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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Operation Weight Loss Week 10- The incredible shrinking woman


This is week 10 on my journey to live healthy and lose 50 pounds. At my weigh-in today I basically maintained my weight loss from last week - there was a .4 difference but I'll take it! I know that I have been eating properly and exercising so I have no doubt that the scale will move next week. I also monitor my progress by checking out the way my clothes fit. I am proud to report that my size 12 jeans from Ann Taylor are fitting with some wiggle room! I still wear a 14 in Gap jeans but I have no doubt that I will soon be in a 12.

One thing to keep in mind is that all designers clothing fits differently. I can proudly say that despite discrepancies in sizing in "normal" stores, I am now no longer able to fit Lane Bryant clothing. I love you Lane Bryant, you've been a staple in my wardrobe for several years but
all good things must end, it is time for me to move on!

In the middle of typing this post I had an impulse to flex my biceps and to my surprise, I can see muscles. Not anything dramatic but it is a start. I think in the upcoming weeks I will really start adding strength training and toning to my exercise program. Building muscle will help me burn more fat and I love to have some definition.

Tomorrow my son and I travel to Nashville for the Blissdom conference. It will be great to see my bloggy buddies and of course I will be challenged with eating right and exercise. I am confident that I will stick to the plan and not venture too far off course. I am in this for the long haul and I always remember that saying "a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips" that of course is an exaggeration, however when I think about burning empty calories to prevent weight gain I have second thoughts about eating things that aren't good for me.

*Remember to enter the giveaway of the "Never Give Up" necklace designed by Kristen of Kristen's Custom Creations. I love her jewelry and am so happy that she thought of me with this piece and generously is providing one for my readers!

Until next week's weight loss update - this is the incredible shrinking woman signing off.





21 comments:

*Lissa* said...

You are looking GOOD, girl! Hooray for saying goodbye to Lane Bryant! Your son is adorable. Have a great time in Nashville!

Dayhomemama said...

Wow Renee!! Looking great. You're my inspiration for the week. I am working on it, down 4lbs since last Thursday and on week 2.5 so far. I love how I feel, I bet you do too! Keep it up!!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Go 'head on beautiful. HEY MEKHI!!! =)

Adie said...

Congrats!! You look awesome! Keep up the great work!!

Krystal Grant said...

Congratulations, Shrinking Woman! I'm so glad you are continuing to make progress. I completed 25 minutes on the treadmill today so I'm doing a little victory party myself. Keep up the excellent work.

Lady Legacy said...

you will do fine with your eating in Nashville. old bad habit eating brings too much guilt. we going forward, not backwards. i'm lovin what you doin. watch those fellas' double takes =^,^=

La'Tonya Richardson said...

It's exciting to go along on your journey with you. You'll do fine at Blissdom, you have all the tools. Have a great time.

African American Mom said...

I am just simply amazed at your journey. All I can say is-- you go girl!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Looking good girl, looking good! Keep it up!

Kristen Marie said...

you are doing an amazing job, and on my own weight loss journey, i need to say that -.4 is darn good! yah darn good. Any little ounce helps when you start getting in a bind. Cant wait to see more! i mean, less! less of you!

~Mendie~ said...

Wow Renee...you are doing great! I'm with you...any loss is appreciated! Have fun in Nashville!

Karena said...

Great job, Renee, and great attitude! Enjoy your trip!

Brooke said...

woot! on the shrinking jeans.

you and i had the exact same loss this week. hard not to get discouraged, but its something right!

AnnG said...

Yahoo...no more Lane Bryant!! you are looking great!! It's so great to "see" the difference in our clothes...

Diane said...

How awesome it must be to be too small to fit Lane Bryant!! You go girl!! Every little bit lost makes a big deal in the grand scheme of things as every little bit adds up to a big bit in the end! Keep up the great work and I know you will be successful in keeping on track during Blissdom!

Christie O. said...

I LOVE that you stopped to flex!!! You're awesome!!! Big huge proponent of weights, you burn calories well after the workout's over! It's a win-win! Have the best time ever at Blissdom!! Bye bye Lane Bryant!!

Bari said...

Awesome job on the shrinking jeans, Renee! You are right about the differences in designers-drives me up the freakin' wall! It is a great feeling when you can shop at the regular stores. Have a great time at Blissdom!

Daenel said...

Congratulations, Renee! You are such an inspiration. And your son is getting so big. I remember when he was a little guy....LOL

imadramamama said...

Renee, you look AMAZING!! Oh my goodness, you're doing awesome.

Have a fabulous time at Blissdom!

dogsmom said...

Can't wait to hear about the conference. I am sure you will have much to report.
You are looking good - but I don't think you ever looked bad.
Soon you will be able to let the little guy guest post for you! Great camera presence (both of you.)

stephanie said...

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