Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday - Goal achieved!!!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans


Today I was down exactly another pound which makes me officially 0.1lbs below my goal weight (which was to get back to my pre-Jacob weight)! Maybe I'll post some pics and numbers soon, but right now, I just wanted to get on here and get this post up - woohoo!!!

Through the week my weight has fluctuated another .5lbs less than this, and .5lbs more than this - so I knew my goal was met, but I admit I'm a stickler for the rules sometimes and so I was very glad when I stepped on the scale this morning and could go with the official weigh in Wednesday.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I would have 5 more pounds to lose to get to my pre-Emma weight. That is not a goal of mine, but because my "program" has been getting me results, and I'm finding it easy to stick to, I'm just going to continue with the program and see what happens. If I lose more weight great, and if not, that's great too! If I stop losing, then I'm going to stop fasting though and see if I'm able to maintain that way. Quite frankly, it just shows how easy I've found it to fast, if I'm willing to continue after my goal - I NEVER would've said that about the South Beach diet that's for sure!! I just find this so much easier to work into a regular lifestyle, and not really feel deprived or feel that certain foods are off limits. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. Fasting has certainly not slowed down my metabolism in any weigh, shape or form! (pun intended!!) It was, in fact, the only thing that has worked for me consistently during the last 1 1/2 + years since Jacob's birth. Obviously what works for one doesn't work for everyone, but don't knock till you try it - it sure worked for me!

It is worth it to keep on keeping on. I had been getting so discouraged and frustrated with trying to lose these last 7 pounds. And, perhaps, since it was such a small number, some of you may feel like I had no business being frustrated by that. But those last few pounds are often the hardest to lose and I was determined to do it! But as the months wore on and the scale didn't budge despite shredding like a maniac going for one hundred pushups and other determined efforts - I admit to almost giving up. In fact, the fasting thing was my last resort. If that hadn't worked I was ready to admit that my body was too happy where it was and I was going to have to settle for the way things were. So I added fasting to my shredding regimen, with no cheating, and finally got the results I was looking for.

So, whatever your method, whatever you've found works for you - rock it! Stick to it! You can do it! And if you feel like you've plateaued, shake things up a bit, try something new.

Shred on! Fast on! Turbo Jam on! Weight watchers on!

Just do it!


  1. Congrats Tammy! I achieved fitting better than before into my pre-pregnancy clothes after my second child, losing 35 pounds to do so. Now, after baby #3, I'm back up there but I'm determined that since I did it before I can do it again. Thanks for sharing your experience. It's really encouraging to me.

  2. Woo-hoo!! That's awesome!!!! Fasting was the only thing that consistenly worked for me, too. Interesting how regular fasting makes us feel like we're not being deprived of anything ~ I feel exactly the same way!! I love the freedom of knowing no food, type of food, ingredient, or food group is off-limits for weight-loss purposes.

  3. YAY!!! That's so awesome! I'm so happy for you. I have heard that those last few pounds are the absolute hardest to get rid of. I wouldn't know, because I always got pregnant again before getting there. I'd lose 30 pounds and then get pregnant. I'm hoping to find out this time since we are not having any more children. I do believe it though, and I'm so proud of you for sticking with it and accomplishing your goal!

  4. Awesome!!! Way to go Tammy!! I am currently counting calories, but you have tempted me to fast... I tried it once, then went back to counting calories. We'll see... :)