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 sparkpeople.com 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!

5 comments:

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 zero...so four shooters and I'll be a goner...riding the porcelain bus all the way home...ha!

Michelle said...

WOOHOO!!!
I knew you could do it!
xo,
M.

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