Monday, March 06, 2006

Making Goal

Down two this week to 186 so things are moving along I guess. I'm still not really making good decisions on the weekends and its really killing me. I'm not going completely overboard on any one day, but I'm edging up my calories on Friday Saturday and Sunday and that is three days out of the week where I'm not sticking to plan, so that doesn't really work. And of course, on days like today, I let my bad behavior creep into Mondays too. This is not going to work for me.
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This weekend I went to try on wedding dresses and actually, it wasn't quite as depressing as I thought it was going to be. I was SO nervous before we got to the first place, I swear I thought I was going to throw up. I had my traditional salad for breakfast and that's it, so I guess I was feeling as skinny as I possibly could feel. But that wasn't really all that skinny.

Once we got going though, I just felt so pretty. And bridal. I guess it sounds cheesey, but it was nice. Sure the dresses wouldn't even come close to zipping or buttoning. And sure my stomach muscles were killing me from sucking in like mad. I know I want to lose weight, and tone my arms and back, but it'll be okay anyway. I am who I am and I think I'll feel pretty no matter what.

BUT that doesn't mean I'm going to settle. I'm sick of effing up every weekend and I'm sick of seeing the same numbers on the scale week in and week out. I've been back on this plan nine weeks and I've lost 9 lbs. That's one pound a week if you average it out. Not great, but I have approximately 33 weeks until the wedding. If I lose one pound a week for the next 33 weeks, then I'll be down to 153. That's not quite goal, so I may have to step it up a little bit to get there.

Seeing those numbers really makes me think. About what is actually do-able in this time frame. I think I can do it. I actually think I can make goal by my wedding. I'm going to give it all I can to do it.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

You can TOTALLY reach your goal by your wedding! Just think about those wedding dresses every time you're tempted to go over your limit. Now that you know what your weaknesses are you can confront and overcome them. You can do it! A pound a week is AWESOME!

snackiepoo said...

You can definitely do it.....and the best part is that once you order the dress, you just have to stay in maintenance mode for a bit.

Yanno, I was heavy when i got married but I felt more beautiful than any other day in my life and you will too!

Melissa said...

I know that you've heard this before, but slow progress is more likely permanent progress. Nine pounds in nine weeks sounds good to me.

alea said...

I'm sure you can do this, Jeni! You've done so well so far, so just keep it up! Soon the weather will be good enough to be back on the bike and kick ass like you did last year... :)

And even if you can't get down to that exact number you're setting yourself - you'll still be a very very beautiful bride!

jeannie said...

I hear you on the weekends! I do the SAME THING. It's just so much harder without my happy little weekday routine.

But I'm going to try to stay on track this weekend too (even though I have a wedding tomorrow...)

And no matter what you'll be a beautiful bride!

Hang in there and the weight will keep dropping!

jeannie said...

I hear you on the weekends! I do the SAME THING. It's just so much harder without my happy little weekday routine.

But I'm going to try to stay on track this weekend too (even though I have a wedding tomorrow...)

And no matter what you'll be a beautiful bride!

Hang in there and the weight will keep dropping!