Thursday, August 2, 2007

I think I can, I think I can

I had some unexpected results at my weigh-in yesterday. I lost 3.6 pounds this week! Woohoo! I've been doing so little toward losing, but I guess my body is ready to get moving again. I'm crossing my fingers for that.

I worked a half-day at school yesterday. Most of the teachers are up there already -- even though we don't actually have to be back until Monday. It was good to see everyone. They think I look amazing, and that is huge motivation for me!

I'm looking forward to grocery shopping this week, because it will be a bit more typical of what my school year meals will be like. All the little snacks I buy as part of my lunch will actually be held off until lunchtime ... as opposed to summer, when they're just laying around calling my name.

I'm going to do my best to catch up with all of you over the next couple of days. I know I've been really lame lately. I apologize, but only just a little. I just needed the time 'off' from focusing only on my weight. I've updated all of my tickers now. Even though I've been bouncing around the same numbers most of the summer, this is my lowest in years. I had hoped to lose about 20 pounds this summer. I only lost 10, but seeing the struggles I had, I'm very pleased with that.

Is it too early to set an end-of-year goal? With the start of the school year, I think I'm going to set a goal for the first semester. That's five months. During the school year, I was averaging about 7-8 pounds a month. Thinking I've slowed a bit, I still think I can average about 5-6 pounds per month. Thirty pounds over the next five months is a lofty goal, but I'm going to try to make that. That will have me just over 200 pounds to start 2008. That's what I'm going to try for. I know having you around will be helpful. Also, I know that Kim's 12 week challenge that ends in October will get me moving.

I think I'm back. My motivation is whispering in my ear. Thanks for not giving up on me!

Kim :)


Kim said...

I am so happy to hear about your loss for the week. I think it was perfectly timed to get you back in the frame of mind to keep moving towards your goals.

we'll never give up on you!! :)

jodi said...

congrats on your huge loss this week - what a way to get back into the game... :o)

and i think setting an end-of-the-year goal is great - 5 pounds/month is totally doable... you've done really well so far so that will be a breeze... :o)

Cory said...

Terrific loss! Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Christine said...

Wooo Hooo! Congrats to you - thats defintely a great week for you! Super happy for you.

Steph said...

Way to go on your loss!! That is amazing! I'm with Jodi - that is quite a way to jump back in!! I also agree that setting an end of the year goal is great - I am really thinking of setting New Years Resolutions in August - if you have a plan and work it then your plan often works!

Way to go - keep it up!!!

PearShapedGirl said...

That's an amazing loss considering you weren't really focused on losing - congrats!! Hopefully the return to routine kick starts you weight loss for the fall.

Take care and have a great weekend,

the veggie paparazzo said...

3.6 pounds!! That rocks!

Do you ever eat hummus in a sandwich for a take-to-school lunch? If you limit the olive oil you put in it when you make it, it can be sooo tasty and delicious.

christie said...

Hi there! I found you through Sarah's blog Phat Girl in a Little Coat.
I am in awe of you right now because you started out at a higher weight than me (by a few only) and are currently below my lowest weight ever. I am so SO thrilled for you and very proud. I am bookmarking you and will be checking in. You are inspiring me.

You have had a wonderful average loss and I think your end of the year goal is fantastic!


losing it... said...

Hola KL,

I'm in Atlanta for a few days. I know that you posted on my blog that you would like to meet up when I was in town. Drop me a line via email and if you still want to hang out, we can work something out. I'm going to see John MAyer tomorrow night, otherwise, I'm just hanging out at the gym with my brother or across the street at the mall and/or movie theatre. =)


themuse (at) gmail (dot) com

P.S. Keep up the great work!!

TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations on your loss! I think it is tremendous that you are setting goals for yourself. They sound realistic and feasible. You are doing to do great!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I have been checking back in every couple of days to see if you'd posted anything new. It's nice to have you back! :)

Spidey said...

Wow, 3.6 pounds is an awesome loss! I think you are the Weekly Weight Loss Winner!

chickychriss said...

What a great loss Kim! Keep it up!! Hopefully it'll be a bit easier once you get back into your routine..

White Rose Boy said...

Just come over from Spidey's blog and read some of your story. You have done well and 3.6lb in one week is awesome, well done.

I will add you look really good in your last photo definately look a lot less than 240lb.

Keep it going.

Dynamo360 said...

Give up on you!?! Never! ;P