Wednesday, February 11, 2009

28 Pounds and Counting

This picture was taken of me Saturday night before Andrew and I went out on a date. I hadn't finished my makeup, so ignore the fact that I don't like how I look in the face in this picture. What I am proud about is the top. That top is the most unforgiving piece of clothing I own. It shows each and every bulge I have.

For the past month, I have tried it on, looked it the mirror, and yanked it back off my body in frustration. Saturday night, I tried it on. It fit! Not only that, I didn't have horrible muffin top or bulging arms. The jeans are actually too big now and I am having to yank them up (I hate belts and refuse to wear them). I had Andrew take the picture and sent it to a few girlfriends to celebrate. Now, I'm sharing it with you because I know this is my biggest support system out there!

I have contemplated disclosing my weight for a while. I thought I just wasn't brave enough to share that. But, really, what the hell? I've shared every other detail of my life for the past five years, why not my weight.

So here goes...

At the end of October, I weighed 185.

When I started South Beach diet the second week of November, I weighed 182.

Currently, I weigh 157.

Total loss: 28 lbs!!

My doctor's appointment with Dennis is in two weeks. I would love to be under 155 by then. I haven't seen that number is SO LONG!!

Thank goodness for half marathon training and my commitment to South Beach diet. Maybe I can be even less than 155 by then.

My BMI was 30.8 when I started this. According to my Wii Fit (can be a bit of a snarky bitch sometimes, but we're currently having a good relationship) says I am now at 26.1. Under 15 is now longer considered Overweight. I'm about 5 lbs from that giant milestone.

And now here is the bigger challenge than just losing the weight--continuing to KEEP it off. Well, that is with the exception of that thing called pregnancy.

54 comments:

~~Mel~~ said...

Jenny, You look great girl!!! Keep up the good work!

Jes said...

Jenny, you look fantastic and the smile on your face says it all!

Allison said...

You look great! That must feel so good.

More details about your diet and exercise would be great...I need to get started!

HPTeach said...

Congratulations! You look great, but most importantly you are feeling great about yourself! Way to go :)

Lyndsay said...

Awesome!!!

T-Bone said...

Way to go! You look fantastic!!

Army Wife and Mom said...

jenny you look amazing!!!! congrats girl! keep up the great work!

Helen said...

You look incredible!! I'm happy and jealous all at once! Way to go!

Living In a Girl's World said...

Congrats! You've worked hard and earned that shirt!

caroline said...

I rarely comment, but read always. I just HAD to comment today. Congrats!!! You look absolutely wonderful! Keep it up!!!

Nikki said...

You look AWESOME!!! Congrats to you and keep you the good work. I know you are so proud of yourself and you should be!

Devine Memories Photography said...

So proud of you :) :) :)

holfam4 said...

I don't usually leave comments, but you look fantastic! Great job :)

Tina said...

YEAH! I am very excited for you! You inspire me to step it up a notch. I haven't been doing well with my weight loss goal but this is just what I needed to more forward and make the decision to continue on! Woo hoo! You look great!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

You look amazing and beautiful! You should be so incredibly proud of yourself. I'm so inspired by you!

Myshel said...

Jenny, You look FABULOUS !!
Way to go girl !! WHOOP WHOOP

Marcela said...

Congrats!! I have been following your site for a long time now. You are doing so great!!! Keep it up.

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Sandra said...

Hi Jenny,
I don't usually comment on your post but have been a follower!! You look fantastic. Congratulations. You should be very proud of yourself.
Sandra B.

Ally said...

Congratulations!! Battling weight has to be one of the hardest things to do, ever. It is so difficult. Keep up the good work!!

Franklin5 said...

Sweetie, I'm so incredibly proud of and happy for you. You look absolutely amazing... but what's even better is how great you feel about yourself. Love you...

Rhonda said...

You look fantastic!! You go girl!!! That is awesome and I am soooooo proud of you! Losing weight is HARD!

runnermom said...

Jenny-

You look so incredibly amazing! Good job on all the hard work! I have enjoyed quietly reading and keeping up with the wonderful Scott family. Kudos to you girl!

:) Erin Oldfield

Jin said...

wow..i am amazed!! you look great and you are my inspiration :) i am also trying to lose...now i am interested in this south beach diet...but i can't cook, and singapore food is very.....er....

Anna said...

Jenny,

I've been reading your blog forever but have never commented...maybe once. You are a terrific writer and I just love your family. Congrats on your weight loss. That is such a tough accomplishment and you should be proud!! Keep it up.

