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Wednesday Weigh In:
Small Losses > Big Losses

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Every wednesday morning I’m mad at myself for not starting the weeks weigh-in post the night before. Now I’m rushing to get this up with a ticking time bomb in the nursery and a 7 year old who needs to get ready for the bus. But every Tuesday night I’m too busy posting about Tuesday to even think about Wednesday.

Does that make sense? I’m very much an “in the moment” blogger. What you see is what you get. I rarely schedule anything. I write. I publish. That’s my style and why most post are an editor’s nightmare.

Anyway, without further ado, this weeks weigh-in…


HW: 225

CW: 149.2 (down .8)
GW: 145

H: 5′ 8”

Age: 36

Down .8 after last weeks up .6 and this is my lowest weigh in since we started! Total down? 4 lbs!

I’m totally happy! I’m feeling good!

Yup, I’m excited to be down 4 lbs in 5 weeks! Again, this isn’t Biggest Loser. My plan is to slowly chip away at that number with all my small choices and consistent healthier lifestyle.

Big numbers are fun, there’s no doubt about it. But wouldn’t you rather a permanent small loss over a short term large one? I’m pretty sure my older self would have said no, but after doing this for 7 years, I’m all about the small loss.

Why?

Because I’m living the life I want to be living regardless of what the scale says and that’s the biggest goal I have achieved.

This week I want you to not only weigh in but tell us at least one thing you are super proud of. One decision that you may not have made just 4 or 5 weeks ago. Maybe it helped nudge the scale for you this week. Maybe it didn’t. But it’s a representation of your commitment to your goals.

Me? I’m proud of myself for trying Sashimi. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and skip the extra rice for lunch. It was yummy! and now I have something else in my bag of tricks for when the husband temps me with a request to eat out. :)



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Discussion

There are 105 comments so far.

    Vicki

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 234
    
CW: 191
    GW: 150
    
H: 5′ 6”
    
Age: 46

    I didn’t lose this week but a total of 6 since Roni started this weigh in. Down a total of 43 pounds. I guess that’s better than a gain. I’m taking Roni’s advice and going to keep trying, I’m not giving up.

    Jackie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 238.8
    CW: 223.6
    GW: 158
    H: 5’7″
    AGe: 49
    Well what can I say this morning. I am truly thankful to be alive and feeling good about my Journey Of Transformation. I have been making better choices experimenting with new recipes that I have discovered. I am very focused. I had a small loss of 0.6 and initially I will honestly say I was disappointed because earlier in the week it was less. But after reading Roni’s words of inspiration I can agree I would rather have the permanent small loss. Have a great week everyone as we continue on to reach our goal living a healthier life!!!

    Laurie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 170’s
    SW:
 142 (started being accountable again)
    CW: 140
    GW: 130
    
H: 5′ 4”
    
Age: 50

    Up .5 lb. Really good on the water, didn’t count points as well as I should have. But, a new week is again.

    Svanhvit

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 237
    CW: 228.3
    GW: 190
    H: 6”
    Age: 35

    Down 1.5 pounds. Totalling at almost 9 in 4 weeks. I am very happy with that. I am being consistant but not crazy. Life still gets in the way sometimes and I am not “on a diet”. I am living. Everything counts and sometimes I’ll go for something out of the ordinary. It’s very important to me to make a constant life style as I have burned my wings several times on the “all or nothing” approach – and I still have to be careful now. I much prefer a slower weightloss that I can keep up. Besides, I am building up a lot of muscle again after an injury that kept me off my feet for several months and a sneak peek at my measurements a while ago (I always do them on the 21st) showed GOOD STUFF! Plus I am wearing my favorite jeans today and they are definately a lot more loose. And I hadn’t even mentioned the fact that I am getting stronger and my endurance and strength levels are getting better every day. So those 9 lbs stand for ever so much and I am proud of every ounce!!

    Amilja

    September 12, 2012

    I am up 1,2 pounds. I have no idea why the weight is up so much. Maybe a running course I am taking is making me hungrier or something.
    Anyway, I am proud of myself to committing to the running course and not getting upset if the weight is not going down. I am anyways doing running or some other exercise about 5 times a week and eating healthy.

    Sherrie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 162
    CW: 147.7
    GW: 140
    H: 5’71/2 ”
    Age: 59

    I am up .8 and disappointed because I can’t figure out why, but it is what it is and I need to focus on this week and leave it in the past.
    I am proud of….not quitting! I didn’t quit going to the gym or my trainer even though I had to decrease my days from 6 days to 4 days a week.

    Svanhvit

    September 12, 2012

    I am really proud of myself for going for exercise when I was really, really tired and just felt like lying on the couch. There were sooooo many excuses, I could have had my pick and I didn’t. Also, I counted out and ate only a couple of m&m’s yesterday instead of polishing off half or even a whole bag. I wanted to have a few but nothing that would sabotage me. So I am happy. And it shows me I have already come a long way!

    pam

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 86.4kgs
    CW: 86.4kgs (no different from last week)
    GW: 65kgs
    H: 172cm
    age: 28

    I have definitely NOT been accountable this week, eating whatever came to mind, and eating all of the time… That being said, at least I did not gain anything this week. I am very disappointed in myself for not sticking to the plan. However this is a new week, and I must make it count!
    Goals for this week:
    * don’t overeat
    * exercise 5 times (thursday, friday, sunday, monday, tuesday)
    * make a plan and stick to it!

