LYNETTEXRENEE's SparkPeople Blog LYNETTEXRENEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community month stats and some. starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 157 <BR> current- 156 <BR> <BR> it has been a year, march 1st, that i started my weight loss journey! <BR> <BR> -74lbs total and -29 inches. <BR> hips -12 inches <BR> thighs -9 inches <BR> waist -8 inches <BR> <BR> i seem to be floating between 157 and 156 for the past month, it is driving me nuts! i would really love to hit the 145ish mark, but i am not sure my body will get there. <BR> <BR> i am extremely proud of the weight loss i have achieved, but... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:28:08 EST monthly stats starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 165 <BR> current- 163 <BR> <BR> goal- 150 by november! <BR> <BR> lost 67lbs with 13lbs left to go!! <BR> i WILL hit the 150 mark in november! woo hoo! <BR> <BR> i have lost a total of 25 inches so far- <BR> hips- 11 <BR> thigh- 7.5 <BR> waist 7.5 <BR> <BR> i have gone done 4 pants sizes and am now wearing a size 6/7. <BR> <BR> i could not be more proud that i continued to follow through with this journey, and i can't wait to get to my goal. <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:09:39 EST monthly stats starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 172 <BR> current- 170 <BR> <BR> i don't have any mini goals now that i am in the home stretch. <BR> final goal- 150 by november. this is about 10lbs a month. i have been averaging 7-8lb a month, so i hope i can meet my goal! <BR> <BR> i started this journey when my son turned 3 months old, in march, and i have continued to go without giving up. in 6 months time, i have lost 60lbs. i am beyond excited about my progress, my ambition and the effect it has h... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:49:17 EST time to tighten it up. i can not believe i am doing this...... <BR> seriously, ah! <BR> <BR> here it is: <BR> 56lbs down. 24 to go! <BR> trying to get rid of that baby belly now.... tough work. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> a lot left to go, but i feel so great about the work i have achieved. <BR> although it looks much better clothed. haha <BR> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:52:13 EST the dreaded short why does wearing shorts seem like the end of the world? <BR> i see people, all over, all sizes, all shapes, wearing them and i still cant find the courage to do this. <BR> i wear short skirts fine, but something about shorts screams "skinny" and i feel like people will mock me for thinking i should be wearing them. <BR> it seems so silly, but i feel as though i need to have a disclaimer saying "i know i shouldn't be wearing these, and i know they don't look good, i'm just really warm" <BR> <... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 17:23:18 EST feeling encouraged nothing feels as good as hearing: <BR> <BR> -"you have really lost a lot of weight, haven't you?" <BR> -"55lbs, wow, you are so tiny! keep it up!" <BR> -"you make looking good so easy" <BR> <BR> i was asked about 5-10 times, today, from different people, about my weight loss. i was told i was inspiring them and their families to get on track, and was told how tiny i am. (which i know, i'm not TINY, but, it feels amazing to hear that..) <BR> i am determined to finish out, losing these 25 lbs... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:17:58 EST monthly stats starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 178 <BR> current- 176 <BR> first goal- 170 by august 4th. (not feeling so great about that one, haha) i know i wont be losing 6 lbs this week, and i think i keep setting my goals a tad high, but i suppose it is motivating, if nothing else. <BR> new mini goal- 165 by september 1st. <BR> final goal- 150 by nov 1st. its an average of 1.5 lbs a week. hopefully i can keep this up and make this goal! my birthday is november, and i would love to enjoy this new ye... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:58:08 EST monthly stats starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 183 <BR> current- 181 <BR> first goal- 175 by july 4th- i am not going to make this goal, but i am so thrilled with the progress i have made and only missing it by 5-6lbs. <BR> i have been losing constantly 1-2lbs a week, so even though i didn't make it, it is not because i gave up trying hard, my body is just losing less per week now than before, which was 2-3lbs a week. <BR> total weight gone- 49lbs!!!! <BR> <BR> new goal- 170 by august 5th. that is 11... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:16:19 EST so close to -50lbs! i am now officially 25lbs below my pre pregnancy weight! (-47lbs total lost!) <BR> now, i have another 33lbs to loss, i just need to stay focused. summertime is the hardest for me, so many picnics, parties and bbqs. <BR> <BR> my husband has finally joined me in this journey, and he is doing great! it is so nice to have a support system now that i'm coming into the hardest months. he has been doing this for a month now, and is down 10lb and lost an inch across his stomach. he doesn't really ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:49:39 EST feeling discouraged. <BR> i know i shouldn't be upset since i had an amazing 4lb loss last week, but i gained 1lb this week. i would understand this, if i did something different, but i did the exact same thing this week that i did last week! <BR> i guess since i tried, and worked so hard it is discouraging to see the scale go up. i hate that is makes me feel like giving up, i just need to work through it and keep going, brush it off and continue to see the results. i'm just hoping for a good number next week, ... Fri, 18 May 2012 11:37:09 EST monthly stats starting weight- 230 <BR> last week- 200 <BR> current- 198 (i have been so excited to weigh in this week to see the 100's) <BR> first goal- 175 by july 4th <BR> final goal- 160. (seems so close now that i am 32lbs down!) <BR> <BR> on track for my first goal, and i am so happy to finally reach my mini goal of getting out of the 200's. i haven't seen that number since before i was married. <BR> <BR> since starting at 230, i got down to 205, and then got pregnant. <BR> gained- 24lbs total baby... