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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Operation Weight Loss - Week 5

I am doing a happy dance! I've lost a significant amount of weight over the past 5 weeks. How much? 17.3 pounds! You've read that right. I've lost 17.3 pounds since the week of Thanksgiving AND I've also lost 8.5 inches. I am actually amazed. This week I lost 6 pounds and it is funny because I was not hitting the exercise as hard as usual but I did manage to get it in. I stuck to my EA SPORTS Active workouts but I didn't do any add-ons. Just getting the exercise in was an accomplishment and I am thankful that although I missed some days I was able to make up workouts on my rest days.

My 6 week challenge with EA SPORTS Active More Workouts ends tomorrow but my love of fitness and exercising is not going to end. I actually think I will do another 6 weeks! In addition, I can't speak highly enough of my Jenny Craig consultants. They have all been very helpful, inspiring and encouraging. Having a weekly weigh-in has kept me accountable and I actually look forward to my meetings.

Here is my vlog about my progress this week:



So, I am looking forward to a New Year and a New Me. If you are interested in taking steps toward your health in the upcoming year, here are a few places you might want to check out.

The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is starting a new challenge tomorrow,December 30th - Rethink Your Shrink! All of the details will be revealed tomorrow but from what I gather, this challenge is all about re-thinking health and weight loss. Sounds good and I know I am up for the challenge!

Mamavation will be supporting 2 moms on the journey to healthy living and have a boatload of prizes to help the moms along the way. I am part of this sisterhood too and I post encouraging tweets to other moms and pat myself on the back along the way too! Applications for the Mamavation moms are being accepted starting January 1 and you have until January 12 to enter. You can read all the details here. On January 21st the winners will be announced after a couple of weeks of voting and there are prizes to be won so come out for the party!


And can I just say one last time - 17.3 POUNDS and 8.5 INCHES! Do I sound excited? I truly am. I can't wait to see what the New Year has in store for me! And you too- are you trying to live healthier in the upcoming year? Let me know, I will be there to cheer you on!






48 comments:

Boston Mamas said...

Dude, you are a rock star! for this and many other reasons! xo

Christie O. said...

that is AMAZING!!! and you're adorable, what a great vlogger you are!!! So so so looking forward to shrinking with you! And great job on your losses over the past few weeks, especially this last one! YOU ROCK!!
Christie O.
Shrinking Jeans

Lynn said...

Yep I've been on the exercise train these last few weeks harder than ever and I am going to start doing the Discovery Health fitness challenge this year again. They give you recipes and Gilad videos to work out to and great stuff. I also use the videos on exercisetv.com. they have quick ones that I use to break up my day. Renee you are looking really good and you seem to be glowing. All those endorphins right? ;o)

My best, Lynn
*swing on by, I am hosting a mega giveaway extravaganza this week!

kia said...

OMG, those kind of results during the most food decadent holiday season of the year are nothing short of brilliant. You are doing really well.

bookieboo said...

Dooood, 17.3 freaking pounds!!! Holy Batshit! That's awesome! I'm a bit excited for you...can you tell? AND 8.5 inches. You know the inches are showing up already. What part of you do you think has shrunk the most? But, legs, waist? You should totally do what I do...weigh yourself naked and then dance on the scale! Rock it out girl!!

bookieboo said...

STUMBLED...I know...I'm an addict.

Stepfanie said...

Yay! That's amazing, you should be soooo proud!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

When is the party?

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Renee, I'm so proud of you, truly. 17 pounds is amazing!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Congratulations girl! I am so inspired by you!

Badger Momma said...

Amazing!!! And in your vlog, you look SO happy! And gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!

mannequin said...

Oh Renee! That gorgeous smile of yours says it all! That is incredible and the best thing is that you lost weight safely and have learned to eat in moderation. I am so happy for you; you look great and I'm sure you feel great!
Happy New Year pal.

(and I love the little thought balloon. Did hubby add that in?)

Rayne of Terror said...

