Saturday, March 19, 2011

Get Fit. Get Healthy. Week 7

Week 7:

Your weight {if you don't feel comfortable sharing this, you don't have to}:
140 (down  a disappointing 1 pound from last week) I'm really struggling with being okay with this number. Logic tells me that after losing over 15 lbs. that I should be proud. My irrational self is PISSED that I didn't get into the 130s. But I know, it will happen. I will hit my healthy weight to put my BMI at an acceptable and healthy percentage.

Your fitness challenge(s) for the week:
After missing my weight routines this week, I am determined to get them into this next week.

Your food challenge for the week:
Ah, I think a big reason for the 1 lb weight loss this week was that I started drinking diet coke again. Bad, bad, bad. Meredith made the comment that (I'm paraphrasing) that it made her feel hungrier than she should. I agree. It made me want to eat more junk.

That being said my challenge this week is to cut out the diet coke again. I'm going to continue on the vegetarian menu. I feel like it's working and I have so much energy now.

How well did it go:
I worked out really hard this week. Nothing less than 45 minutes of cardio a day. I'm starting to notice a physical difference. My back fat is nearly gone which means I'm almost ready to share my before and afters. Yippeee!

Failures and slip-ups:
Damn to hell the Cadbury Bunny and his blasted delicious eggs. I may have eaten one this week. Ok. Maybe it was two.

Weekly challenge wisdom:
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford
My wonderful husband said this to me the other night when I was beating myself up. Love that man of mine.

Advice to fellow GET FIT members:
Please don't beat yourself up. I told myself negative things all week starting with the photos I took of myself for the selfie project. You have to be a positive influence in your own life before you can be a positive influence in someone elses. I (for sure) don't want Chloe growing up thinking it's okay to constantly tear yourself down. There are plenty of other people that will do that in her life time. Be your own advocate.

Your Model Eyes Selfie ( optional but strongly encouraged):
I hated this project. I pushed through it because I really need to work on having some sort of photography skills but I find it very difficult to look at picture of myself. (This goes back to my childhood when I was made fun of by someone I love for looking at myself in a mirror.) I did find it very hard to not look pissed of or crazy making model eyes. I'm pretty sure i still didn't succeed. Whatever.


  1. 15 lb weight loss!!!!! That's awesome. I actually broke down crying about 4 days ago...I think. And I just was frustrated...My pants don't fit the same but they're still wearable and his sister who is eating s*** lost 10 lbs eating ramen noodles everyday the past 2 weeks {she calls it the noodle diet} and she started wearing pants that used to not fit her...and here I lost 17 lbs and I was just frustrated so we looked at my before and afters and I was just SHOCKED I didn't realize how much my body changed...I had no idea and Jose said that even tho my pants are still on me, that they're not EXTREMELY tight as they used to...I guess I was in denial about my weight to have worn pants like that.

    Anyways..haha. I think your self portrait is really pretty. I love the way your hair is framing your face and that you're looking straight into the lense. You're beautiful!

  2. Kim, I see Chloe grown up in the sweet picture of you. Really good advise in your blog. Wish you success as you reach for your goal. I am so proud of you for being the thoughtful granddaughter you have always been.

  3. Take it from me, you did an amazing job and you will get to it. I loved your advice and that's the exact same thing I've been trying to tell myself this whole week.

    Oh, btw .. damn the cadburry bunny eggs!! Sooo darned delicious! :)

  4. I love your advice!.. Be your own advocate.

    I love the picture. Your eyes are really.. *looking for a word that rounds up what I'm about to say next*...I know what's on your mind... Don't be afraid to speak the truth..

  5. Great job - and dedication. I give you credit... it is so hard to stay focused week after week! Keep it up!
    Love the new blog design by the way - :)

  6. Thanks, everyone!

    @Short Leg Lucy - Don't cry. :) I've seen your before/after shots and you look incredible! Who wants to eat Ramen everyday anyway? Yuck! haha

  7. Girl, you lost so much weight already, the rest WILL GO SLOWLY! Your body isnt going to give it up easily, but that's more of a reason to continue. Good for you for figuring out that diet coke is the culprit. I'm proud of you for sticking it out with the vegetarian menu, it really does give you SO MUCH MORE energy.

    And as far as the selfie stuff here's what I am going to tell you. Hating yourself or your efforts at self-photography is the completely opposite of what we're are all trying to do here. You should fight against that! I mean, you're beautiful and your photo this week is great. Trust me, the more you shoot yourself, the easier it gets to deal with it , as well as the better your photos will become. Please don't EVER hate looking at yourself!

  8. First of all, AWESOME JOB on the 15 pounds!!!

    Second... your photo is beautiful. You are beautiful.... :)

  9. I love this photo!!! I sure hope it wasn't me who made fun of you looking in the mirror. I'm sorry if it was!


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