Sunday, February 15, 2009

KMBFBAG-WEEK 2


Stress and weight loss is a funny thing. First thing that comes to my mind... A few years ago, I ran into an old friend that had always been a bit on the heavy side. I remember before we met up, my husband mentioned that her husband had been cheating on her. When I saw her, I couldn't believe my eyes! She was sooo skinny and toned- she'd become obsessed with working out after finding out about her husband's affair. She told me that she just "couldn't eat with all the stress." I will always remember her saying that and WISHING that stress would do that to me. It doesn't. The ball of stress in the pit of my stomach is, somehow, comforted by shoving food down my throat!

I do think that under those circumstances, maybe you would really want to look hot just to make him feel the regret like the ass he is and wish he could have 'it'- (in my friend's case, they are back together and everything worked out the way she wanted.) Unfortunately, my husband is NOT having an affair, so I won't be able to test that theory. My stress is of other varieties, but if anyone wants to take my husband, I'd definitely be OK with that.

Valentine's Day lived up to my expectations- it sucked ass- we argued a lot and I didn't even get the anticipated left over box of chocolates. Which, at least, meant my only temptation were the Dove Chocolates that I bought for my kids (which I am proud to announce I only ate 2 and they were dark chocolate which is loaded with antioxidants- so it was practically like eating 2 tomatoes- QUITE the accomplishment!)

I made my husband's favorite dinner, homemade beef stroganoff (because I'm too fucking nice- that's why)

Guess which plate is mine?



Sunday, getting ready for church, I really didn't think that the pants that I could NOT button the week before were going to be an option, but I tried- and, though they were snug- they fit! So regardless of what the scale reads, that's a victory to me!



I went to the gym 4 times this week (the only day I didn't, was when I was sick), ate smaller portions of foods, NO TREATS (which is totally killing me, by the way) and did a DVD workout on Saturday in my Valentine's rage. It is a great workout that I've used for years (Debbie Sieber's Slim in Six that I paid a small fortune for during a weak insomniac night off of an informercial). I am still sore from that workout and think I might try to start incorporating it into everyday- I really like the way that it kills me- no pain -no gain, right?



Last week 147lbs----------- This week...


143lbs!
4 more lbs lost
total of 7 lbs
Yay me!

This next week's goal- to get into Red Carpet shape by Sunday for my correspondent duties (it's only online- so I don't even have to wear pants, actually, but I can pretend). Join us for the Oscar Twitter Party- Jen from Daily Mish Mash's marvelous brainchild of tweeting the Oscar Red Carpet.



How was your week? It's never too late to join in- if you want to keep track of your progress with us and get some cheerleading along the way...









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31 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

7 pounds in 2 weeks!! Awesome job girlie! You will be back where you want to in no time. Seriously, I can't believe how well your doing - and discipline!!?? Wow. I'm impressed.
I did get on the elliptical today and I feel good about that.
Keep it up my fat ass sister!!

Under the Influence said...

Awesome job! Keep it up. Can't wait to see you on the red carpet!

Brittany said...

OMG that is awesome! I am so doing this after I pop this baby out, but you'll probably be a stick figure by then...so I will have to roll solo:)

Oh, and as IF I didn't feel fat enoug today, my captcha word is :porki

Sweet.

mommablogsalot said...

Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!

Amy said...

Wow, Impressive. Too celebrate, I tagged you in my post today.. Now I know THAT is an award eh? LOL.

Tiffany said...

Awesome job! I would take your hubby but the shithead doesn't give gifts? Nevermind. I have my own no gift giving shithead at home.

amelia bedelia said...

Good for you!!!! You are really inspiring me to get up off my butt and exercise!! Keep it up!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Well you are definetly rocking the diet and exercise! I would love to go to a gym. I need to get out of this house! With the hubs out of town, I'm hoping this will be my week to start on my own plan! Good Job girl!

Kristina P. said...

Love your plate of food.

And maybe you can just pretend your husband is having an affair.

Ashley said...

Awesome job on the weight loss :)
I'll join in on this KMBFBAG on Wednesdays :)

Threeboys1mommy said...

I'm sorry your V-day sucked mama... mine kinda did too but it wasn't my husbands fault, it was 3 boys fault ;-)

Anywho you're making great progress,I'm so proud of you.

