the long road to healthy

August 5, 2009

weekly weigh in

Filed under: weigh in — karena @ 11:26 am

For the first time in…. well, forever, I was excited to step on the scale this morning.  I knew I’d see a substantial loss.  Because I’ve been working out nearly every day — hard work, sweating, swearing, gasping.  And because I’ve been tracking my calories like a fanatic and know I’ve created a calorie deficit.  OK, and because I’ve stepped on the scale multiple times during the week to *check* on things.

Last week: 166.0

This week: 164.0

Two pounds!!

The funny thing is, it’s not that I’ve finally stumbled upon the right plan, the right diet, the right exercise dvd…  The desire to lose weight has always been there.  But the attempts have been half-hearted.  I knew what I needed to do, and I truly wanted the results, but I didn’t want to do the work.  I would say I don’t have the time, the baby needs me, it’s too hot/cold/rainy/snowy, I’m too tired… but what all that really means is that I didn’t want to do the work.  Because when you want the change bad enough to do the work, you find the time.  Or you take the baby with you.  Or you wear less/more/whatever the elements require.  Or you go to bed earlier.  There are solutions to all those things that get in the way.  I just had to be willing to make the changes those solutions required.

I feel good right now.  Great.  I’m on a high because the scale is going down.  I’m wearing shorts that were uncomfortable to button a month ago.  My shoulders are exhausted, in a good way, from my workout earlier today.  I’m zinging with energy from my morning run (it’s got to be the run — I’ve cut my coffee allowance in half!).  I need to remember how I feel right this very moment.  Because no doubt there will come a day soon when I don’t feel like working out.  Or want to go hog wild on a pizza.

I need to remember how I feel right… this… very… moment.



  1. congrats!! 🙂 on the weight loss as well as your digging deep and finding the “want too” and as great as you feel now, i’m sure you won’t have to dig as deep in the future to find it.

    Comment by Brooke — August 5, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  2. I am so happy and excited for you!! It’s such an amazing feeling when you finally get into the that zone.

    Congrats on the fabulous loss! I’m so proud of you! Keep up the good work, and remember how you feel. RIGHT NOW!

    Comment by Christy — August 5, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

  3. Awesome loss….I had 2 lbs gone too! Rock on! It feels good!

    Comment by ladybugs714 — August 5, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

  4. Woo hoo! Good job on the loss!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog a few weeks ago. Sorry it took me a while to get back. I needed to step away for awhile and regroup.

    Comment by Vickie — August 5, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

  5. Yay!! That’s so great!!

    And you are so right…when it works, it REALLY works…

    Comment by Thea @ Im A Drama Mama — August 5, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

  6. Great job!!!

    Comment by April — August 6, 2009 @ 12:50 am

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