Weight Loss Journal – Week 1

Day 1


Here I am starting a public weight loss. Really?! What was I thinking? I woke up with a headache and I think it is because I never ever ever tell anyone how much I weigh …. even when I was at a smaller size. Now the whole world will know! It was a hard day for me today with a family problem that had me so upset that I had to take Pepto and it started my health issue again (intestines). I walked at lunch today at the Mall so I can climb into bed tonight and know that I ate healthy and exercised. Miserable day to start this and normally I would have thrown in the towel because I am unhappy, but I have to many people who know my plans. Talk about Accountability! (I did drink a coke from the vending machine at work. I am just keeping it real here!) 40 pounds to loose and this is day one.

Day 2 – 4


I have been exercising daily and eating healthy. I still have been having issues with the intestine’s but am drinking lots of water to keep me hydrated and hoping that they will settle down soon. I am walking during my work days at the mall for 40 min and now that I am home I am walking on my treadmill for 45 minutes. This morning when I stepped on the scale, I was excited to see that I have lost 4 pounds. I am sure most of it is water weight, and having to do with my not drinking Cola, but I will take it and know that I will have to keep with the routine I am setting up to power through the plateau’s that are sure to come.I have an app that I am using on my phone called “Lose It”. First, It is free. Second, It is password protected … score! I enter in all my information and set my goals. Every day I enter my food and exercise. It tells me how many more calories I can consume. I also tells me what my protein, carbs, and fats were for the day.

Today, on Day 4, we went to Baker’s Square for dessert as we had 2 – $5 off coupons. I feel like I am on the Biggest Loser and I just lost the 1st Challenge.

Lesson learned: Read coupons to see what they are actually for!

I am back on track and will choose better the next time.


Day 5

Good News!!!!

Mr Man decided to join me.

That’s the end of the good news …

LOL, He gets to have 2 1/2 times in calories what I do. It seems that he can have in one meal what I am allotted for the whole day!


Call me “Miss Grouchy” today. I am hungry and not used to telling myself “No”. That is how I got into this shape. I exercised (it allows me more calories that way) and I played the game of “I really want a small white chocolate mocha, no whip or chocolate drizzle” so, what do I need to do to get it? It was a cold blustery day today and I really wanted something hot and yummy to drink. I jumped on the Lose It app to play lets make a deal. I found that if I exercised longer and cut back just a bit on dinner I could have it! Score!!! Until dinner time and I was hungry.

Lessons learned:

1. Making better choices

2. Learning “Is it worth it?”

3. When you get a diet buddy … make sure they are in the same calorie range as you! 🙂


Day 6


Woo Hoo!!! Down by … drum roll please … 5 pounds this morning.

I don’t really feel any lighter. Although I do feel better mentally knowing the weight is coming off. Walking and doing an exercise DVD with my daughter still make me feel like I have not exercised in awhile. I am reminding myself that I did not gain this weight in one day and that it will take work to get back into shape again. Why is it, that it seems we can gain it quicker than losing it?

Mr Man is staying within his calorie limits and tonight at dinner, we were comparing percentages in protein, carbs, and fats. It is very informational and helps you focus in on where you need to do better. My fats were up a bit and my proteins need to be higher. I am resolved to keep going and will share with you my exercise space in the coming days. I revamped it 🙂

Here is where I started …



Day 7


Oh my gosh! EEEEE!!! I lost 6 pounds as of this morning. I feel great although I know that you can’t really see any changes on the outside yet. No one is looking at me and saying “Oh my gosh, you look great!” but I am saying it to myself. I know what I have done. I know the work I have put forth this week. I logged my eating every day, I exercised every day (today is my designated day off), and I am more determined than ever to keep going and achieve what I set out to do.

LOL, It sounds like “I am Woman, hear me roar!”

It was a good week and I am proud of my effort … that’s all I am trying to say 🙂

Stay tuned for Week 2 … next Wednesday

The Blog Bulge Party is still open for those of you wishing to share HEALTHY recipes, exercises, tips … anything fitness related.



 34 more pounds to go!


Hugs and thank you for your support!


10 Responses to "Weight Loss Journal – Week 1"

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  1. Cherished Handmade Treasures

    March 13, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    That’s terrific–six pounds! You must feel really great about your progress. Thanks for linking up to the Whatever Wednesday Linky Party.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  2. Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    March 13, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Super!!! So glad for you:) My hubby and I keep telling each other, that this weight loss journey is a marathon not a sprint so we just pace ourselves and know we have our ups and downs but we are looking forward:)))

    PS I posted my weight loss on my side bar so now its officially out there and I am committed!!!

  3. Joy2Journey

    March 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Sandy, Thank you for the kudos. I do feel good about it but am looking forward to having more of it gone so that I can tell the difference!
    I love your parties by the way, and the look of your blog with it’s new look 🙂 Hugs

  4. Joy2Journey

    March 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Yay Evelyn and hubby! It IS nicer when you are both on the same plan isn’t it? 🙂 I am going to run over and check out your blog and your side bar 🙂

  5. Leslie M

    March 13, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Great 1st week BJ! I love your honesty! Keep up the great work!

  6. Sherry

    March 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Six pounds!!!! WooHoo! Doesn’t it feel nice? You are doing awesome. That always gets me how much more men can eat than us women. I’m so happy for you, girl!

  7. Bliss

    March 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    You ARE woman and I do want to hear your roar! 6 pounds is roar-able.


  8. Joy2Journey

    March 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    LOL, Bliss, It was a good first week! I am slowing down a bit this week … but it was to be expected. I watch “The Biggest Loser” and it happens to them all the time 🙂 Your the best! Thank you for your support!!!

  9. Joy2Journey

    March 15, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    Sherry, It does feel nice! Thank you for your encouragement … it helps 🙂

  10. Joy2Journey

    March 15, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    1St week was great! I will have to work a bit harder this week to continue the down ward trend 🙂

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