Operation Weight Loss Week 7 - The incredible shrinking woman

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to meet with the team of folks that participated in the EA SPORTS Active 6 week challenge. We had a wonderful time and I indulged. Yup, I believe in everything in moderation and I ate and drank and enjoyed! I was a celebration after all. I watched my portion sizes and also exercised. The morning before I left I completed my Challenge workout and the following day I walked on the treadmill for an hour. On Saturday the entire team hiked Runyon Canyon Park. The 4.5 mile hike was challenging and the views were stunning. I am now a big fan of hiking and once the weather breaks I will be outside and walking challenging trails!
(me at the peak of Runyon Canyon)

Despite my indulgences, I am happy to report that I did not gain any weight. I maintained my weight loss and I am ecstatic about that. It just goes to show that you can enjoy food and good drink without causing yourself harm. When I traveled I took Jenny Craig tuna salad lunches for my flights and that helped tremendously. I did not have to worry about making healthy food choices from limited options in flight or in the airport because I took my food with me. That was extremely convenient!

This week, I am focusing on continuing to exercise and eating healthy. I don't have anything special planned but this past weekend proved to me that I am able to make great choices, know my portion sizes and can enjoy life without feeling like I am denying myself. And, I will get right back on my plan and hopefully next week I will have some weight loss to report.

Here is my vlog for this week, take a listen - I talk about a wonderful beverage I imbibed in Beverly Hills.

Disclosure: My airfare, lodging and food while in Los Angeles were paid for by EA SPORTS Active. I also receive a discount on Jenny Craig food.


kia said…
Renee you are a beautiful women and look like you are beaming in this vlog. I am so glad you found hiking. I saw a tweet with you looking for hiking places near you. My teenage niece did a conservation project on the Chattahoochee River NRA 2 years ago, also look at GORP.com, and check with your local Sierra Club for their organized group hikes.

Also woohoo for packing a Jenny Craig salad for the plane. I try to hit Trader Joes for salads for plane travel if I go to a city with one. Have a great week inching towards your goals!!
Beadwright said…
Renee congratulations!!!! I love that you are sharing your progress via blog and vlog. I have lost 25 pounds using weight watchers. I say what ever works just do it.
You look beautiful.
Kim said…
1st, I have to tell you that I love your blog name!
Great job on the 20 lbs (& maintaining this week) that is so awesome!
*Lissa* said…
Oh my goodness, you are so cute! I love your happy vlog!

Great job maintaining while you were in Cali!! Awesome!
bookieboo said…
I was watching your video while the EA SPORTS Active commercial came on tv. Weeiiiiirrrddd. I was looking at you on my computer and tv...lol.

I'm so glad you had so much fun! XXOO
Looking fabulous Renee. I saw the commercial today on TV. I told my husband look look! She's one of my friends on FB. Forgive me I can be lame at times.
moonduster said…
Glad to hear you were able to enjoy yourself and not gain any weight!

Every time I indulge just a bit, my weight goes up! Fortunately, it tends to be just a temporary gain.
Anonymous said…
Oh Renee.... you certainly have come far, all the way to the peak of the canyon :)

I think the clue is in your words..."can enjoy life without feeling like I am denying myself". I think that's it! It's a choice; not a denial.

And last night...while reading Parents magazine in the bubblebath, guess who I saw? You! In my magazine!
Daenel said…
Way to go! I'm so happy for you. You look so happy ~ positively glowing! Keep up the good work.
Brooke said…
maintenance during travel is so hard. congrats on a job well done! :)
K. Rock said…
Very proud of all your progress. I also fell in love with hiking and I hate being without it since it is cold(see my post http://dontgetexciteditsjustme.blogspot.com/2009/10/clear-thoughts.html. But I will get right back to it as soon as it warms up a little. Keep up the good work!!
Childhood said…
Seriously LOVING watching these updates. The pic of you at the peak of your hike is just amazing. You look GREAT! xo
I know this has nothing to do with your post but is that a new do?

Petula said…
You look fabulous! Great work with maintaining... that's an important skill. :)
You go, girl! I am hoping to reach that place of trusting myself when there is indulgent food around. I'm not there yet, I know. I'm just getting starting on making new, healthy habits.

Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration!
TRBS said…
Great job maintaining while you were in Cali!!
Hanging out with you in LA was so much fun, and I'm so glad we were challengers together!

I think you did a fantastic job making good choices, and indulging smartly this past weekend!!

Congratulations on maintaining (I did, too!), and I hope you have a great loss this week!

Christie O. said…
congratulations!! girl, you just so completely rock, you're awesome. you had it all planned out and you're just setting yourself up for success. congrats to you!! you should be very happy with maintaining! that's a huge victory!
Not Jenny said…
I was really happy to read about your party strategies.

Congrats on having fun and maintaining!

I am doing the EA Sports Active Six week challenge right now and even though I haven't lost yet, I FEEL good.

Great work! I must say, your pic is gorgeous. You look so healthy and happy and glow-y (is glowy a word??)
jen said…
AWESOME!! You look so happy at the top of that canyon. I like hiking trails (not in January) but most around me are mostly flat...and that is fun so I know canyons and cool places will be awesome.

Maintaining while traveling is equally amazing!
Yum Yucky said…
You are looking sooo good! I envy that hike you took. I haven't been hiking since 2 years ago!

So glad you stayed in control during the food festivities. Yes, it IS possible!
happygal said…
You are doing a FABULOUS job! Congrats and thanks for your openness and honesty through your journey.
It sounds like you had a wonderful time in California. Keep up the work, you're looking good!

And I am LOVING the EA Active More. I'm water skiing, sparring along with other things I've never done before. Thanks for turning me on to it!
Coniqua said…
I just spotted you on the EA Sports commercial while watching Project Runway. I really want to try it out, as I've been noticing some extra pounds accumulating since I weaned my son.
MMM said…
I love how positive you are on your blog! You are so very excited, which helps keep me excited! Awesome!!!!
CandidCrystal said…
Talk about some mamavation! WTG! Keep up the good work, you really ARE glowing in that video!

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