Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In #10

Happy Friday!!

This week I weighed in at 225.6 for a loss of 1.4 pounds this week.  I am so happy with the loss!  I have been working hard eating right and exercising and every week it's paying off! I think that I'm just about at the level that I need to be with my band, if I'm not already there.  I'm not getting super hungry and my band lets me know when I've had enough or don't take small enough bites, but not too much where I can't get anything down. 

Thanks for all your feedback last week on your exercise routines!  I did yoga a couple times this week and I forgot how much I used to love it.  Right now, I will be happy with working out three times per week, but my goal is to get to 5-6 times per week.  I'm going to try mixing up working out at the gym doing cardio and weights and doing some videos/wii at home.

I've been wanting to get eyelash extensions for awhile and this new place opened up by me last week called The Lash Lounge.  So I decided to go for it when they sent me a discount.  It took about two hours and my eyes were so red afterwards. I think it was from the collagen patches they used on my lower lashes to hold them down and it really irritated my eyes. Overall I'm pleased with the results.  It's nice to go with no makeup and your lashes still look good!  I'll post some pictures (with no makeup).  I think they look great and still natural.  They look even better with makeup and mascara.  Excuse the messy eyebrows, they are getting waxed today!  You go in about every 3 weeks to get a fill and they just add more lashes where you have lost them.  So we'll see if I keep up with it, but it will be fun to have for my birthday month and for the wedding that I'm in next month.

I'm participating in the secret bandits and I got the information this week!  I'm super excited about it and think it will be lots of fun!  Robyn had posted some questions to help with ideas so I thought I'd post them here.
1) What is your size for shirts, pants, shoes, etc.?  Any size you are inclined to post.
Bottoms are really hard, but right now I'm between an 18/20.  Tops probably XL.  Shoes are size 6.
2) Do you prefer to read with an old fashioned book, own a Kindle, EReader, Nook, or other electronic book?
I like both.  I have an iPad so I have the Kindle and Nook apps, but I like good old fashion books too.
3) What are your top 3-5 hobbies?
Shopping, hanging out with friends, decorating.  Lately my hobbies are eating right and working out because that's all I have time for.
4) Do you have a favorite color?  If so, what is it?
5) What motivated you to lose weight?
Wanting to be healthy and not be limited in what I can do.  I realized I started not hanging out with friends or going to do fun things as often because I was embarrassed of my weight or had a hard time doing things.
6) For vacations do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Definitely the beach!

I like to set mini goals for each week of things I need to work on.  I read a quote this week by Mark Twain that I thought was great.  He said "The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable ones then starting on the first one".  In the past I wasn't able to stick with a diet long term because I would get discouraged with the amount of weight I needed to lose.  I think my focusing on daily and weekly goals helps rather than focusing on how far I still have to go.

So my goals for this week are: workout minimum of three days, get more water in, attend support group, track everything I eat.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Absolutely love the lashes! They are the fo realz. I'm truly going to look into getting some too. My lashes are so short and skimpy and I cannot apply falsies very well at all.

  2. Oh and YAY on the loss!! Keep up the excellent work.

  3. Those lashes are to DIE for!! I can't get over how bright your eyes look!!

    Congrats on the loss - you're doing terrific!!!

  4. Love the eyelashes....congrats on the weight loss..
    I relate my weight loss to dog food bags also!


  5. size 6 shoe! such cute tiny feet!! I am excited about secret bandits too!! So glad you're doing it too.

  6. I love the lashes!! How expensive are they!!

    Great weighloss too lady! I picked out my bandit pressie last night! Yay!

  7. The lashes look great, I'm jealous!

    Great loss this week.

    ANNND I love that quote by Mark Twain, might have to steal it. :)

  8. grats on the loss! and OMG lashes!! those are awesome!

  9. Andrea- Great job on the weight loss. You are really looking good.
    I have been trying to talk my hairdresser into learning how to do the eyelash exensions because I want them. There is a spa place that does them around here but it is costly. I know my hair lady would be more reasonable. They really look great.
    I think about the 40 lbs when I am carrying in dog food bags too. No wonder I feel better. Can't wait to get like 100 off!
    Thanks for filling out the survey.
    And finally, good job working out 3 times. Right now that is my goal too.

  10. So glad to hear you are doing well! I love non food rewards like the lashes. And exercise - my doc and his team say that is what will keep me slender and healthy. I'm working on it too!

  11. Your eyelashes are SO pretty! I need to look into that. And I LOVE the purse - absolutely gorgeous. You know what I really love about your videos? It's very apparent how you are gaining self confidence. You say "um" a lot less and you just seem much more confident with every video. Wonderful. I'm thrilled for you.

  12. Love the lashes!! I'm going to have to look into getting them too...I HATE to wear mascara so I could go au naturale and still have lashes!

    Great job on the weight're doing great!

  13. Great loss! You're just truckin' right along little lady!

    And i love the lashes! They look so amazing.

    Keep up the great work!

  14. You're doing great! Love the lashes!