Monday, October 11, 2010


The number on the scale is heading in the right direction...down.

However, the number isn't low enough today.

Yesterday when I step on the scale it reflects a total weight loss of 140 sticks of butter. Yay!

Today for the official weigh-in when I step on the scale it reads quite clearly that I've lost a total of 132 sticks of butter. Still "yay!"...but not quite so much.

Apparently I was pretty dehydrated yesterday or somehow I gained 8 entire sticks of butter in just 24 hours.

I guess the biggest disappointment is that if yesterday's weigh-in had proven to be true, that would mean that I  am just .07 shy of being classified as "overweight" via BMI vs. "obese." So as of today I am still .37 away from hitting the 29.9 BMI that I want to hit.

Still obese.


But it also means that if I work out hard this week and stick as closely as I can to my eating plan, chances are that next week I'll be celebrating a BMI in the 20s instead of the 30s.

Next week.


  1. You've had a couple of tough weeks, Jennifer, but you're right around the corner from that magic 29.9% BMI. You're working really, really hard in the gym, so it seems that is on track. If I could give you any advice, it is spend a week focused on reducing sodium and increasing water. I actually track my sodium intake, and when I can get it to 1600mg or less, and drink plenty of water, I tend to lose weight much more easily. Perhaps it is a strategy that will work for you too, along with all the other great things you're already doing. Good luck and keep up the good work!

  2. Oh, and that was me ... "Elizabeth" from the challenge group in the last post ... LOL

  3. I hear ya. One more week and you will kick obesity to the curb. I'll probably take Elizabeth's advice myself and try to monitor and reduce the sodium this week. Congratulations on the two pounds or 8 sticks of butter. You're doing great!

  4. Hang in there Jenn - this is so worth it. And even if it feels slow or not much to you it *is* making a difference. Of course, the next 2.5 months will be a challenge. Just remember you have so many people cheering you one. Also, do pace yourself, only do the most important things (friends and family will understand if you're not as available as usual) and - above all -build in times to crash (so your body/mind/soul doesn't have to choose them for you). xoG2 (charter member of the Jenn Fan Club)

  5. oops, "cheering you one" should read "cheering you *on*"

  6. You're doing GREAT Jen! I am behind you all the way!

  7. Thanks for all of the kind words and support, Lovely Ladies. I am a very lucky woman indeed to have you all on my team!!!