    Bethany

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 218.5 (pregnancy)
    Start: 167.3
    Last Week: 166
    CW: 166.6 (+0.6)
    GW: 150
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 31

    Totally not going in the right direction. I considered not posting this week but I need to own up to my weight gain. Not every week is going to be a loss…life happens :-)

    Jen

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 182.5
    CW: 161.5 (down 1)
    GW: 140-145
    H: 5′ 3”
    Age: 33

    Honestly, I’ve given this some thought- there are SO SO SO many things I have found on this site- Roni- that I have found to be motivational/inspirational. The one REALLY BIG THING I am proud of and that you emphasize on a routine basis is that we are only limited each time to the decision we make right then and there. One time eating something that may not be that healthy DOES NOT deem us to fail forever- it’s that meal- that time— move on! (Hello peach pie!) Getting rid of my complete all or nothing approach has been hugely helpful for me- sorry for my long post. Roni, you should really know your advice really sinks in and ‘hits home.’ A giant thank you.

    Kim

    September 12, 2012

    HW:170
    CW:160.4
    GW:150
    H:5′ 8″
    A:

    Kim

    September 12, 2012

    Not sure what happened there, but

    A: 47

    Down .4 this week…I’ll take it!

    kathy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 167
    LW: 160
    CW: 160 no loss, no gain
    GW: 142
    HT: 5’5″
    AGE: 55
    Proud to say I’m not giving up.

    kathy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 155
    CW: 143.2
    GW: 130
    H: 5′1″
    A: 32

    Up 3#?!? I’m frustrated!! I’m going to the gym and feel like my food is not out of control. But I haven’t been tracking like I know I should so maybe I’m wrong about that last part… I want the 130’s so bad! 139.9 here I come! One day of tracking and one workout at a time.

    Amy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 163
    
CW: 151.4 (up .8)
    GW: 130
    
H: 5′ 0”
    
Age: 42

    Another up week. Down one week, up the next. It’s totally clear I haven’t committed to pushing past my 150 plateau. This is where I’ve been for nine months now. Had a great week exercise wise; even ran a 5K last Sunday. But the food hasn’t been good, and is shows. FRUSTRATED.

    Laura

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 125kg
    CW: 104.4 kg
    GW: 60kg
    Height: 5’4″
    Age: 24

    Down 400 grams. Better than a gain :)
    This week I committed to tracking my food, and I’ll do it again next week. Except I will write EVERY thing down!

    Briana

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 178.4 (at 4 weeks postpartum)
    
CW: 177
    GW: 140
    
H: 5′ 3”
    
Age: 31

    I kept bouncing back and forth the last few weeks from 177.4 to 178.4. I stopped all snacking after 8:00 (my kid’s bedtime) since I was putting them to bed at 8 and then eating an entire bag of cookies. Seems to be working so far!

    Jenny

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 224
    CW: 136.6
    GW: —
    H: 5′3″
    A: 33

    Down from 137.4 last week, no goal weight–just gonna be happy where my body is. I’m super proud of running my fastest 5k ever this past weekend (funny part is I had given up on getting a PR and was just running to have fun). Thanks again Roni for doing the weekly weigh-ins and keeping us motivated :)

    Trixie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 215.5
    
CW: 163.8
    GW: 155
    
H: 5′ 7”
    
Age: 40

    Very happy to be down 1.4 this week – as I have been the same for the last 3 weigh-ins. Enjoyed my son’s birthday cake this week, and treats in moderation. For me it is very much about portion sizes and tracking. Living and enjoying the journey.

    Chantal

    September 12, 2012

    HW: ???
    CW: 142.4 (up 1.6 pounds!!!)
    GW: 135
    H: 5’5
    Age: 42

    Up this week not totally surprise, didn’t have a good week-end, was hungry all the time, had a good training week, I think I’m not eating enough when I train and then I become very ungry?!

    I’m proud I started lifting weight this week, I’m adding weights to my trainings :-)

    tssweety

    September 12, 2012

    HW 170
    CW 138.8 up .6
    GW 135
    H 5′ 3 1/2 ”
    Age 40

    I have been so much better about not snacking mindlessly at night and making better food choices. Wish I saw that more on the scale but I have to remember I am healthy and strong.

    Amanda

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 170
    CW: 158.9
    GW: 145
    H: 5’2″
    Age: 42

    First day to weigh in. I haven’t weighed myself in a very long time. The scale can make me crazy, but I like this idea.

