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Friday, March 5, 2010


I have gained over 30 pounds since John and I have gotten married in June 2007. Whew... there I said it! Most of those pounds have been over the past year during our pregnancy struggles. I eat when I am sad. I eat when I am happy! I eat when I am [insert any emotion here]. I am just an emotional eater. As you all know we are about to the point where we will be trying to conceive and I have vowed to get back to my fightin' weight! No, I will probably never be a size 2 or 115 pounds. Let's get real here! Baby got back! I am usually so embarrassed about how much I weigh or have gained, but the first part of recovery is admitting you have a problem. Right? So I think that it is time to get real with you. I weighed in last Friday for our work's Biggest Loser Competition. I weighed in at 173.2 pounds. The most I have ever weighed... ever! More than most of you have or will weigh 9 1/2 months preggo! So now that that number is out there you can be my motivation! I don't want to be embarrassed any more!

Initial Weight: 173.2 - February 26, 2010 (33.2 lbs to lose!)
Week 1: 169.8 - March 5, 2010 (-3.4 lbs, 29.8 more to go!)

Also as part of the journey I am going to give you some tips you can use! I am going to journal each meal I eat (including the nutritional value & cost!) and all of my exercise. I want to prove that you can eat healthy for a reasonable price! Right now our monthly grocery budget is around $400. Which is pretty high for two people, but that includes every meal and snack that we eat. (Plus Princess too, but seeing she only weighs 6 lbs I can't blame her for much!) We only eat out once a week. My goal is to cut that number down closer to $300 per month. So starting next Friday I will have weekly updates on my weight, what I ate, and how much I spent.

So gotta go eat some lunch now! Pizza buffet here I come! Ha! Just teasing. It's Wolfgang Pucks' Minestrone soup for me! .....But really pizza does sound kinda good!


  1. Girl, I know you can do it! I've started c25k this week...I need to feel strong again!