Family Lifestyle Thankful Weigh-In weight loss

58.6 Pounds Down…:)

I weighed in tonight and lost 2.8 pounds which makes me very happy. I worked hard this week, and I was nervous (because of reasons only a girl could understand) that the scale would not be kind. But I’m satisfied with this loss, and I’m looking forward to next week.

Last week I really stepped it up because I wanted to push through a plateau so I rode my bicycle more than usual, walked with girlfriends at a beautiful park, added thirty minutes every other day on the treadmill (keeping my heart rate at about 160) and went to the gym as usual. I also rode my recumbent bike when I couldn’t ride outside. I ate (mostly) the right foods, and stayed active by cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and the den.

(Tired, sweaty and disgusting, and sooooo happy.)

I can honestly say that I did my best last week, and I plan to do it again this week. The Holiday Family Challenge that I started with my family has really helped me – a lot. I’m so thankful for them, and I’m looking forward to facing the challenges of this new week. Tomorrow I will go to the gym to do my usual circuit training then I’ll go to the gym tomorrow evening to use the treadmill. And I think tomorrow will be a great day to clean out the fridge! 🙂 I’m pretty good about keeping things tidy, but I hope to use this chore as another way to get moving because we’re supposed to have a Nor’easter tomorrow! Grrrr! And I feel good about myself when I increase my physical activity and accomplish things that felt like a burden before.

Are you happier when you’re active? Do you feel intense gratification after a great workout? Do you sleep better? My answer to these questions is ‘yes,’ and I’m excited because I know it’s going to keep getting better.

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    November 13, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Congrats on your great weigh in! I definitely feel so much better when I am active. It often takes a lot of motivation to get into workout mode but once I am exercising I always feel 100% better and motivated to exercise more!

    Keep it up girl!


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    Georgia Mist
    November 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Congrats on a fabulous weigh-in!

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    Chrissy MacCEO
    November 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome weight loss this week! I am going in this morning but I highly doubt I lost anything like you. I'll be content with a .5 loss. I am tyring hard, but just not working out like I should.

    Hey–check out my new blog to track my weight loss & share tips:

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    November 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats! Doesn't it feel so great when all your hard work pays off? I don't know about you but a good weigh in always made me push harder the next week!! Keep up the fabulous job girl!!

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    Deb Willbethin
    November 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Glad your gret work paid off! I hope your weather guy is wrong–it's 58 degrees here (Pittsburgh) today, and I'd like it to STAY that way! Again, great job! Deb

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    Nicole M., MS, RD, LD
    November 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Your hard work sure paid off!

    I love being active and feel so much better (mentally and physically) when I'm active. I have to continue finding the time for me to exercise because it's SO important for my well-being.

    I look forward to reading more! Glad I found your blog off Gathering My Roses blog!

    Nicole (

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    Bobbi Jo
    November 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I am so happy and excited for you. Keep up the great work. I know it is hard but you have done so well. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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    November 13, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Good for you, girlfriend! I feel SO much better after a workout. These past few days have been chilly and rainy and I've really had to push myself to get out there and run (still haven't run today yet… ahem)… You're reminding me that I'll feel better if I go do it!

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    ♥Amber Filkins♥
    November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Congrats again! That is SUPER awesome!! Yes, I do feel much better when I'm active, and you would *think* that it would keep me motivated to work out on a regular basis. :/

    YOU inspire me! Keep it up girlie!

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    November 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Congrats on the loss!! I do get energized after a great work out and the pay off is so invigorating!!

    Hey I tagged you on my blog…if you want to play along.

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    November 14, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Congrats on the weight loss, great result Kenz. Your hard work paid off and you deserve it so much!

    I do feel much better when I'm active. I haven't been much this week and was so tired yesterday so today I did my housekeeping and went for a run and even though I'm tired now too it's a satisfying tireness.

    Have a great Sunday.

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