20 December 2010

Weighing more little victories

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Food

This weekend I got some good news (finally) that made me say “holy sh*t” out loud and mean it in a geniuely shocked way.

According to the scale, I’ve lost 12 pounds.

Holy sh*t. I cannot believe it.

Okay, it’s more like 11-12 pounds according to the scale today but still. Damn.

As you may know, at the end of October, I decided to get back on track with my diet and logging calories and actually *try* at the gym. Goodbye beer, vodka and eating anytime I want with portion sizes as big as my head. I have a pretty lofty weight goal for February  and at first, I wasn’t seeing a ton of results, even with some other little victories along the way. And on a side note, calorie counting does STILL suck.

But then two weeks ago I went to the doctor and she weighed me and I saw that I was down six pounds. I wasn’t totally thrilled about it but was happy that I was slowly making it to my goal. But then clothes started fitting better (especially my holiday party dress) and after trying on another dress this weekend, I finally noticed a difference.

So I manned up, got back on the scale and stared at the final number for about two minutes. Twelve (okay 11-12) pounds gone. I’m sure it will fluctuate a little because women’s bodies and weights are never consistent, but I am really proud of myself.

And now that it has soaked in, I’m scared out of my mind about regressing and putting it back on. I’m about halfway to my full weight loss goal but as happy as I am, I cannot lose focus, especially with the holidays coming up.

I know this and say this, but for now I’m going to bask in this feeling because I know that all my hard work at the gym, cutting down calories, making Miller Lite my go-to buddy and chopping all those vegetables is actually making a difference.


New movie review: That’s right, there is another new one tonight, the very dark and intriguing Black Swan.


  1. katelin says:

    huzzah!! way to kick ass lady. i need to get into that work out groove too, woo.

  2. Congrats! I’m so glad to hear you’re hard work is paying off!

  3. Mega says:

    Nicely done, you rock. You also have a winning smile.

  4. Julianne says:

    Congrats! And you did it the right way, way to go!

  5. Jenn says:

    I’m proud of YOU! Keep kicking ass lady!

  6. Kim says:

    HUGE Congrats to you, as a fellow person trying to lose some weight this year I understand the joy it is to see numbers lost. I’m also totally freaking about putting it back on but I know if you just stick with manageable portions you’ll succeed! :)

  7. M says:

    Congrats congrats congrats! That is so great, I know you’ve been trying for awhile now! I’ve lost about 40 lbs myself over the last two years and I know what a struggle it can be, but keep up the good work! Just think, while everyone else is preparing to put on a few pounds, you’ve already taken them off before the Holidays even started, stay strong, I know you can do it!

    Also don’t ever be discouraged by a seemingly small loss, a small loss can lead to big changes!

  8. April says:

    Congrats, that is a big accomplishment!

    Keep on going, you can do it! I know what you mean about being scared of regressing. I usually reward myself for weight loss with a cheat weekend that completely erases all my progress…

  9. That is amazing! Way to go!!! I love when hard work pays off!

  10. Nora says:

    Congratulations! The holidays are a tough time but being aware and excited about your progress is a huge start!

    (also I love that you’re seeing all these movies. and maybe a lot jealous!)

  11. Lacey Bean says:


  12. NICE! Great job lady!

    I am, sadly, up five pounds as of last night (I probably shouldn’t have weighed myself AFTER my cookie binge!!) but I am hoping to lose it all in January and then some! It’s such a hard time of year to be losing weight so you should be super proud of yourself!

  13. TC says:

    WHOO HOO – way to go Jess!! Great to see all of your dedication pay off! This might even motivate me to hit the gym…maybe…after the holidays ;)

  14. Erin says:

    Woo hoo! All that gym time is paying off! Hopefully that just gives you more motivation.

  15. Lil' Woman says:

    WOW….GO GIRL!!!

  16. meri says:

    Good for you! the longer you keep with these habits the harder they stick :)

  17. Lisa says:

    You go girl!!! I will hopefully be joining the club soon!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Way to go! I love it when hard work pays off!

  19. Erin says:

    Jess, that is awesome! Go you!

  20. Congrats, Jess! I’m so proud of you.

  21. Ali says:

    GO girl! A wonderful accomplishment. :)

  22. mandy says:

    Congratulations, Jess! That is great.