Thursday, October 04, 2012

#50in52: Week 1

Once a week, I am going to update everyone on the 50 lbs in 52 weeks challenge that I am doing with Chelle from Everyday Polish. I'll talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of committing to losing weight once and for all. 

Last week, I revealed that I have actually been following Weight Watchers to aid in my weight loss efforts. I began on September 5th and made a few small strides, so I will be including that time in my 50in52. And don't worry... I didn't lose a significant number either. For the month of September it totals to 2.4lbs, 1.6 of which I lost this past week. (WoooooHoooo!)

2.4 lbs down 47.6 lbs to go!

This past week was honestly a little crazy too. I followed WW exactly all the way through till late Monday night when I had to make an emergency drive back home because my sister was going into labor! Monday is my longest day of the week since I don't get home until after 9pm, so I was eating well.... until I needed to chug some energy drinks to make the 3 hour drive to my sister. At the hospital, I just ate pure junk... until Wednesday night when I left after 9pm. I did drink a lot of water, and managed to eat reasonably for the main meals... but I also had chips... and sugar laden tea and coffee to keep myself awake. 

Yes, that is 7lbs, 9oz and 21 inches of perfection. 

Amber and I always say that when we claim that we eat bad... it is normally not even that bad, which would make sense. When I say bad, it means that I am eating foods that are normally "forbidden", like Pringles. (#yummmm). I did polish off a whole can of BBQ Pringles in 2 days... but I was also on my feet helping my sister and drinking water to compensate for the salt, so who knows?

Conversely, I was able to exercise twice last week. I have decided to really focus on cardio and yoga. In the past I was always heavy on the weight training, but never was able to see too much fat loss, so I am changing it up this time around. My aim is to get in at least 2 cardio workouts and 1 yoga workout each week. Last week I got 50 minutes of cardio and a 90 minute bikram yoga session before the madness started, so I won't complain too much. I also wore a pedometer and tried to increase my steps each day too. 

This week will still be hectic since I am heading back to see my sister AND today is my amazing husband's birthday so we are going out, but I will try my best to keep everything in moderation. 

If you would like to join us please join in! And use the twitter hashtag #50in52 when you tweet us at @WorkItOut_Gurl & @EverdayPolish!


  1. that is great news! congrats on losing.

    i have also figured out that cardio works best for me when i'm trying to drop lbs. i still weight train but i do cardio a bit more.

    i finally got serious in July with my weight loss and actually feel like i see the difference. i'm looking forward to continuing our get healthy goals together :)

    1. Thanks Faith! xoxo I guess I had to do the same (wait till I get serious). I'm excited! and I need to get my body right and tight so I can look super fly like you! #teamcardio. I will let you know how it goes.

  2. Wishing you success on your weight loss journey! Found you ladies from the FB page of Black Girls Blogging. Just wanted to stop by and say hello! :-))


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