    Stephanie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 189
    CW: 171.5
    GW: 150
    H: 5′ 7”
    Age: 30

    Down 1.5lbs from last week. I definitely ate some really bad foods on Saturday and Sunday night and drank too much booze, so I’m happy with the loss, however I ran a ton of mileage these last two weeks and probably should be down more. I was 169 prior to going out Saturday. Dang it!

    shawn

    September 12, 2012

    HW 262
    CW 202.4 (up +1.6)
    GW 176
    H 6’1
    AGE 39

    I own it I was hungry like a man stranded on an island this weekend and ate just to fill a void…of which I am aware! Im proud it didnt stop me and that I recognized it be it a few days too late…Im also proud I upped my running miles this week but I still hate hills!

    Lori

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 215
    CW: 194-7
    GW: 155
    H: 5′ 8”
    Age: 35

    Gain 1.8lbs…

    I would be lying if I didn’t say this week’s WI is a disappointment. I’m 100% on track with food, tracking, water & running every day. BUT – with that said I FEEL FANTASTIC!!! I truly do! I’m still in control and feel great. Empowered is more like it!

    I’m SUPER proud of myself for tracking everything, every day & running every day. Still in control & kickin’ butt!

    Santina

    September 12, 2012

    HW:250
    CW:186
    GW:165
    H:5’6
    AGE: 33

    Hi guys, I’m down 3 lbs from last week. I’ve noticed cutting out the sugar seem to do it for me, but it was a hard week. I’m proud of myself because even tho I have a child that’s being delieved from alot of illnesses, I still keep going. I try to make time for my workouts so I can be a better mama for her and sister. Yet I will rejoice!

    lauren

    September 12, 2012

    I was ‘up’ at wi on Sat, but with the Labor Day weekend extended celebrations, I knew that would be the case and I was fine with it…which is the biggest change in me lately that I am most proud of: I made a decision to enjoy the festivities knowing the scale would reflect a gain. At the same time I knew I would get right back on target! and I did. It feels good to feel in control: to know my decisions are made based on living not on dieting. I hope I can celebrate a loss this week. While I still haven’t made friends with the scale, I am not fearing stepping on it each week as I have in the past. it’s because I know I am making changes in my choices. p.s. i tried roasting broccoli for dinner…did NOT like it. i love it stirfried and raw in salads so that is how I am going to eat it. i am trying new things: bought an acorn squash, a spaghetti squash and a butternut squash at the farmer’s market…can’t wait to roast them!!! :) new fall recipes here i come!

    sue

    September 12, 2012

    Stayed the same 144lbs goal weight of 140 started out at 240lbs. I have not been good at snacking and late night eating but am not going to get discouraged,just set a small goal for next week and watch that snacking. I am proud of myself because I am keeping on keeping on.

    Stephanie

    September 12, 2012

    HW:181.6
    CW:177 (down 2.2lbs)
    GW:145
    H: 5’7
    Age: 32

    So glad to be down. I’m proud of myself for controlling the urge to not snack while cooking supper. Still working on my portions but my body is telling me I’m full and I’m actually listening. Birthday for me Saturday so I hope I can stay in control. Trying to work on more weights and getting my walking in. Taking it 1 step at a time.

    Jami

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 254.4
    CW: 235.2
    GW: 150
    H: 5’3″
    Age: 31

    2nd week and I gained 1.7 lbs. I thought I did better, I know I wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t think I gained. I’m bound and determined to do better this week!

    high- 272
    today- 155.2
    last week- 157.2
    goal- 145(i think)
    height- 5’4″ im 36
    I am so proud that I randerful run yesterday at lunch ran hard and pushed
    myself.

    Tammy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 183
    CW: 172
    GW: 153
    H: 5’5″

    Up 1.2. So discouraged. My scaled hadn’t budged an OUNCE in 2 weeks and I’ve been exercising more. So, I decided maybe I wasn’t eating enough so I ate a little more. Bad choice! Look what happened. I am proud of myself for kicking up my exercising. Why is this such a struggle??

    Laura :)

    September 12, 2012

    HW:183
    CW: 157.5
    GW: 140
    H: 5’1″

    Si I am up 1 pound after my week vacation at the Cape and I am ok with that. I have been back to being on track since Sunday and looks like this week is going well so far! :) Outdoor boot camp after work tonight should it the spot!
    good luck to all

    Veronica H.

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 174
    CW: 167
    GW: 130
    HT: 5’3″
    Age: 46

    Down 1.5 lbs. Started working out on Sunday and have been consistent for past 3 days and also watching my calorie intake. Pretty pleased for a change.

    A

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 258
    CW: 254 (-4 lbs this week)
    GW: 180 (ultimately)
    HT: 5’5

    I just started a sugar fast for spiritual reason 9 days ago. I’m sure this significant loss is due to that.

    Lacey @ familyfitnessandfoodery

    September 12, 2012

    Start Weight: 194
    Current Weight: 169.5
    Goal Weight: 150
    Height: 5’6″
    Age: 26

    Can’t believe I have under 20 pounds left to lose!! It makes me so damn happy. JAZZ HANDS!!

    Melissa E.

    September 12, 2012

    HW – 173
    CW – 155 (down 1 pound)
    GW – 148
    H – 5’8″
    Age – 43

    Lost another pound! I am very pleased about losing another pound. That makes 3 pounds in a month. I keep telling myself “slow and steady”. Normally I would be discouraged with the slow loss but right now I am just happy to be losing and not gaining!

