A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, July 17, 2009

First Goal Met...and Surpassed!!

The scale says 254.0 this morning....I LOST 6 LBS.!!!!!! I finally met, and exceeded, my first 15 lb. goal and now it's time for a reward!! Problem is, I don't have the money to buy the one I had planned for myself, lol. Time to re-work the reward ideas. I'll be thinking about that and let you know what I come up with.

I've lost 18 lbs. in 5 weeks....man, this feels good!! All the scratching and clawing and crying this week was worth it. I used the advice of 3 different people on last Friday's weigh-in and ensuing gain to achieve my awesome loss this week. One is my friend Chris, who is a nurse, and alerted me to the fact that in order for cardio to really benefit you in weight loss, you need to have your heart rate elevated for a continuous 20 minutes at least.

My best friend Pam, who is also a weight loss blogger and can be found here: http://www.thinnerin08.blogspot.com/, gave me some FANTASTIC ideas on chopping up my veggies at the beginning of the week and having them on hand to use. She also suggested crock pot meals on the days I know I'm going to be away from the house or super busy and might be too tired to cook dinner in the evening. Those two tips proved to be invaluable to me this week. I ate TONS of veggies in at least 2 meals of each day, and I used the crock pot a couple of different times this week, also. Thanks Pam!!!

Finally, the third person that offered their advice when I begged for it was Sean at: http://www.losingweighteveryday.blogspot.com/. He's the one that let me know my calories were all over the map last week, and to give consistency a shot to see if that helps. He challenged me to keep them between 1350-1550 and just see what happens. Well, I chose to get even more consistent than that and kept them right at the 1550 mark all week long, and 6 LBS GONE is what happened!!

Thanks to all of you that assisted me in achieving this loss this week. I love you all and appreciate your advice, support and encouragement...as well as always taking the time to comment on my blog. It means a lot to me....it's a huge help in pushing onward.

Everyone have a GREAT FRIDAY, and I'll be back later tonight for my usual daily post! :)

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -Vince Lombardi


  1. well, I'm not naked, but I am doing a scary lil happy dance, just for you!!! YAHOO!!!!

  2. Great job! I know you can do it!
    Love, Mom O.

  3. Well DONE you! Something is obviously working - um, YOU probably!


  4. Way to do it, Tammy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. I like your blog, too, and I'll be back.

    I've been trying to come up with some affordable goals, too, so I'll be checking back to see what suggestions you get! Yay!

  5. Great job!! I'm really happy for you.^_^ Also well as curious as to what you might come up with inexpensive rewards for meeting your goals. I'm also stumped on that one.......

  6. What a fabulous success! And you were worried!
    You got this Tammy! You really and truly got this. You're on your way for real...This is your time. And no matter what comes your way---don't ever let any emotion, circumstance, person, place, or thing---steal this away from you. You're the one in control. You decide. I'm so happy about your wonderful decisions thus far, they're going to carry you all the way into a whole new existence. You're going to feel even better than what you felt like when you weighed this morning!!!

    My best always

  7. wow.. that is a HUGE loss!!! you're doing AMAZING!!! wow, wow, WOW!!!!!

    one idea for rewards I saw on a blog once that I REALLY like, and am going to adopt... is Itunes... for every 5 lbs or 10.. or whatever your goal is, this blogger (I forget who) buys a new song off of Itunes for her Ipod. LOVE that idea!! I'm going to set up an account for myself, and do that too. There's a couple songs I've been wanting... and it adds to the motivation, by giving you more fresh songs to work out to...and while you're listening to that song.. you can say ... "yah... I got this song for losing X lbs..." it's a gift to you that keeps on giving. :)

    have a GREAT day!!


  8. Wow, six pounds is fantastic, Tammy! It's great that all those things are really working for you. Just think, that buck naked happy dance is just gonna start looking better and better. XD

  9. Well done! You should be really proud of yourself with such a great loss! Keep up the good work!

  10. Thanks to each and everyone of you for rooting me on and enjoying my success right along with me. It makes it so much more pleasant when you know you're not going it alone. You're all important to me and I appreciate each and every comment.

    For those of you interested in the reward ideas, I put some in tonight's post. I hope it helps! Keep up the good fight everyone...we WILL win! :)