I’ve lost some weight!

Three posts today already and it’s only 5:30?!? I know, I know! But exciting things are happening around here. I just couldn’t wait to tell you! Remember this post? No? Go ahead and refresh your memory. It’s short. I’ll wait…


Ok, now that you’ve read that post, do you remember these words, written May 19, 2008:

Four months ago I started exercising. I started very slowly, as in 2 or 3, twenty five minute cardio sessions per week. For two months I did this, knowing it probably wouldn’t lose me any weight but wanting to feel more fit and build stamina. Two months ago I upped it to four days per week and began adding some target specific toning sessions. You can imagine my disappointment then, when with the addition of exercise and slightly better diet in my life I saw the scale staying at 140. I pondered how this could be, very discouraged. But then it came to my attention that sometimes nursing mothers have a very difficult time dropping the pounds.

Well, May 16 was mine and Angel Girl’s last nursing session. From that time forward I have really kicked my workouts up. Now, instead of basing my work out time by the minute, I base my work out end time on number of calories burned (goal is at least 400, but I try to take it to 500) and I’ve been working out 6 days a week. I’ve also modified my eating habits, which because of nursing, were very calorie filled. I’m not starving myself mind you or counting calories, but I am very conscious of how many meals and snacks I eat in one day and I have taken it waaaay down. I have also increased my water intake, which has been difficult because I don’t like water and I’ve survived most of my life drinking very little of it.

I am more fit than I have ever been, I feel great, and finally I’m starting to look great. In the last two weeks alone, I’ve lost 10 pounds!!!! That’s right, I’ve gone from 140 on the scale to 130. My body works a little different that way, in that once it decides to lose weight, it does so fast. I’m just 5 pounds away from my cute purple shirt and hopefully from a smaller pant size. WOOHOO!!!! I’m so happy I found something that’s working for me!!

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17 Responses to “I’ve lost some weight!”

  1. TammyNo Gravatar on June 25th, 2008 6:22 pm

    Congratulations to you. I wish I could be as determined and dedicated. I started walking a few weeks ago and have already about quit. *sigh*
    I am the same weight as you began and would love nothing more to be 130 again!

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  2. KimberlyNo Gravatar on June 25th, 2008 7:10 pm

    Way to go, Summer! I’m feeling so happy for you and so inspired to follow your example!

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  3. KristinNo Gravatar on June 25th, 2008 10:14 pm

    My body does that too, holds onto the weight for months and then all of a sudden BAM - It’s so cool that it happened to you. Being smart about food choices and exercising is just key to life.

    I can’t wait to see you in that purple shirt!

    Have a great day!

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  4. Slacker MomNo Gravatar on June 25th, 2008 10:31 pm

    That is wonderful news - You’ll have to ‘model’ the purple shirt for everyone to brag!


  5. feenerNo Gravatar on June 25th, 2008 11:18 pm


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  6. TaraNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 1:21 am

    Great job on losing the 10lbs!!! Losing weight is the most rewarding and frustrating “thing” to do!!! But I do believe Exercise and eating healthy is really the only way to lose the weight.. You are doing GREAT!! Can’t wait to reach my next goal!!!

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  7. Audra KrellNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 2:54 am

    thanks for being so real about your journey. I get so frustrated when I don’t lose weight, and your success story give me a lot of hope.

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  8. kailaniNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 4:20 am

    Congratulations! You must be feeling great inside and out!

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  9. Mozi Esme's MommyNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 8:06 am

    Yeah for you! I’m impressed & happy for you!

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  10. Gramma DuckyNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 10:17 am

    WHAT A WOMAN!!!!!!!!

  11. DianneNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 12:04 pm

    Your’e so funny! And well done, hats off to you for having the determination. I am in a weight loss programme, but alas, the actual weight loss has to wait until I can make it a priority, I just have too much else going on right now. ;o) You’re nearly half the person I am.

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  12. AllysonNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 4:27 pm

    You are AWESOME! :-D I remember that purple shirt post, and I’m so excited to see you in it.

    You go, girl. ;-)

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  13. KirstinNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 6:57 pm

    congratulations! That is not always an easy feat!

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  14. JaniceNWNo Gravatar on June 26th, 2008 9:11 pm

    Excellent job my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart:
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  15. LaurieNo Gravatar on June 27th, 2008 11:02 am

    Good for you! I just started this week on my serious exercise schedule. I did 4 out of 5 days, not bad since I’ve been pretty sore all week. I don’t want to wait months though for results, I want the ten in two weeks! Okay, I’ll settle for 10 a month. I hope you make it to your goal. I can’t wait to see the after shots with the purple shirt! You’re awesome!

  16. Fat Belly Is GoneNo Gravatar on August 20th, 2008 5:35 am

    Always great to hear someone getting results but what is greater is other people reading and/or seeing them because it inspires them also.

    It is always a struggle to get the weight off and then it takes a conscious effort to keep it off.

    Being over weight is an emotionally draining and physically draining situation to be in and many times your struggle is reduced to ridicule and insensitivity.

    The exhilaration you feel when you look back 5 months before you made a conscious effort and see positive results is truly gratifying and often creates wide smiles and happy tears.

    Losing weight can be accomplish but motivation must come from the inside to change the outside.

    You can and will do it, just never give up hope.

    Only give up the pounds and the inches.

    Fat Butt No More

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  17. Mr ArticleNo Gravatar on September 9th, 2008 1:11 pm

    Very well done to you, it’s always hard to stay dedicated with exercise. I, too, have recently lost some weight - feels amazing inside huh! keep it up, high five!

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