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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dum De Dum Dum....

Well here we are - the FIRST official day of accountability!!! It is WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY!!!!

Ok - lets recap last week - Last Wednesday I weighed in at 210.5 my goal was to lose 50.5 pounds to get down to 160 (the weight that I actually weighed when I got married and the skinniest I have every been)... but alas that is not to be...

I had to re-negotiate my weight loss with my husband (the weight loss slave driver) and now my new goal is 148 lbs! So that means my total weight to lose went UP to 62.5 lbs that I need to lose!

I know, I know... as if 50.5 lbs wasn't aggressive enough... but here's the deal! My hubby has agreed that IF I can lose the 62.5 lbs in the next 14 months while he is deployed and IF I actually get down to 148 lbs - that he will take me to the Dominican Republic for a week for "Kite Surfing" school when he returns!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!!

I really would love to learn how to kites surf!! I have been fascinated with it ever since I saw some guys at Tybee Island doing it!! (Tybee Island is our local beach and it is supposedly one of the best places in America to kite surf!!!) Hubby likes to surf the old fashion way - but to me - that is like bobbing for sharks!! I don't want to sit out there and just bob until the "perfect" wave comes..... Oh No!!! I feel the need - the NEED for SPEED!!!! (And I know after my NASCAR tale that doesn't surprise you at all!!!!)

I got a practice kite the first Christmas we were married - and I have to tell you I think I am pretty good at AT LEAST controlling my kite. I can take off by myself and I can actually land the thing... but now you have to understand a practice kite is about 1/10th the size of a REAL kite surfing kite!

Ok for those of you that don't know what Kite Surfing is - here ya go (this is actually in Cabarete Bay in the Dominican Republic) -

CRAZY HUH!?!?!?!

Anywho - I digress.... so the official WEIGH IN today was (drum rollllll pleaseeeeee):

205.5 lbs

For a total of five pounds lost this week!!! That now brings my total to lose to 57.5 lbs. Whooo Hoooo!!! Ok, Ok I have to be honest its not as much as I would have liked - but it is a safe amount... and if I can just keep it up!!! (I figure to lose 67.5 lbs in 14 months I have to lose almost 5 lbs a month - so I am doing good!!!)

Now... did I do everything that I could this week to lose weight???? No I didn't!! I didn't walk on my treadmill every day.... and on Saturday I totally cheated and ate over my 1100 calories and I even had SWEET TEA!!!! I know, I know.... but I figured it wouldn't hurt to cheat ONE day.... BUT..... it did!

This next week is going to be REALLY hard as I am heading out tomorrow to spend about four days with hubby - and we will be staying in a hotel the whole time. That means restaurant or fast food. No treadmill - and not to mention mandatory events and functions that will be taking up a huge amount of that time..... but I am trying to remember this is a LIFE STYLE change - it is not a "quick fix" and I just have to take it one step at a time!!!!

So..... How about the rest of you???? How did you do this week??? I expect to hear in my comment section!!! Don't make me HUNT you down and hold you accountable!!!!

I am not sure if I will have time to blog tomorrow between getting packed up, taking the dogs to the kennel and driving to Atlanta..... but I will try! I might be hit and miss for the next few days - so I guess I will see ya when I see ya!!

Until Next Time!


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Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Well, I'm still at 138. Didn't loose anything :( But I also didn't have time to work out at all. Still trying to finish up all the yearend stuff for our business. Once I'm done with that I'll have more time to spend working out!

Nice work Lori...5 lb loss in a week is excellent! Congrats!

Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

Congratulations Lori I know you will do this. Suzanne

Elizabeth January 28, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

Congrats Lori, that is great you lost some. I am still the same as before, 153lbs. I did, however, make a commitment with a friend at work to loss weight. We shall see how it goes.

Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

Wow wonderful! Congrats

Anonymous,  January 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

I think you did wonderful this week. Sounds like a 'healthy' start. I totally believe you will reach your goal, especially that I know you will FOCUS and getRdone.

Anonymous,  February 1, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

Congrats on you loss. I have so much to lose,I don't even know where to start. Anywhoo, I just wanted to comment on your kite surfing video. That is so cool. I would've loved to try something like that 30 years ago!

Keep up the good work.

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