Friday, July 17, 2009

Fat Butt Friday: I Can SEE it!!!!

The other day, I was feeling a bit down. I mean I have been losing some weight, but could anyone really tell? I know, I know, I need to have patience... lots of patience... and don't give up! Keep going! I. Have. To. Look. Great. When. Ben. Comes. Home!

So I took a close up picture of myself, to see if I could see a difference in my face -- where I always lose it first. What do you think?

BEFORE Ben Left:
FIVE DAYS ago:I can see a difference!!!! Can you? Or is it just me....?

It's all because of Jennie! Thank you, my friend!

Okay, here are my weekly stats:

Goal: to lose at least 50 pounds (more would be better, but I only have 8 months to do it)
Pounds lost so far last week: 7
Pounds lost this week: 2
Total lost: 9

Only 2 pounds this week... but that's okay, I can't lose too fast or I'll look saggy :)

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Our Family said...

I can totally see a difference! You're an inspiration, Cat!

Mama Dub said...

I can see the difference, too!! You're awesome!

Jill said...

Yeah! You're doing great!

Jill said...

Yeah! You're doing great!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Fat Butt Friday? That's awesome! I can see the difference. Keep up the good work!

Stopping by from SITS today (you commented above me).

Hope you have a great weekend!

- Margaret

Melanni said...

I can see it~great job!

Bridget said...

You're looking so good! I'm way impressed by all that you're doing - keep it up!

Lady Di said...

I can see the difference. Don't get discouraged if people don't tell you the see a difference right away. Sometimes people notice, but don't say anything because they are not sure and dieting can be a touchy subject for some.

Others don't notice a difference until you lose enough to go down a size or two. It seemed like nobody noticed that I lost any weight until I finally went out and bought some new clothes, then they all started making comments.

**I wish I could give you step by step instructions for the Army Cake but I kind of did it off the top of my head using an Army sticker. That's how I make them, I always tell people when they ask me to make such and such cake, "I can do it as long as I have a visual." However, when the time comes to make it and you need help or advice just pop me a note and I'll explain as best as I can.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Totally! Hooray! I'm psyched for you. I hope to join you in this journey when I get back from my upcoming travels. Too much cr@ppy food on the road and a girls' weekend will put the kabash on my diet for a lil while. Keep it down, Mama!

Cynthia said...

You ARE making progress.

Now, here's a little advice you can take or leave as it suits you. I've been part of an online support community for weight loss for a year, actively. In that time hundreds of people have come and gone (less than 10% are active continuously for a year or more). The number one predictor of failure is a hard line time goal. Those who have a specific 'drop dead date' for their goal almost always get discouraged and quit.

2 lbs. a week is the MAX you should lose. That means you had an ideal week. Pat yourself on the back and smile.

There is a quote from Dr. Abraham Low that I love "Lower your expectations and your performance will rise". At first glance that statement seems dumb rather than profound. Afterall, your performance rises because you expect less, right?

Wrong. People are motivated to succeed when they already feel successful. If my goal is to work out for just 30 minutes, if I go to 45 minutes or even an hour I feel like a superhero. If my goal is to work out for 1 hour and I only manage to get in 45 minutes, I get discouraged because I came up short. Each of those feelings affects me the next time I work out and how I feel about myself.

You are going to look great when he comes home but don't box yourself into a corner with hard numbers- it takes the focus from where it should be and can discourage you.

I'm down 2 lbs. this week too. Yeah!

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

You look gorgeous in both photos. I just started reading your blog and I would love to lose weight-- what have you been doing?

Practically Perfect... said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Tobi said...

Two pounds lost is still more progress towards your ultimate goal. Your doing such a good job! I can see a difference in your face too!

whibley said...

Yeah..I can see the difference...that's really good..good luck on your goal..=]

Anonymous said...

wooohoooo. good job. & u have a beautiful smile btw :)