Monday, February 14, 2011

Drumroll, PLEASE... 1st Month Photos... and Valentine's WEEK Fun...

I started this weight loss experiment 4 weeks ago at 237 pounds. 
I've been working out (hard) for over 2 years.
I have been drinking a minimum of 10 glasses of water a day for over two years. 

So, what have I changed to cause me to lose... 

237 pounds

226.4 pounds


I have been working out EVEN HARDER... 4-5 times a week
I have been watching my calories using the Weight Watchers Points program
(I'm not going to meetings, just watching my calories.)
I have my weigh-ins scheduled for Monday morning (I think this is a BIG one!)
And I have ALL OF YOU watching me... THAT is pretty major peer pressure!

I am THRILLED with these photos and the fact that I have proven to myself that I... CAN... LOSE... THE... WEIGHT!!!  I'm feeling SO GREAT after these 10.6 pounds, I'm giddy thinking about the next 10 pounds!!!

VALENTINE'S DAY... LADIES... as we go through this process of becoming our husband's girlfriend, you would think that Valentine's Day would be a big deal.  For some, it is.  Not for Jeff and me.  When we started dating, Jeff told me that he didn't celebrate Valentine's Day.  I thought he was CRAZY... then he continued... he said that he didn't believe that love should only be celebrated ONE DAY a year.  He randomly buys me flowers, writes me cards, and shows me he loves me ALL YEAR LONG!  (And we don't have to spend $150 on flowers or spend 3 hours waiting for a dinner reservation each February 14th.) 

Jeff brought me flowers last week.
We will exchange cards tonight.
And I am (still) my husband's girlfriend!

Flowers are still a big deal between us and Jeff has done some AMAZING things.  This week, I am going to share several of the most romantic things that Jeff has done with flowers.  Then I want YOU to tell me which one YOU LIKE THE BEST! One of your assignments this week... remember something special and wonderful that your spouse did for you... close your eyes and remember the way it made you feel...  and just try not to smile... ;-)    

The FLOWER FUN starts tomorrow...
on MUSIC DAY!!!  See you then!


Sandi Smith said...

Way to go Tracey...awesome results!

Beckie Dreyer said...

Looking FAB Miss Tracey! You go girl!

Jeff said...

You are the best and getting better
Happy Valentines Day
I love you Chicklet

Pamela said...

Fabulous results!!!! :) I need to get my bum off the couch.

Kristi (aka T!) said...

Wow!! THat is crazy good Tracey. So excited for you. I know you have to be working hard, and it shows. BUT seriously, in one month 10.6 lbs. Do you know how many clothes I could fit into in one month. A LOT!! So inspiring! Great job!! I'll bet you don't really even miss the food you pushed away and FOR SURE don't miss the 10 lbs.
WAY TO GO! What a great Valentine for your "boyfriend"!!

Gloria Stengel said...

You are dong so well. I can see the change already! Keep up the good work. I am so proud of you!

I lost the 2 lbs I gained last week. So am still sitting at 9 lbs after 6 weeks. I figured that 1 lb a week would be good for me, couch potato that I am! 51 more pound to go!

Matt does not celebrate Valentine's Day either. He said the same thing as Jeff! Are they related?! Matt treats me well 365 Days a year, so I don't care about Valentine's Day!

Christine Trudeau said...

WOW! Awesome! Keep it up....I guess I'd better get started AGAIN!

Toni said...

looking fabulous Tracey x

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Way to go Tracey, well done.

Week 2 for me now on WW's new pro points plan. Was going great guns but then its a case of remembering to eat when the baby plays up this week.