Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Extreme Makeover- Me Edition

Here it is time for Extreme Makeover-Me Edition!! Thanks so much Amber, love that we can have this support! To join in, and have some awesome friends go visit Amber and link up. Also, grab her new button!

This week has been....not so good! After being quite strict for 12 weeks, I let go a little. Shame on me! I had a spicy chicken sandwich yesterday from those(thanks Xazmin!) I've had some pizza, chips, and some of the best, and my most favorite Easter candy...Reese's eggs. Not all in one day mind you, but over the last five days or so.

Now to get back on track!!!!

In those first 12 weeks I lost an amazing(at least to me)...34 pounds!!!

I'm certainly not going to stop, but I have had a bit of a weakness the past few days, and although I'm only up 1 pound, I feel bad! I try to be positive, but sometimes it's so easy to get down on myself! This weight loss stuff can be sooo frustrating, and hard, especially when your hubby has slimmed down without trying. Then everyone comments on his success, and asks what he's been doing, he says "I haven't been doing anything." But ME on the other hand have been eating 1200 or less calories(a day) for 12 weeks!!!! ARGGG! I love the words Amber has on the top of her post. I need to print them up and put them somewhere I can read everyday! Just for that extra motivational help I need. That was a downer...sorry!:-)




(trying to convince myself):-)

This weeks question....

How are you keeping track of your achievements. How do you reward yourself when you acheive a goal?

I keep a diet journal. I record my weight, the calories I ate the day before, (I don't write down what I eat, I just keep track of the calories), and my feelings, whether I'm frustrated, proud, down, or excited. I like to read back through it!
As far as a cute clothes, and shoes,,,soon I hope!:-)
Hope everyone has a healthy week! I'll do better I promise! Thanks for your support, I love it!


kimert said...

34 pounds in 12 weeks!!!! AMAZING!! What's your secret??? I need to know! :) Keep up the great work.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, 34 pounds IS amazing, good for you!!! It sounds like you're on a great track, and this last week was a little pebble in the road. I don't believe in deprivation anyway. Great job!!!

Amy said...

You are doing a wonderful job. Keep it up. I reward myself with different things. Maybe a sweet snack or a good book.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Hang in there Tanielle! Remember men lose weight more easily than we do. More muscle mass or something like that. My hubby does the same thing without even trying. Don't let it get you down. Get right back on the wagon and it will work. 34 lbs. is GREAT!!! That's an amazing amount of weight to loose. You should be so proud of yourself!! That's nothing to shake a stick at.

You're doing great!! Keep plugging away.

Much love from NJ,

shortmama said...

I was up this time too! Darn Mother Nature! Oh well it's a new week.

Sara said...

Congrats on losing 34 pounds! Wow in 12 weeks!

That is so neat, you must be so proud of your self!

Jenny said...
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is an amazing accomplishment! I want to be like you. Feeling inspired.


Anissa said...

Congrats. That is great -- keep up the good work.

Shawn said...

34 pounds!!! You go girl!

I lost 35 and have kept most of it off for almost 2 years. I would love to loose another 15-20 but it's so feraking hard!

Men...they totally suck! My husband lost almost 100 pounds. Amazing? Yes. Good for both of us? You betcha ya! Easier than my 35? Absolutely. I repeat, they sucK!

I say go buy some sassy new shoes!

Krissy said...

Wow, you're doing amazingly well!
Don't beat yourself up over eating a few "non diet approved" foods if you try to avoid them you'll just want them more.

Keep up the great work!

Xazmin said...

I'm so proud of you! I'm so glad you decided to post how much you have lost so everyone else can see how hard you've been working!

We are gonna be HOT for NKOTB! They'll probably bring us up on stage because we'll be so FINE!

We can do this!


Tecia said...

Yes, please e-mail me and tell me how you did it, I want to loose a good amount by my vacation in June. You are doing so great, please give yourself a hug, i love the cute veggie diet pic.. Make sure to e-mail me back :)

jenjen said...

Hi Tanielle!
Good for you for losing so much weight so far! That is so great!!! It's so unfair how men can lose weight without even trying! My husband gave up coke and switched to Diet Coke a few years ago and lost 40 pounds. Crazy!!!

What a good system you have for keeping track of your calorie intake. I need to write it all down. That would probably help alot!

Good luck this week!


Jen said...

Tanielle - thanks for stopping by my blog! and OMG 34 lbs in 12 weeks in AMAZING - and I seriously don't know how you did 1200 calories a day for 12 weeks - I can't even stick to 1800! You go girl :-)

Connie Weiss said...

WOW! 34 pounds in 12 weeks is amazing and very hard work! You deserve a week or two off before recommitting again! It will probably also fool your body and it won't know what hit it when you start back hard again.

Keep up the great work!

mama-face said...


Speaking from experience (and that's what old folks do) give yourself lots of breaks...don't worry about a slip up once in a while. 35 lbs is AMAZING, and such hard work.

Don't let dieting make your life is too short!

Go get yourself some new shoes!! That cures all!

kylee k said...

Hello! 34 Lbs. Is Amazing...I have been trying to lose weight but I just have no idea really what I am doing. So since you love me sooo much you should e-mail me and tell me what your diet has been and what exercise you have been doing. It would help me so much and I think I need to get on this Extreme Makeover Me Edition...Sounds like great motivation and support :) So e-mail if you can! Thank you soo much! Love you. Kylee

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Amazing, Tanielle! A bad week here and there is still have it in your sights and that's awesome! It does suck that men tend to do "nothing" and the pounds melt off. I like that you keep a journal. This is what I do also (when I actually do it).

I'm realizing that I should probably be giving MYSELF this pep talk! :)

Amber said...

34 pounds is AWESOME!! And seriously, I didn't think of this post as a debbi downer. It's the facts. We all have ups & downs! Like I keep telling myself, tomorrow is a brand new day!

I love Xazmin's comment about looking so HOT at the NKOTB concert that they're going to bring you guys on stage. :)

Also, you talking about your husband & yourself reminded me of those Slimquik commercials, where the hubby gets all slim, and the wife loses it all in her tatas. And when she dumps her water in the dog's bowl, he drinks it, then shrinks. Lol.

It's the SAME way with my hubby & I. Freaking sexist pigs. :)

Staci said...

you are doing AWESOME! I need some of your will power! Keep up the great work! Love your rewards! Clothes are my favorite!

Shaka said...

I love that Diet picture!