanks! I've heard that point. I thought I hit last week with that one pound loss. Thank you for that inspiration. I'm going to write it down in my journal to remember it:).

StacyNicole on 12:11 PM said...

Very inspiring. I admire the fact that you're doing it on your own with no fancy gym membership, trainer, or programs. You'll feel so good when you get to your goal and can say that YOU did it on your own terms!

Donna on 5:24 PM said...

I know what Nail Designs is talking about, I was told it's called a "plateau". You're doing fine for awhile when suddenly you can't lose weight no matter what you do or how little you eat. It was also explained to me that it's your body's survival mechanism. Your body wants to hang on to some fat 'just in case', like it's expecting there to be a famine and you'll need the calories from that fat to survive the famine. lol

When that happens you can't get discouraged, you gotta just keep on keeping on, eventually you will start to lose weight again. Just remember it's a battle between your body and your willpower, make sure your willpower wins! It can take several weeks, but keep on keeping on!