My Weight Loss Journey: Starting Line


Well, it’s tomorrow. And, how did I do? I managed to stick to my diet and workout plan. Yay me! And I’m not being sarcastic when I say that this time. See how I did below:

Starting Stats

Weigh-in day is Monday. I try to weight under the same circumstances every time, i.e., no/similar clothes, same time, pre-breakfast.  Here are my starting stats:

Weight: 171.6 lbs

Arms: 12 in.

Chest: 41 in.

Waist: 35 in.

Hips: 43.5 in.

Thighs: 25 in.


I spent my 23 Weight Watchers points and I ended up dipping into my weekly flex stash by 3 points. I really wanted to avoid doing that so early in the week but I mistakenly got 0% vanilla blended yogurt at the store which has a points value, instead of 0% plain which is a free food. I tried to compensate for those unexpected points but I wasn’t able to. I’m not going to lie, I was hungry. Starving! Like, talking myself out of throwing my hands up in defeat, hungry. But, I made it and I feel good about that.


The day started out rough. My son woke up an hour and a half early, forcing me to stop halfway through working out to get him up. And, I’ll admit it, I was scared that so early in the day my plans were already toast. I was afraid I would lack time and/or motivation to make a second attempt at working out. Thankfully, my fear of reporting that I had failed on the very first day won over any of my other concerns and I put everything aside during his first nap to workout. I even managed a thirty minute walk with my husband and son after dinner.

Wrap Up

Overall I am proud of myself today. I’m trying not to be skeptical because today was so hard. I keep telling myself that anyone who succeeds at anything starts off with one good day and takes it from there. Although I struggled, a lot, to stay on track, I did stay on track and that is an accomplishment I am going to try not to downplay.

I know my success today was, in large part, due to the fact that I have someone to be accountable to now. So, thanks for that!  Please don’t forget to tell me how your day went! Remember, if you need me to, I am holding you accountable as well.

I’ll check back in with you on Monday to give a status report on my progress. In the meantime, if you missed my original post yesterday, you can find it here:

I’ll Start Tomorrow…

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2 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey: Starting Line

  1. Stephanie says:

    I blew through all of my daily and most of my weekly points on Saturday, and then killed the rest of my weekly’s on Sunday at the movie theater. It’s okay, though. I do that sometimes, plus I’m going to miss my meeting on Friday so I won’t technically weigh in until the 17th.

    Also…I didn’t excersise. It’s hard because i’m On my feet for 8 hours a day and I almost make my 10,000 steps a day just by going to work.

    I did stay within my daily points yesterday, though (with one to spare), and my goal is to stay on track until the 17th. My biggest hurdle is the weekends. I need to find something else to occupy my time besides the television.

    I’m proud of you for staying on track with your eating yesterday, and the excersise wasn’t something you could help. You’ll get a routine going eventually. Today is another day and another chance. You’re doing great! Keep it up!


    • Sarah says:

      Thank you! I’m proud of you too. And, I agree that weekends are so much harder. That’s when I’m apt to be least motivated, just trying to recoup from the work week.


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