    SooZ

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 269.5
    
CW: 225.4 (down 3.4)
    GW: 160
    
H: 5′ 10”
    
Age: 32

    After a few weeks up I’m back where I started. I counted points better (but after 6 months I admit I’ve grown lazy). I did set a goal to drink more water (32 oz before I leave for work and 32 oz before bed). I think that helped a ton. And though I gained the two weeks before this I didn’t feel that discouraged. I keep thinking I’m going to set a goal of 10 more pounds by the end of October but I think I’m scratching that. I’ll lose those 10 eventually :)

    Debbie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 230
    
CW: 196.2 (down 1.2)
    GW: 170
    
H: 6′
    
Age: 31

    I am glad that I made the decision to go back to Stroller Strides when my daughter was 6 weeks old. I have been feeling great mentally and physically since I have been back!

    Alana

    September 12, 2012

    HW:157
    CW:140
    GW:130
    H:5’6″

    Trying not to be discouraged. The # on the scale is going up and up instead of down like it has been for months. Oh well, pressing on…..

    Lynette S.

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 260.6
    CW: 204
    GW: 160
    H: 5′ 6”
    Age: 40

    Up one, and I don’t get it. I was only over calories 2X, and even then, I set my calories on the lower side, plus I earned a good chunk of exercise calories. I know the drill, it’s only X-Y- or Z, but I’m so frustrated, I almost burst into tears this morning. UGH.

    JILL

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 190
    
CW: 152.2 (down .8)
    GW: 145
    
H: 5′ 4”
    
Age: 28

    DOWN 2.2 yipeeeeee total loss of 8.8 in 4 weeks!

    Irina

    September 12, 2012

    CW 157.5 (same), GW 130, 5’7
    Happy moment? Ran 5k without focus on distance, listening to my podcasts – and it was a surprisingly easy run…

    AJ

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 268
    CW: 162-down 1
    GW: 140
    H: 5′ 7”
    Age: 23

    AJ

    September 12, 2012

    *Correction
    HW: 168
    CW: 162-down 1
    GW: 140
    H: 5′ 7”
    Age: 23

    Jessica S

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 306
    CW: 298
    GW: 160
    H: 5’8”
    Age: 27

    Lost 1.8 this week! I’m proud of myself for tracking while I was camping last weekend. In the past I’d use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want and get off track since hey, I’m camping! This time I planned out WW points before I went and stuck to my plan and it worked!

    Teresa

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 247
    CW: 142.1
    GW: 145
    H: 5′ 11”

    Down 1.5lbs. This is an all-time low for me.I accomplished something pretty major this weekend. It really validates how far I have come and to not beat myself up if I go crazy a little. I wanted to try the new Candy Corn Oreo’s. I knew before I bought the package, I could possible eat the entire package if I liked them. I think there are 20 cookies in a pkg. My husband got 5 and I ate 15. The old me would have beat myself up, and kept on eating the rest of the night. I would have stuffed myself until I was sick out of guilt for eating those 15 cookies. Instead, I told myself, it’s ok. You ate and enjoyed the cookies. I am full and don’t need anything else. Stuffing myself until I am sick is not ok anymore. I figured out the points, accepted it and moved on. I felt so much better the next morning,knowing I was in control and didn’t let those 15 cookies turn into an all out binge for the night or into the next day.

    Aimee

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 223
    SW:
 162.2 (when I started Weight Watcher’s again in May)
    CW: 151.6
    GW: 137
    
H: 5′ 2”
    
Age: 39

    It has taken me since May to lose just over 10 pounds, but I feel incredible. I was at a plateau for over a year, stuck in the low 160s. I’m thrilled to see the scale moving knowing I’m making changes that will last a lifetime.

    I am super proud of the half marathon I ran this past weekend in Lake Placid. I rocked it and finished with my best time yet!

    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    September 12, 2012

    It’s great to see that you are taking things slowly. Like you say, it isn’t Biggest Loser!
    You are doing great :)

    tmt

    September 12, 2012

    hw : 206
    cw : 172
    gw : 150-something
    h : 5.4

    -1.5 … isnt it something, when I focus and put effort in, i see results ?!
    I am proud this week, that I am not looking at that scale each morning, thinking should I or shouldnt I, because I was trying – so it didnt matter ! And, I am trying to put on all the outfits I would want to wear, but sometimes wouldnt b/c of my size, have gotten more compliments than ever !

    rachel

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 142
    CW: 114.4 (SAME AS LAST WEEK)
    GW: 110
    age:36

    Carmen

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 244.4 (pregnancy)
    
CW: 237.6 (down 1.2)
    GW: 130
    
H: 5’3″
    
Age: 35

    Woohoo. I’m down 1.2 lbs!! Which I know doesn’t sound like much but with pcos I rarely see that much lose in 1 week & I’m usually a gainer not a loser. Boy does it feel great to be a loser! Lol It makes me feel motivated to keep it up!

