Wednesday, December 23, 2009

monthly progress report

I decided it would be a fabulous idea to provide a monthly progress report. Lately, I've been experiencing a bit of what you seasoned bloggers might call, 'writers block.' I finally felt inspired to write today after almost a week. Sorry for the delay!

First of all, I weighed in today and I'm down 18 pounds from when I first started just over a month ago. I was able to color in my chart A LOT today! This is mainly because I lost count on my own chart, and wrote down a couple of numbers two or three times, example: 17, 16, 17, 16, 15... (I've never, ever, been good with numbers) but still it was nice to get a visual of the solid chunk of weight lost that's gone forever, colored in on my chart. This means that I'm only two pounds away from receiving my next reward of a mani/pedi!

When most people lose 18 pounds, they notice a huge difference in their body. Since I have so much more to lose than your average person, with 18 pounds lost, the changes I'm noticing aren't drastic. I haven't dropped two dress sizes, but I have noticed some other subtle goodness. My jeans fit better, dare I even say looser! I'm starting to notice definition in my face and shoulders. Mentally, I feel a hundred times better about myself and the healthier choices I'm making for me and my family. When I first started, I took a 'before' picture to help track the physical progress I'm making. After I've lost a total of 30 pounds, I'll post a side by side comparison photo. That's something I'm looking forward to a lot!

Like most everything else in my life, I feel like I could use more structure. I need more scheduled workouts, meals and menus. I'd also like to be more prepared for situations that come up out of the norm. That's my new goal for this next month. I'm appreciating all the support of my friends, family, and blog readers. It seems for almost every single new post I make, I have a new blog follower, which is very motivating. I'm going to keep writing, and you keep on readin' ya'll!


  1. Congratulations! And yay on allt he new followers!

  2. so proud! keep up the good work

  3. I totally hear you on the structure thing. Its soemthing i have been working hard on since I of course want to instill healthy eating habits in my daughter. So I am trying to be happy with a more structured menu and eating plan. I think the rewards will be well worth the time involved. Keep it up Jess, you such an inspiration!!!