the introduction of sweat sundays (on a monday)

It has officially been a week since I've started on my path to living a healthier life. I plan on updating you once a week - I weigh myself once a week on Sundays (hence "Sweat Sundays...but didn't have time to blog yesterday).

I know I've packed on the pounds but I hadn't weighed myself since Feb (I think). I knew that once school was over I'd devote myself to living a healthier lifestyle because of my health - the wedding is an incentive to do my best but it isn't my sole purpose of shedding the pounds.

For my diet portion I decided to rejoin Jenny Craig which had worked for me in the past. What I like about it is that it's not really a diet & definently not one of those quick fixes, yet its the most simple thing in the planet. Everything is already in its correct portion and all you have to do is have your 6 meals a day - eat all day and loose weight, I can do that!

I'm 4'11 - according to health charts, my ideal weight should be between 95 to 118 lbs. When I stepped on the scale at Jenny, I was shocked to see the scale hit 158 lbs - there were so many emotions all in one second - embarressment being one of them.

Since that initial meeting at Jenny, I've been working out every other day and I feel so great! For the first time in my life I actually love going to the gym. I've been going with my mom who is a great workout partner - and it's fun because we're trying to loose about the same amount of weight.
I could instantly feel a difference during the first couple of days. When I went to work on Friday my co-worker asked if I had lost weight. I couldn't wait to go back on Sunday for my weigh in - I knew that I did great. The first week is usually when you loose the most weight because you're loosing water weight, so my goal was 5 lbs for my first week and then 2 lbs every week afterwards. When I got on the scale yesterday I was soooo excited, I lost 4.6 lbs my first week.

My goal is to be 130 lbs by my wedding date ( which was my weight when I got engaged) which I know I can do if I loose 2 lbs per week. My weight is a very sensitive issue for me - I never talk about it but I know I'm not the only person struggling with being healthier. I'll continue to update you all on my weight loss journey - hope you all had a great weekend.
PS: I was actually at the gym when I found out that Micheal Jackson had died - I could not believe it. I'm so sad. As someone who spent a large part of their childhood performing on stage, I aspired to command the audience just as he did. Growing up, I remember watching his concerts and people just fainting the audience and loosing their minds - I always thought, "wow, I wish I could do that"... for a little girl growing up in Jamaica, he was just the ultimate rockstar!!! I can't tell you how many times I tried to do that lean he does in SMOOTH CRIMINAL and almost burst my head open. I just found out on Friday that he did that move with the help of a machine that he owns the patent to, lol.

so tragic...


august15wife said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with your first week of weight loss! Keep it up girl!!!

Sn3akrFr3akr said...

I'm proud of you Jin! Pretty soon we can be running partners...


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