Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesdays

Some of you know that I've recently joined Weight Watchers, to get rid of a few extra pounds that have refused to budge for the past couple of years. My friend Kate is also in the same battle, and has decided to post a weekly weigh-in on her blog - I've decided that I need the same accountability, to help keep me motivated. Thanks for the inspiration, Kate! :)

Now, I'm not trying to lose a HUGE amount...I've been told by some that I shouldn't be trying to lose weight at all. I need those of you to understand that it's important for me to feel happy with my body's been too long since I've felt comfortable in my own skin, I need to be "me" again.

I've been with Weight Watchers for 3 weeks now, and I'm LOVING it! This is the one program that seems legitimate, as it focuses on an entire lifestyle change, rather than a quick gimmick. I am breastfeeding, so my plan is altered a bit to include extra calories. The best part - I am eating constantly, I'm never hungry, and...I'm actually losing weight! I like that nothing is "forbidden" - I can eat whatever I like, as long as it's a sensible portion. My favourite so far - a peanut butter banana breakfast shake, Mmmm!

Okay, now for the numbers...

Starting weight - 137 lbs
5% weightloss goal - 6.5 lbs
10% weightloss goal - 13 lbs
My overall goal - 12o lbs (for now...we'll see how comfortable I am as I go along)

My journey so far...

Week #1: 137 lbs
Week #2: 133.8 lbs - 3.2 lbs lost
Week #3: 132.8 lbs - 1 lb lost/ 4.2 lbs total loss
Week #4: 131 lbs - 1.8 lbs lost/ 6.0 lbs total loss

I'll check back each week, and post my progress! My meetings are actually on Monday nights, but since I'm the biggest procrastinator you'll ever meet, I figure it's probably more realistic for me to remember to post by stay tuned for my "Weigh-In Wednesdays"!


  1. Good work Jackie, I'm glad to see you finally finding a diet you can stick to! Just wait until Spring so you can start adding a big of fresh air and exercise, the pounds will melt off like nothing!

  2. congrats on your weight loss!! I am not doing well in my 2nd week. I didn't even track my points for yesterday yet. =( Oh well. Its nice to know I have friends doing the same thing and we can be inspirations to each other!

  3. Congratulations on 6 pounds lost! I am loving it too. It has really slipped nicely into my life. I've lost 16 lbs. Lots to go, but progress is good!