Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday: Week 2 of 10

Can I get a "woo-hoo"? I did it. I stepped on the scale this morning and I cracked it. Not the scale but the 73...officially into 72 territory now. And "officially" means not 72.9 or 72.8 but 72.7. And I'll take it!

And I have the WAJs and all of you to thank! This week, my goal will be to crack the 72.5, inching closer to a steady 72. This exercise thing has been a pain in the ass. Literally. You try that Butt Blaster workout. I triple dog dare ya! With a total of about 20 minutes of ass and belly exercises a day for the past 8 days, I can see already that I'm less winded, less sweaty and a little less jiggly. So I need to add on some leg exercises and will be cruising for a short leg workout. These short burst workouts really work for me because I have a short attention span to begin with.

The upcoming weekend brings two things: 1. My first time out alone with hubby in God knows how long (well, since Christmas anyway) and 2. For a big birthday bash for a friend of ours turning the big 4-0. I am sooo excited (I know, kinda sad eh?) and equally petrified. There will lots of food and lots of booze. And when I start drinking, I start eating. I am going to program myself to only reach for MEAT but because this is a monumental occasion, I WILL be having some drinks. Need your help on this one though. Calling all Swedes: In Canada, they have low-carb coolers or at least they did five years ago. Do they have them here? And if not, what type of booze do you recommend for the low-carb committed me?

You'll notice we're at Week 2 of 10. Week 10 is August 11, exactly one week before I'm headed to Montenegro and the day I plan to pick up the season's first bikini. E-Gads! Will you see my hot bod plastered on a billboard near you at that time? But you will see my "she looks good for 33" body on this blog. The one with the little pouch at the front, a bit of cellulite at the back and two deflated balloons up top. Finished off with the white topping that is my skin. Nothing a little surgery won't fix. Kidding. Or not. ha!

Anyway, thanks again everyone for sharing your successes and struggles and for cheering me on. I know it's a little early to get THIS excited but damn it, I'm proud of me for the exercise part at least!


Thomas Andersson said...

Jenn, go for straight vodka. It's cutting down to bare essential what a drink is. If you want to go lower (on carbs that is) you basically need water.

Alcohol and sugar is what brings energy/carbs to a drink, so cutting out on of them is probably best way to strip carbs.

This could of course bring OTHER problems to the table (stuff I know nothing about), not related to the energy intake...

SwedishJenn said...

Bahahahahaha! Thomas is a dear old friend..the first Swede I ever met and I just love that he commented here :-). Ok, straight vodka it is. Maybe straight vodka and Diet Fanta or something? C'mon....I can't just do straight shooters. Actually, I can. I used to have a few shots of plum brandy everyday when I lived in Montenegro. But those days are gone and my tolerance is four shooters and I'll be a goner...riding the porcelain bus all the way home...ha!

Michelle said...

I knew you could do it!

Just Me said...

Congrats Jenn!!! I am so happy you are where you want to be and brave enough to get in a bikini. I am not that brave.
So this week I hit 70.4. I am pretty happy about that, but I am short, so for me that is still too much.
I tend to have a glass of wine and stick with water the rest of the night at parties. Alcohol is the fermentation of sugar, so it is all carbs, I prefer to enjoy my sugar in the form of cakes when I am at such parties.
Hope you have a great time at the party and your time alone with hubby. Take care! :)

Den said...

Woo Hoo - way to go!!!! Well done you... Big, motivational, "Yeeee Ha" from Monte! X