Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Weigh-In Wednesday: I loss...and gained some of my weight back!

Yes, it happened! I gained some of my weight back. It's not much, but dammit it's a gain, so it's enough. But then I got to thinking...what happened, rather how did this happen?  My only answer was, besides not eating properly, I was not held accountable. You may be asking yourself, "Why do a 40+ year old woman need accountability?" Well we all need some accountability from others in certain aspect of our lives. I'm no exception!

December 2016

So, I thought, how can I be held more accountable when it comes to my healthier lifestyle? I came up with starting a series on the blog and sharing my weight loss numbers with you all-my readers! See most people don't talk about their struggles of losing weight and they are definitely shy away from sharing that number. Hell I am that person. But I am willing to throw that out the window!

As mentioned, I will do a monthly series called "Weigh-In Wednesday" chronicling my weight loss(or gain), my challenges and of course the triumphs. I will also do a side-by-side pic of the previous month weigh-in along with the current weigh-in to show progress.

With that said, here's my 1st weigh-in for Jan:

If you are currently on a healthier lifestyle journey, please share some of your words of wisdom on how you keep going.


  1. I am so proud of you! I know this struggle as well, we have talked about it and shared. I am right there with you. I did not gain, however I did not really lose either. And during the holidays I ate what I wanted and I paid for it, not on the scale but my skin and my energy suffered. I too am back on the program and back in the gym. I will be checking in with you. Good Luck, stay encouraged and know that you are not alone. Keep up the good work!

  2. First, let me applaud you for being so transparent. I don’t know many people who post their weight online unless they’re already super fit. So bravo, Bobbie! Now, in terms of accountability, my best advice is to be disciplined about it. And I think that best way you get disciplined is by making fitness/health/exercise a habit so that it becomes something that’s part of your daily lifestyle; it’s second nature. Another thing is to think about your motivations. Sometimes, we’re taking up tasks and making personal goals for all the wrong reasons. So, spend some time to think about the WHYs behind why you want to lose weight. Is there an old flame/boo/boyfriend you want to see the slimmer you? Do you want to be a specific jean/dress size so that you can stop having to spend more money buying plus size clothes? Is there a crop of clothes in your closet that you can’t fit but still love and want to wear? Do you just want to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without being breathless and feeling tired? Having well-thought out motivations for WHY you want to achieve a specific goal is helpful because it connects you to the goal and makes it more real for you. For instance, my goal for this month is to read one book. I want to do that because I can’t remember the last time I read a book and I want to be able to brag aloud that I actually finished a damn book! It would also likely give me an idea for a blog post, even if it’s just a book review. Okay, I’m done. Hope this helps! You got this, girl. :)

    An'Drea | Monthly Goals: January

  3. Just keep going, we have all been there! Weight loss is tough for some, my daughter has always struggled with it as well and my son.