August 2009 - Mexico

August 2009 - Mexico

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weigh In!

So yesterday I decided I really needed to start tracking my calories exactly, I had been estimating and rounding, and decided I wanted to be more exact. So I hit the Blackberry App Store to look for Calorie Counters for my phone, since I always have my phone I thought it would be the easiest way. I found one by Fat Secret that was FREE (magic words!) I read the reviews and decided to go for it. IT IS WONDERFUL! So simple to use, it has a thorough database of foods and restaurants, has an exercise and weight tracker, basically I would recommend it to anyone! My goal weight is 150 pounds and I read somewhere that you should do your goal weight x 10 for your calories. Yesterday I ate 1538 calories and burned 4387 calories between normal daily activity, sleeping, and 1 hour of cardio.

Yesterday we had lunch catered in at work and I am starting to learn that work is my biggest obstacle, there is always food in there. They brought the most delicious looking pasta and garlic bread, but I battled my brain and ate my Lean Cuisine and an apple while sitting with my co-workers and their yummy looking food. I make it through it, and was so proud of myself when it was over. So it was hard, but rewarding in the long run. I assume the more I have those rewarding feelings the easier resisting will get. The funny thing is, when lunch was over I heard some of my co-workers complaining that the food was not that good! All those calories I avoided for food that didn't even taste good! Amazing.

So as you read from the title, today I did a weigh in, in case I never reported this ( I don't think I did because of the humiliation of it all) my starting weight on 2/1/10 was 311 pounds. (Tear) I am happy to report today that my current weight is 300 pounds. That is 11 pounds in 3 weeks! I have been reading a lot about weight loss and I read that a weight loss of up to 2.5 pounds is very healthy, and I want to do this right, so I am a little over that by losing an estimated 3.66 pounds so far. I am sure that will slow down eventually, and I had been feeling sad about the slow weight loss process, but I do feel happy today that I have lost the 11 pounds. I cannot wait to report when I am below 300. I keep dreaming I will get on that scale and see the number 2 again. LOL.

Thank you all for taking the time to support me. I cannot do this alone as I have told you, and just know that they few of you out there that care are taking the time to read my journey means a lot.

My Aunt and Uncle have been my biggest supporters, and they deserve all the credit in the world. I am so grateful for them. Love you!

So, I am hoping that this blog is enjoyable to read, and hopefully motivational to some. Feel free to forward this blog around and maybe just maybe there is another person in my shoes that I could support on their journey. Spread the Word!
Love you all,


  1. Wow!! 11 pounds that is great congrats Nancy! You are doing great I am so proud of you! Keep it up. Can't wait to see you this weekend!!! =)

  2. I really admire the fact that you are putting this all out there for all of us to follow you on your journey and some of us to be motivated and join you.

    the fat secret is way cool, and I'm doing it with you. being in the same office should help a lot too.

    Thank you Nancy for giving ME more inspiration to stick to a regimen! You are a strong women to go on this journey and see it all the way through!

  3. Nancy this is great! Doing it the right way is that much more of a plus and will help keep it all off int he end as well. I love reading about how great you are doing, keep up the great work in your challenge. :)