Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weighing in...

photos courtesy of MitchWB Photography

O.k. Here are the "BEFORE" pictures... we decided to spare you the traditional bikini shots... lol... 

After one week of hard work and sticking strictly to our diet plan we weighed in...
I am 5' 1" tall
I started out at 179 pounds...
and I weighed in this week at..... {drumroll please}
175! woohoo!!! down 4 pounds! I am not really noticing any difference in how my clothes fit or how I look at this point, but I am noticing that I am feeling much better. I am not feeling so tired all the time, and I am still enjoying my food. We will see how long that part lasts. 

Brittany is
5' 6" tall
She started out last week at 272 pounds
She weighed in this week at 261
That is a WHOPPING 11 pounds in just one week! 

I am so proud of our hard work. I know we both have a long way to go to reach our goal weights... but I KNOW we can do it!!!

Lynnette's goal: 125 LBS
Brittany's goal: 180 LBS
So far so good! Check back next week for more progress!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The battle of the BULGE

ahhh where to begin...
 well lets start in the middle, since the beginning is a little too far back.
 A few years ago at work the dress code was Black, White, and Grey professional. This was when I was a size 9. When I went back to work after Annie was born they changed the dress code to simply. "professional" no color exclusions. Well last week they decided to go back to the black, white, and grey... um... yeah... The problem is not that I don't own clothing that fits into the new dress code... {I swear I am a bit of a hoarder} it is simply that I have expanded to a voluptuous size 14 and I cannot fit into any of it. So what is a girl to do? Go shopping and buy all new clothes in size 14?
I decided NO! Enough is enough!
Annie is turning 2 {sob} in just a few months, and I cannot use her as an excuse any longer! The time has come to face reality. I cannot live off carbs and sugar and expect to be a size 9.
I also wrangled my daughter Brittany into my new life change. She is 16, and well, she lives with me, so she eats junk food constantly.
I did HCG Pre- Annie and lost about 30 LBS... I felt AMAZING! However, I think I am permanently ruined on eating the food that fits into that diet plan. 6 weeks of the same thing gets pretty old. So this time I switched it up a bit, and this is what I came up with.
 Breakfast: aprox 1 cup of fruit
 Lunch: 4oz. lean meat vegetable (I don't put a size limit on the veggie... eat until you are full)
 snack: aprox 1 cup of fruit
 Dinner: 4 oz lean meat vegetable (again, no limit)
Exercise regimen:
HAHAHAH... One battle at a time kids... lol...
 I figure we are bound to loose weight eventually, but more importantly we are going to be taking much better care of our bodies. I long for that size 9... at least... and I want my energy back!
So this is actually Day 4 of our "life change" and it is going well. I am feeling the withdrawals of sugar, but hopefully by next week it will be just a distant memory. I will be posting "before" pictures soon. And I am hoping by this time next year I will be posting some pretty amazing "after" pictures.
Wish Brittany and I luck on our journey! Any advice, life lessons on the subject, or kind words will be appreciated. Please keep the fat jokes to a minimum...;) lol