    Janice

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 219.0
    CW: 219.0
    GW: Right now, anything less than 200 (baby steps)
    Height: 5’6
    Age: 43

    I really don’t think God created potato chips or any kind of crunchy salty snack chips. It has to be the devil making me eat them :( I will do better!

    Erin

    September 12, 2012

    HW 239.6
    CW 144.8
    GW 130’s
    H 5’3
    Age 29

    I’ve fluctuated a lot this week because of a 2 day binge and 2 weekends ago camping didn’t help with my ‘in the mode’ mentality, but I’m back on, doing well. I think that’s a 2 pound loss since last week.
    I have to say, it’s not something recent that has made me proud, but starting about 3 years ago, I turned my life around and lost about 100 pounds in a year. My whole life, from eating to exercise and life in general, is soooo different from what it had been. And I’m not proud for just me, but I will dare to believe that I’ve changed my children’s future because of this drastic 180 I’ve done. For that, yay and cheers to me! (And for whoever may read this, you CAN make the change and YES it’s worth it!)

    Emily

    September 12, 2012

    HW-180+ (post preggo)
    LW-142.2
    CW-143.4
    GW-138 (prepreggo) then 126
    H:5’3″
    Age:31

    Up 1.2 lbs this week and super frustrated because I am so close to my goal. But I have doubled my weight training wt in 7wks so feeling stronger. Congrats on the loss this weekk Roni!

    Leslie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 180 (pregnancy)
    CW: 131.6
    GW: Under 130
    H: 5′ 4”

    Lost the 2 lbs I gained last week. So glad! I was worried that those were going to stick around for awhile. I’m super proud of myself for having a treat and not using it as an excuse to overeat like I have done throughout my life. I’m also proud of myself for losing all of my baby weight and then some within my timeline of 9-12 months.

    Rachel

    September 12, 2012

    This may be an anti-weigh-in, but that is my super proud moment. I have spent a ton of time weighing daily if not hourly as well as going a year without a single weighin. I know myself, I can’t weighin and maintain my sanity. So I don’t. I don’t fret or stress that I am not doing it. I still have roughly 15 pounds that I terribly want off my body, but looking at that scale will drive me to more harm than good, so I am just trying to be as good as I can and workout and let life take care of it.

    LisaM

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 180+?
    CW: 153.0 (gained the half lb I lost last week)
    GW: 150.0
    HT: 5’6″
    AGE: 51

    Not surprised, since I’m in a “turtling” mode. I am proud that I got out for a jog after a long day at work on Monday and ENJOYED it. Gonna try to get out again tonight.

    Shan

    September 12, 2012

    HW:195
    CW:167 (down 1 pound)
    GW:155
    Happy Weight:145ish
    Age:35
    Height:5’11”

    Down one pound but happy about that. Realized I was eating lots of cheese, milk and butter this week and stopped myself on Sunday. I have lost 4 pounds since we started and these 4 pounds mean a lot. I was at a standstill for a month so happy to see some movement. For anyone interested in cutting out sugar I used the ebook “I quit sugar” by Sarah Wilson. It helped me. Now I have to step up my workouts. I ran 2 half marathons this summer and then stopped running. I joined the gym again this week. Hoping to combine healthy eating with working out to reach my goal weight. Good work everyone!

    mary

    September 12, 2012

    Hw: 280
    Age: 33
    Height: 5’9
    CW: 200.3
    GW: 170

    I got a new scale and i gained an immediate five pounds! I know its the progress and not the actual number so I’m trying to focus on that. One thing I’m proud of….well, in 12 days we go to Hawaii and I am determined to not let my poor self image ruin what could be a fabulous two weeks!! Ill be checking in and posting pics on the family blog when i have internet….hoping to stay accountable but still feel like i can let loose and stay forgiving :)

    natalie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 184.6 (july ’12)
    CW: 167.4
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7
    A: 26

    I am so so proud of myself for not quitting! Even during a plateau I just kept plugging away– eating healthy and exercising. Even going out and having a couple drinks with dinner…it is all about portion control…in moderation I can still enjoy life. I am actually really proud of myself for exercising. I can jog and not feel like I am going to die. I go to Europe in a week for 10 days! Roni– I agree with you on the travel bug! It’s so amazing to have the opportunity to see the world! I’ll be in Paris, Munich (for Oktoberfest), Salzburg and Lucern. I want to be 165 before I leave and I want to enjoy vacation too.

    Sarah

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 222.6
    
CW: 215.4 (down 0.6)
    GW: 145 (however I am not completely sure)
    
H: 5′ 7″
    
Age: 28

    I am down 7.2lbs since I started WW (6 weeks ago)!
    I am proud that I haven’t given up. I am proud for tracking everyday.

