The Weigh It Is

Every Cloud November 18, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Billie @ 11:59 pm

This morning, the alarm rang at 5 am, and despite staying up until midnight, I hopped out of bed and made it to the gym by 6:15 or so. Armed with some new downloads, I started out my workout with some David Crowder Band, and hit the treadmill for 20 minutes, walking at 2.6 mph (which is pretty fast for me), and then popped on the elliptical for 25 minutes. The last five minutes were killer, and I had to mentally trick myself through them. I’ll do that–tell myself I just want to get to the next tenth of a mile, or try to burn however many more calories in the next 30 seconds–whatever it takes to get me through the time.  I finished my workout with a brief two minute cool down on the treadmill.
And then I thought, “Oh, I think I’ll go hop on the scale.”
Remember the stomach bug earlier this week? Turns out that little cloud had a silver lining.
I weighed myself last Thursday, 11/11. The scale read 407.8  (My friend, who orginially did my profile on the fancy Tanita scale, calculated 2 lbs for clothing, so it was “officially” adjusted to 405.8).
This morning, the scale read 394.8, and if I adjust the 2 lbs for clothing, 392.8??!!!  WHAT??!!
13 lbs in a WEEK??  HAHA!! Biggest loser caliber, baby!! 😉
Seriously, though…I realize that a portion of that loss is due to the stomach bug. And really, I’m okay with that. However, I am certain that some of it is also due to hard work and consistency. I’ll expect to gain next week, surely. But this? It gave me a much welcomed mental boost just to see the scale move in such a dramatic fashion. And the biggest thing?
I’m FINALLY under 400, baby!!!


15 Responses to “Every Cloud”

  1. charlie Says:

    Go Billie GO!!!! You are doing amazing! Just remember that we can’t ever lose our fire for this journey. I bet you feel so awesome like the conquering hero! And you should.
    I noticed that you may in fact be a woman of faith. I would highly reccommend learning a verse (and commiting it to memory- that’s what I had to do) and really letting it be the fuel for your fire. 1 Corinthians 10:13. It sounds kinda odd when you first read it, but that revolutionized how I looked at my diet.
    I wish you only the best of luck, and I can’t wait to go on this journey with you!!!! ❤
    Email me if you need anything at all!!!

  2. Vee Says:

    Absolutely woohoo to you! Great job with the numbers, and getting yourself up to go to the gymn. And the mental tricks! I do them too and believe me… you do what you need to do. Good job.

    Vee at

    (If this is a repeat comment, sorry. Having troubles getting it to go through.)

  3. WooHoo Baby is right….The Bodfather sent me…and I will be hanging out quite a go to the beginning so I can travel this journey right along side you to see ALL the success along the way….

  4. anne h Says:

    Glad to meet you from over at Jack Sh*t’s blog!
    And way to start off with an awesome loss already!
    Bustin’ down out of the 400’s! YAY!

  5. Lonicera Says:

    You write so well Billie, this is to wish you all the very best – check out all us bandits, we’re all struggling together to keep to the straight and narrow. There’s plenty of humour and affection there for the taking…

  6. I’m popping by from Jack’s place. I’ve read every word and I’m going to be following along on your journey. I am so excited for the progress you have already made!

  7. Vickie Says:

    HI Billie, I found you blog through Jack S*it gettin fit. I am so happy for you and I look forward to reading about your journey!

  8. Roxie Says:

    Just popping in from Jack Sh*t to say hello. Wishing you continued success and looking forward to following you and your journey.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. J flick Says:

    Praise God!! That is impressive. Love you!

  10. Marj Says:

    sometimes there is a blessing from things that you pray to God to take away, and most of all your hard work. Way to go Billie (I’m doing the happy dance for you )

  11. elizabeth (libby) Says:

    Oh heck yes! You go girl! You are doin’ it!

  12. Aunt Vic Says:

    oh yeah! and yay! keep up the good work. I didn’t lose weight with the stomach bug ;P

  13. Marie Uher Says:

    WooHoo!!! That is VERY encouraging sister! Great Job!! Stomach flu or not that is AWESOME!!! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  14. Andi Says:

    I AM SO GLAD YOU POSTED THIS!! I AM TOTALLY PROUD OF YOU! (stomach bug and all!) GREAT JOB BILLIE!! I’ll keep on reading if you keep on posting! 🙂 ♥ you girlie!

  15. Heidi Wyels Says:

    Whoo-hoo!!! You go girl!!!

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