Anna

Dee said...

You look great! Thanks for sharing. I am now trying to loose my weight. It has been a loosing battle for years now. I started 3 weeks ago and i am down 5 pounds. I have completely changed my eating habits and don't splurge anymore. I also work out 3 times a week for an hour and half. I hope I am as successful as you!

Crys said...

Girl. . . you are SMOKIN'! Way to go. Can't wait- I hope you have another chunk so I can squeeze them and give a virtual hug to Allie.

Mama2Zobot said...

Hi! I have been followign your blogs for many years but have never commented. I justw anted to let you know that you look WONDERFUL! You are such an inspiration in so many ways. I start South BEach on Sunday and was wondering if you had any tips you couls give me? Keep up the good work!

Adrianne said...

That is awesome and you should be so proud of yourself! I am right there with you and we weigh the same and have weighed the same! I have been in the 180s and am now in the 150s! I feel your pain in so many weighs! You look stunning!!!

The Wilson Family said...

YOu look absolutly fantastic!

Esther said...

I am not sure how to spell a construction worker's whistle, so I will just say "Day-uhm you look fine!" Seriously you look amazing! Congratulations!! And Go Team :)

HollyH said...

I'm just going to have to agree with all of the above! Nothing more you can add to that! Just...WOW! Congratulations, Jenny!

Marti said...

You look awesome!! I have done WW for years but started SB this week with my husband. Partly for health reasons. I have actually tracked on WW and eat way more pts. but am down 5 lbs!! LOVE IT!!! Give me a carb and I will eat them all!!

Good luck on the training.

Melissa said...

Hooray! You looks so beautiful! Way to go hot momma!!!

KatyO said...

You look awesome!! Congrats on the weight loss!

Robin said...

You look fantastic, congratulations. I would have pegged your weight lower then you said. Go with your size not your weight. When I got pregnant I was wearing a size 12. I'm the "same" weight now, and I'm wearing a 6 to 8. You loose more inches when you exercise. Congrats again.

mum1228 said...

Congrats!!! You look great!!

Graycesmomma said...

Congrats! You look AMAZING! You really do!

Your baby fever gave me baby fever and I got prego right away without even really trying (I am due Sept. 25th)...I hope you guys have the same luck we did when you do get to trying. I just wish I had done like you and lost some weight before because now I feel like my battle is up hill. I am twenty pounds over what I was with my first starting out this time. UGH!!!

The Morgan Family said...

No doubt you'll be below 155 in two weeks! Girl, you are conquering that scale, aren't you!!!!

Kelly said...

YOu look awesome. COngratulations!

Me, Myself and I said...

You look AMAZING! Keep up the great work!

Kelly said...

You look wonderful!!!

We are Three said...

You look fantastic! Good for you. Enjoy your success and keep up the hard work.

Richard said...

You look awesome! I would love to hear some of your favorite recipes or websites to go to for South beach. I have currently lost 20 pounds with working out, but I am now at a stand still. I have thought about South beach (because i have a lot of belly fat), but I am afraid I would get burned out on it. I would love to hear more about South Beach!

Mary Beth said...

You look amazing! Great work!

One crazed mommy said...

WAY TO GO!!!! You look terrific! :)

LisaWV said...

WAY TO GO!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!

I am so impressed. Of course I've ALWAYS been impressed by how you live your life with such commitment and passion -- but now I'm both impressed and JEALOUS. And inspired. Good for you! You put yourself on your list of priorities, and that's fabulous. You look pretty fabulous, too.

joanaTX said...

Woweee, hot mama! You look great, Jenny. Well done!

Kendra said...

Jenny,

You look fantastic!

(you don't "know" me, but I'm also a "Dec 03" momma and have followed your blog over the years).

I'm trying to slim down myself and applaud your dedication! Keep up the good work.

Rachel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You look AMAZING!! I hope that after this baby I can look that good!! :)

Jay and Emily said...

You look amazing and are such an inspiration... in all ways...not just your weight. Congats to you. It takes a ton of work and dicipline. You should be very proud and wear that top everyday!!!

Tony and Shelly said...

You look great. Wow...

Melissa Spence said...

Congrats Jenny you look fantastic!

SusieQ said...

A~W~E~S~O~M~E is all I have to say!

Susan (longtime reader!)

erin. said...

Gorgeous as always. The top looks perfect too! Enjoy your weekend! :)