    SirBrenton

    September 12, 2012

    Your blog post was great – but one of the most inspiring things is seeing how your story has compelled so many to join you in your journey! Keep it up – your efforts are impacting our lives…

    Michelle

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 174
    CW: 161.2
    Lost this week: 2 lb
    GW: 138

    I had gained 2.2 the week before and I was really deflated. I knew exactly why… pasta, wine, pizza. This week I refocused and was hoping to chip 1 lb off that gain, but it was acutally 2! I’m proud that I could bounce back from a frustrating weigh in. I usually lose about .5 to 1 lb a week (Slowly but surely, i’ll get there!), if I do lose at all. A 2 lb loss got me back in the saddle, and I’m feeling good about the week ahead.

    danae

    September 12, 2012

    hw: 212.5
    cw: 199.0 [down 2 pounds]
    gw: 130
    h: 5’4″
    age: 30 [last time i get to say that!]

    i’m proud of myself for cutting out soda this month! it hasn’t been easy, but i’ve resisted every temptation so far.

    i’m also proud of myself for starting to run again. doing the couch to 5k program & i’m at the end of week 2. further than i’ve ever gotten before!

    wendy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 145
    
CW: 141.5
    GW: 125
    
H: 5′ 2”
    
Age: 56

    I put on a dress for a wedding last weekend I haven’t tried on in probably 3 years. I was dreading it and figuring it would be tight, but it wasn’t!! Fit good and felt comfortable all night. Made me proud of all the workouts and good eating i’ve done and making it all worth it. I’m thinking maybe my body is changing? I think i put myself in a “funk” sometimes, because I only seem to maintain and not lose.

    Becca @ Four Buggers

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 190
    CW: 179.1
    GW: 150
    H: 5’2″
    Age 29

    This week was good, I am down 1.7 which is awesome!

    Flora

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 195
    CW: 188.6
    GW: 135
    H: 5’2”
    Age: 38

    Finally going in the right direction

    Cindy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 225
    
CW: 210
    GW: 140ish
    
H: 5′ 2”
    
Age: 36

    I’m down a pound, but this week has been a challenge foodwise and stresswise, so I honestly won’t be surprised if next week shows a gain. I’ve had insomnia, had to be on campus all day with no money and food, as well as limited food choices at home, and my dad is in the hospital back in the states.

    Corrie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 174.8

    CW: 159.6
    
GW: 145

    H: 5′ 8”

    Age: 37

    Down 2.4 lbs, almost half way to goal!

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/cleefelty
    http://www.dailymile.com/people/cleef
    (ugh! two weeks slacking off on working out!)

    Jama

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 205
    CW: 145
    GW: 140
    H: 5’2″
    Age: 35

    I am down 1.5 from last week! Hooray! I’ve been staying in the same spot for awhile and am glad to see the number going down. I only want to lose 5 lbs and it may not seem like a lot, but Roni, I know that you know how hard 5 lbs can be! I became a WW Lifetime member back in January, but over the course of several months have been following a Paleo lifestyle (its soooo not a diet) because of health concerns in my family (hubby’s family has a history of autoimmune) and hubby (who is really strict Paleo) has seen successes that he NEVER could achieve when he was doing WW. So in an effort to promote that way of eating in my home (and to my children), I eat the same way as he does. I’ve struggle w/ my weight a bit since doing it (because I’ve eaten off the plan a little too much) but I decided to tighten up this week and those pounds flew off and I FEEL GREAT! Anyway – I’m proud of myself for really following the plan this week!

    Destinie

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 205
    
CW: 152.2 (down .8)
    GW: 125 or 130
    
H: 5′ 6”
    
Age: 23

    I’m down by nearly 4 pounds! I started the South Beach diet. I have a sweet tooth so it’s been a little rough but getting easier and easier.

    Holly

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 200-something (pregnant with twins)
    CW: 164.4
    GW: 150
    Height: 5’7″
    Age: 34

    Down 3.6 from last Wednesday! Yay!
    I am thrilled to be taking a multivitamin
    and having salads every day! :)

    Marilyn

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 200
    CW: 186
    GW: 128
    H: 5’3″
    Age: 38

    I have a health screening coming up in 5 weeks – I really want to shed 10 pounds by then!

    Roxy

    September 12, 2012

    HW 170
    CW 165
    GW 150
    H 5’7″
    Age 34
    Down 3.5!! I am very proud of myself for continuing to journal my food and for cutting down on sweets. That is a huge accomplishment for me!

    Maria

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 199
    CW: 132.6
    GW: 130
    H: 5’3
    Age: 37

    Down .4 from last week…not great, was super mad about it all day until I read your post! Thanks Roni! I am very proud that I am mostly sticking to my half marathon training despite starting a new job that requires an hour commute each way with the 3 yr old…hope the sale of our house happens soon!

    Heather@YSP

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 242
    CW: 187.8 (-1 from last week)
    GW: 145-ish
    H: 5′ 5”
    Age: 32

    Élise

    September 12, 2012

    CW 135.7
    GW 130
    H: 5’4″
    Âge: 52

    I am not happy. I will do better next week.

    Elise

    Jeanne

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 170
    CW: 168.2 (up 2.4)
    GW: 155
    Height: 5’9″

    Am so discouraged. I gained back EXACTLY what I lost last week. What went right: tracked, ate healthy, didn’t snack. Did a TRIATHLON on sunday, but didn’t overeat!
    What went wrong: I honestly have no idea. I really want to throw in the towel but what is the alternative? I can only imagine what would happen if I wasn’t tracking!

