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Friday, October 2, 2009


The scale says 233.0 this morning, so I lost 4.8 lbs. this week! The not-so-cool news is that this was the last week of the month for me, and I missed my 10 lb/mo. goal AGAIN!! I only lost 8.8 lbs. this month. I'm satisifed with the amount of 4.8 lbs for this one week, but not with the total amount of 8.8 lbs for the month. I'm not satisfied because I know I can do better....obviously. I had 2 weeks out of 4 where I had a slight gain.

I'm off to the park shortly to do some walking and then back home. I've got a small box of Fall decorations that I believe I'll put out today. This is my all-time favorite season, with winter being a close second. Christmas is my absolute most favorite holiday ever!!! I'm really looking forward to the cooler weather. It makes it so much nicer to walk in. Have a super duper day everyone!! :)


  1. i hear ya... oh, i hear ya.

    I'm getting close to my one year marker on this journey, and haven't even lost 60 lbs yet. But it won't stop me from continuing on the journey, oh NO it won't!!!

  2. 10 pounds or not....you are doing great! I think the closer you get to your 50 pounds (which is over half of what you want to lose, right?) you are going to have to quit being disappointed about not hitting 10 for the month and be excited you are getting closer to the end with every pound!

  3. You might not be completely satisfied, and that's probably ok, as it will keep you striving for more - but I'm very impressed by your loss for the month. Great job, Tammy!

  4. Still, a loss is a loss. At least you are headed in the right direction. 4.8# is nothing to sneeze at. Way to go.

  5. Are you kidding me??? almost 9 lbs for the month is GREAT!!!! :) Congrats! I love this time of year too. I already put in the apple spice plug ins. lol I am having a baby shower for my friend tonight so I am going to wait and put up my 3 HUGE boxes of Halloween & Fall decorations after the shower.

  6. Hi Tammy. Congrats on a really great loss this week. That is truly amazing. You've really thrown everything at it and it's working.

    ONLY 8.8lbs in a month .... for most people if they'd lost that much in a month they'd be overjoyed. Including me. That's 2lbs on average per week. Very respectable.

    But this weeks loss does show you what you can achieve when you eat carefully and really push yourself on the exercise and I know you're p*ssed off you didn't manage that every week in September. But now you can make it happen every week in October! You know you can do it.

    Go Tammy!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  7. 4.8???? Congrats on a fabulous week!

    I love Christmas too! I got married at Christmas and had my first born the same day, four years later! It's a bit too much in the week now!

    Can't you call 8.8 pounds, 9 pounds. Do you not believe in rounding up? Seriously! You are only 1 pounds below what you wanted to be!!!!

  8. Wow what a great weigh in again! You're doing such a great job Tammy. I'm very proud. Isn't this weather inspiring? It's my favorite time of the year here and soon it will be time to rake up all the leaves! Have a great weekend!

  9. 9lbs a month is pretty darn good - I'd take it!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. 4.8 pounds is great, Tammy! If you're not happy with the overall loss for the month, just remember what you did wrong and make sure to change it, but I'm still mighty impressed.

  11. Wow, what a weight loss for the week! Congratulations! I love the fall, too, and am so glad it's here. One day was short sleeves and shorts, the next day was long pants and a jacket. Thank you so much for the note in my blog, it is much appreciated!

  12. Yeah, I'm always pissed when I drop approximately five pounds over the course of a week. I could just kick myself! Why couldn't it have been 10 or 15?

    That, my dear, is a kick-ass weigh-in. Celebrate it!

  13. That is a brilliant loss for the week and an great loss for the month, wish I could lose 8.8 in a month. You my girl are doing great. Lets have less of the disappointment and more of the "Yeah, look what I did!!"

    Thank you for your lovely post, you are such a lovely girl:0)



  14. You hit almost half of your monthly goal in ONE WEEK. That means if you can duplicate this week again future goals will fall to your feet!

    You are a rockstar.

  15. Awesome loss, girl!!! You may be a little frustrated with not reaching that particular 10 pound goal, but remember that you had a pretty tough and emotional few days in there. I would say that - given everything you were going through - you have really hit this one out of the park. Congrats!

  16. That's my girl! The hard work is paying off. But the most important thing is that you're chaning your lifestyle when it comes to health and food and exercise. You're working out the kinks and getting more comfy in your new 'Skinny Tammy' skin. It'll become second nature to conform to your new way of nuturing your body and won't be so hard. Just enjoyable!
    Love, Mom O.

  17. Only 8.8 pounds in a month? I'd be happy to lose 8.8 pounds in a month. Congrats on the loss and try to be happy with it as long as it is going in the right direction.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that loves winter. I'm so excited the leaves are changing and it will be snowing soon.

  18. You are doing great. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. AWESOME!!! I would faint if I lost 4.8 pounds in one week!!! Woo hoo!!!!

    Thanks again for the award, and you made my short list of 6 as well, but I don't expect you to go through all the work again. Just bask in the glory.:-)
    Have a great weekend-

  20. Hi Tammy,

    Like your other "fans" (!) I would be THRILLED with 4.8 pounds in a week. That's fantastic. I understand the disappointment of not reaching your goal, but your are just clicking along down the scale, baby! Good work. Thank you for your kind post the day I was so wacko. I'm better - everything changes, and "this too shall pass". Have a great weekend.

  21. I know a lot of people have told you this already in your comments, but that's an awesome loss. I know you were a bit shy of what you had hoped, but you did a great job! Congratulations!!

  22. Hello - This is Lyricgirl from fat girl vs skinny girl. I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me awesome encouragement notes, it really helps. Thanks!

    Great job on your reduction. You should be really proud of yourself. Do you have any target goals for this month?

    I love this time of year as well. My heart is so joyful.

    Keep it up and stay strong.

  23. Man, what an incredible loss! So nice to tell people, "Congrats on your loss." You're smaller than me now!