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:04:27 EST 10-31-11 <BR> i have about 7 weeks left, and i have gained 15lbs at this point. i wanted this to be my total gain at 40 weeks, but i guess my body is wanting to put on a little more. i am hoping over the next 7 weeks i will only gain another 5lbs, which is completely doable and my doctors are perfectly fine with this amount. <BR> <BR> i wouldn't give up this experience for anything! i am greatly enjoying every kick and movement, and i could not be happier with the idea of holding my little son in th... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:37:57 EST pregnancy weight gain i had my first prenatal appointment today! 6w3d. <BR> feels like its going soooo slow! (i found out at 3w4d) since then i have continued to track my food intake and i am so excited that i havent gained anything yet. i know i shouldnt, but im terrified that i will gain too soon... <BR> my nutritionist told me i should only gain 15 lbs-17lbs throughout my entire pregnancy. i am so worried i am going to go over that, but im trying so hard to maintain. she said i was doing everything right, and... Thu, 5 May 2011 19:02:07 EST great news! i have to say it, cause im not able to tell anyone yet, but my pregnant! <BR> just found out a few days ago, we have an appt. to confirm everything soon, but i am so excited i just have to say it!!!! <BR> im extremely nervous about these first few weeks, and miscarrying.. (knock on wood) im only 4 weeks in right now, so im just waiting for these weeks to go by so i can hear a heart beat and know everything is okay. <BR> but, we are still very excited.. were having a baby!!! ah! <BR> so, with ... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:00:00 EST thank you. i know you wont see this, but i just wanted to say thank you to the friends i saw at church today that i havent seen in a few months, for noticing my smaller frame and commenting on how great i looked. it really made my day, more than you probably know! <BR> thanks! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:29:13 EST did it! lost the .4lbs and some!!! down 3 pounds this week. -24 total. <BR> only 6 more til 30lbs! i have NEVER lost 30 pounds before, it will feel amazing. <BR> <BR> my goal is for may 8th- 197lbs. <BR> only 7 more lbs to go to reach my monthly goal! (then i am half way to my goal of 60lbs total) <BR> <BR> i fought the craving, and have not given in the chips! <BR> but, i am excited for our cheat day tomorrow... one day to get through, then i can indulge in a not so healthy meal, before starting m... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:14:26 EST cravings. ah! weigh in tomorrow ( i was curious so i stepped on the scale this morning....) i need to loose .4 pounds to make it a 2 lb weight loss this week... fingers crossed... <BR> <BR> its getting harder and harder to get that scale to move these days, and i keep having cravings for potato chips and milk shakes.. haha why?!?! <BR> i NEVER eat potato chips, and now i just want them sooo badly. ive tried "healthy" options, but i want the greasy saltiness of a good ole wavy chip... its weird, i never ge... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:09:12 EST motivation. i need some motivation! <BR> i pretty much talk about loosing weight daily, and my husband is beginning to get real sick of the topic. i cant blame him, its becoming annoying to hear im sure, but hes the only person i see during the day to talk too! i work from home now, but when i was working, i would chat about it with my girlfriends at my job. now its on my mind and i feel like i dont have anyone to talk to about it, without getting the "rolling eyes". <BR> its extremely important for me... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 11:01:34 EST before and after i took some "before" photos after i begin lossing. (i didnt take them til i already lost 7 pounds) i wish i took them before! <BR> i decided to take some again this month, after being down another 13 pounds and wow! i am not transformed, but the difference is pretty remarkable! <BR> i weighed myself today, even though i still have 4 days til my offical weigh in, and the scale hasnt moved! ek! looking at the pictures, i feel great seeing some the shedding... but i sure hope the scale moves by ... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:29:45 EST to my surprise.... after consistently losing 3 pounds a week for the past month, i knew it would end.. what i did not know is that it would end on a positive note! i have actually had a 4lb weight loss this week! it feels completely out of the norm and i have to be realistic, i know that i cant except this kind of loss every week, but i will take it when it comes! i am so excited, it makes me want to keep it up even more! im almost down 20lbs! <BR> <BR> my goal of 60 pounds doesnt feel nearly as far of a reach... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:52:39 EST another 3 lbs! woo hoo! i have cut back my work outs, and i have seen a higher weight loss. i was working out an hour a day, 6 days a week, but i cut back to a 1/2 hour about 4 days a week and if i miss a day, i dont stress about it like i use too. <BR> i feel just as good about myself and my energy level is still very high even when working out less. i think i was pushing myself a little to much before. <BR> <BR> i will definitely keep this up!! i am amazed that i lost 6 lbs in two weeks. i am not expect... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:23:20 EST excited! ive been sick this week, so i havent done much working out. i went 5 days in a row without it. i dont think thats a good thing to do, but i ate extra carefully this entire week and it paid off! i went down 3 pounds! <BR> <BR> i am really impressed that eating the right things can do so much! i am definitely ready for a new week, and im hoping for another 2+ pound loss! <BR> <BR> i will be back up working out tomorrow (hopefully) and getting a full on daily start up again. <BR> bring on the... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:07:27 EST getting eager i feel like i am doing everything right. working out, eating healthy daily, and never cheating! (even on my "cheat day" i try to stay under 1500 calories) i lost 2 lbs this week, but it is so hard to stay motivated when losing 9lbs doesnt feel like anything... i know it will add up, and getting "quick" results isnt the way to lose weight and maintain it, but i guess i want to start noticing more. im just getting eager to lose that first 20 and really feel like you can start seeing the differe... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:57:01 EST