    I am going to try limiting fruit this week. We shall see.

    nancy

    September 12, 2012

    HW: around 450
    CW: 273, 271, 268, 265, 264.8
    GW: 199
    H: 5’2
    A: 60
    I am happy with the ,2 because the scale has gone down four weeks in a row–I have never done this before in 38 yrs of teaching–usually at the beginning of a school yr I gain 10-25 pds because of lemphadema and stress eating starting a new school yr. I have high hopes for this week but I am waiting for a rebound and they can be really high. But one can hope and I will.

    Kaye

    September 12, 2012

    CW — 228.8
    Up 3.8 lbs from my first weigh in at 225 lb last week. At first I was VERY disappointed and wanted to kick the scale, but then I realized, my period JUST started today and I always get wicked bloated, so I’m giving myself some slack. I don’t think I did horribly this week so I’m just going to see what happens next week.
    I AM proud of all the veggies I’m eating (still lots of produce from the garden) AND the fact that I’m eating smaller snacks at work (I work third shift and snacking often keeps me going…as in awake :)!)
    GW ???
    We’ll see when we see. First goal is to get below 200 lb.

    Lauren

    September 12, 2012

    HW:188
    CW:169.5
    GW: 140
    Age: 32
    Ht: 5’7″
    Long time reader who caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror today and was disgusted. Coincidentally, I start training for my first full Mara next week!

    Melissa

    September 12, 2012

    Hw 230+(preg)
    Cw 179
    Gw 160
    Age 36
    H 5’7

    I’m not very good at it but I’m gonna try tracking this week. I think I can hold to it for one week! Hopefully it will stick.

    Carol

    September 12, 2012

    August 16, 2012 at 11:45 am week 1
    HW: 360
    CW: 180 -3 overall total since 081612
    GW: 150
    H: 5′8”
    58 yrs
    OK then. Choices not great & trouble with late night munching seems to have popped up once again for me. I WILL GET BACK ON TRACK AND INCREASE MY WATER INTAKE. I’ve gotten very lax with water consumption and PA (physical activity)lately. I will do better & focus this week & forward. Good luck everyone.

    091212 180 +2-3
    1. 081512 183
    2. 082212 181
    3. 082912 177 down 6 lbs

    Tania

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 166
    CW: 150.2 (down 1.3)
    GW: 126
    H: 5′1”
    Age: 43

    149.2
    5’9
    45 yr old
    down 2.4

    So much going on that I think this is more of a stress weightloss week!! lol

    Cathy H-S

    September 12, 2012

    HW: 206
    CW: 180.8
    GW: 159
    H: 5’2″
    Age: 57

    I have been tracking my food more consistently over the past month, and I am proud of sticking with it.

    Lesley

    September 12, 2012

    204
    179.8 (down .06)
    155
    5’5″
    36
    I am proud that even though I was afraid to get on the scale this morning I was able to remind myself that it is just a number nothing more. Its like a grade telling me whether what I am doing is working, or if I need to try something different. Thats it, it is not a measure of my self worth. Thank you so much Roni for giving me a reason to weigh in once a week, no matter what I think might be the outcome. It helps keep me accountable.

    Jenni S.

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 178
    
CW: 157.4 (up .8)
    GW: 140
    
H: 5′ 3”
    
Age: 32

    Up .8 but proud of myself for sticking with it and not giving up. This week I am going to try the Simply Filling technique. I feel really good about it!

    Kay

    September 13, 2012

    HW 172
    CW 162.5
    GW 145-150 (I’ll know it when I get there)
    H 5’4″
    Age 53
    I am proud that I have begun running again. This week I had to push myself to get on the scale. I knew my choices could have/should have been better and I didn’t want to see the results (up .5).

    Kim

    September 13, 2012

    HW 193.4
    CW 146.2
    GW 135
    H 5’4″
    Age 47
    I’m proud that I have pretty much maintained over these past 6 weeks with a houseguest. We’ve eaten out several times each week, but I haven’t gone totally crazy.

    Margaret G

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 284
    CW: 269.7
    GW: undecided
    H: 5′6”
    Age: 55
    I’m down 1.8 pounds for a total of 14.3 pounds in the last 5 weeks. I’m super happy. I’ve really been working at this watching portions, making decisions of what to have or have not and getting exercise. Before I started this present attempt, I didn’t think I had it in me to even try again. It was soooo hard to start. So I’m really proud that I didn’t just resign myself to my heavy state and started again. I’m actually doing a whole lot of things differently and believe that is making a difference this time.

    SS

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 197
    CW: 184.8
    GW: 165
    Ht 5.8″
    Age: 50
    Down 1.4 lbs just enough to squeek under the 185 mark, and that is visually a BIG deal for me-after being stuck at 186(or abouve) for awhile now I increased the exercise, and after no loss the past few weeks, I hope I can slowly start budging down again. Stay strong….one decision at a time!

