Weigh In Wednesday #4

In an effort to lose 40 lbs over the course of the next year (by July 28, 2015) I have decided to have a weekly accountability forum here on my blog. Every Wednesday I will be posting a "Weigh In Wednesday" post where I will post my weight taken that morning and things that I did good on the previous week, and things (goals) to work on for the next week. I think that by doing this, I can break it down into smaller goals and hopefully make myself more accountable!

First let's recap:
 My official starting weight (on July 30) was:::  235.6 lbs.
My weight last week was::: 236.4 lbs
My weight this week is::: 235.0 lbs! A drop of 1.4 lbs!  :) 

My food goal for last week was::: I was going to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks. No eating after 8pm. 

Well I did okay on eating 3 meals and 2 snacks. I didn't do so well at the eating after 8pm thing though. There were a few nights that I had a snack around 9:30 and I think that it may have been out of boredom.... 

My fitness goal for last week was:::  Do 3 -20 minute workouts.--- 

Well the good news is that I accomplished this! YAY! The bad news is that I injured myself and was unable to do any workout Monday or Tuesday! BOO!... On Friday, I walked the kids to the park which is a 1.56 mile round trip. I also chased Benjamin on the playground so that counted too. The walk itself took me 23 minutes. On Saturday, I worked out on the Wii for a total of 40 minutes, doing the obstacle course (which can make me sweat!) and the free step game for 20 minutes. I think it was while doing the step game that I pulled something in my calf. On Sunday, I worked out on the Wii for 20 minutes, but it hurt to step on and off the Wii board because of my calf. By Sunday night, my leg hurt to go up and down steps, etc. Hubby suggested that I take Monday and Tuesday off from any leg exercising in order to let my calf heal. Thankfully it is feeling a little better today so hopefully I can get back into exercising. 

So, my food goal for this week is::: Plan out my meals and snacks daily. No eating at work! No eating after 8pm.  

And my fitness goal for this week is::: Do 3 -25 minute workouts. 

I can do this! Feels so good to finally have a lose. Now to keep up the momentum! 

Any words of wisdom? Thoughts? Advice? 
I would love to have all the support I can get!!
If you are trying to lose weight, feel free to tag along on these posts as well! Would love some company on this weight loss journey! 


  1. What do your snacks consist of ? And it would be a really great goal NOT to eat after 8pm. Or just not to eat after dinner. Over the past week that I've been home I've tried to exercise everyday. Walking is excellent exercise so I really encourage that. Walking instead of driving. Also, do you have a bike? Biking with the kids would be great exercise too. Anything you can do together as a family will be more motivating than trying to find time alone. Keep it up Rachel and congrats on your loss!

    1. I would like to say that my snacks are fruit and cheese, but in reality the bad snacking that I need to get controlled is the chocolate. I will have a piece of chocolate, and then another, and then another....I know it is not good.
      I will hopefully be incorporating more walking into my routine after Jacob starts school in a little over a week. I do not have a bike and I still need to do teach Rebecca to ride hers...

      Thanks Jane for the encouragement!

  2. Great job! Something I found I really like doing better (and I really feel it more than the Wii Fit workouts) is the Wii Just Dance. I can even get my kids to do that with me sometimes. I think the one we have is Just Dance 4 and it has some sort of fitness application although the dance selections are rated by sweat drops. 3 sweat drops means you'll be moving pretty fast.

    1. Hi Jean. I will have to look into that. I feel so uncoordinated when I do games like that, but I guess it doesn't matter as long as I am moving, right? My kids have the Just Dance Kids and they LOVE to play it! :)


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