Monday, November 17, 2008

First sign of success

5 lbs down as of this morning! It's a first step. I've got a long way to go, but five pounds give me a little more confidence. I'm ready to start feeling a difference in my clothing! In the last week, we've walked ten miles. My legs are sore! It's a sad realization of how badly out of shape I really am. Andrew is pushing the stroller at a quick speed and barely noticing our pace. Me? I'm huffing and puffing behind him, trying to keep up the pace. Tonight was a little better, so I think I will get more and more acustomed to our routine.

15 comments:

BethanyWD said...

Good for you! Keep it up!!

Amy said...

5 pounds is 5 pounds! I've lost 5 pounds since moving to CA from FL in the last 4 months and it IS a start. You keep up the good work!

I am 100 pounds overweight (only 5 feet tall) and I know all too well about the huffing and puffing.

You are an inspiration!

HollyH said...

Way to go, Jenny! 5 pounds is a feat! I'll bet they melt off (along with the inches) in no time! Soon, Andrew will have to struggle to keep up with YOU! Congratulations, I know what a whip it is to work so hard and it seems to go so slowwwwwwwwwwww!

Helen said...

Yea! Way to go! You have officially inspired me. Keep up the good work and keep us updated!

Amanda said...

WOO HOOO!!! Keep up the good work! You CAN do this!!! You deserve this. :)

Adrianne said...

WTG on 5 lbs. When I joined WW my first goal was to lose 10% of my body weight which is actually the first two numbers in your weight. When you reach that goal you feel amazing! I know you can do it! And we are all right behind you cheering you on!!!

Nikki said...

Way to go!!!!

Twisted Branches said...

That is GREAT!!! And the huffing and puffing will stop soon. The soreness takes a bit longer though. Sorry. :) Just wait until you're way ahead and Andrew is fighting to keep up!

Kim said...

Way to go, 5 lbs is awesome!!

Rhonda said...

Yeah for losing 5 pounds!! That is awesome! Don't you just feel GOOD?? I'm so proud of you - losing 1 pound is hard! You are off to a great start!!

Candice said...

Great work! keep it up! Just remember 5 lbs is size of a bag of sugar! Thats alot!

Crys said...

that's amazing! see you soon.

candeloop said...

I think what you're doing is awesome!! And that you already lost 5 pounds is great! I don't know if you're familiar with the Flylady and her organizational advice. She says you didn't get into this mess in a day, and you're not going to clean it up in a day. The same goes for weight loss. It took a long time to gain the weight, and you can't expect to lose it quickly. Slowly does it! I absolutely love the idea that you are turning the exercise regimen into a family activity. Keep it up. I applaud you for doing this.

Princess of Paper said...

I think it is great that you have the goal of walking a half marathon (instead of a goal of loosing the weight...) keep you mind on your goal and you'll be loosing the weight at the same time (and gaining muscle tone). there is no better feeling than getting your body moving! i started training for the crescent city classic and i just made it to running 3 miles...it feels so good to see my goal is attainable! you will feel the same way! way to go on the 5 pounds! keep it up!

kitkat said...

YEA!! Jenny!! Are you going to have a cheering section at the finish line of your marathon?? I would love to come out and cheer you on! Oh, and we SO need to have a date!