Weigh In Wednesday: Week 0

Well, here it is! I want to use the first post in this "series" to lay out how I'll set these up each week, as well as my reasons for doing this.

For starters, I will never (until I reach my goal) put how much a currently weigh. Once I have completed my goals I'll discuss exact numbers, but until then, sorry! Instead, I'll put how much I've lost (if any) during the previous week, as well as how much more I still want to lose. Given my current weight, I'm looking at at least 70 lbs. I'm thinking that it'll look something like this:

This week's loss: # lbs. 
Total lost: # lbs.
Total left to lose: #lbs.

I'll probably also talk about what I'll be doing/what I have done to lose this weight as I go along since sticking to one thing just won't cut it.

As for my reasons for doing this:
1) Obviously the "duh" reason is because I am overweight.
2) I have family (both young and old-er) whose health I am very concerned about. There is one in particular, but that's another story blog post. In order to not be hypocritical (Matthew 7:5), I have to "remove my own plank."
3) I want to look better, and in turn feel better about myself (knowing that my hubby is looking at me thinking about you know what...not that he doesn't already, but whatever helps, right?). Let's face it, I'm the ripe old age of 21. I should be lookin' good!
4) I want to be able to have fun shopping for clothes again. It used to be easy to shop for clothes, but it hasn't been for quite some time. Don't get me wrong. I shop, but more for things like home decor, shoes, accessories, etc. 
5) (This one relates back to #3) I don't want to worry anymore about meeting people for the first time, or feel awkward about being out and about because I'm too worried that people are looking at me thinking that I'm fat. I've dealt with this for far too long.

1) Lose 70 lbs. This one is pretty self explanatory. By doing this, I will be at a weight that I used to feel my best at!
2) Only lose 2-3 lbs. per week in order to achieve more permanent results, instead of having a yo-yo lifestyle.
3) Develop a love for exercise, whether that be the gym, or just overall activity.
4) Get down to a certain dress size which shall not be named until I reach said goal. (Then I'll talk specifics)

Now on to how I plan on achieving my goals:
1) Eating less, and making healthier food/drink choices. For me this means limiting my portion sizes, staying away from sweets, and drinking lots of water!!!
2) Staying active, whether this means working out at least 3-5 times a week, or just being more active in general. I currently lead a very sedentary lifestyle, so any form of activity is better than none at this point.
3) Keeping myself accountable. Let's face it, you can't ever REALLY count on anyone except yourself. You can't even count on yourself sometimes...but I digress. I'm hoping that between my blogging, and some new found friends/gym partners, this won't be too difficult to do. Plus, once others can see changes in my appearance, I'll have that much more confidence and will power to keep going!

When I come to the end of this, whenever that may be (time restraints on something like this don't work out well for me), I'll talk about how much I weighed and what dress size I was when I started, as well as what I will currently weigh/wear. I'm hoping this will be by the end of August, but like I said, I'm not too concerned with time constraints. They stress me out too much, and I end up quitting.

For now I'll leave you with a couple of pictures. The first two are photos of me while I was in highschool, at the weight I want to achieve again. The third is what I currently look like. Needless to say, I'm hoping for BIG changes!


  1. I love that you have this goal and are sharing it with the world. Im working on the gym and weight thing too! And hating every minute minute of it but feeling better. Next time we see each other we will be skinny hot Cook ladies :)

  2. I am so excited for you!! Good luck!! I myself am trying to do something about my weight. I have full faith in you girl!! With God anything is possible!! :)

  3. You can do it, Stephanie! Good luck to you!
    -Katie M.