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Wednesday weigh-in is back!

Posted June 15, 2011

After a 3-week haitus from the Wednesday weigh-in, it's back! How have you done in the last few weeks? Healthy...not so healthy? Let's hear it!

After a few weeks of enjoying just about whatever I wanted at various functions, including our anniversary dinner, BBQ at friends, end of school parties, etc, I am at a 1 pound net gain from the last weigh-in 3 weeks ago. I had actually gained a few more than that but spent last week getting rid of most of it.  I have already been to the gym twice this week and am on the home stretch for my 25th high school reunion in July. I have 3 pounds to go to reach the 25 lb goal. I'm hoping to knock it out this week!

Honestly, I needed a break from this diet I have been on since late February. It was great to enjoy some treats and even better to know I can get back on track so easily. I am newly motivated and ready to finish up this challenge!

I am back on a steady diet of veggies, veggies and more veggies. Throw in some lean protein and a whole grain carbs and I am set.  Considering the great produce prices this time of year, this is not only a healthy route to go, but it's also frugal.  Our garden veggies will begin to ripen in the next 2 weeks so that will cut the cost of veggies even more!

How did you all do in the last few weeks? What's working for you to keep motivated?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 17, 2011

    Great job, pss3!

  • pss3 Jun 16, 2011

    I have lost 5 pounds over the past three weeks! I am now fitting into clothes that were too tight before I was pregnant! I am still a good 10-15lbs from some of my smallest clothes but it is a goal in sight. Its so frugal to go shopping in your own closet! I plan on giving away most of my bigger clothes when its time to change seasons...I'm hoping that by giving them away, it means that their is no going back!

    Brassy-congrats on your weight loss! It is HARD to lose those post-baby pounds!!!!

    Faye-we all need breaks...because in the end it is a lifestyle change. Unfortunately 98% of us will have to watch what we eat for the rest of our lives.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 16, 2011

    Let's hope so J! How is your walking going?

  • j3434 Jun 15, 2011

    you're doing great, faye! i think it is good you took a break. you didn't really gain weight (i don't count a pound!!) even though you had a great time with food and friends, so that means you're going to do just fine when you hit your goal weight too. congrats!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 15, 2011

    Ummm....isn't everything awesome with ice cream, brassy?! LOL

    Congrats on losing the weight!

    bhorlick - thank you so much for coming to the class last night! It was great to meet you!! I do teach a meal planning class and a general frugal living class every once in a while (but mostly for 1 hour lunch and learns for businesses). My main focus is cutting those grocery bills. Thanks for your kind words, though. :-)

  • brassy Jun 15, 2011

    Hi Faye, I finally re-lost the 3lbs I regained plus half a pound. I'm now 5lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.

    I get a weekly box of local produce and that's been a lot of fun. I'm not a fan of blueberries, so I stocked up on strawberries at Food Lion when they were 3/$5. They are awesome with ice cream!

  • bhorlick Jun 15, 2011

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your class last night! The night was both helpful and entertaining! Do you ever do a class where you teach from your whole book, not just groceries? I think you'd make for a great motivational speaker. Thanks!!!