    Jennifer

    September 13, 2012

    HW:194
    CW:157
    GW:145
    HT: 5’4″
    Age:38

    I am down 2 this week but it might just be water since last week I had my period. I am going to Disney in November and I’d feel so much better if I could drop the 10 pounds I put on over the last year.

    I guess I am really proud of recognizing that I was gaining and taking action to address it, instead of using the gain as an excuse to throw in the towel and eat my way back to 194.

    Annette

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 236
    CW: 145 (down 1.2)
    GW: 136
    5″2″
    AGE: 52

    This week I really worked on getting my water in and am proud that I took control of all those extra tastes and bites. All those extra bites add up and were really becoming a bad habit. I will work on those same two goals this week!

    LisaM

    September 13, 2012

    Roni – I just read this essay at xojane about eating only “real” foods, and it made me think about you. I started reading you back in the time when you were doing all that product testing (muffins, bars, etc), and were struggling with the end of your baby weight from Bean. It struck me then that maybe it had to do with eating too many processed foods, but I think you figured that out all by yourself because you’re rockin’ it these days!

    http://www.xojane.com/healthy/stop-thinking-start-eating-how-my-love-affair-with-real-food-began

    Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks

    September 13, 2012

    This is my first time here and I love this idea. I hope I am doing this right.

    HW: 225lbs.
    CW: 202lbs.
    GW: 165lbs.
    5’4″
    Age: 40
    I just started a month ago and had my first weigh in this week and I lost 10 lbs and 23 inches overall with a 3% body fat reduction. This is a new journey and I am really looking forward to it!

    kathy

    September 13, 2012

    hw: 171, i think
    cw: 129
    gw: 110 – 115
    5 feet, 2.75 inches
    54

    down 1.5 pounds in the past week. :) this past month i’ve started jogging again – outside – after a few months of walking on a treadmill; began with two miles, then four. last night i pushed myself (increasing my distance farther than many might advise, especially since i was wearing new running shoes for the first time, but i was needing to sort some stuff out in my head) and i jogged a bit over six miles without stopping … i am very proud of that!!! mostly, though, i am grateful to have begun at all, to feel the joy in physical movement (running, zumba and some weight-lifting) and to know that i am getting healthier and stronger, relieving stress and liking myself more.

    hope this is a good week for everyone!

    kathy

    Erica

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 171
    
CW: 160.8
    GW: 138
    
H: 5′ 6”
    
Age: 41

    I will have been on track for a month come Sunday and I really want to into the 150’s. I wish I could snap my fingers and bling be down to 138.

    Jacqui

    September 13, 2012

    HW: 199
    CW: 194
    GW: 140
    H: 5’6″
    Age: 45
    I am just getting started and trying not to get discouraged when I realize how far I have to go. I have four kids ranging from college to a 2 year old, and a husband that cooks amazing, delicious food. I’m learning that I don’t live in a 3rd World Country… meaning I don’t have to stuff myself because when I get hungry again there *will* be food there. I am walking every day for 2 1/2 miles (it takes about 35 minutes). I want to be part of this community because I need some fellowship in this task!!!!

    katie

    September 13, 2012

    Down 2.8 this week!! Crazy…but I signed for a 5k that’s in 3 weeks !!! & have been going at the exercise hard core.

    amber

    September 14, 2012

    I am late! I weighed but forgot to post. Probably because…
    HW: 195
    CW: 136.4
    GW: 126
    H: 5’5
    Up .6 from last week and from the food I had I can’t believe that is all. Total of -3.4 in the last 4 weeks. Not that bad I guess but it could be double if I would actually fully commit. Why is the last 10 lbs the hardest? Thank you for this Roni, it sure is keeping me accountable and its the most I’ve lost since having my last baby 1 year ago.

    Christine

    September 14, 2012

    HW: 201.8
    CW: 168.4
    GW: 165
    H: 5′ 8”
    Age: 39

    I’m a bit late this week – today is the end of a 30-day challenge that my family and I did together! I was down 0.2 since the previous weigh-in (almost 3 pounds for the month) – I definitely did not make good choices the last week or so once I hurt my back and had to take a break from exercising. I also let myself get too hungry/thirsty which leads to inhaling anything/everything in sight. Sometimes you have to re-learn some lessons. :-) I am really proud of my son for sticking with it and realizing that eating the right foods in the right balance makes all the difference in how he feels/performs. Now we’re on to a new challenge to keep up what we started!

    dawn

    September 14, 2012

    HW 200
    GW 145
    CW 147
    Holding steady..last night I felt so defeated. Tough week, some bad choices, WAY too much processed, salty food. But I asked my husband to help me (more like wept all over his shirt), and he did. I did not eat the world. I felt my feelings. Victory.

    Debbie

    October 11, 2012

    CW: 158
    GW: 145
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 39
    Thoroughly enjoying being mindful of what I am eating – that is my big achievement, actually thinking about what is going in the mouth…stood at morning tea fundraising event, put money in but didn’t eat a thing…very proud of myself ‘cos a week ago, I would have sampled everything!