January 5, 2009

Monday Weight Challenge 2009 Update: Let's Get Started!

I will be keeping a little record of my weight loss on the tab up there.  I plan to weigh in every Friday, but will report on Mondays.  The method to my madness is that our family does Movie Night after school on Fridays, kids get a "junky" meal of their favorite fish fingers and nuggets and tater tot type things, and DH and I get takeaway and we watch high class Barbie and various other movies till 8pm!


Now way back in 2001 I lost 5 stone (aka 70 lbs) here in Ireland on WW, got my gold membership and all, went from 190 to 120 in ten months, eating a takeaway once a week religiously...you gotta have your splurge or life just isn't fun. I had had two misses trying for babies and figured it was time to get healthy, I was on a mission!! I highly recommend swimming and walking for fitness, they worked great for me. I got to my goal February 2002 and Aine arrived November 2002, wink wink nudge nudge...getting fit really helped!!


WW worked for me, but the meetings in my new area haven't so I will do it on my own using my online community and DH as my support group :) .


I am who I am and can't be ashamed of who I am.  I am not happy with my appearance right now, but I am not going to hide it. Here I am in full frontal and side view glory in my kitchen!Before Photo Front View


Before Photo - Side View



Start Weight:  191.8 lbs / 13 stone 10 lbs / 87 kilos Yuck!!
(S
ince I am in Europe, thought I'd post the US / UK / European versions of my horrible weight!)
Height: 5′1″
Waist: 40.5″
Hips: 46″

There is a CardioSalsa class starting in a few weeks, I think I am going to start that...should be fun and I love dancing :)


Wish me luck and don't worry, the update will only be once a week!! Crafty content to follow soon!!!!!

24 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Cathi! Good on ya, I am with you in spirit and will be embarking on my own get healthy lifestyle changes as well. I need to for serious health issues that have been cropping up the past two years. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!! You can do it....

Pam said...

You go girl! Do it for yourself and those precious little girls. WW is the only thing that has had any sort of lasting results for me, a really good program.

You are an inspiration and I really should do something about my own issues of late!

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com
mycreativemind@pamgwillim.com

Barbara said...

You are so brave!

I had my meeting yesterday with the dietician and my first official weigh-in (81.6 kilo/160.5 cm). We discussed emotional eating/quantities/etc. and as I suspected, what I eat is healthy - just not how much of it I consume. So here I am, with a little food diary, jotting down what I eat, and thinking twice before popping anything into my mouth. ;) I'm also aiming for a minimum of 30 minutes on the Wii each day. Here's till Friday/Monday!

Barbara said...

PS: I absolutely LOVE your kitchen!!!

Karol-Ann said...

Good luck and just go for it! You can do it for sure!!!

paulahewitt said...

good for you. and brave.

Mary-Kay said...

Good luck on the weight loss. I like the sound of the Cardio Salsa. I'll have to see if we have something like that here in Windsor ON. Sounds like a lot of fun.

martha bilski said...

Cathi, I am cheering you on and facing my own weight challenge! I will be a part of your team!

Patti said...

You go girl! I know you can do this. Glad to see you've joined Sharon's challenge. Catching up with reading so just found it today, but have signed up also. I imagine those two precious girls of yours would be happy to exercise with you!

sherry said...

YOu can do it! I'll be cheering for you. There is a new unislim in our village; I start tomorrow night. ugh. but I'm happy actually to get on track. Be thinking of you!

Nancy said...

You go girl!!!I've done WW way back when you still had to weigh and measure stuff...... what a pain. I've thought about going back......someday.

Hugs,
Nancy

Karen said...

I wish you well with your challenge. Be strong.

Connie W said...

Here's a wish for luck for you.
YOU CAN DO IT! YES YOU CAN!

Thimbleanna said...

Good Luck Cathi! You've done it before and you can do it again!!!

Hedgehog said...

Happy 2009 and good luck! You are brave to bare it all here, but it's worth it for the large global cheering section!!

Shnoodle said...

I have been in WW for over a year, and I'm happy to say I'm about 5 lbs away from goal. I know you can do this - look at all the incredible sewing you've done! We are all rooting for you out here in the blogosphere.

Ruth said...

Good luck!

I weighed myself at the clinic on Monday and will need to be doing something this year as well.

distel said...

Good luck to you!
I hope you'll enjoy losing some weight, make many new friends and have a good time.
I never dieted, but I've stopped smoking six weeks ago and that has been challenging my discipline as well but it's much more fun than I had imagined.

Colleen said...

Good for you!! You have a great attitude and that will go far!

summersadie said...

We're still cheering you on. You can do it! :)

Deidre' said...

I will be cheering you on! I am on my own weight loss journey also. It can be difficult but you can do it with a made up mind. I am sure you will succeed.

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Sharon said...

WOOHOOO A salsa class.I'd like to take one of those. Keep going!!

vicky said...

Hi there,
just seen your post this is great how are u getting on? im just about to start my weight loss challenge.
vicky xx