Monday, September 17, 2012

Weighty Goals

Today I realized that I started this blog almost three years ago to document my weight-loss journey.  I had just joined a Biggest Loser Competition with some of my friends and was attempting to lose 15% of my body fat.  Since that first competition, this blog morphed into more of my ramblings besides my weight-loss adventures, and I'm good with that.  Now, I'm back on my weight-loss, exercise more, be healthy and happy about it journey. 

This time I'm not in a competition.  This time I have more manageable goals.  This time I'm planning to share at least once a week about the journey here.  My goal is to lose 20 pounds - 5 pounds each month.  August was awesome.  I met my goal and lost the five pounds - equivalent to a bag of sugar.  I counted my calories and exercised.  I'm thinking the Olympics help inspire me.

Then, September arrived.  I have not lost weight but instead have seen the scale go up and down and back up {I'm up three of the five pounds I lost}.  I'm frustrated.  The honest truth is that I haven't been as disciplined as I should have been.  I cheated.  Thankfully, today is a new day, and all I can do it move forward.  I'm not sure if it's possible to lose 8 pounds in the next 13 days healthfully, but I'm back on the train, folks.

I'll be jogging 2-3 miles tonight after work.  Hubs and I are mapping out a 5K training plan tonight.  There is talk among friends of starting p90x in the next couple of weeks... 

I'd love your comments and encouragements along the way {yes, I'm even shamelessly soliciting them}.  I'd love for any of you to join me in this journey. 


  1. leanne - i have had an on again, off again relationship with dieting/exercise/etc. and relate to the struggle. Of all the crazy things I've tried, and all the not-so-crazy (i.e. diet and exercise) i have discovered two things: 1) "fad" diets work, temporarily 2) i will not work out regularly because i don't like it

    that being said, i lost 50 lbs in 3 months, jenna lost 40 lbs in 3 months JUST changing our diets (no working out, none). we got off the diets and maintained for a few months. then she got pregnant, and i gained sympathy weight. we got back on the diet for a biggest loser comp and i lost 20 in 8 weeks, she lost 12. good times. it's DEFINITELY a fad diet, but it is supremely effective both physically and emotionally and is sustainable for months at time without much difficulty. 4 hour body by tim ferris.

    hope that you meet your goals. peace. steve

  2. I was just thinking that you were looking so great in the pics with your family! So those five pounds really show!

    I feel your pain with on and off again success. I usually lose every summer but not this one. I am determined not to gain my normal winter weight this season. It's going to be tough, but I'll be in there with you! I can't match your 5, but how about 3 per month? Of course, I'm a month behind you just to start with!

    Keep up the walking and jogging- it'll pay off with consistency!


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