Totally inspiring. My husband and I are going to try again as a team. It's always easier when we're both trying to eat smaller portions and get to the gym.

Mrs4444 said...

You look terrific and soooo happy. Keep this video for down the road, when you hit a rough patch; it'll inspire you. Congratulations :)

*Lissa* said...

You SHOULD be excited! You are doing AMAZING things, girl! So proud of you!

Karena said...

Great job! Those are awesome results -- keep it up in the new challenge!

GroverFamily said...

i just joined! thanks for sharing:)

Lucrecer said...

I am so proud of you! Congratulations.

Brooke said...

that's incredible - great job!! :)

Amy @ Taste Like Crazy said...

Bravo to you! That's freakin' exciting! 17 lbs is like losing a big bag of dog food!

OK. That made much more sense in my head. :0

Congrats, dear.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Girl I am so proud of you!!!!! You look so bright and beautiful!!!

That is the number that I will lose this year. I finally made up my mind to take off the extra 17 lbs I've been carrying for the last 4 years!. Wish me luck!

audrey @ the lewis 4 said...

One word. Amazing. :)

Naomi said...

Holy moly! That is amazing and so inspiring... I can't wait to get started with the EA challenge, hopefully it will get here soon!

You look great and I can tell you feel great- glowing!

Linda K. Hibbard said...

Try wearing wearable weights like “Body Togs” anatomically designed weighted sleeves worn on your arms & legs under your clothes. Put them on in the morning and you literally forget you have them on while increasing your calorie burn, muscle tone & bone density! Weighted vests work great too!

april said...

Look at you go!! You're doing fabulous! And we're so glad you're on board for your first full challenge!

Yum Yucky said...

Dang, woman! you're killing it big time!

Tooj said...

How exciting for you! I watch your inches and weight shrink, I'll watch mine go up. :) I tend to enjoy my baby cooking months...gives me a break from running.

I hope it continues to be as successful for you. Having an accountability party/partner is always helpful.

Happy new year!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Amazing!!!! Wow. you are doing a wonderful job and I am so excited for you!

"Miss" Anita said...

You go girl! I haven't been keeping up... you're doing great!!! (I'm going to have to go back and read some of your older posts about this.)

Petula said...

That's so assume! Congratulations... I am really proud of you and I love being apart of your process, progress and celebration. Here's to more success in 2010.

eyeglasses said...

You are my hero! Keep up the great work(out)!

Tamona said...

I am so blown away by your dedication and your candid nature. I have been tossing around the idea of applying but GOSH thats a large number for me to share with the world lol! If I could just put FAT in the place of the three numbers then it would not be a problem but thats a tough thing to divulge. Its great for countability but not so much for my ego lol!! I even started a diary on my blog called Diary of A Fat Black Woman. I am working up the nerve to give the number. I am less now than I was 3 months ago but its still pretty high.

Immoral Matriarch said...

That is AWESOME, Renée! Congrats!

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Great job Renee! Keep it up!

Felicia said...

Renee! That is awesome! Are you kidding me??!! 17.3 pounds in 5 weeks? I am so proud of you. Seriously. That is major dedication and such a huge accomplishment. Yay you!!

Happy New Year!

Large Size Dresses said...

Great job Renee!

hicksgirl93 said...

Way to go Renee! You are so excited and you should not hide it! lol! keep up the good work!

Mama Zen said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Miranda said...

Congrats to you on the weight loss, especially in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas! That's really awesome!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

RainSplats said...

Just stopping by from SITS...

Wow! and over the holidays, too! You look amazing :) I'm impressed.

SageMom said...

Awesome job! Keep it up!

Happy new year!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Good for you on your weight loss. I saw your commercial and I was so impressed. It looks great. What a great way to start off your New Year.

Krystal Grant said...

That is fantastic! I can't imagine what I'd look like if I lost 17 lbs. You are doing a great job! Keeep it up!

Kaylen said...

You are AMAZING!!!!! Look at you just shrinking away!!! Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration to us all. :)

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