I'll definitely be at the red carpet, I'm wearing Dolce haven't you heard?

adlibby said...

Love it! And congrats! That's HUGE! I'm in the game too... but I keep fallin off the wagon. Damn those Keebler elves.

You might appreciate the diet on my blog. "How diets SHOULD work." ;)

Patrice said...

Wow your progress is amazing! I have to weigh myself today before my post, but I'll get it up soon! Congrats on all your success, I hope I am as successful as you!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Tena you are seriously rockin' at this!

Love the picture of his plate and your plate.

You are totally motivating me! Thanks for thinking of this genius idea.

The Mom Jen said...

YAY Tena, way to go!!

Annie said...

HOLY CRAP! That is awesome! WTG!

Dr Zibbs said...

Way to go! And that food looks great.

Deb said...

okay, you're taking this seriously, aren't you. crap.

i did REALLY well eating-wise all during the week. i ate soup, yogurt and lean cuisines and drank tons of diet green tea. i was feeling great until the weekend hit, then i began a three day (i am including today) pigout.

i'm really proud of you, girl. and i hate you.

Always Home and Uncool said...

I lost 15 in 2 weeks on a detox diet in the autumn. I felt great, except for THINKING WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO TASTE REAL FOOD AGAIN EVERY WAKING MOMENT OF THE DAY!

Sorry. I recent put the 15 back on. It's a good thing. For all of us.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Girl, you are so good! GOOD FOR YOU!! I just got home from Orlando. I'm so beat and I have no idea how much I weigh. I don't even want to think about it I was sucking down Margaritas all weekend long in Margaritaville! I'm very worried... :-(

Twisted Lisa said...

Hey all, I don't want to post my progress on my Blog cause the ExMrTwisted is stalking it.

I have lost 18 lbs since he punched me in the chest on 1/28/09. I guess stress does make a difference!

I am going to show up in court looking FINE!

Jen said...

You are rocking and rolling! Way to go!! I am PMSing BIG TIME so my report is absolutely awful--gained 3.5 pounds. :(

I am totally doing the small plate diet this week. Great idea! And of course filling up on veggies and protein and very little carbs. Hopefully that will make a difference this week.

Traci said...

Congrats! You're doing fantastic!

I need that video.

I'd love to join, but it would only be humiliating. No matter what I do, I never lose weight. :( My body seems to be CEMENTED in this weight. But I'll keep reading and hopefully it will inspire me!

I also wish for stress sometimes, because I'm one of those who turn into a stick when I'm stressed. Well, at least I used to be. Unfortunately though, I guess I'm just too dang happy now. Argh.

Jenni Jiggety said...

You are doing GREAT!

jill jill bo bill said...

You already know my weekly outcome and for the record- I hate you. But I am proud for you. Jerk. And I love you, bitch. ok, I am done.

Paige said...

Great work Tena! That is huge loss.

I am a day behind but will post tomorrow on my actions this week

Tami said...

Woohoo!! 4 lbs = AWESOME :)

Now, how about sharing your stroganoff recipe?? It looks delish!

jaime said...

i have been working out nearly every fucking day and have lost one pound. ONE. I did get the flu and missed a whole week and it was killing me! but as soon as i was better i was back at the gym...i try to go every single day for at least 40 mins...my only problem is that i don't diet. i don't eat alot, but i dont' really watch what i eat...so should i complain if i only lost ONE pound?? or am i just not very patient? it's only been a month...ONLY?!

oh...and GO YOU! you are doing great!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Are those Kate Moss's feet?!

Seven pounds - that's fantastic!!

Like two tomatoes - snort. Girl, you're even funny when you're diet crabby.

I'll have to check back in to Twitter to join you on the Red Carpet. I haven't let myself completely embrace it...don't worry, I'll get there.

CailinMarie said...

OMG I love you!! So much so that I will confess to being a few pounds heavier... and struggling... and starting to regain (SHOOT ME)
Okay real: 152.2 a week ago, actually down to 149.2 and back up to f-ing 149.8 yesterday. Damn. I am doing 40 to 100 minute work outs and so ticked off about it. The only thing - my ass is lovely - my belly... suffice to say i look really damn cute in maternity clothes.

Mrs4444 said...

Congrats! And guess what? We weigh the same now! (I lost 2.5 this week!) ARe you calling me FAT?!